In short: One of the best In full: Excellent as always, one of the rare true XC events. Every year has more mud and gets more slippery ! Do this race, I cann't wait to next year to do it again ! Well done Bearbrook ! Date of review: February 24, 2011
In short: It's not called X-Stream for nothing! Waist deep water and lots of mud. In full: Lots of fun once you get used to not feeling your feet after the first stream crossing.
At times I ended up waiting to cross the streams but that's my fault for not running faster to them, and having now seen how it works I understand it's best to give a real dash to the first stream.
One of the most slippery races I've done due to the mud, and at times the aim is just to find a route that works.
I enjoyed the race - parking was difficult but only due to the weather conditions (the field for parking was only accessible to 4 by 4s for good reason) and the marshals were very friendly and helpful. This is definitely a race to try. The race momento is great - something entirely in keeping with the event.
In short: Very Wet, Very Muddy and Very Fun. In full: 1st time runner of this race. The kind of race that makes you smile at the end. Streams up-to your belly button and enough mud to lose your shoes in. Bring on next year im hooked. Date of review: February 20, 2011