Sporting Events UK
Great trail run with beautiful scenery
This was our first trail run, lovely varied route winding over streams and through fields and woodland. Organisers started us off at 10.10am but didn’t take the 10 min late start into account when discussing the cut off for the 20miler (didn’t effect us but might have others?). GPS was hit and miss and we did go wrong once but all that was needed was a bigger sign at the point you go left into the woods as you assume you continue down the field. Very friendly marshalls, nice to have the sweets, T-shirts, pens etc. Lovely event thank you to all involved.
The tracker did not work but otherwise all very good
We did go off route at one point but it added to the fun.
Really enjoyed the trail run. Thanks
Great fun and different to the regular runs
Really enjoyed it (despite going wrong twice and coming last!) - getting lost/figuring out where to go was definitely part of the fun for me. Some of the turn offs were quite discreet, but then that's what the GPS tracker is for - which sadly weren't as reliable as probably needed. Would definitely do it again and hopefully meet the cut off time! Thanks again Sporting Events
Not having GPS
Great run with friends, great scenery saw more of it than planned due to having no GPS 5.5 miles turned into 10k
Great route - helps that weather was good too !!!..
need either more clear signage - or more marshals - need reliable GPS - mine didn't work -
But a great event / location - will certainly do next year ...good stuff Barry!!!
Overall great event, just some navigation niggles to resolve for next time.
Great event, good organisation overall. Really liked the route was a good mix of different terrain. Signage and navigation was the only let down, in signing up for the event I didn't realise the intent was for me to use my phone to nav. Not something I do normally I don't like having to hold my phone look at a screen and run. In practice the event app failed to track me so I gave up on it and used my Garmin watch which got me round. There was a left turn 6k or so in that a number of people (including me) missed. A few more obvious signs would have helped. But, all that said had a great day and nothing that the organisers can't improve upon for next time, thanks!
Lovely local race on local trails.
Gps tracker lagged about 300m behind my actual location but as I knew the route as I've run on these trails many times this wasn't an issue for me. It did appear some runners were navigationally challenged at times. If this could be tweaked then what a fantastic event for all.
Really excellent run
Really highlight the need to look out for the way markers. My GPS stopped working but thankfully my friends was ok. The left turn in the 10 mile route just after the 5.5 right turn could have done with a big sign, a lot of people missed it. But I was a fab run, would do it again. Thanks for organising it :)
I’d do it again
Nicely organised and volunteers are very friendly. We did miss the marker for the turn off for the 5.5 run and I do think if you’re not great with GPS, a few more obvious markers would have helped. But overall I had a great time!
A lovely route, great scenery
The app didn’t work properly for me (it wouldn’t always centre on my location) so I used the GPX and OS maps app instead. I couldn’t tell whether we should do the loop clockwise or anti-clockwise, thankfully I went the right direction! I didn’t see any mention of cut off times during the race sign up process, this should have been made clear when signing up.
Really good trail run, great mix of surfaces
My gps tracker app wasn't working on my phone but luckily my friends was. The markers were had to see. We did have to loop back a few times. Also think the 2.30 to finish was quite hard, slower runners may struggle to finish in that time
We need more of these!
Great trail running and navigation - very enjoyable
My favourite event yet!
I absolutely loved this trail run, the scenery was absolutely stunning and there was a real sense of togetherness amongst the 5.5 mile runners.
Next year I am definitely going to do again but the 10 mile.
Fantastic adventure through the British countryside, with a TShirt and medal at the end; what more could you want!!
Loved it, thank you
Great concept, lovely scenery
The GPS tracker app failed on several occasions, we ended up running part of the route in reverse! But we made it back, the scenery was lovely. Will have to do it again and run the correct route!
It's a brilliant concept but quite a few people seemed to struggle with the app freezing, not showing your number or just shutting down completely.
Still enjoyed it, would do it again although I would have probably panicked if I'd not run in a team
Lovely scenic route
My geo thing did not work. Had to rely on others and we got lost. Did not realise till later there were tiny markers showing the way, which in themselves were an ok size but wished we'd known @ them at the start. In the end we went out for 5 miles, turned round and came back. Apart from technology & maybe a marshall or 2 extra really liked the run
I followed the GPX file on my watch which was spot on.
I wouldn’t want to hold my phone throughout so glad I had that.
As the first race of its type there were bound to be a few very minor teething troubles, but as soon as the tracker was working we were away. Definitely one to add to the running calendar.