In short: Terrific race for the flat and off road In full: On a classic autumn morning, but still vest weather, the race set out fast and flat along the canal - quickly finding a rhythm as the front runners snake out over the first 6 miles. Then a sharp right and cow dung was an indicator of the incline to come, a gradual then sharp shift upwards for a good mile; this was good after the even start. It reminded me of a roller coaster which grnds you up hill before throwing you down and left and right and down, down again! the mud was ok and not too slippy either - brilliant! The final 3 / 4 miles back along the canal tests the quads and glutes after being off road, but it was all faultless. Markings and marshalls and finish were seamless and a Big well Done to all at Dirt Half - thank you! Date of review: November 18, 2013
In short: Brilliant Trail Half Marathon In full: This race was a blast. After missing out on this race two years ago I was delighted to run it yesterday. It was a superb race. The first half is fast along the canal and then trail starts with the hills, woodland and fields This just saps the energy making, what should be a fast final two miles hurt. Then they chuck in a sneaky final 0.5 miles of trail to the finish line.
In short: Fab race - do it! In full: Great course - lovely, fast, flat run along the canal with a few tough, hilly, muddy miles in the middle. I chose to do this because of the great atmosphere and scenery when I'd watched it the previous year. It didn't disappoint. Faultless organisation and marshalling. Date of review: November 16, 2013
In short: I loved this race In full: Was disappointed to miss out on this event last year, but was well worth the wait. Easy to see why it gets such consistently good reviews and there is little that can be added. Great race, great atmosphere, great organisation and a fantastic course. A real must do event. Date of review: November 16, 2013