In short: Great race, friendly, scenic, informative and enthusiastic marshalls In full: This was my first trail race which was quite a surprise to me on the morning as i really hadn't given it any thought that it was in the woods and probably wouldn't be on roads :D However..this was brilliant, i loved it but blimey was it hard on me and my pavement running legs. The Fat Feet peeps were lovely and welcoming and friendly as were all the marshalls who were ever encouraging. The drinks stations were perfectly spaced but i'm not a fan of cups as i prefer to sip as i go. Little but gutted there was no medal but then it would have been nothing compared to the falic shaped one i got at Edinburgh 2 weeks ago but did get a vest which is great and a resistance band??. Overall i really enjoyed myself and considering i did the marathon 2 weeks ago thought i fared pretty well by missing my (road) PB of 2 mins. Will definitely do again :D Date of review: June 11, 2012
In short: A great, challenging trail half. Well worth a go. In full: This is as close as I get to a home race, so surprisingly my first time at this event. I've got to say, having run though these woods hundreds of times, I don't recall it having that many hills! I'm low on training so it was hard going for the time I was aiming at but was well worth it.
The race itself, 13 miles through some lovely Lincolnshire woodland with all you'd expect from a good trail run. Varied ground, hills, mud, excellent stuff. Considering the size of Bourne Woods it's natural to expect a loop or three but given the woodland this isn't a terrible thing. Organisation is minimal but very encouraging stewards and good directions. Regular water spots (cups but hey ho) and a nice friendly atmosphere. The run is a good challenge for anyone, I'm so glad I did it and will be back again and again. Date of review: June 11, 2012