In short: Hills, rain, flooding, rain and hills,... and hills In full: This was my first outing over the 10k mark and my first race not on the flat. What a pleasant surprise the hills and distance were. The rain coming down like a waterfall capped it all off.
The Birstwith brute (when you see a name for the hill you're about to tackle you know you're in trouble) was very hard going, but equally rewarding.
Great stuff from some drowned looking marshalls!
And did I mention the hills? Date of review: July 5, 2010
In short: Hills! In full: Loved this race last year and brought a load of my clubmates to do it this year. Despite the weather, we all thoroughly enjoyed the race. The hills are hell, but you do get the fantastic downhills to sort of compensate. Thank you so much to the marshalls for standing out in the rain to look after us and cheer us on. Fingers crossed for good weather next year as I didn't enjoy standing at the start wringing out the sleeves on my top! Date of review: November 10, 2009
In short: An excellent race In full: Brilliantly organised, brilliantly marshalled. Every year, this race just gets better and better. Unbelievably generous goody bag. A true "feel good" race that I'd encourage anybdoy to enter. Date of review: November 7, 2009
In short: Friends had told me I should do this race - this year I did and it was fantastic! How the marshals kept so cheerful in the weather I don't know - thanks to you all! Date of review: November 5, 2009
In short: Cheerful marshalls and a few small hills In full: Was going ok until my knee went after 3 miles. Hobbled the rest of the way round. A big thank you to those fellow runners who expressed concern. And another big thank you to the marshalls, I'd rather run than stand around in that weather.
Good t-shirt and loads of choccy.
Will definitely be back in 2010 to take 15 minutes off my time!
Does anyone want to buy a jar of Gold Blend...? Date of review: November 5, 2009
In short: Very hilly combined with apalling weather conditions In full: I would rate the hills, as in Runners World, being one of the top hard challenges. The weather made this race hardwork and the road race was more cross country in places. More toilets this year and goody bag made it almost worth doing. Date of review: November 4, 2009
In short: My second time and despite thinking what on earth am I doing here at the beginning and a couple of never again moments, the marshalls, scenery, tshirt and goody bag more than make ujp for it. Will be back. Thankyou to everyone. Date of review: November 3, 2009