Not off-road but scenic nevertheless, this was a challenging run. The hill profile online looked to be undulating but in fact it was more down right hilly! There is a steep climb from the start for 1 mile before a lovely 4.5 mile long descent down the valley; but, what goes down must come back up, and you spend the remaining portion of the race climbing back up, with a few short, steep descents and equally short steep climbs thrown in for good measure.
Not a true 10 miles, this one measures in at 10.25 and so I was pleased, given the extra 1/4 mile and the hills, to finish in a time of 1:08:49 and to take 1st female spot and 6th place overall, just out-sprinted for 5th place by the guy I had been running shoulder to shoulder with since mile 2. Need to work on that final finish-line kick of mine!
Nice race, lovely scenery, cheap to enter at £8, and fantastic cakes and pasties afterwards. Incidentally, our own Dave Stone is a former winner of this event, clocking a time of 62:00 in 2010.
At the 5.5 mile point, crossing the River Teign and about to hit a killer 2 mile long hill!