In full: I've covered a few thousand races so I'll be thoroughly objective in a spirit of helpfulness. I was unable to make the 'early entry' links work so had to pay extra on the day. I'm dismayed that so many entry fees have become ridiculous considering that volunteers give their time freely and sponsors cover the give-aways. For a state-pensioner, it can cost up to 25% of one's weekly pension to enter a race. Still, the market rules and takes advantage. This event was for a charitable cause and I do not begrudge the fee. In exchange, I took part in a sufficiently-marshalled event over an interesting, slightly challenging cross-country course. Having a cute 29" waist turned the 46" tee-shirt I received into a night-shirt! I wasn't aware of any after-race feedback i.e. results, a an opportunity to applaud the prizewinners (if any). I am keen that local races are supported and would return and encourage others to this event if it takes place again next year. Those complaining of mud are probably first-timers with one pair of all-purpose trainers! Overall - lots of praise for an inaugral event but criticism of pre-entry links and the cost. I am receiving Club support for my Pensioners Run Free campaign. Date of review: March 22, 2010
In short: Good for those at front - frustrating for the faster laggards In full: Easy to concentrate on good points ... the below-expectations were: 1) Incredible conjestion over first 2 and last 2 kilometres - cost me around 2 minutes
2)Chip-timimg wildly inaccurate. Glad I wore a watch. I thought chips were very accurate - what went wrong?
3) Confusion after finishing - where were the drinks, which way to collect goody bag and medal ...
4)Results would have been useful indicating age categories of runners and age-category results.
I'd go again but would start nearer the front and do my own timing. Date of review: May 9, 2007