I did it for the first time last year - the most memorable things were the amazing scenery vfrom the top of every hill, and there are at least 6 distinct ones, the fact that most of the runners arrived in Subarus and wore Walsh or similar fell shoes, and the lukewarm showers with blocked drains at the end.
Ggreat race though and I'm going for it again this year!
Its on the 30th September - so just the weekend before the marathon. The run goes from St Catherines bay out and back, westwards along the North Coast which you can see at http://www.209events.com/file/10.doc but I like what I'm hearing! Thanks Colin
I'm entered for the Jersey Challenge this year, and would be keen to hear any views on the race or tips you might have for it. Training by biking the Cotswolds and hily escarpment edge runs but I have no real feel for how hilly the race will be. I'm comfortable with the paddling having raced floppy inflatables before.
I've just replaced my old Polar Edge (Excellent but basic) with a new Sigma 61 for the same price as a chest strap for the Polar. It promised lots - equivalent to M51/2, but I regret it already, with weedy bleep and small display, complicated to use. At least it is a cheap waste of money!