Organisation was top notch by Cold Brew Events but I wouldn't expect anything less from these guys, their attention to detail and ability to put on a top class race is on point.
Without doubt the most difficult and brutal event I’ve ever taken part in and it broke me mentally and physically. This company really know their stuff though and the logistics, marshalling and support in one of the most remote areas of Britain was off the scale.
That was the best and most intense event I've ever done. Hugely impressed with the organisation, marshalling and safety, while preserving a hands-off, it's up to you feeling. Learned such a lot...already thinking about next year if I can get off work. Thanks to all and well done, runners!
Everything I hoped it would be and more. Brutally tough race along a brilliant route that was very well managed and marshaled. Well done Cold Brew Events.
The event in my opinion is the toughest ultra in the UK of this distance it's so remote, hills steep and the views are breathtaking. This race will be a classic race in the UK race calendar that the masses will be queuing up to take part in and to attempt to complete. Personally the hardest race I've done in my life so far.
If you want to challenge yourself then enter this event. If it’s a bit too much find another Cold Brew Events race and go for that instead. You won’t regret it!
Hardest ultra I have done. Testing conditions, tested myself to the limit. Well done all involved.
Excellent day out - really well organised and great fun.
Was sweeper for the first half, had an amazing time, got to see the race from both sides, amazing scenery and very tough and rewarding route, must come prepared for this one ☝️
The longest time spent on feet for a 55 mile ultra, certainly the most remote , darkest, slippiest, wettest, snowy, hilly and boggy that I’ve been part of. Completed it, it’s was as it was described... for the hardy fell goats.
This is a top-class event on brutal terrain, different to any Ultra I've done before. The final 10-15 miles completely broke me but I'd strongly recommend it!
Hands down the hardest single day winter event in the country. Brutal is an understatement. Thanks to the organisers and volunteers, superb event.
Filmed the event and I had to say it was challenging enough with the cameras and kit, so bravo to everyone who took part, incredible athletes. Excellent day and a really great community of friends and competitors. Thanks for the experience
All the marshalls and safety cover were where they needed to be in relation to the terrain , and for volunteers and members of the North of Tyne mountain rescue team to be out in minus double figures on the hilltops throughout the day and night is a big ask and I knew I was in safe hands to just crack on.
Rock hard course, rock hard Marshalls. The route that just keeps on giving !!when you hug the cheviot trig point thinking it's in the bag the last ten miles has other plans!!!you will be sipping your soup back at HQ with a thousand yard stare guaranteed...well done all involved.
That is easily the hardest 50 miler in the UK. It is remote, and challenging. We didn't encounter one village, in the entire 55 miles! I think that this event is set to be a cult classic, and I have already heard a lot of expressions of interest, from friends in the Ultra running community.
Great route and organisation. The conditions could not be harder with deep soft snow and mud but the views were fantastic all day. I got around but I was a broken man by the end! I am sure it will become a classic!
I filmed the event and spoke to or watched a fair few of the runners. Most of them seemed inexplicably happy to be doing such a hard 55 mile winter ultra run around the Cheviots! The event was really well managed and I was impressed with the whole thing. Roll on next year.
Marshalled for this event and the organisation from a marshal perspective was exceptional. Race organisers provided us with a full marshal plan giving very clear instructions. Loved the beanie and tshirt! Was very inspiring chatting to all the runners at Barrowburn and hearing their stories. Well done to all involved.