In short: Mud, mud, glorious mud... and a very cold soaking wet walk through icy water to start In full: I loved it. Mud and all. Friendly people and supportive marshalls. Beautiful scenery. Gruesome mud and bottomless puddles - yes I fell in. We all did. Great fun. Date of review: November 26, 2006
In short: Very very wet and muddy but excellent fun! In full: Some surprisingly deep puddles, and an awful lot of sliding in the mud due to much rain in the last week. Very friendly marshalls and a great atmostphere - would definitely do again, but would pray for a drier course! Date of review: November 26, 2006
In short: This is the 2nd time I have taken part, and once again I was so pleased to make it to the finish still intact! In full: Well organised event, even though I don't know who ordered all that water at the start - it was a bit excessive!!! Date of review: November 26, 2006
In short: I only fell into the mud 4 times! In full: What an excellent race! (ok so I came fourth from last) but I dont really care. I think there should be a prize for the person who falls down in the mud the most, for that I would probably win........
Thanks for organsing this Marlborough, the I hated it whilst going through the first stretch of "swamp", but by the second batch I was smiling whilst falling.
Obviously not a race to get a PB from, but an enjoyable morning.
A word of warning to anyone looking to do this next year - dont wear new trainers. Some people where wearing football boots and I would say that was quite a good shout.
In short: Trail race with a friendly atmosphere In full: A nice route; a mixture of trails, some easy, some very rutted, challenging but not ridiculous, with a friendly 'small club race' atmosphere. I'll be back next year for more... Date of review: November 30, 2005
In short: Perfect fun... In full: Great race, great organisation! Friendly atmosphere, smiley marshalls and an event to make getting up on a cold morning worthwhile. This is the second event I have attended organised by Marlborough running club and I can highly recommend them. Well funky thick t-shirt and free tea! Date of review: November 28, 2005
In short: Good winter muddy run, it does what it says on the tin... In full: Don't expect regular mile markers and an exact eight miles, content yourself with very happy and supportive marshalls, good scenery, a small sociable field and a reasonable amount of mud. I know which ones I'd rather have! Date of review: November 27, 2005