In full: Loved the race, very demanding and a good mix of both elite athletes and fun runners looking for a tough challenge.Dryer than expected, even in the bogs and stream crossings.From a fell runners point of view the hills were superb and soon broke up the field.My only criticism was a cadet who sent the first bunch of lead runners off the course. This added about a mile and 15 of us went from the front to the very bacl=k.We then spent several miles trying to overtake about 250 runners, all very frustrating!things came right when I clawed my way back into first lady spot, and the winners prizes were of high value and excellent.great weather, top atmosphers,spot on scenery, a lovely morning out.just brief the marshalls better with a good course map! Chrisie Howard. Date of review: October 19, 2010
In short: mud mud and more mud In full: A year on and still a great race.,more mud this year but a great laugh.extremely hilly in places and challenging but varied and fun. facilities minimal but adequate. nice t-shirt. a race like no other Date of review: October 17, 2010
In short: Turbo Xtreme it truly was In full: What would have been a great race was spoilt to some extent by the Marshall who sent us the wrong way. That must have added a mile to the course. Nevertheless the course was seriously hardcore: scrambling up "hills" virtually on all fours at times, knee deep mud, and none existent trails made it all a reall challenge. I run 65 mins for 10 miles on the road but clocked 1:44 today coming a pleasing 18th. Goody bag was fab, can't wait to see the photos! Date of review: October 17, 2010
In short: Muddy, Boggy, Wet, Hilly - Great fun! In full: Despite being one of the front group taking the wrong (marked!) path after 1 mile and a clamber back onto the route, I think I enjoyed it! The majority of the race was spent trying to get back into position and I don't think I have worked as hard in a race to get a podium finish before. At ~8 miles I was told I was 2 mins behind 3rd lady, that was the incentive I needed as I was struggling to get going again after the turbo zone, I managed to get the third place but was absolutely exhausted at the end. I don't think I have ever run a harder 10 miles. To be repeated? I'm not sure! Date of review: October 17, 2010
In short: what a blast!! and great way to spend a sunday morning In full: This was my first turbo X but certainly not my last, loved every freezing, mud splashing minute of it even the scrambling up near vertical slippery hillsides, supberbly organised and the marshalls where great.
Definitely not one for a PB, it took me 20mins longer than i estimated!
Shame some of the chosen paths were so narrow as overtaking was near impossible in some places which i found slightly frustrating, although did let me catch my breath, & i was suprised at the amount of ipods, which made it doubly difficult to overtake.
will definitely be doing this race again, in fact i can't wait :)
In short: excllent race spoiled by marshall cock up In full: marshall answering mobile and sending first 20 wrong way. in 4th place at this point. finished 33rd but had to claw back over 120 places. otherwise very hard but enjoyable race. well worth doing Date of review: October 17, 2010
In short: A lot muddier this year! In full: Conditions under foot were a lot tougher under foot this year but that adds to the enjoyment.
Its a tough race and generally was organised very smoothly. Only gripes on the organisation was the guy on the quad bike trailer thing after about a mile who went hurtling past/through the runners on a forest track (that could have been nasty) and also near the start where the young marshall stood oblivious as about 20 of us took a wrong turn down a steep (but apparently marked) path only to be shouted back after a minute or two by another marshall further on adding a few minutes to the time and leaving us alot further back on congested tracks.
One other bug bear - could iPods be banned as runners couldn't hear others approaching them despite calling meaning little alternative than to head off the trail to get round.
Other than these very good, including the excellent goodie bag and the very genuine 'well dones' from Mike Gratton at the end. Date of review: October 17, 2010
In short: More Fun in the Mud!!! In full: Awesome event... organised magnificently with loads of tempo to get you going. Tough course but good fun if you like, mud, water and hills... will def be back next year. Date of review: May 24, 2010