In short: Thanks to the wet but cheery marshals In full: It was a shame about the damp day, but far worse for the marshals and organisers than us runners. The course was well marked and marshals were very upbeat and motivating throughout. A cheerful crowd and pacers too. Trail race as advertised and some of the rocky bits were slippy with the rain but plenty of reminders, so no complaints.
A tough workout but enjoyed it! Date of review: June 30, 2015
In short: Spoiled by patronising women on microphone. In full: Low turn out due to terrible weather, this was the only trail run in the WR series. Now particularly well marked out and route contained dog walkers which was quite annoying.
Goody bag pretty rubbish including vaginal wash (!?)
What annoyed me most though was the highly patronising woman who was meant to be motivating us all - constantly referring to us a 'ladies' and 'well done, well done' in a patronising tone, I was losing the will to live before the race had even started. Communication prior to race abysmal, route map provided at last minute. Wouldn't return. Date of review: June 28, 2015
In short: Hilly trail but good fun In full: A fairly hilly trail race made muddy by the recent rain. I have learnt to love the mud and went prepared in my trail trainers, some runners had very shiny new trainers that were rather muddy by he end. Quite expensive as far as 10k races go but very good organisation and a fab goody bag with a well fitting ladies tech t-shirt. Really enjoyed the race and will probably do it again next year, the race welcomed all runners from super fast club runners to the first timers at an event. Support around the course was good and plenty of water available (in bottles). Date of review: August 3, 2014
In short: Brilliant atmosphere, brilliant organisation In full: My second race in this series this year and both were fantastic examples of how races should be run - well organised, very friendly atmosphere, very supportive spirit, and really motivating. This is a hilly trail course, so a PB is unlikely, but it's a good one to do for the fun of the run. I will 100% be doing more WR10k events in the future. Date of review: August 2, 2014
In short: Great mix of everything In full: This was a great run to do. There were several different pacemakers to help you get your target time and the course was great to run on. Would definitely like to do it again. Date of review: July 5, 2014