In short: Very enjoyable In full: I really like the BMF races, the organisation is excellent and i like the atmosphere. The group warm ups at the beginning are always amusing as well. The race itself is full of mud and hills, exactly what you want. Date of review: December 30, 2011
In short: excellent race whivh just needs a few tweaks In full: having run the redhill version last year i knew what to expect with the obstacles but i never thought it would be so hilly but to be honest it made it tougher and thats what i want from this sort of race. great mix of runners and sense of togetherness as it was not about time but having fun. whilst britfit organisation was very good my only negatives was the car parking, fine if you had a 4x4 or a tank and god knows how we would of got out if it had rained and entry fee was steep and with no medal and just a cotton t-shirt which wasnt that great it let the race down. so thats one down and only the turbo x, hellrunner and the grim to go..... Date of review: October 15, 2011
In short: Well organised, very challenging, but over-priced In full: The event was well organised in a challenging rural setting. The race course was the best aspect of the event. There was no medal, the t-shirt was very poor, which asks the question why race entry was comparatively expensive to others. Date of review: October 9, 2011
In short: Muddy Hell!! Silly fun but needing some basic improvements In full: My first 'adventure' race. Ok, firstly the good.
A classic cross country circuit with all the ingredients that we muddy runners love in a beautiful location.
Marshalls/squaddies were helpful and encouraging with a good sense of humour!
Obstacles were great fun, especially the river crossings! (Note to self. Don't jump in the river behind tow 6 foot blokes when you're only 5'8. I nearly sunk without trace!)
Reasonable goody bag at the end with a nice t-shirt.
Now the not-so-good.
Long queues for bag drop and toilets. A good thing we got there early!
The pre race warm up was a bit OTT, being more like a full aerobics session than a dynamic warm up.
Lots of choke points at the obstacles meaning queues formed. Not sure if much can be done about this but it was a bit irritating standing around in the cold waiting to cross a river and watching the time ticking away!
No mile markers.
Only one water stop just over halfway. A bit mean given the intensive nature of the challenge.
It would have been nice to have had the professional photographers at the river crossings where most of the fun stuff took place.
I didn't see the promised burger vans, although there was a snack tent. All in all there was very little at the finish area to keep you there.
Given that we were (happily) covered in mud,perhaps more hoses or washing facilities would be a good idea at the end?
Oh and finally, don't do this race hoping for a PB! Date of review: October 8, 2011