In short: "Happy Birthday" In full: That's what was against my name at every checkpoint. Thanks to a senior moment I must have mixed up the event date with my D.O.B. Doh! However, it's touches like that which made this event so good. Glorious weather, fantastic scenary and a great atmosphere really made this event special. Thank you to all the organisers and helpers. Date of review: April 11, 2010
In short: A Nice New Additional to the Running Calendar In full: Organised by the same Race Director responsible for the Shifnal Steeplechase this one looked to be in doubt when I looked out of my window at 7am and saw the snow.
However, a note on the website confirming favourable conditions led me to make the reluctant trip to a cold, but surprisingly snow free Idsall School for this race.
Like it's HM counterpart, this is run in surprisingly pretty scenary up lanes, over fields and back again.
I huffed and I puffed my way round, with shin splints for company, to a nice Free Air Ambulance 'Bag For Life' and some Lucozade goodies from the frozen rep.
Organisation was very good, some friendly, if hypothermic marshal's, and a nice course all for around Â£6, what more could you ask for ?
Apart from a quicker time. Date of review: January 31, 2010