In short: fantastic In full: sunburn, insect bites and a dusty trail followed by a hose down by a fireman at the end and yummy mummies handing out fairy cakes - what more can you ask for??
Seriously, this was the first time I had done this race and think it has been my favourite for a long time. The course is challenging with plenty of uphill work that makes a PB quite difficult. The organisation was excellent and whilst there were lots of club runners there, everybody seemed very welcoming.
If only all races were as enjoyable all this one - will definitely be back! Date of review: July 2, 2006
In short: give me more. In full: i love races like this, i life for this kind of race,bloody hot, great fun, i,ll be back for more. ps, longer and tougher next year please. Date of review: July 1, 2006
In short: Tough going on an "undulating" course In full: Tough going on an "undulating" course - not a course with PB potential but more scenic and interesting that your usual 5 miler. Date of review: July 13, 2005
In short: Tough for a beginner like me but still very enjoyable. In full: Beautiful rambling course through unspoilt woods. A few nasty hills to negotiate so make sure you train for this beforehand. I didn't! Date of review: July 5, 2005
In short: an enjoyable change from road races, which lives up to its multi-terrain description In full: This is a good race, with quite a few challenges. The weather was close to ideal which helped. Interestingly I was able to knock a minute off last year's time, but finished about 20 places further back. Date of review: July 4, 2005
In short: An enjoyable race In full: A good race and an enjoyable school fete. No water on the course and was only told about this a minute before the start, but thankfully it was not too hot to need any! Date of review: July 4, 2005