In short: One of my favourite races on the calendar In full: Brilliant trail race...and it is a trail race NOT Xcountry. Organisation seamless.,scenery..can't imagine better. Well done to all at Maltby RC for continuing to provide such a great event.
In short: Well worth the turning out for, good run on forest trails with a bit of mud In full: First time run, good race on forest trails, with a bit of mud, relatively flat course and a pair of gloves at the finnish! Date of review: September 15, 2008
In short: Muddy underfoot but cool conditions for a great race In full: The advertised distance quite clearly says "approx 7 miles" although it feels longer given the terrain which makes a 10k pb somewhat unlikely... :-) Always a favourite of mine as it's different to the usual road race and glory hunters. Nice pair of branded gloves this year. Date of review: September 15, 2008
In short: Lovely scenery, muddy trail but very friendly race! In full: Really enjoyed this race - I was hunting for a 10k PB but given I was about 8mins off I had to give up on this fairly soon and just enjoy the race. Which I did immensely. The scenery was lovely, though it was more cross-country than trail in places - lots of big muddy puddles to weave through. I would have liked to have distance markers as I think this race was longer than advertised but overall the organisation was good and the marshalls, organisers and other runners helpful and friendly. Date of review: September 15, 2008
In short: Great venue, good mix of runners In full: First time for me. Good mix of runners, well organised and run on an interesting mix of surfaces through a very pleasant if not somewhat muddy in places forest. One to repeat Date of review: September 14, 2008
In short: one to do again and again In full: well marshalled course although the loop at the drinks station was confusing and running in the opposite direction to the leaders is not great. this happened again later in the race and i was not sure where to go. that said, it is one to come back to next year. excellent venue, very friendly and the family enjoyed the fun run too. Date of review: September 18, 2007
In short: Forest race with a difference In full: Apologies for the advertised "10K" distance, it's nearer 7.5 miles but worth the effort in a hidden part of the forest. If you're tired of overpriced road races this is the one for you, difficult conditions underfoot but in glorious scenery makes you feel good and with a decent pair of socks as a momento well worth the trip. Give it a go. Date of review: September 16, 2007