In short: Simply the best hilly ultra there is in the world In full: This race is one of the best organised races I have entered. Right from the website with forum and race materials to the checkpoints with food and drink stops the organisation was faultless. The helpers at all the checkpoints were considerate, kind and very supportive.
The course is extraordinary hard, not just because of the distance and the vert but because the tracks and paths for some parts are just rough. Imagine how the cyclists feel going over the pavé in the Hell of the North (Paris-Roubaix) well this race has the running equivalent.
In 2010 the entriats were treated to a motivational talk by the legendary Jos Naylor. Truly a fitting way to obtain the mindset to complete such a challenge.
Finally I must say a public thank you to Terry, Marc, Matt and Lauren and all the army of others who were not in the front line.
If you want to do one stupidly long hilly race in your life, do this one! Date of review: July 26, 2010
In short: Great race - shame about the terrible org before the race. It took nearly 1 hour to park. In full: The parking arrangements were appaling and a discrace. About 300 people could not get to the start line on time and that was after the race started 5 mins late. Date of review: November 5, 2007
In short: A tough course but in fantastic countryside. The route is nearly all off road covering three big hills and stunning views at each opening in the trees. There are some steps early on in the race but not very many. Date of review: August 5, 2004