In short: Hilly! In full: A very challenging event with lots of hills that will make you grit your teeth and dig deep at times. Another great ETL race that ticks all the boxes, great t-shirt. Thank You as always Date of review: October 22, 2013
In short: Friendly, well organised race with fantastic scenery In full: A wonderful scenic race with great atmosphere. Everyone extremely friendly. As always the organisation from Alan, Nicky and the ETL Team was brilliant. Thank you to everyone involved for making it such a pleasure to run. Date of review: October 22, 2013
In short: Slippery When Wet !! In full: As someone has already said, this was a blast from my past and took me back 30 years to running cross-country races at school ! A great event, expertly organised - small enough to be personal and friendly, but big enough to have atmosphere and commeraderie (sp ?!).
I welcomed that commeraderie at 4.5 miles - I was realy enjoying the race by then, and was pleased I had negotiated the steep descent, but then slipped fell quite badly on a cocrete / muddy farm track. Lots of blood on my knee, hands and elbow - but better than that was lots of people running past asking if I was OK. Someone told the next marshall who came to find me to see if I was alright. That support was much needed and I limped to the St Johns people at the 5m waterstation who patched me up enough for me to complete the next 5 miles (admittedly in some pain!). Was very pleased to finish in 1:37, factoring in those hills, my fall and the 5 minutes with St Johns...
Great race, great fun - cheers Alan, Nicky et al.... Date of review: October 22, 2013
In short: Up, up, up, down, down, down and repeat.... In full: While running this race, which is cheekily called undulating by Alan and Nicky, I was reminded of the theme tune to the film Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines with the chorus (and a small tweak or two) the race can be summed up as follows....Those magnificent runners in their flying machines, they go up tiddly up up, they go down tiddly down down. Up, down, running around, looping the loop and defying the ground. They're all frightfully keen, those magnificent runners in their flying machines.
I am no good running downhill in slippery mud but where we hit really boggy parts the squelchy mud as we ran through it did make wonderful slurping noises I have rarely heard since making clay pots at junior school.
To the ETL team thank you for the sunshine, the wonderful marshals and a really good fun morning. A bit like the war we won't mention the brambles. Date of review: October 21, 2013
In short: Well organised and glorious scenery In full: Fanastic race, very muddy and hilly in parts, but that just added to the fun. Likes the water stations with there selection of goodies. Unless you love mud and hills, probably best to slow down and enjoy the glorious autumn scenes. Date of review: October 21, 2013
In short: Mud, hills and chocolate - what's not to like? In full: Pretty steep hills, very muddy, very challenging in places and the possibility of getting lost. Absolutely brilliant, very friendly, beautiful scenery. The first mile and a half is uphill, made up for by being down hill on the last mile and a half. If you love muddy uphill and woodland tracks this is the race for you. Lovely place to register with real toilets. Date of review: October 21, 2013
In short: One of the most challenging but most enjoyable races I have done! In full: Brilliant race! Organisation was superb, lovely marshals, brilliant course, beautiful scenery, nice t-shirt and mars bar at the end, real toilets and a great atmosphere. Just wish i had known how steep the incline were! Date of review: October 21, 2013
In short: 10 mile hilly challenge with rewarding views In full: Another well organised event from Alan, Nicky and the Events To Live crew. First opportunity to run this, after spending a few years supporting my wife. I now appreciate what she faced between Mile 7 and 8. Lots of respective to all who finished. Plenty of vocal support all the way around - thanks to the marshals and girl guides - pleased it stayed dry for all of of you. Hard challenging run but the organisers and fellow runners are very welcoming and supportive. Not a PB course, you dont run this for that but excellent for those wanting a true test over 10 miles - more taxing than a flat half marathon. Bring on The Three Molehills!