In short: Muddier, wetter and longer (?) In full: This still rates as one of the biggest smile makers of the year. The mud section seemed longer, the hills seemed steeper and I'm sure it felt longer than last year.
I'm also sure the size of the field is growing . . .
Fantasticly quick to get results published
Big question is, did the ambulance ever get out of the mud? Date of review: December 5, 2009
In short: Wetter and muddier than last year In full: Some new bits put in which add to the variety. Very crowded this year and some people seemed to walk from the start! After recent rains the water features were more challenging than previously. Top t-shirt as ever. Date of review: December 5, 2009
In short: If it looks bigger than a puddle then it probably is In full: The autumn/winter rain that has settled on the course will add 3-5% to your time. But at least it wasn't Baltic like last year. A good, fun,challenging course (because the weather was perfect today). The start would benefit from timing pens and it looks like Scrooge got the contract again for the "goody bags". Date of review: December 5, 2009
In short: Not as bad as I thought it might be...but still sore! In full: First time at Grim for me and thoroughly enjoyed it. I was expecting worse as I had watched my partner complete TurboX 2 weeks ago and thought it would be more similar. By mile 2 I was still wondering where the 'long slow hill' promised at mile 1 was...not that slow or long to be honest! Good organisation, really grateful of the changing areas. It would have been nice to get a goody bag like at most other events - a tshirt and a bottle of water was rather stingy (and the help yourself to schoolbars was pointless if you finished after 1hr 20 as all gone!) A good mix of terrain, from tank tracks, to long flat paths to lose-your-trainers-mud, I would recommend to others, but think I'd rather do TurboX even though it's longer. Date of review: December 5, 2009
In short: Not as bad as I thought it would be! In full: 1st hill is murder, a few bottle necks but what ever the problems it's all just a bit of a giggle really. Booked to do it again in 2009! Date of review: September 12, 2009