In short: Little did I know what I had let myself in for when I signed up, but it was an excellent day and race. In full: The weather (mist, v.low visibility, v. windy) made it a strange event, but enjoyable.
A lot of the course near the start (after a couple of miles) is single person track, so can become very hard to overtake. Also towards the beginning there are a few stiles that you have to queue up for, which is not bad as you have time for a rest.
It was well marshalled with people at every possible turning (good job given the visibilty).
It was my first 'off road' event, being more at home on roads, but has given me a different point of view and will be signing up for next year. Date of review: September 5, 2006
In short: Excellent race despite the wind and mist! In full: The last 2 years have been hot and sunny - so expecting 3 years in a row in the UK in september is asking a bit much! Date of review: September 4, 2006