On-line entry is now open for Offas Orror 2012. Or you can visit our website and download an entry form and pay by cheque. This year we have an improved course with less road and more mud. Those that turn up year after year will be glad to hear we haven't cut any of the hills out!
Yep. The very gradual incline over 3.6 kms results in a drop of around 24 metres in the last km. Again, not a what I'd call downhill, but you do notice it after 19kms..... fanatstic assist just when you need it the most.
440 turned up on the day to take part out of 563 registered on the programme. First time I've done this race - was pretty tough, but enjoyable in a weird kind of way. Never done so much constant up in any race (or down). Well organised and a great atmosphere generated by the enthusiastic locals of North Wales. The field was made up of some very good athletes....... that Andi Jones did it again this year. 4th time in a row he's won the event.
Mega commiserations to family of friends of runner who died.
Would I do it again? Ask me in a couple of months time.
I thought that It'd be a bit easier running the hill in reverse at the start.... but it wasn't. My time was down 45secs on last year. Or maybe it was the grass we had to negotiate to avoid those parking to look around the house.
Mike - well done on getting it all together after the snow postponed date. You even managed to get the sun to come out for a while after I'd finished. Did a lot of the quicker runners ask for a refund cos there really didn't seem to be anyone occupying the sub 7:00 min/mile pen at the start?
Unfortunately I missed the prize giving - I was hanging around at the registration point wondering what was happening only to find out I'd missed it all at the start/finish line. When we do have the estate to ourselves next year maybe it would be best to have the prize giving in a more central/prominent spot. Also, would the estate allow you to get in some catering service close to the 'event village'?