In short: Brilliant fun In full: A very funny warm up followed by a surprisingly challenging course. I'm not the worlds greatest runner but there was definitely a lot of "up"! Cammo nets, bogs and lots of mud made for a great run. My Garmin made it slightly less than 10k - 9.25
The mud was great and sliding down a hill on your belly was great fun. Will definitely be doing this again.
Has a 5k route for the novice which looked equal fun.
In short: More Muddy than a mudbath from mudland In full: First time at the Grim (my second ever race)and loved every minute of it. Despite my arthritis playing up still managed to finish in 1:27 so I was very pleased with that.
Some people don't like the fact it is actually over 8 miles (about 8.75) but this isn't a race people should take seriously. Whilst the course itself isn't that challenging, there is way too much mud for that.
I thought it was well marshalled and everyone, participants, steards & spectators were all very encouraging. I shall be returning for the Dusathlon later this year
In short: My first ever duathlon and I loved every minute of it. Never rated a race before (obviously) but certainly so good I'll be going back next year in the hope of beating my time! NIce steady run with a fairly technical (for me) MTB section k In full: My first ever duathlon and my first ever race full stop!! I loved every minute of it. Never rated a race before (obviously) but certainly so good I'll be going back next year in the hope of beating my time! Nice steady run with a fairly technical (for me) MTB section kept meant I had to keep focused or I'd end up in a ditch!
If you are thinking about it - do it you won't be disappointed. Date of review: October 11, 2010