In short: Mud pies anyone? In full: Started the race with brand new running shoes - ended it with a couple of cow pats on my feet! It didn't stop me coming back for the 2nd round and I will be doing the 3rd as well.
A word of thanks to many of the fast 15k runners. Even on their third lap of the race they still had time to give a couple of words of encouragement as they sped past to a portly slowcoach doing the 10k - much appreciated! Date of review: February 20, 2006
In short: Great introduction to multi-terrain In full: Really enjoyable and friendly event. Challenge choices to suit the runner. Course is beginner-friendly and a lot more fun than running on the roads. Date of review: February 15, 2006
In short: Good race for people wanting to run off-road and not in club cross country In full: This is an open multi-terrain (actually cross country) race. Good organisation although the rain all-night rendered the field car-parking unusable so it was a bit interesting but they managed. THE hill was also even more slippery than normal. However very pleasant run through woodland and park and the commentator keeps the spirits up at the end. Also with a choice of 5, 10 or 15km it gives scope for everybody, from the beginners at 5km to the people in marathon training at 15km. Well worth giving a try. Date of review: February 13, 2006
In short: muddy fun - just what off road running is all about! In full: Surprised I managed to stay on two feet going up the hill and on the loop behind the finish area with all that sloppy mud. Good undulating course. Looking forward to round 3. Date of review: February 12, 2006