In short: Tough but fun! In full: No PBs on this course, but a brilliant training run with a challenge around every corner, and a fantastic downhill sprint to the finish.
There was plenty of parking, clear signage, registration was fast and efficient, no queues for the toilets, hot drinks and food available ...and the organisers even arranged for the sun to come out just before the start of the race!
The earlier suggestion that the race should have been cancelled is completely disproportionate. 99.99% of entrants seemed to have finished it quite happily, and the overall feeling in the finish area seemed to have been triumph at having conquered the mud and hills! Only 1 runner seems to have found it a little bit too difficult for his liking ;-> Solution? Stick to road races if you don't like this sort of route!
Gets full marks from me :-) Date of review: April 28, 2014
In short: A fantastic, very well organised and marshalled race. Challenging, hilly, multi terrain with some stunning scenery especially through the bluebell woods. And a brilliant 400m downhill stretch of road to finish. Fab running. Date of review: April 28, 2014
In short: Fantastic route In full: Beautiful course with good mix of road and woods. Yes it was muddy but that just added to the challenge! Atmosphere was really good and organisation friendly but good. I had a great time! Date of review: April 28, 2014
In short: Beautiful circuit and very well marshalled and organised by school and Purple Patch In full: Half trail and half road. Steep hills for both! Wore trail shoes good for muddy hills but slowed me down on the road - thats my excuse anyway. Date of review: April 28, 2014