Congratulations to everyone who ran the race this year, we had an amazing turnout with 315 runners taking part. We hope you all enjoyed competing.
Special congratulations to our winners;
- Male Open – Jack Parslow (Dacorum & Tring AC) 1:46:50
- Female Open – Becky Raftery (Tring RC) 2:09:52
- Male Vet40 – Henry Keighley-Elstub (Wimbledon Windmilers & Tring RC) 1:59:22
- Female Vet40 – Suzi Trott (North Herts RRC) 2:29:45
- Male Vet50 – Kevin West (Unaffiliated) 1:58:30
- Female Vet50 – Nicky Pittam (Bearbrook Running Club) 2:37:23
- Male Vet60 – Clive Cannon (Unaffiliated) 2:57:57
- Female Vet60 – Miranda Morgan (North Herts RRC) 3:12:01
- Male Vet70 – Doug Smith (Unaffiliated) 2:53:06
Final results are now available and can be found here.
We couldn’t put the race on without our great marshals and helpers, so a big thank you to everyone who gave up their time today to help out. It was especially tough this year given the weather.
Some photos from the day are at the bottom of this page.
Finally we would really appreciate any feedback, you can do this by either sending us an email or via the runners world website, by clicking here. Some of the feedback from the race this year was as follows;
Another great run. Organisation was smooth and efficient as usual!
Marshals and all course markers/back markers were legends for being out in those conditions!
Great hat and mug!
Guinness cake was a thing of true beauty. Could have eaten by body weight of it (and that = a lot of cake!)
Thanks for a great event last Saturday, it was the first time I have ever done something like this, well done to all the marshals for staying put and giving us encouragement.
P.s. – I’m still aching!
Great day yesterday! Coming from Cambridge the hills were a little challenge!
Brilliant organisation and the Marshalls were amazing.
Look forward to next year
Thank you for putting on such a good event
Hi, massive thanks to organisers and marshals for braving the conditions and putting on such a great race! It was hugely enjoyable and one of the best courses you could wish to run.
Many thanks to organisers and marshals it must have been freezing work as pretty cold running. Marshals were really supportive. Tea and cake was most welcome too. The race was probably the toughest I have done taking into account terrain and weather but nevertheless stunning running around Ashridge. I will not forget the horizontal snow blowing across the ridge leading to the beacon. All credit to those involved for a well organised event in grim weather and im looking forward to a return visit next year.
Leighton Fun Runners
I just wanted to thank the organisers and marshals for a fantastic event today. A tough but great course; clear signposting; lots of enthusiastic marshals despite the cold; and free tea and homemade cakes at the end, which were loads better than the usual goody bag fare. Great job
Thanks – a good tip as my cross country shoes were perfect for the conditions.
Thanks also to you and all the helpers, particularly the marshals as to stand around for that length of time in that chill goes beyond the call of duty. I hope no one got hypothermia.
This was my first trail race (although to be honest given the mud it was more like a super-long cross-country race) and I hope I can make it back next year when the weather will surely be more spring-like!
Thank you so, so much to all the marshals, some of whom were only youngsters! Much colder for them than us runners, they were all stars. My first time running this race and had never run further than 14 miles before today – tough conditions to go for it but couldn’t fault the friendliness of all involved, and the brilliant organisation and communication.
Just a quick thank you to all involved today. Every single marshal was cheerful and encouraging and managed to not even look cold.
The refreshments were fab .
I’ll be back when I’m fit !
The race was run in terrible weather. The organisers rose to the occasion superbly and, as ever, ran a memorable event. Particular thanks to the volunteer marshals and drink station helpers they were all brilliant!