In short: Just a Wonderful Course In full: Your calander only goes back a few years. I ran it many years ago and I still think it is the most enjoyable race I have ever ran. I entered on the day. Got my number one minute before the start. I had to sprint and just got to the line as the gun went. My aim was to run 40 minutes for each 10k. I was spot on for the first. The course, the scenery, the views and the number of marshals (over 250 in total)were incredible. At 10k I was in 42 position overall. A marshal was calling out the time and position as I went past. I was enjoying myself so much that I ran the next 10k in just over 38 minutes. I was starting to overtake a few runners. The last 10k I ran in just under 36 minutes. I think I finished 6th overall and not in the least tired. I was to busy looking at the different scenery I ran through and just thinking, why can't every race I run have such a beautiful course as this one. One shame though, and I have done this so often. I had won a prize, but did not qualify as I had entered on the day. I never understand where this rule comes from, but I didn't really care. I had a great run over such a lovely course. One last thankyou to the organisers of the ND30k (about 10 years ago. This was one of the events that gave me the inspiration to organise a 212 mile relay around and try and aome up with 20 stages that would to me be 20 beautiful runs that I really wanted to do, and others would enjoy as much as I do.