In short: Eastnor in the sunshine! In full: A gorgeous sunny day for a great race, with fantastic views over hills, valleys, wildlife and even that castle. Race was as well organised as ever, with the hills proving just as challenging (one day they'll be easy). Only question is will the glass momento ever change? I've quite a collection of them now! Date of review: April 12, 2011
In short: Tricky ups alongside near suicidal downs In full: A very friendly race that was well worth turning up for. Even though the weather was very hot & dusty there were still some glouriously muddy sections for the big kid in everyone. The only way to descend the last mile from the obilisk though was to switch your brain off & just run! Great fun & a lovely glass as a momento. Date of review: April 11, 2011
In short: Good but room for improvement In full: Very tough course-few sections where you could take eyes off the ground safely. Some indifferent marshalling lead to confusion about routes. Could be more to do- lots of kids and families there but no refreshments etc. Love the glass and doughnut kept junior happy! Date of review: April 10, 2011
In short: Great off-road race in gorgeous scenery In full: Be prepared for some hills, but will be rewarded with glorious scenery. Great friendly run in an excellent atmosphere with a water stop/jelly babies and good friendly marshalling on the course. Needs someone in the car park field Guys or some people will block others in :-) Fantastic value with engraved glass souvenir. My 3rd time this year and well worth the journey to get there for me. Thanks ! Date of review: April 10, 2011
In short: Fantastic friendly race in a fantastic location. In full: My 3rd time here and it is one of my racing highlights of the year. I find this tough - the hills are a real challenge - but there's such a sense of satisfaction in running all the way (even if I'd be quicker walking some of them!)
The location is superb, the organisation great and the atmosphere is warm and friendly, perhaps in part because it is a hard race.
Love it! Will be back next year, aiming to break an hour (1.03 this year, 1.05 last year, so it's possible!) Date of review: April 10, 2011