In short: Race versus nature in the dark! Bring it on In full: I did the Beat the Bore at night. It was well organised and good value for money. Good scenery I am sure but not much to see in the dark with a head torch. 7 mile run and the best bit was waiting for the Bore ( I beat it) and shouting encouragement to those approaching the line as the wave roared up the Severn. Good experience. Won;t do it again as I beat the Bore and want to give others the chance to do same. Date of review: September 27, 2013
In short: Dark . In full: The first running of this at Night & it was fantastic ! Great night for it with the moon out & a nip in the air. Headtorches all round and watch your footing , but made it a real special atmosphere. The briefing was in the spirit of it....."If your feet are wet, you're in the wrong place". My only slight negative was that I don't think my sausage & chips in the Pub = £7 quids worth but I guess thats the Pub not the race guys. I'll be back & definitely looking for night-time bores is the way forward. I did beat it by about a minute thanks to be yelled home by lots of "Its behind you" ! Date of review: September 21, 2013
In short: Unique and superb In full: A wonderful race. Proper old-school x-country conditions - gates to be hurdled, ice, mud and rutted tracks to contend with - but in an utterly beautiful part of the world. The bore is extraordinary. The race organisation was pretty much faultless. I loved it. Date of review: January 14, 2013
In short: Need to get those legs moving quicker next time...OR......that wave needs to slow down!!! In full: Second time at Beat the Bore. Last time round, dry and sunny and the rutted tracks were tough. Today a frozen quagmire made for even more tricky conditions underfoot! This race sounds easy on paper but its tough terrain despite being flat. However, its very quirky and charming, and the organisation and value for money is second to none. The other runners also made for an excellent race again.
Like the majority of the field I didn't beat the bore, but I did beat the bus back, so all was not lost! Well done to Simon and the team cracking race!! Date of review: January 13, 2013
In short: Coffee, Cake and a bus ride In full: Couldnt feel my thumbs because i left my gloves behind but a Nice event along the river, The bore passed me at about half way but i was never going to beat it anyway. Nice cup of coffee and a cake before the ride back on the london bus. Date of review: January 13, 2013