In short: an extreme way to start your day - brilliant race In full: Mainly to say thank you to the marshals who really were all very cheerful despite the possible frostbite. The horrible hills were just as i remembered but we all keep coming back! thanks AAT. Date of review: January 25, 2009
In short: Usual superlatives - Bring on Marthas back passage In full: For thse of you that do this, you know how good it is, for those of you that don't, stay away, it's getting harder to get into as it fills up so quickly and I want to keep me a place! Date of review: January 24, 2009
In short: The great atmosphere makes a great course all the more enjoyable In full: I missed one of these last year despite being entered as it clashed with another race and now I know what I was missing out on. I can't praise this highly enough - smiling marshals despite the cold, great organisation (even the little touch of the bloke giving me my chip reading and using my name was much appreciated) a friendly group of people gathered at the start line, and a great course that doesn't let up with a consistent up and down nature (I've read the talk that this is the 'easy' one of the three with some trepidation!) to give you a real feeling of achievement. This one's for everyone - a good challenge no matter what your level, and no shame in walking up those hills if you're worried! Superb, can't wait till the next (though my muscles are happy there's a few weeks to go). Date of review: January 24, 2009
In short: Muddy hills, good views In full: This is the third time I have entered the series and am enjoying them more each time. I took five minutes off last years time so I am happy with that.
Would recommend these to anyone, but be aware that there are a few hills that take a bit of getting up. As someone has already said, without going up Marthas back passage Jan is the easier of the three. Roll on Feb! Date of review: January 24, 2009
In short: still hurts In full: I seem to have forgotten how hard these races are over the last year.. it's all come back to me now. Ouch. Bloody good way to spend a morning though :) Date of review: January 24, 2009
In short: Can't really go wrong with such a perfect location In full: Very well organised, even if it is a little different from many races. Well marked course, good marshalls.Everyone seemed very young, but I suspect that is me just seeming older! Date of review: January 24, 2009