Not for the faint hearted! You've got to love AAT events. You know there will be multiple hills of varying nastiness, technical trails, beautiful scenery, great marshals and legendary brownies. Theres also always a really friendly atmosphere and support for all abilities. This was my first Hard as Snails but it's like a summer version of the sell-out G3 races and popular enough to warrant a 2nd running next month. And so, despite being slow and whinging about St Martha's, I know there's an inevitability that I'll be back for Round 2 (helped by the promise of a matching, bespoke medal and those brownies). Go on, give it a go - but for optimal enjoyment I recommend you don't take it too seriously. You'll still have earned bragging rights - more so for being on a week night.
Nice hilly, woodland weekday evening run - great flapjacks !nEnjoyed this one, ran for the first time last year - again super organisation, small field so really friendly and informal. Awesome medal at the end, and fab end of race flapjacks, brownies and bananas, oh and water ! The route is a really nice woodland run, with some tough sandy hills up to St Martha's church, out beyond to Newlands corner and then back.