In short: Great local event! Excellent course, good organisation, great value. In full: This is a great local event. Set in the beautiful Kent countryside on a muddy and rolling course through the woods on a crisp winter's morning in November. The atmosphere was superb, with the start finish area right next to the car park in a small enclosure in the trees. The course is generally all wooded trails with some serious mud and a few hard packed trails. Its quite undulating with one or two short steep sections with rope assists for good measure. Pace was pretty quick throughout - although its not really a fast course. Nice T shirt thrown in too! All in all a great day out and one i'll definiately do again!
In short: Challenging and dirty but beautiful, fun and friendly In full: A great race for my first dver cross country. Starting with ankle deep mud and Grand National style hurdle we were off. Interesting, twisty and undulating small trails through scenic woods eventually gave way to tough muddy hills, even requiring climbing ropes in 2 places. A marshal in a Satan mask early on should have been a clue. Really fun and interesting but glad to finish. Well organised by a friendly crew. Love the teeshirt included in the entry fee. Date of review: November 17, 2013
In short: Wonderful! But perhaps a medal In full: This is a great trail run, hard but fair I think I would say. Very well organised and I’ll be aiming to run it again next year. And there was a nice atmosphere from both the runners and the organisers.
My only complaint is that there was no medal, I would happily pay a few extra quid to get something nice and shiny, I’m not so bothered about timing chips but a memento of such a great race would have been a lovely little addition. How about it guys? Date of review: November 20, 2012
In short: "Ive got to run up another hill!?!?!!!" In full: Fantastic! Friendly,encouraging marshals a wonderful cross country course......you know I wouldn't normaly walk up half those hills!!! If Ashford Tr-Club are good enough to organise this event next year I'll be back. Good work and thank you to all. Date of review: November 19, 2012
In short: The best marshalls, the best scenery, the best race! In full: And the best hills! We were warned to keep something in the tank for the second half.... This was my first off-road race and I enjoyed it more than any of the road races I have done. Brilliant, honest fun for a Sunday morning! Date of review: November 18, 2012
In short: Definitely nothing left in the legs at the end of this. Great fun. Lots of lovely muddy puddles to splash through this year too. Excellent. And thanks for the water bottle too, v useful. Date of review: November 18, 2012
In short: This will give you an achievement buzz!!!! In full: This is my second year running this race and I enjoyed it a whole lot more the second time round. The challenges were still there, but I was ready for them - love this race and will do it all over again next year :-) Date of review: December 8, 2011
In full: A really unique race. Very tough in places but running through woods and on country paths makes it all worthwhile. One of our group even came across two wild deer! Date of review: November 30, 2011