In short: A great mixture of ups/downs/road/off - road In full: I loved the varied terrain and mixture of ups & downs, there were more ups than I had expected so I went off a bit quick...but knocked 3 minutes off my PB :)
Because of lots of rain leading up to the race I wore my off road trainers and I'm glad I did. I may have got away with road trainers but I felt more steady/secure in the off roadies...there were a couple of muddy bits & lots of puddles.
I will be back next year :) Loved it. Date of review: June 15, 2011
In short: Excellent Race will definitely be back next year In full: The race was really well organised and the marshalls were excellent.
As expected the course was fairly challenging- inclines, tight corners & single tracks and because of the rain had a few slippery patches in places. The headwind was also fairly noticeable especially towards the latter stages of the race!
I also got bit held up at the start of the race and didn’t really get into my running until about half a kilometre or so. This was probably my own fault though for starting quite far back in the field.
Overall I have no complaints, the race was as expected and I will definitely be back next year.
In short: Did not notive the wind and rain (well maybe a little bit). In full: This is my third year competing in this race. Well organised, started on time which is always a bonus! Date of review: June 12, 2011