In short: very hilly In full: great off road race, with excellent and enthusiastic marshalls. These are some of the steepest hills I have encountered, but the pay-off is the great views you get for a large part of the race. Would definitely do it again next year. Date of review: October 17, 2011
In short: Traffic free route, but parking a nightmare In full: Pros: Its great that the route is entirely free of traffic. Also the marshalls and public support along the course was excellent.
Cons: I think the race has gotten too big for the organisers - i queued in traffic for 35 mins through the village in order to park which i have never had to do at a race before. As a result despite being there 50 mins before the start I did not get to warm up. I really felt the lack of a warm up and noticed many others needing to stretch out along the route as well. Also the roads at the start are congested with the sheer amount of runners.
I think this has the potential to be a good race with about 20% less participants. Unfortunately on balance I will not be back next year. Date of review: October 31, 2010
In short: Mud glorious mud. In full: This was my first turbo x - I have to say i didnt expect as much mud and boggy areas so early on, however, I still really enjoyed the whole thing. Great atmosphere and a really enjoyable challenge. I would certainly give it another go next year... Date of review: November 22, 2009
In short: Well organisaed race, with testing hills In full: Quite a challenging race with the hills and the warm sunshine, but overall it was really enjoyable. Cant find any fault with the organisation at all and a wide range of runners of varying abilities made it an inclusive atmosphere. Would reccommend it next year. Date of review: June 15, 2009
In short: This was my first 10k and i would definitely recommend the event to beginners. nice and flat, plus great scenery. The organisation was pretty good too - as was the chocolate at the end. Date of review: May 11, 2009