In short: Not a PB course - Name should include M/T In full: Positives: Chip timing, fast results on the day, atmosphere in Stratford, Toilet facilities etc. Negatives: start and finish too far apart (inconvenient for parking), Gradients, abrupt changes of direction affecting pace/rhythmn. Date of review: September 13, 2009
In short: Off road fun for all - not just the whippets at the front! In full: I'd never done any of the Wedgenock races before but my boyfriend was keen to go as he's taken part in the winter series before.
The race was very well organised and lots of friendly people. Lots of fast runners but plenty of slow ones too - and not made to feel bad about taking twice as long as the fastest people! Great T-Shirt although only size Large for the slower finishers (I'm slow but it doesn't follow that I need a large shirt!!)
Will defo be back next summer, and may well even give the winter mud series a try! Date of review: August 21, 2009
In short: Cows, rain, mud = fun! In full: Yes please! Despite the race name it didn't seem like summer on a pouring Thursday evening. Great course through fields, paths and tracks. I was cut up by a cow at one point which was a unique experience too. Excellent and friendly organisation and an awesome bbq at the finish line helped make this race a must-do for all local runners of all abilities! Date of review: July 19, 2009
In short: tough but great fun In full: this is a nice change from the usual road running 10k ,and offers different challenges.Concentration on keeping your feet rather than your pace on large parts of the course .Looking forward to the rest of the series .Great t shirt and bbq good value. Date of review: May 25, 2009
In short: Cool as chips In full: A nice 10k race following a nice route. Muddy in parts (but does not compare with the winter series). Some people presented as overly competitive but a good mix on the whole. Even a dog ran this race!?! Nice food afterwards and a pretty fine t shirt. Good pb potential (I know this cos I beat my pb). Date of review: May 22, 2009
In short: Nice route, and nice shirt aswell In full: First of the summer series.. nice route with a bit more hardcore than last year which made road shoes a better choice for me. nice atmosphere and good weather.. added bonus of a nice tshirt in the goody bag!!!
In short: Mud, blood, spills and thrills aplenty In full: I foolishly didn't look into this event before turning up on the morning and definitely paid the price!
Leave your Mizuno running trainers, iPod and running shorts at home and get some specialist off-road footwear and a pair of tracksuit bottoms!
That said, I had a brilliant time and despite dreading the hilly section in the woods on each of the three laps, wiping out and eating mud at least a dozen times, and tearing my shins to ribbons through the brambles, this was great fun! The course was a good challenge and a varied combination of trail, hills, mounds and fields, and the atmosphere was very friendly.
A great day out and certainly lots of laughs and spills – but I'll be more prepared next time! Also worth mentioning that this event seemed excellent value at just £7, and it was really good to see the race times and photos online so quickly. Date of review: February 3, 2009
In short: mud, mayness, only missing madness!!! In full: third race done, one to go! This was toughest due to conditions but a top event. Looking forwadr to trying the summer version! Date of review: February 1, 2009