In short: Hard but fun with great scenery and a great medal In full: I really enjoyed this as I like the challenge of hills. The course was very wet and very muddy and I really should have taken trail shoes. I did not and as such had to go a little slower but with the hills I was never going to achieve much speed anyway! The scenery is beautiful, there's free tea and coffee and flapjacks at the end. A nice solid medal awaits you too. Date of review: November 25, 2015
In short: Excellent race, well organised, set in beautiful scenery and great medal! In full: Excellent organisation and beautiful scenery. It is hilly and it won't be a PB course unless you only ever run hill races! However; the countryside, the price, the organisation and that medal make it all worthwhile. Date of review: May 27, 2015
In short: Fantastic organisation and gorgeous scenic marathon In full: Yes it is hilly, yes it hurts but it is well organised, set in stunning scenery (found I was part runner and part wildlife spotter)and the medal is ace! White Star Running have done it again! Date of review: May 27, 2015
In full: Very pleasent people running the show/at the start camp and great to see locals come out for no other reason than to cheer you on. Scenery quite nice, lots of countryside, no hills, lumps maybe but hill is not an appropriate term. PB potential as there are long, straight flats. Food at the start camp is cheap and varied.
Biggest let down was the 'medal' it was piece of reclaimed wood with a cheap ribbon pulled through a hole and tied. It looks like a child made it during primary school woodwork class. truly awful and not exactly something that serves to remind you of how well you did, more something that you;d rather not have to look at. It's even poorly cut/shaped! Very disappointing after the effort you put in to finish the course with a pb! Date of review: October 25, 2012