In short: Tough race for me but don't do many trail races. In full: found this racr tough but enjoyable, especially the river crossing at the end. If i had one crticism though it would be that there was just a few too many areas which brought ne to a walk/slow jog. however i am told that is what it is all about, plus if i was better i am sure i could have run more... Date of review: May 31, 2007
In short: Superb In full: I was brought up in Halifax and really looked forward to it. I definitely was not disappointed. What a brilliant race. Scenery brilliant and brought back many great memories. Very hard but who cares. The river crossing is different. Will definitely do next year. Peter Cooke Wesham Road Runners Date of review: May 16, 2007
In short: This is v hard but v good! In full: My mate recommended this to me and I really enjoyed it, but I can safely say Ive never seen a hill like Trooper Lane before. Legs ached for two days! Loved the river crossing and going to use the towel for the gym! Really hard work but worth doing for the scenery. Marshalls were brillinat. Thanks very much. Date of review: May 10, 2007
In short: Excellent race, with a hill to crack the best !! In full: Makes a nice change to the fast, flat road courses, which are great for PB's, but this is a total body workout. Hills, tough and frequent, Trooper Lane, just hard as nails, and the view at the top of the moor, excellent ! The downhills were great fun, and the support from Stainland marshalls was very welcome.
Sorry to Sal and J for talking them into this, I know they absolutely loved it, but two weeks before the Windermere Marathon ??:0( ....whoops ! Date of review: May 9, 2007
In short: GREAT race i loved it In full: It was a great run thank you to stainland lions i'll definitely come back next year the marshals were great especially... well everywhere was well marshalled!Its a great run P.s love the goody bags Date of review: May 8, 2007
In short: Fantastic race - hard work but worth it when you've finish! In full: It's got a killer hill, the rest of the race is what I would call undulating - certainly not flat. Some of the terrain is quite tricky underfoot and some sections force the runners to run single file for a while. However, the hill certainly gives you a sense of achievement when you get to the top and is one of the highlights of the race. The uneven ground makes it more interesting and the excuse to hang behind someone for two minutes cos there is no room to overtake is a blessing when you reach 8 miles! Overall it was a lovely run, the scenery was great, especially the last 2 miles through the bluebell woods! I also liked the absurdity of running through a river, 100 yards from the finish line! Was I tired at the end? YES; Did I get a PB? Certainly not; Did I smell like a bog after crossing the river? ER... YEAH!; Would I do this race again? YES I WOULD! Friendly marshalls (despite one of them promising me there were jelly babies on route which never materialised), nice scenery, a feeling that this race was unique and good souveneirs (sweat towel and a shot glass). Thanks Stainland Lions! :) Date of review: May 8, 2007
In short: Just as good as last year In full: A breath of fresh air compaired with many road races. Changable scenery and footing, crazily-steep hill and great views over Halifax - all before five miles. The remainder is just as good, no more steep climbs but after Trooper Lane any kind of uphill seems hard. Great descents through bluebell woods before the unique finish. Date of review: May 8, 2007