In short: Perfect As A First Fell-Race In full: Well-designed course - plenty of variations of surroundings/terrain/slope. Mostly very runnable (except for VERY steep, but thankfully short, section up the side of Lees Hill!). I was one of the several runners who missed an un-marshalled sharp right turn of the marked way, and ended up taking an unscheduled diversion - it was all part of the fun though! Very well organised (other than the above minor glitch) by NorthernBoysLoveGravy who are all very friendly/welcoming. I did my first fell-race about a year ago, and over the last 12 months I've done several of the shorter/less extreme races, and I would say that the Gravy Pud is the one I would most recommend as a first fell-race. Date of review: December 3, 2007
In short: Great first fell race, but what happened to the markers? In full: Enjoyed but me and some other runners missed a marker and had to climb a wall and scramble (fall) down a steep, dangerous section. It added to the fun but I wouldn't have liked to miss the marker on my own. I would stil be out there. Nice cake! Date of review: December 2, 2007
In short: Proper fell running In full: I really enjoyed this race, and I didn't even come last (even though I went a little bit wrong - nothing to do with the organisation, just me), but afterwards I realised:
I'm no natural fell runner.
I really should have bought some fell running shoes.
Steep, muddy and slippy in parts, but good atmosphere and lovely cake. Thanks to everyone involved. Date of review: December 2, 2007
In short: Great fun! In full: Great introduction to fell running - very pleasant (and wet) marked course, one big hill and plenty of smaller ups and downs. Very enjoyable. Date of review: December 2, 2007