In short: Excellent race on a very scenic course In full: My first cross country race - enjoyed it but thought I was dying on the first lap so glad to see from other reviews other people found it tough as well ! Two and a bit laps make it a good race for spectators and there was lots of general support. Marshals were great and a very nice medal. Will be back next year. Date of review: October 21, 2009
In short: Great race in a great setting In full: My first attempt at cross country and I seemed to do better on the numerous uphill sections than on the downhill slopes. A challenging, but enjoyable course. Clearly a lot of careful preparation had gone in to this event, as evidenced by the fact that most tree roots and trips hazards were marked out in day-glo paint.
In short: Hard but it was worth it In full: My first off road race! The first one of many more, I hope! Everything was very well organised, but I think that having at least one water station at 4-5 km would have made my race even more enjoyable.
In short: Great XC but always seemed uphill! In full: A fantastic setting and course if you like tough cross country. Really enjoyable and one that will definitely be on my calendar next year. Date of review: October 18, 2009