Posted: 20/08/2015 at 22:18
Cape Wrath and Dragons Back have a different attitude to hosting ultras. I believe there is much less emphasis on relying on good will for Marshalling and other duties. The expenses ,travel costs paid ,meals and free Kit given to Marshals are much more generous then at other events. This all costs but probably gives the organiser more control over the event making the whole thing more slick. For a competitor you get a more predictable race but have to pay for the service.
For myself I rather prefer the more raw but cheeper events. (carrying all my own gear adds to the fun for me. )
You have the choice of what type of event you enter which is fine by me.
The only type of race I do object to is where you end up paying for things like shiny sign written vans and flash banners but discover the actual things you need like good CP food and support is missing!
Would I like to do The Dragons Back and the Cape Wrath? The answer is yes but I fall apart in hot summer races , that fact added to the price rules them out for me.
Put them on in the winter and I would start saving up.