In short: Someone somewhere has an evil mind. In full: This race started with an offroad uphill slog. By the end of which I vowed never to run again. Then came the water and the mud and the silly notes. I loved this race and finished laughing. Date of review: April 23, 2009
In short: Excellent run cannot wait to do it again In full: Very good run all in all. I have done many off road races such as hell down south and kamikaze and this was up with them great fun and hard. Bring on 2010. Date of review: April 21, 2009
In short: Absolutely brilliant - 24hrs on and I'm still smilling. In full: The marshals were superb. Being the rear of the hippo was an honour and I'm so pleased we all made the farmers day with our lovely behinds as he waited patiently for us all to pass. Then there was the marshall that had been stood for so long he had named his plot and welcomed us to Primrose Corner as we approached nearing the top of the first long climb, it was more aptly named Gods Garden because we'd climbed that high, but what a view.
Fantastic water obstacles, great fun.
This was by far the best event I have ever taken part in. Varied, interesting and challenging. Date of review: April 20, 2009
In short: What a great race. Glorious run out in the sun. In full: Great marshalling and very friendly. Forget the net though, it wasn't an advenbture race was it? Last river crossing very conveniently placed for leaving yourself cleaned up ready for the finish line photo. Date of review: April 20, 2009
In short: Glorious spring run In full: A beautiful sunny day and the first part was a long climb up and up through bluebell woods before a short steep descent along a road from which we doubled back up steep and rutted tracks. The three large "puddles" and river crossings were not quite waist high as someone suggested at the beginning. Personally I would prefer not to get wet feet as it makes them more susceptible to more blistering than I already have. Anyway I found the marshalling very supportive, helpful and encouraging especially at these water spots. Date of review: April 20, 2009
In short: Monster Hills, Bluebell woods, friendly marshals and 5 places to get extremely wet. In full: The race started with a set of seemingly endless monster climbs made through woods covered in bluebells. At about halfway there were trails to follow that had been made by 4x4s up and down a steep hillside, and near the bottom of the hill a 20metre long puddle that was thigh deep. My only critisism of the whole race is there was a 'tough guy' crawl through that bit, which seemed contrived. I was running with my dog, who had to swim! Before we left the woods there were two more deep puddles, where the dog had to swim again. In the last two miles we had two river crossing, both thigh deep, so more swimming for the dog. The last was only 200m from the finsh so we ended relatively clean. It was extremely well marshalled and marked, the course was tough, the marshals were cheery and Spice and I had a great time. Date of review: April 19, 2009