In short: It's a good entry level race for anyone wanting to do hill running. The tracks are very clear and there are loads of marshalls. Don't be mistaken though, it is a tough run with 2 big climbs. The heat was the main obstacle, but ample water stations fo Date of review: August 1, 2008
In short: Great atmosphere & scenery. In full: Two really tough climbs but just about managed to run both. Nothing given out at end though! Second time i've done it and will return again. Date of review: July 29, 2008
In short: Summer's Finally arrived - on the wrong day . In full: Great course - bit challenging with a couple of testing climbs . Fantastic scenery , brilliant atmosphere - highly recommended . Did the Northumberland Coastal Run last weekend followed it with this one a week later - We are spoilt in our beautiful Country ! Date of review: July 28, 2008
In short: OH MY GOD........ In full: speechless now and certainly was after that huge hill at the beginning. Usually prefer road races but tried this for something different. Amazing views, scenery and friendly folk but oh my god what a course. Thank god for the crowd at the back who also walked up those damn hills and made up speed on the downwards bit. Would possibly try it again but not in a hurry. Bonus the sun shone and the lady who stuck with me at the back and kept me going was a star!!!! Great day out though and perfect for making a weekend of it. Marshalls very supportive and the blackcurrent squash at the end was the best drink ever. Date of review: September 10, 2007
In short: Acracking race in terrific countryside. In full: First time I've done this race, after the hills at the start the course opens out to give tremendous views over the North Yorkshire dales. Well marshalled,very friendly competitors, all in its definately one to do again next year Date of review: July 31, 2007
In short: 'Grand Day out Gromit' - Great location, very scenic, good organisation In full: Pleased I did this even though I had a complete nightmare myself (one of those days). Starts with a steep climb away from Castle Bolton before continuing to climb along an exposed ridge (climbs for about the first three miles overall). Sharp descent then another testing climb before a gradual three miles descending back to the finish.
Route is on good tracks throughout and is well marshalled.
Could be a bit bleak on top in rough weather.
Facilities at the start/finish are minimal - which is appropriate for the low entry fee, and not a problem on the dry sunny day we had this year. Again - something to be aware of and prepare for if its likely to be wet. Date of review: July 30, 2007
In short: A cracking race with tremendous scenery In full: Had a hugely enjoyable day out at this race. Rare sunshine this year really made the event, and the views across Wensleydale were stunning. A testing course in places, but would say it was accessible for any club runner to tackle as a first trail race. Will back be back for more next year. Date of review: July 29, 2007