In short: Absolutely stunning event! Toughest and most painful race I've ever done combined with impeccable organisation and hospitality. In full: Very brave and novel concept of racing steeple to steeple with devil take the hindmost at each checkpoint. Thrilling course facing the best and hardest the peak district has to offer. Being lucky enough to have run in rift valley in Kenya, rainforests in Oz, Himilayas in Nepal and snow mountains Canada have to say rising through the low cloud and breaking in to glorious sunshine on ridge on Mam tor was as good as it gets, sent shivers down the spine.
Still pulling thorns out of my hands, gashes on my bum trying to slide down steep banks, cuts on elbows crashing into stiles, aching in every muscle in my body...I wonder how this event is getting a PB potential as high as 20%!?
Organisation first class, no stone unturned to make this very complex format run smoothly, unparalleled reception in beautiful square. Bean bags, great free food and bar, excellent goody bag quality hoody and towel and medal. Rumour that they will roll this format out to 1000 runners next year, sign up as quick as you can! Date of review: October 9, 2012