In short: I do it year after year In full: Lovely area of the country & they can charge what they want for me. I'd rather pay £7 ro run Dentdale, than £15 to run down Blackpool Prom! Pcds go to local school. Terrific atmosphere. Its a must do race. I always stay a few nights. But......I would willingly pay another couple of quid if we got a bottle of Dent beer at the finish! Date of review: March 14, 2007
In short: Coniston 14 but better In full: Never mind that there were tiny flaws in the organisation (eg A louder loud-hailer at the start would have helped!!) the atmosphere was fantastic with supporters at every farm entrance. The course was perfect for me - undulating rather than leg-sapping mountains!! Date of review: March 13, 2007
In short: Not as hard as I thought it would be ... In full: ... thought the finish could have been better organised. There was nobody to tell you what to do or where to go post finish so just ended wondering around til we found the drinks station. It's all for a good cause and I really enjoyed the race. Will definitely think about doing the race again next year. Date of review: March 13, 2007
In short: This race is tough no really big hills but plenty of them! In full: This race should only be attempted by runners who are very fit not for the faint hearted as some of the hills at the end are quite tough it is very well organised and is run for a good cause (school funds) Date of review: March 12, 2007
In short: Great day, tough course, excellent post run refreshments In full: Thoroughly enjoyed this. Race had a definite community feel about it capped by the fact that a significant number of volunteers had clearly put in a huge amount of work to make sadwiches and cakes for every runner when they finished. This, together with the excellent marshalling (and who likes to stand around for hours in the middle of a wet road with the drizzle blowing all around them?), capped off an event that was made for running. Great course, tough but scenic, that has been created to fit the roads and avoid probable temptation to 'reduce' the distance to a standard half marathon. Just wish somebody had told me that the last two miles are virtually all uphill!
Only slight downer was that, through absolutely no fault of anybody connected with the race, we got stuck behind a coach on the way to the start - which had some problems negotiating the roadworks on the narrow approach road. Note for the future - get there early. Date of review: March 12, 2007