In short: Fantastic day out! In full: Cheers to Dave and all of the volunteers from the South Wales LDWA for all of their hard work and making it a great event. Despite the fact that I can't actually walk down stairs today, I had a great time! See you at the Rhondda Rollercoaster in May....... Date of review: October 7, 2012
In short: Fantastic views & great value for money In full: Fantastic views throughout the course; lots of good food provided en route & quite a few long vertical climbs to burn off all the calories!! Well done to Dave & his LDWA colleagues for organising a fun and successful event. Date of review: May 16, 2011
In short: Not sure how the organisers could justify the steep entry fee In full: Many thanks to the marshall based at the Cotswold farm park entrance - very encouraging. Sadly the same could not be said of some of the others. Some jelly babies would have been hugely appreciated at the water stations, and maybe a banana at the finish? The weather was glorious, and quite warm at the end, so personally I feel that another water station would've been useful on route. Date of review: March 21, 2011
In short: Who thought it would be funny to have an up hill finish then????? In full: The organisers should feel very pleased with themselves after putting on this inaugral run. Organisation was very good; excellent marshalling and loads of water stations. If you want a challenging course (with a fair bit of soft sand) with beautiful scenery - put this run on your to-do list. Date of review: September 20, 2010
In short: Excellent value for money! In full: Congratulations to the organisers for putting on such a good event. Marshalling was very good and ample water stations were available. Don't let the flat profile fool you - running over number stiles and through hard, ploughed fields for 26 miles is an absolute killer on the ankles! Date of review: September 20, 2010
In short: A challenging run with a relaxed atmosphere In full: It was refreshing to do an event with such a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Many thanks to the marshalls who did a great job. Date of review: September 22, 2009
In short: Quite simply - I got bored on the second lap In full: The lack of visible mile markers caused problems assessing your pace (which bit a lot of people in the bum on the second lap), whilst the lack of atmosphere on the second lap was completely demoralising. I know marshalls aren't there to be cheerleaders, but even an encouraging smile would be helful! A bit of a shame that we had to spend so much time winding our way around housing estates - surely there must be somewhere remotely pretty in Wolverhampton?
A well intentioned race, but some further tweaks required. Date of review: September 9, 2009
In short: Leave your watch at home & enjoy the scenery In full: The spectacular views and glorious weather made for a very enjoyable event. The route was well marked, and lots of water was available en route. Pity about the t-shirt, but the certificate was nice.
My main gripes? Runners dropping gel packaging on the route when there were water stops (with rubbish bags) every 2-3 miles and some rather rude runners pushing their way through groups of walkers and other runners without any manners. I particularly enjoyed the idiot who shoved past me, then ground to a halt to talk to his mate with colourful language on his mobile!
The event is supposed to be enjoyed at a more relaxed pace. If you want to break records, start at 7am so that you don't have to spoil the event for others, or better still, enter a race! Date of review: June 16, 2009
In short: Expensive for what it is In full: I know that the emphasis of this event is fund raising, but I seriously think that £30 is a bit pricey for a medal and bag of paper. I can't believe they ran out of medals too! Date of review: May 19, 2009