This is a great event for those, like me, looking to increase their trail experience. The route is more ‘trail’ on the outgoing half, meaning you can pick up some time on the way back, where the path is wide and mostly smooth gravel.
The race is very well organised, the marshals were all super-friendly. The only water stations all also had gels and the free water available at the end contained electrolytes for rehydration - we were well looked after.
There are lovely river views for much of the route and where road crossings are necessary, the marshals made sure the way was clear for us.