In short: From the organisers... In full: To everyone who took part in the MDC on 10 May - thank you from all of us at Marlborough Running Club. Despite the best efforts of some pretty intense showers and an unfair gale, coupled with some of the worst mud in the history of Wiltshire, you ran, plodded and slogged round our beautiful routes with smiles and great humour. We would love to hear your views here, or contact us direct at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to be back in 2015 - watch this space.
(And the ratings above? Well, we would say that, wouldn't we.) Date of review: May 12, 2014
In short: superb event in glorious countryside In full: many thanks to Marlborough running club for this fanastic event thanks for the perfect running condition, the mug, pasta, showers, great company & value for money. I hope to be back again next year Date of review: May 21, 2013
In short: Excellent race In full: This was my first Ultra and what an introduction! Hard but very rewarding. Will run again next year :-) Everyone was friendly, the staff, the volunteers and the fellow runners. Well done Marlborough Running Club. Date of review: May 17, 2013
In short: A great introduction to trail ultras In full: Had a smashing time on the MDS last Sunday, as a first time the prospect was quite daunting but the organisers and fellow competitors were brilliant. The route was mostly well marked out and the checkpoints were wonderfully frequent and very welcome! Staffed by very friendly and cheery souls too. Helped through the final third by buddying up with Laura who despite her comments actually dragged me to the finish line! Meeting a total stranger and nattering your way through the pain to the finish line seems a perfect way to describe this friendly yet challenging and super-enjoyable ultra. More please! Date of review: May 14, 2013
In short: An excellent race. In full: My third occasion of entering this event.Without a doubt a big challenge which makes it so very satisfying to complete the course. I ran as a group of three and on behalf of us all a really big 'thank you' to the marshals who were all helpful and understanding despite some having to wait a long time at their point. Lovely countryside and well organised. Thank you Marlborough for a very rewarding yet tiring day. Date of review: May 14, 2013
In short: Small and friendly yet hard core In full: First ultra for me too yesterday and walked almost all the hills but ran the rest, the last few miles thanks to great support from fellow first timer Stewart -thanks again! Gorgeous views through the bluebell woods and from the downs, stunning tour of the best bits of the Marlborough downs. Not too dry and not too wet underfoot, and we were reminded at the start that if we could finish in under 4.5 hours we might not get wet. Ha ha. Excellent organisation with start and finish near Leisure centre. Plenty of checkpoints with hardy and lovely souls manning them. Bananas and coke please! I think the half a bourbon biscuit at checkpoint 7 finished me off. Piece of cake to naviagate having gone over the map beforehand and using the excellent route directions. Didnt even need to look at them until the field thinned a lot by the canal stretch. Great days run, great event, well done and thanks Marlborough running club, you have set the bar very high with this one. Date of review: May 13, 2013