In short: A good first time trail race. In full: This was my first long distance trail race and I really enjoyed it. Not as hilly as I thought it would be, yes the first mile+ is uphill and then the rest is nicely undulating. All different kinds of trails to test yourself on from wide stone paths, single tracks and forest trails.
Excellent organisation and having the start/finish at a school means having proper facilities nearby which is always nice. A great idea was having a computer at the finish where you could print of your time and position within minutes of you finishing. Date of review: October 8, 2013
In short: Where else do you get to race a steam train. In full: A great weekend away camping and Racing the Train, this was my first attempt at beating the train and just missed out by 42 seconds :( Otherwise a very well organised day of races despite the wind and rain we all had a great time. I had heard the course was a challenge and they were definetly not kidding a very tough second half to the race can really slow you down if you're trying to beat the train. One thing I would say is that the trains arrival wasn't very clear at the races finish, so there was some confusion on whether I had beaten the train or not. Date of review: August 21, 2013