In full: This was my first trail run -Brutal. This was harder than the Royal Parks Half marathon!!! Very pleased/suprised with the time as there were so many full on hills that I ended up walking up over half of them (training in Greenwich park is flat in comparision). Having said that I really enjoyed the challenge of the technical running on different surfaces,avoiding freezing puddles/super sticky mud and navigating different widths/types of paths all through a beautiful forest. Absolutely knackered at the end but big, big buzz.
In full: Great organisation, good route although there were sometimes too many members of the public on the paths but as you were in Hyde park on a glorious sunny day, what do you expect? Lovely people organising it and helping out on the day. Date of review: October 16, 2011
In short: Tough 10/15k run, route was more challenging than I expected. In full: Overall I enjoyed this race, organisation was good and friendly. Nice group warm up to start with. I expected to just lap the edge of the park but the route was varied through the park and my family was able pitch up by the playground and watch me go past 4 times. Billed as a fun run but more challengening than that! Date of review: August 14, 2011