In short: Nice first race of the year-well organised In full: This trail race takes place in a scenic park in Stockport with lots of muddy paths and trails and several steep hills, including some killer steps. The route is scenic and slightly tougher on the way back. The route is around 4.85 miles and there are Jaffa cakes awaiting you at the finish (at the top of a short but steep climb).
Great fun, nicely marshalled and organised, surprisingly nice scenery given the location so close to major motorways and a good atmosphere. I usually prefer longer distances but would do this one again.
In short: ONCE AGAIN - A GREAT RACE In full: Great race again - always enjoy it - though finding it no easier!!!!!!!! thanks to everyone involved - so friendly ( and great prize again !!!) Date of review: January 10, 2011
In short: A gem of a course really nice atmosphere for a novice like me - 2 challenging hills at 2 miles and one at the end but well worth digging in to get your Jaffa cakes at the top!! Date of review: January 9, 2011
In short: The friendliest of friendly races In full: The clue was in the title 'Hit The trail'. I knew it would be a trail race. But part of me had ignored that fact. My legs quickly realised it though! Started on the shoulder of the leader for the first 1.5 miles, but he left me soon after to toil in 2nd place for the rest of the race. I was kept going by the friendly marshals and the great support along the way. My legs nearly died going up the last hill, but second place was worth the effort. And the £30 prize will help boost my charity fund nicely. Race 2 of 32 for me this year, on to Preston and the 10k on the 23rd. Thank you Belle Vue Racers for a very pleasant Sunday! Date of review: January 9, 2011
In short: Brilliant marshals! In full: This was my first time at this event. I was incredibly impressed by the organisation and even more impressed by the support given by the marshals all over the course. The route was very scenic and had some challenging slopes in places including the 400m drag up to the finish. Great value for money. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks. Date of review: January 9, 2011