In short: Sprayed comments on road In full: I enjoyed the race despite all the kissing gates and stiles and thought the writing on the road was funny, it made me chuckle, thank you :-) Date of review: October 31, 2013
In short: Sorry to Steve In full: Having read the comments I feel that I must apologise to those (including steven harris 7) who did not take the comments written on the hill in the manner in which they were meant. Having run that hill twice and been one of the crew recce'ing the route and gathering up after you all the intention was to make you smile rather than offend, but to those that I upset with the comments, I apologise. Date of review: October 14, 2013
In short: Great fun In full: First time I've done this one. Actually it's not. I did a race on this course (or a similar one) in the early 90's but can't remember anything apart from the hill!!! Great course and a welcoming atmosphere. Made me laugh when some runners thought they'd made it on the hill - as someone had written "nearly there" on the road - and then realised it was only just starting :D Date of review: October 14, 2013
In short: Lovely scenary - shame about the finish In full: This is a challenging course, certainly not PB material. Great setting with one challenging hill. It was disappointing then for the top 3 to go off course and hence distort the results - when runners are tired a bright coloured piece of tape tied to a post is just not sufficient - Marshals to shout directions are the order of the day. Luckily for the rest of the field 4th place had done it before so knew the way! Date of review: October 3, 2011
In short: hot this year, but still beautiful scenery and even found some mud! In full: Hot day, but beautifully organised. Very friendly but that hill nearly killed me! Special thanks to the brave marshall who placed himself in one field between runners and bulls.
In short: A wonderfully scenic course In full: I love this race. Have done it 4 or 5 times now and the changed start route is a definite improvement.
However, I do have a couple of gripes: the vet prizes are, in my opinion, poor. Just MV 40 and FV 35 . . . that's it! The senior male winner was actually fourth overall. . . Also, it's heck of an ask for 50 something runners to win a category if they are competing against someone nearly 20 years younger! I can't believe that the organisers couldn't find the funds for a couple more prizes.
All that said - today it was particularly beautiful and the ice-cream van was pure genius! Date of review: October 2, 2011