In short: Brilliant for my first bash at an ultra In full: Fantastic event, organization and support. Other runners very friendly and helpful. Great setup with the main tent at end of each lap for supplies etc. Will definately be back next year :-) Date of review: July 26, 2012
In short: This was my first ultra and it was a a really lovely location, the coiurse was a mixture In full: This was my first ultra and it was a a really lovely location, the course was a mixture of surfaces, the year I did it the weather was shocking, raining from 8:30am for about 24hrs but that added to the challenge. I'll definitely be back... Date of review: July 22, 2012
In short: No gates,no Navigation and safe.Lap set up can get to you if not mentally tough,so a good challenge mentally and physically. In full: First time on this Ultra.Lovely event but the continuous rain made it abit of a dull experience when i am sure it would have been beautiful during normal July weather.Brilliantly organised event and Gorgeous 9bars to snack on.Nice 'stamping system' to ensure full course route run and great that the estate grounds closed to public after 6 pm to ensure safety for runners.Route patrolled through the night by organisers to keep an eye out for anyone struggling.Highly recommend this event.And fabulous medical support by Gary Benson and his team.
In short: really good run, done it two years now, would do again In full: it was really wet and muddy in 2012 which caused many problems, a great first try at an ultra for anyone. Good mix of course trail and raod, fantasic scenery, excellent support, and running at night following glow sticks is excellent, just need to convince the wife to let me do it again in 2013 Date of review: July 20, 2012
In short: Highlight of my year In full: After running 7 marathons decided to have a go at 70 miles last year here (weather was kinder). Attempted the 100 miler this year(rained almost all day) ended up having to pull out after 70 due to trashed feet (and I mean trashed). Going back to finish what I started next year. Great event well organised, beautiful scenery and lovely atmosphere especially for beginners into their first Ultra. Date of review: July 19, 2012