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29/04/2012 at 18:32
I did this years ago. Seem to remember it started and ended in a field. Does it still do that ?
12/05/2012 at 17:25

It has every year so far, so I presume it will again this year.

12/05/2012 at 21:35

Yeah the place where they have the NF show. Looking forward to another commemorative horse brass to add to the collection.

13/05/2012 at 11:20

I've only got the one horse brass, but will be adding to it this year - it's a nice event.

13/05/2012 at 15:07

I've got lots of the horse brasses, collected over the years, but have only put them in a bag, together with my medals etc. I believe you can purchase a leather strap (can't remember what it's called) to fix the brasses to, at the information tent.

I see entries are full already. Luckily, I received an e mail from the organisers early in the year, and I entered on line. I believe it's popularity is because it is classed as a trail race, and these are becoming increasingly popular, due to the demise of many road races.

13/05/2012 at 18:00

oh dear ive missd it. I was doubtful anyway as it is on my birthday.

13/05/2012 at 19:15

I have just entered online, payment has been taken so I must be in ???

14/05/2012 at 15:21

The event details on the RW page states "race full" so this appears to be misleading. I hope that I haven't put anyone off who is attempting to enter.

14/05/2012 at 15:24

I have just checked back and it no longer says race full, so there has obviously been some sort of mix up.

17/05/2012 at 19:38

thank god for that.. .

I'll enter now.

Done this last year and really enjoyed it.

Can remember horses running beside me at points.

17/05/2012 at 20:12

I remember passing the ice cream van last year

17/05/2012 at 20:39

I read in one of the local papers that they are going to resurface the entry road into the field, so,providing it is completed before the race date, should make for a much smoother drive up to the parking area.

25/05/2012 at 18:15

Is it full now I really wanted to enter this 

23/06/2012 at 16:13

I wonder if it will be as hot as in previous years, or "blessed" with the heavy rain that is currently ruining our summer.

24/06/2012 at 11:57

Yeah it was pretty hot last year, but plenty of cloud cover if I remember correctly.

Hopefully it's a nice day, I plan on coming down with my family and having a BBQ after.

If it's wet i'll drive down on my own, run 10miles and drive back.

29/06/2012 at 18:18

I've received my race no. and chip, and note that the chip has to be threaded through the laces. This means that I won't be able to wear my Salomon Trail Shoes, as they don't have tie up laces. In previous years, the chip has had a velcro strap which fitted round the ankle. I suppose the lack of a strap is yet another example of cost cutting.

01/07/2012 at 15:35

Terence - I suspect the lack of strap is because the vast majority of people have shoes with laces and don't use the velcro anyway? Why not (a) buy some velcro tape  or (b) contact the organisers to see if they will have any there on the day or (c) use string/insulating tape round your ankle? 

01/07/2012 at 21:00

What about using a cable tie? 

I have a pair of them Salomon Trail Shoes, but i can't get them on because the tongue in the shoes won't go back far enough. There's no slack.  They were given to me by Salomon, i didn't buy them.

 

04/07/2012 at 16:57

This will be my first 'track' or off-road race. Would it be a good idea to wear my new Gel Excel 33 minimalist shoe, or stick with my normal quite cushioned running shoes which are 1170s? Thanks

04/07/2012 at 17:27

I think your 1170`s will do as the tracks are stoney.

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