In short: Absolutely Brillint!! In full: (I'll try again, my first attempt at this didn't work!)
Never done one of these before but will definatley be back for more. Some tough hills and plenty of stiles that seem to just get higher and higher! On the plus-side, Very friendly walkers/runners, I felt like I spoke to most of them by the end. Organisation was just superb. cakes/biscuts/drinks at every check point was a lovely touch and hot meal at the end was most welcome!!! Thank you to everyone for a cracking day!! Date of review: October 31, 2009
In short: Loved it. ! In full: I was the first person back out of both runners and walkers as i was doing the 13 miler. I did get lost around pleasington and billinge hill and maybe added a mile or so onto the distance haha. The mud was glorious and i got covered in it....but that just adds the the fun. Really friendly bunch; both organisers and ruunners/walkers. I'll be back next year and maybe attempt the full distance. Date of review: October 25, 2008
In short: Excellent value for a well organised challenge event. In full: The LDWA events generally offer excellent value and this was no exception. For change from a tenner you got checkpoints with cakes and drinks and a hot meal at the end! There's no prizes as such except for a certificate and is equally geared to the runner or the walker (I walked) so don't worry if you're a slow runner, you won't get timed out!
The scenery was lovely with instructions for the route provided so you'll need some basic navigation skills and preferable a map and compass (there's no marshalls pointing you the way except at the checkpoints every five miles).
As someone who is never going to come close to winning any race these LDWA events are ideal as plodders like me are not subsidising winners cash prizes so costs are low.
The food was either a pie or a hot pot (not a choice, I just don't remember which it was) with peas and red cabbage and a pudding of pie or rice pudding.
As for a PB potential I don't really see how this would work unless you did the race each year, and the course is far from flat and takes in some hills. More of a nice day out than a race, and excellent value for it! Date of review: October 25, 2008