In full: Very tough course and conditions this year did not help. Still, it's all very doable even for road runners especially if marathon training. No mile markers so that can play havoke mentally when you really want to stop.
Shame to focus on being a training run for those preparing for a marathon but given the time of year it's always going to attract a lot with that in mind and for those I would recommend it. Respect to those you raced it in it's own right - you're tough as boots Date of review: February 28, 2011
In short: Very tough, hilly, muddy, wet run. In full: Very tough, hilly, muddy & wet run. Challenging 21 miles over Cannock Chase. Had to walk up the switch backs & hill at the end. Good training run if doing Marathon. Date of review: February 27, 2011