In short: Well done Team at Naked Strength, far superior to 2012 In full: A challenging, hilly, cold and windy course. Marshalls upbeat and very supportive, nice touches on the 3/6th snack station (the poor marshal contending with wild ponies).
Good well ordered car parking, hot & clean showers.
The highlight of the day, the Compere Nickie. Added a real sparkle and level of fun/energy.
Really well done, thank you for being so responsive to last years feedback. This race should grow and grow now. Date of review: March 10, 2013
In short: Not to be taken too seriously in the run calendar, but an awful lot of fun..... In full: At points, it made me wonder 'do we really need to go down the hill, just to come back up'?
It would have also been better to have some more straight runs, as others had said existed in previous years?
Given at points of the course, you are upto your nexk in freezing cold, filthy muddy water, a bit more consideration to changing facility at the end would have been appreciated, perhaps even a shower???
All said and done, great run, lots of laughs, very nice organisation. Well done. Date of review: November 11, 2012
In short: A good easy, no thrills race. In full: Nice organisation, pleasant route, hot showers afterwards. Great race. The staff at the Hub dealt with some rather rude female runners rather well who insisted on using the gents toilets, despite being asked not too. (I hate trying to use urinals with females cracking jokes about shy men).... Date of review: September 2, 2012
In short: 20 miler, with potential, but definitely not achieved. In full: At the start, I thought we was in for a special race. Thought it was genius using a camp site as a base, clean loos, hot showers and even a good pub on site. Transit to carpark good on arrival.
But it didn't really deliver. Chap on the bike very friendly, and 1/2 other marshals supportive, but on the whole was like have 'agency staff' standing looking depressed. And as for the water situation; massively dehydrated, unable to use any gels because of water situation. And wow, the mini bus back to the cars, it was like being on a gran prix.
It should have beeen an exceptional race, but it just failed on some key points.... Date of review: March 11, 2012