In short: What a day - but I wish I could read a map! In full: Beautiful sunny day, bit of cloud would have been nice, but would have ruined the scenery really.
Well organised, some markers were bit confusing/got moved. Got lost 4 times in all, but 3 of those we due to me talking to other people and not paying attention. So also did almost 33 miles in all.
Really well organised checkpoints every 10k. Water, cake, gels, flapjacks you name it. Took my own so had to carry, wish hadnt bothered now!
Some steep bits but nothing lengthy. Muddy in patches but considering the rain the night before incredible that more of the course wasnt ankle deep mud.
Agree finish of people eating and drinking in the summer sun was a bit cruel but they all applauded the finishers which was really nice and put a big smile on my face.
Thank you Rory and Jen for a great day out, see you again sometime soon. Was slightly apprehensive about my first Ultra but the organisation and the atmostphere put me totally at ease and I just enjoyed it from start to finish - bar the 2.5 hours drive home to Bristol that is.
In short: An excellent introduction to ultra running In full: Really well organised, checkpoints every 10km with water, cake, energy bars and flap jacks. The route was marked with stickers/tape and paint on the ground but some markings had been moved. We were also provided with a good map but still managed to get lost a few times and do 33 miles!!
Lovely route along the Robin Hood Way, quite hilly but no massive hills just lots of smallish ones. Despite lots of rain it wasnt too muddy, it was possible to tip toe around the big muddy bits and keep the feet dry!!!
Great finish by the castle but it was a bit nasy making us run up a steep 100m long hill infront of people sitting outside the pubs/cafes having a drink on a sunday afternoon! Date of review: August 23, 2010