In short: Did not live up to the billing In full: I can only comment on the run and this was my first time at the event. I maybe wrong but i feel that this race has been copied and bettered by other organisers. It was billed as hard and painful etc etc. The reality was that it was a good trail/XC type race. There was a couple of hills and a small amount of mud but compared to Brutal and Grim races is very tame. Nice T shirt but no medal or goodie bag just a bottle of a branded sports drink at the end no fruit or other food. Which raises another point no water and no excuse really as the race was 2 laps!! The finish was dangerous and a farce, as runners had to cross dualists at the finnish point. Some runners ended up in the transition area as chaos ensued. Why did they not move the finnish line to the other side of the transition area??
To sum up Disappointing and expensive!!!!! Date of review: January 22, 2011
In short: Worth doing just for the cakes!!! In full: MY first time doing this event, the organisation was very professional and everything worked well. Was nice not to be kept waiting around to start. The marshalls were very friendly and I would like to say a big thank you for standing out there in that horrible rain. This is a fast and flat course but being next to the sea is at the mercy of the elements. The medal and the lovely cakes at the end made for a nice touch. See you next year!!! Date of review: November 15, 2010