In short: always a good race In full: I've done this race 3 times now and enjoyed it more in previous years when it was less muddy. It would be good if the race could run for a bit before you get to the bridge area as there is always a long wait there. Nice t - shirt, small and fitted for the ladies rather than the usual tent that you get else where. Date of review: December 12, 2010
In short: Hard work In full: This was my second time doing Drogo and someone said to me that Drogo is an expereince and not a race. I agree. Organisation brilliant although the safety briefing lady at the start needed a megaphone. There were a few stupid individuals who tried to overtake on very narrow slippery paths with nasty drops, and nearly succeeded in taking a few runners out when they slipped. There are 2 very steep hills and are real lung busters. The rest of the route is undulating. The scenery at the top of the hills is fantastic. The only reason I wouldn't do it again is that I have done it twice and fancy a change. Date of review: November 22, 2010
In short: A favourite race of mine - plenty of hills and mud. In full: Race started poorly when, firstly I couldn't hear the woman who started the race (maybe a megaphone is required considering there are 600+ runners?). Secondly, there were a lot of slower runners who congregated towards the front line and who caused queues once we were on the first footpath as they slowed down but people couldn't overtake. In fact I was restricted to walking parts of the first mile due to congestion on the narrow paths. However, once the track widened around the mile mark the congestion eased and overtaking was easier. The route from here was great. Very muddy in many places (around 6-8 inches deep) and plenty of hills - just the way I like it. I was a little disappointed in myself as I had to walk a little bit of the last hill (which I ran up last year) but delighted to find I was nigh on 2 minutes quicker than the previous year! A good race and I will return. Date of review: November 21, 2010
In short: Hills, puddles, dirt In full: My first ten miler, the hills where savage, need more hill work i reckon but not sure where to find hills big enough in Plymouth, any ideas? Enjoyed the race all the same,had to dig deep and the end. Date of review: November 21, 2010
In short: A great cross-country course with a bit of challange - ideal for a November Sunday. In full: A National Trust castle in a superb setting makes a great start and finish - and then the chance to EXPLORE so much of that "setting" ... what could be nicer? Thanks to the marshal team for very good route marking (essential in those deep, dark autumnal woods) and support in some very remote places! Way-marking in fresh grain was a novelty! I hope the pheasants enjoy clearing up this evening.... Date of review: November 21, 2010
In short: Once again - thanks, a great event In full: This is now the second time I have run Drogo and I really enjoyed it again. The views are great from the tops and the scenery elsewhere is also good. I did not see it as that difficult as some people seem to have, and was conscious of the NT ranger driving about and keeping an eye on things to ensure safety, as well as the marshals. I like the finish, and would not appreciate running down the drive as suggested by someone else - this is a trail run after all! Thanks to all for their efforts - I loved it and will be back. Date of review: November 29, 2009
In short: Glorious Hills... In full: Were the hills really that bad? I'm not an experienced trail runner but I've run worse...although I'll be aching tomorrow! It was an extremely well marshalled and friendly course, and as noted below, some amazing views too. I'd have no qualms about entering it again next year. Date of review: November 15, 2009
In short: A tough but enjoyable race! I think the muddy conditions added to the challenge! In full: I was glad to finish in one piece and thoroughly enjoyed the race! Particularly the sight off the castle near the end. Date of review: November 15, 2009
In short: A very hilly and challenging course but gorgeous views and great t-shirt and drinks bottle. In full: Simply awesome race.
The wet weather leading up to it meant a very muddy and puddly route with some extremely hard hills.
I was delighted not to walk as most around me did. A stunning view at about 9 miles looking right across the valley and then the most welcome first sight of the castle gave the satisfaction of knowing you were as good as finished. Date of review: November 15, 2009