In short: Super scenic super hard race - the worst climb was after the finish line going back to the car park In full: It starts in the middle of deepest darkest Devon so just getting to the event is a logistical challenge. The course itself takes in some staggering climbs over the cliffs and coastal path around north Devon. The atmosphere amongst the runners is first rate. A i had a horrid fall and several runners offered help. I got marvellously lost at the end missed the turning for the finish and ran a couple of miles of the ultra course thus guaranteeing me last place? Elic. This race should be twinned with the Six Foot Track in the Blue Mountains in Australia, as they are identical in nature even down to the remote hotel which forms the race hq both are just over marathon distance and have the same 5200ft of climb and both have awesome cliffs. Date of review: April 15, 2012
In short: Breathtaking scenery and great organisation In full: Positives: A beautiful course shows off some of the best terrain in the UK and the most challenging. The organisation was very good and the course directions as good as any I've seen even in such barren countryside.
Negatives: The start of the race was single file up a narrow pathway meaning that there was no overtaking. As I was near the back of the pack I spent a long time walking at a slow pace in a traffic jam. This could be avoided by positioning oneself higher up the field.