In short: Well done the marshals In full: I would not have fancied standing around in that wind and rain so thank you very much to all the marshals. Enjoyed the run as did everyone around me - a sort of survival-against-the-elements spirit seemed to prevail. Date of review: March 4, 2010
In short: Down by the riverside.................... In full: Heavy rain and strong winds overnights undoubtedly meant a lot of people chose to stay in bed. A real shame as this is what cross country is all about. The rain more or less held off but the puddles were, of course, deep in places - and the trot up the Adur [which is delightful in spring and summer] was enlivened by its swollen nature and that fact that it had broken its banks for a short stretch, meaning you either waded knee deep in freezing water along the towpath or tried to insert yourself safely through the barbed wire fence and find a drier alternative. The river for me. Finishing uphill in the mud is always a delight. This was a challenge, but I felt great picking up that medal at the end - we all deserved it! The marshalls were terrific by the way, they were out in force and the route was clearly marked - I hope they got a warm drink afterwards! Date of review: March 1, 2010
In short: Great fun, a good trail run with plenty of mud In full: I thought this was an excellent race, running through country-side with lovely scenery, even some sheep grazing on the other side of the river! The sticky mud made it quite good fun, the marshalling was good and a nice medal at the end. The long walk from the HQ to the start line was a bit bizarre - as the distance was already a non-standard anyway, why not just start at the same place as the finish line?! Couldn't have thought of a better way to spend a Sunday morning, thanks to all those involved. Date of review: February 25, 2009
In short: Only hard because it was muddy and I am unfit!! In full: Great race - maybe helped by fact I only had to walk across the field to be there! Super scenery and lovely route shame about all the mud and wet along the river bank. Date of review: February 12, 2009
In short: Fun , friendly ,fairly flat. In full: A muddy and fun way to spend Sunday morning. The distance meant a guaranteed pb unless you had run this before. The course was well marked and marshalled. The mud was predictable. The scenery made it a very pleasant run. There was a water station at four miles. It would have been more useful later in the race. Date of review: February 9, 2009
In short: Great race for a sunny winters day In full: This was a relaxed event that attracted both fast and fun runners for a jaunt throught the lovely countryside. The ground was generally good considering the rain/frost/ice but with the obligatory mud to make it an interesting race! The mile markers were very appreciated so I knew how far we had to go. A race I would recommend to others. Date of review: February 9, 2009
In short: Great fun in muddy conditions In full: Fortunately the snow which had fallen in the previous week had melted and there was no ice around. Parts of the course were quite muddy (as you would expect of a multi-terrain race in February).
The race was friendly, well-organised and very well marshalled. Thanks to everyone involved.
I will certainly do it again. Date of review: February 9, 2009
In short: Flat and friendly 9 miler In full: A great way to spend the morning. Good facilities, great marshalling (thank you!), and nice scenery. A bit sticky underfoot in places, but well wrth the trip :o) Date of review: February 8, 2009