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30/06/2011 at 12:44

never tried this one before so dont know what im letting myself in for, but im up for a challenge

not too far to travel back after

25/07/2011 at 14:42

First time for me but it reads well!?

But, is it a fell race?! Seems like enough climb for one? But what would I know! Never done a fell race...

Any helpers out there?

Must have been fairly popular for it to get voted  '11th best race in the country' by RW magazine?!

25/07/2011 at 22:19

2 of my friends have done it before

which is why ive entered cause they said it was well worth it

i'll be somewhere near the back, if not the back marker 

but who cares at least im trying it  

08/08/2011 at 19:36
It's definitely not a fell race, but in places it's a bit like one! A hilly trail is probably the best description for it.

There's no "hands and knees" climbs, but a lot of off road.

It's two years since I did it but I remember a lot of marshalls and crowd support.

I think you'll all enjoy it.
08/08/2011 at 20:11

No chance of losing your way either. It must take the organisers an age to put out so much tape and so many arrows.

Yep its hilly, you'll know you've done it. Just don't run that fast that you don't look around you. Its too nice a race to miss the views

16/08/2011 at 19:58
So would this be road shoes or trail shoes or even studs? 
16/08/2011 at 20:34
Tis a really good event, did it last year in usual trainers and it was good. I live a few miles away from start so will recce any evidence of need for trail shoes and let you know before Sunday.  Ace views, tough going in parts but hardly any tarmac...bring it on
18/08/2011 at 18:28
IMO, leave the studs and trail shoes at home
18/08/2011 at 19:52
I agree Garry N, ground is rock hard around here and no indication of heavy rain before forecast looking good for us too, maybe a tad too warm.
18/08/2011 at 21:11
I had a look earlier. Not looking cool, it was a hot one last year
18/08/2011 at 21:25
thanks garry for getting me into this one i am now sh*tting myself about sunday
18/08/2011 at 21:29

You'll love it

Out in the country - better than tarmac pounding

18/08/2011 at 21:30

true and not too far to fall back home after

19/08/2011 at 21:27

Briliant! I was just questioning the Trail shoes v Road shoes, er, question!

Will bring the road shoes then? and mebbe the innov8s as well, just in case...

Looking forward to this. Sounds a fairly big turn out (350 last year?) What's the split runners v walkers like? Mostly a running race? 

21/08/2011 at 15:11
Ouch, that hurt...
21/08/2011 at 16:19
you're not F**KING joking
21/08/2011 at 16:28
As i posted on FB Ang, I'm starting to think I had masochistic tendencies last year!
21/08/2011 at 16:30
i enjoyed it but boy was it tough, saying that i'm not hurting that much
21/08/2011 at 17:48
I loved it again and the heat didn't help.

I do think that the stop clock the timekeeper had wasn't working cos there's no way i walked the steep bits n dragged my carcass through the last 8km an still beat last years time by nearly 30minutes

Great fun though as ever and its been great to see more an more people do it over the four years i've been running it.

Very special race
21/08/2011 at 18:54
Very hot but fantastic again..Christopher, his timing was spot on so well done buddy on knocking so much time off. TBH I think there are bits where it just aint worth running and killing yourself
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