In short: 80 hilly miles that test the runner in every sense In full: It isn't a race, it's a challenge...and challenging it was. I enjoyed the first 2 days and was pleasantly surprised to complete the second marathon in a faster time that the first. Day 3, however, was hideous! Torrential rain and rocky boggy terrain was too much for my knees...had to walk the last 10 miles. This will be my first and last ultra. Don't let that put you off - it's an amazing thing to do. No regrets. Date of review: October 22, 2012
In short: Enough scenery and ascents to take your breath away! In full: Very well organised and hugely challenging...thank goodness for regular checkpoints to re-energise and to get your breath back!
As you'd expect, the scenery is fantastic and shared only between the runners and a few other walkers at this time of year. Day three gets seriously tough and the weather was wild this year! A little longer for the final leg than advertised (clocked at 28.5 miles) but this is definitely not advertised as a PB marathon course!
Will I return? Who knows! If this was to be the first and last ACC it would only be down to the state of my feet post-run.
Would recommend this to anyone who fancies a challenge away from the monotony of a road 10km...stunning views throughout and a Cornish pasty upon completion. What is there not to like! Date of review: October 5, 2012