In short: Over-priced, but great fun In full: Value-for-money should be improved (eg improve goodie-bag at end) Could also add a few more fun obstacles (eg to climb). But nevertheless a great, fun event, worth doing. Good catering, too. Warm showers afterwards would be a dream come true, but not sure how they could be provided ! Date of review: December 11, 2009
In short: good event, everything there (except a photographer) In full: Photographer, town crier and web-entry would be good. Great setting, plenty of hills, toilets, marshalls, refreshments, sponge/water stations ... I commend it ! Date of review: September 15, 2009
In short: good event (despite several bottlenecks and cow stampede) In full: Worth doing. Bottlenecks & cow stampede need looking at. Access to showers would be a BIG advantage, so we can go home clean/feeling good/warm. Putting our running nos on the web just before the event would cut out 1 bottleneck. Playground warm-up is a GREAT idea, although: - it was late; - instructor needs to be higher, so we can see her lower-half. Free massages very good, thanks. Please keep up the good work :D Date of review: May 7, 2009
In short: Brill event esp course, views, pit-stops, hand-outs, showers, lunch In full: Great to have shower & lunch before leaving. I would highly recommend this event. It should receive greater acclaim. Really trivial quibbles: no coffee at start need 1 or 2 more signs (for confidence) showers need de-scaling But I would still rate this event 99% ! :) Well done and thank you, all organisers and marshals ! See you next year. ps surprised so many shirts left over ? Date of review: March 8, 2009
In short: A great day out for everyone In full: Confusion at start over which race started when/where, and start was a bottleneck; not sure who should have got goody bags at end. But a really great race/day out ! Great Town Crier, stalls, medal etc (and good baggage-handling) NB Where are the official/unofficial photos ? Date of review: September 17, 2008
In short: Strenuous, but good fun. In full: Thanks to: the lady who pushed me up the slippery slope; Kate (from Liverpool) who kept me going up the final hills ! Good: lots of water stations; friendly. Needed: a few more signs/marshalls; a route map/description (in advance) on the web. Overall: I would recommend it.
In short: Great event (and great goodie-bag). In full: Marshalls gave wildly mis-leading estimates of race distance left. NB I would like to thank the 2 VERY kind girls who stopped to pull me out of the mud when my left-calf seized up :-) x 2 Free beer when I see them next ! Date of review: May 18, 2008
In short: Hard but hugely-enjoyable event; raises much for good causes. In full: I enjoyed being a cowboy, but does anybody have a spare kilt I could borrow for next year please ?! Date of review: January 5, 2008