In short: Terrific fell race In full: Really enjoyed this. Good hard fast fell race, great for beginners and experinced fell runners alike. Course flagged so no nav problems for a beginner, but 900ft of steady ascent with some fast, steep downhill should appeal to all. Cracking race and lovely unspoilt area, expect this to get more and more popular. Date of review: September 22, 2010
In short: An excellent little race......... In full: ....except for the mix up in the start time. Arrived in time for the 1 p.m. start as advertised on the website only to be told that it had been put back to 1:45, though the entry form I filled in said 2:15. The race eventually got under way at about 1:50 after we had been standing around for nearly an hour. Apart from this, the race was very well organised, with a well planned course, clearly marked, and with friendly and helpful marshalls. This race makes a great introduction to fell running, and the short sections which were too steep (for me) to run gave a great opportunity to look around and enjoy the magnificent scenery. Thanks to all at Orton School for a very enjoyable event which I look forward to taking part again next year. Date of review: September 20, 2010
In short: bittersweet-hard hills, beautiful scenery. In full: This was my second race and my first fell race. It was mainly club runners but I felt very welcome, everyone was polite. I wanted a new challenge and this was a perfect introduction to fell running. It only cost £6 and it mas fairly easy to get to via public transport. Train to kendal, 106 bus to Orton (bus stop is just at side of train station to the left near tunnel. The race route was fully flagged, and the marshals, locals were very supportive at the end followed by a much deserved drink of water. Free tea and cake afterwards was a nice. All in all, for it's first even it was like it had been going decades. I urge anyone who is looking for a new challenge and intro to fell running to try this. Can't wait for next year. Date of review: September 19, 2010
In short: My first real fell race, everything i have read is true In full: Thank you to the organisers of this race, you did a great job. It is not the biggest entry in the world, but i loved it. Thank you to the marshalls at the top of the fells, even in Sept it was not the nicest weather. This was such great fun, my heart and lungs were fit to burst at one point. It is a genuine fell race, the type that us from the south can only read about in books. It is what running is all about, you do not need thousands of people and goodie bags. Turn up, pin your number on and then run. At the finish you feel great because all you think and talk about is the run. Thank you all again. I am so glad i did it. Andy Gillespie. Bournemouth AC.