In short: Merry mudtastic madness! In full: We were in the area for Xmas and so I entered myself (my third ever race) and my wife (her first) for a bit of fun and to try and relieve that post Christmas Day liverishness...
We both loved it (I think). Everyone - in particular the organisers - entered into it in the right spirit from the whippets that shot off to post inhuman times through to those of us that sort of ran round, right the way to those of us whose aim was simply to finish.
My only suggestion is to consider offering a trophy of some sort to all that take part (I'd happily pay more, it's all for a good cause anyway). I know it's a small thing but my wife was a little disappointed to come away from her first proper race with only a bottle of beer (for me to drink) as a memento of her effort.
Anyway, as I say, we had great fun and hats off to the organisers. And thank you! Date of review: December 28, 2006
In short: Mud, mud, glorious mud... and a very cold soaking wet walk through icy water to start In full: I loved it. Mud and all. Friendly people and supportive marshalls. Beautiful scenery. Gruesome mud and bottomless puddles - yes I fell in. We all did. Great fun. Date of review: November 26, 2006
In short: My first race, my first half marathon, didn't train enough but still enjoyed it so it must be good In full: OK, so the pain in the last 5 miles was a self inflicted wound as I only got up to eight miles in training, and that was on the flat. There are some long, no, very long hills on this route on the way out - the climb to roughly 8 miles is fairly unrelenting. And then they throw a couple of short & nasties in, but nothing that will kill you if you do some hill work, which I didn't... but I still managed 2.10.46 which I'm pleased with. I've got the bug now and am looking for my next race. Date of review: October 15, 2006