Bluemoon - depends where your PB is. If it's on the flat then no, this is not PB potential. Not good if you needs some miles to get going either as there is a constant climb for the first 3 miles. This will be my forth time on this one. Not sure what brings me back as i don't overly like the hills. There is obviously something that draws me back but I can't put my finger on it. Good luck with sub 1:30...I'll be hoping for sub 2:15!
I agree, a lot more needs to be done with this one but I'm with Barnsley Chop - in terms of the route and finish location (with much, much better organisation) this could turn in to an excellent event in the future.
My Garmin has it OK. There are chances to take a bit of a "racing line" but if you stick to the road and not cut corners it is 10K. Not one to get to huffy about, this is a good,friendly run, all in a good cause...it's not meant to be too serious. Well done to the organisers although the hill at the start is a bit cruel for those of us who like to get in to their running before we hit stuff like that!
Hmmm...it's not that flat. OK for first 5 miles, but then you are up against it after that through to 10m. road shoes will be tricky in the woods section as with all the rain it will be really muddy in parts, It's a good race though but you know you've done 15m when you've finished.
I would say this is a good first time ultra. Well organised (the team that put this and their other races together really think about what runners need on such events).
I agree, you need to be a little careful with the route markers. They are generally pretty good, but i would say it's worth investing in the relevant OS maps and study the route beforehand so you have a general idea where you are going. If I remember right there is a left turn up through some fields after the first 10m pit stop which could be missed and there is a right turn in front of a church about 3 miles from the end (ish...).
I would be doing this again if I wasn't going on holiday. Be ready for some stiff climbing in the first few miles (most of the way to the first check point at 10m) and it is undulating through to about 35m after you get past the Tissington Trail into Ashbourne. Be prepared to switch off on the Tissington Trail - it's a bit boring along there.
Another good one if this gets you in to Ultras is the Urban 50K that goes in to Nottingham. It's another ultra race event. The route is excellent (and it's not quite as far!)