In short: Tough but worth it! In full: Beautiful scenery for a Sunday run. Don't let that think it's a fun and easy run by any means. Tough and challenging but definitely well worth it! I will be back next year to tackle that hill again and try to beat my time!
In short: very enjoyable! In full: Hmm...regarding my score for this race...this is the first time I have left a race report here. You tick prewritten boxes which best describe your experience and don't see the percentages until it's published. In my mind the scores don't reflect the comments - mine would all be 20% higher than those given. Overall I would give 80% Date of review: November 15, 2013
In short: very enjoyable! In full: Quite a few teething problems but i would give them a chance, it's the first time it's been run and they seem to be taking all comments on board. I would definitely go again next year. I wouldn't call it extreme but that is subjective and the profile was on the website so runners could assess how hard/ easy it would be. I got a bit lost in the woods and also had to wait for a big group of walkers to go through a gate but that's all part of the fun. If you are looking for a strict, fast race with all variables controlled then you may not like it but if you are happy to go with the flow a bit then it's great fun. Date of review: November 15, 2013
In short: Tough but great fun. Would recommend to anyone, hope to see you there next year. In full: I'm really pleased to have been able to do the first race. I will most definitely being doing this one every year. Ran with some really nice people, would recommend this run to anyone ;) Date of review: November 13, 2013
In short: Decent race, friendly organisation In full: Few key points: 1. Water stations - not the end of the world that these were placed half way round. 2. Course - not tough at all (not an issue, just don't bill it as "extreme" - it's not), especially if you had the right footwear. 3. Signs/Marshalls - I agree with a previous comment - I had to keep a good look out for the tape. There could have been a couple more marshals in strategic positions, and a bit more tape. On numerous occasions I thought I had got lost (relieved to find a new stretch of tape in front of me). 4. Price/Prizes - probably about average for such an event. 5. Location, parking, and facilities - spot on. 6. Atmos - I don't think runners can complain about a lack of atmosphere. With 200 runners you can't expect the atmos of the GNR! Date of review: November 13, 2013
In short: Enjoyable and challenging. In full: I really enjoyed the course and some of the comments are pretty harsh. There were a few issues however these can be easily rectified. No water on the course (except form out of a bucket just before the finish line), more marshals required,better signage. I did the 10k which came up as 6 miles. We had a very nice medal and decent tech t shirt. I will be back next year for definate. Date of review: November 13, 2013