In short: expensive....... would certainly not do it again In full: for 18 quid, what happened here?? some of us got lost - organisation and marshalls poor - and all we got at the end was a poxy paperweight - expected more than that for the money - NOT WHAT I EXPECTED FROM A COMPANY LIKE PUMA Date of review: September 28, 2007
In short: Great scenery and only one lap In full: The scenery was great, and the ground was perfect for running, not too hard , but firm enough with normal trainers. I found that the signs were completely adequate, so didn't think extra marshalls were needed.
It was a bit difficult to pass people, but thats what a "trail" run is all about.
Goody bags were fine, but as this race was sponsored by Puma I was hoping for something more useful than a paperweight. A nice Puma technical T-shirt would have been great. Date of review: September 18, 2007
In short: Nice course, loved the scenery and narrow trails. But if you're stuck behind some one slower it might be frustrating as it's hard to pass. Goody bag ok. Overall nice experience. Date of review: September 17, 2007
In short: Not worth 18 quid In full: I don't think this was worth the £18 entry fee. The countryside was lovely and the course nice was a nice intro to trail running. I'm pretty sure I followed the course markers exactly and the course came up 400m short on my GPS..i know GPS can't be regarded as gospel I don't usually get that level of discrepancy on 10k, even with heavy tree cover.
The goody bag was ok, nothing special. The mix of people taking part was good.
I just don't feel I got £18 value from this race Date of review: September 16, 2007
In short: A great 10k trail run, an undulating/fun route through the trees. In full: The weather was perfect and the field about the right size (a good mix of club runners and novices) for this Saturday evening run through the forest. The run does go onto the some undulating forest trails (that is what trail running is!)I did not experience any of the problems of getting lost mentioned in although I would argue that whats trail running is all about making sure you follow the signs not always the person in front!- the signs were definetly pointing in the right direction. + I thought the paper weight was a really nice touch and a bit different from the usual medal. Date of review: September 16, 2007
In short: At £18 was expecting a goody bag & a well marshalled race - I got neitherr! In full: £18 to enter a 10k race is steep and this race is by no way value for money. The goody bag was very disappointing and I doubt if many people will be using the paper weight. The course organiser was overly ambitious with the route particularly as there were not enough marshalls. The course should ahve stuck to the trails but instead in parts went through the forest which led to a group of people (at least 20 of a field of 250) going the wrong way and doing about a kilometre less. Therefore, the finish was pretty confusing. I doubt if I will do this race again when there are club organised races for around half the price.
On a positive note, the organisers (Trail Plus) have a great marathon training weekend which I would recommend. Perhaps they should stick to this!!! Date of review: September 16, 2007
In short: A fairly challenging race - but my first trail run, enjoyed every minute. In full: err.....sorry to disagree with previous entry - did not have any problems seemed to be well marshalled!? A personall best time so perhaps happy and biased. Not flat, and I ache today!!! Date of review: September 16, 2007
In short: Course corrupt In full: The coursec was not maned , so personnel were sent in different direction. resulting in personnel completing less distance and some doing the full distance. the early finishes did not complete the distance. unfair for people completing distance.. not individuals fault. course organiser Date of review: September 15, 2007