In short: testing mostly off road trail race In full: ground too hard for me - needs to be run later in the year when its softer going. can we have some vege burgers too ! Date of review: September 28, 2012
In short: Awesome, you must do this race In full: My first 'proper' off road race, and it reminded me of my mountain bike racing days - only better. Great course, great organisation, difficult to see any event bettering this one. Truly amazing. Date of review: September 19, 2012
In short: First hill was a beast!! but warmed you up nicely. Great organisation and marshalling. Would definately do again and recommend to anyone who likes a challenge. Date of review: September 19, 2012
In short: Small and beautifully formed. In full: One of those "village" events that leave you wondering why you bother with the mass runs. Organisation was great, marshals brilliant, and support all around the course. And the cake.... Date of review: September 18, 2012
In short: Wonderful scenery, killer hills, excellent marshalling and overall organisation In full: The course feels like a big-time XC race, with challenging trails and arduous hills (including the very enjoyable downhill descents) that test all abilities. Additionally, the incredible level of marshalling seems like it would suit a race for 1000+ runners. This is all capped off by the wonderful local feel, and the festival type atmosphere at the start/finish area where waiting families and finishers are kept entertained, fed and watered at the BBQ, cake stall and bar.
The organisers should be very proud of a race which is only in its second year. A must for the race diary next year. Date of review: September 18, 2012
In short: Great 9 miles up and down chalk ridge with scenic views In full: Tough trail race with the short, sharp hills near the start. The first hill is a killer! Then a few more up and down the ridge before a more undulating terrain through lovely country side. A slow climb back towards the village before a last plunge back down from the ridge. Well signed, loads of friendly marshalls, buffalo burgers, cake and tea at the end. What's not to like! Date of review: September 17, 2012