In short: Superb race - a "must do" In full: Thanks to KCAC for another cracking Yorkshireman. Have to mark you down for not having scones at the halfway checkpoint this year, but the biscuits were good and the soup & cake at the finish was excellent. Oh, I quite enjoyed the run, too.
As for the previous comment about no showers - did you not see the fell-runners' shower (hose pipe) round the back of the school! Date of review: September 13, 2010
In short: Tough, challenging, muddy, fun and great value! In full: Not a great race for me personally as I was still recovering from running 56 miles last weekend in the Bullock Smithy! However, I'd intended ona tough 'plod' and I certainly got it. Very undulating, very muddy and squishy which played a bit of havoc with my ankles. However, I got home safely (and dry, if a bit mucky) and managed the full 26.2 miles in one pieces and with a couple of bruises (from falling). Great value, nice techie-T, good atmosphere (at least at the back!). I'll be back next year, but I'll leave the ultra the week before OUT of the equation this time! I've never eaten so many broken biscuits before, but they were a real treat! Date of review: September 13, 2010
In short: Tough race especially after recent rain. Good work by organisers In full: If like me you mainly do road running this is a tough race. Peat on moors was wet after recent rain making these parts of the race tricky and energy sapping. There were some steep climbs. There is also some beautiful scenery and I can understand why off-roaders love it. The organisers placed plenty of markers, so I didn't need the map. Great tea, soup @ cakes at the end, but showers might be nice (could the school be used?). Date of review: September 12, 2010