In short: Hard but fun with great scenery and a great medal In full: I really enjoyed this as I like the challenge of hills. The course was very wet and very muddy and I really should have taken trail shoes. I did not and as such had to go a little slower but with the hills I was never going to achieve much speed anyway! The scenery is beautiful, there's free tea and coffee and flapjacks at the end. A nice solid medal awaits you too. Date of review: November 25, 2015
In short: Mental hills, muddy trails, ginourmous puddles and one of the best half marathons in the county! In full: What a brilliant race. It is fun, friendly, super hard but not for the faint hearted. You need to have a bit of grit to do one of Trinomiums events but that what makes them that little bit better than all the other races out there! Oh and you get carrots and beer at the end! Date of review: November 25, 2015
In short: A difficult but thoroughly enjoyable race In full: You will need to train on a few hills before tackling this one. Definitely not a pb course but great fun and a good challenge. Date of review: November 25, 2015
In short: Not to bad In full: The only bad thing about this half marathon was the medal,I've done about 20 half's this year and This is the cheapest medal you could get from a race Date of review: November 25, 2015
In short: Fantastically tough and muddy race in the beautiful cotswolds In full: Great race including singing the national anthem at the start. Starts with a circuit of bath racecourse on flat grass then down a long hilly, rocky path to the bottom of the hill after 5k. Then back up the long hill and up further hills, over stiles, forest tracks, muddy puddles etc then up an unbelievably steep muddy hill and back to the racecourse where the ultra 10k runners peel off and the half marathon goes around for a 2nd tiring loop. Date of review: November 25, 2015
In short: Never again.... Well, not until next time... In full: Fantastic, friendly well organised race. Very hilly, very muddy, very scienic and very tough. Loved every minute... Bring on next year.... Date of review: November 25, 2015
In short: Very tough but one of my favourite races In full: Lots of hills as the name suggests, but great atmosphere and amazing scenery make up for this. As always really well organised with a nice medal & tech t-shirt to take home. Date of review: November 25, 2015
In short: Well organised traditional half marathon In full: I first heard about this race in 1995 and have been meaning to do it ever since (in those days you got a plate for finishing!). Finally in 2015 I got my chance and wasn't disappointed. Excellent organisation, playful course (undulating but no massive hills), great marshals and one of the best-ever goody bags. Marshals are lovely and relentlessly enthusiastic (including the one who was trying to get me to take my allotted piece of flapjack while I was being sick!).
Despite the hills it's a quick course and a couple of my clubmates got pbs. The start is a bit of a scramble but after half a mile the pack stretches out allowing for some good racing. Wasn't keen on the long drag up the Chesterfield road at miles 11/12 but it was the same for everyone so I can't complain!
The race goes through a wide mix of scenery in a lesser-visited part of Derbyshire. Cresswell Crags (cavemen) and Bolsover Castle (English Heritage) are nearby so why not run and make a day out of it? Date of review: November 25, 2015
In short: Makes you feel alive! Fantastic race, Great Scenery, Tough Hills and a really cool medal and shirt as a reward In full: This was only our second off-road half but what a race. Great organisation and a great atmoshere with the runners encouraging each other, especially on the hills. Loved the "Fool on the Hill", great touch. Also loved the medal and having the names of all the competitors on the back of the shirt. Plan to be back next year to do it faster! Date of review: November 24, 2015
In short: You have to do it In full: The hardest challenge I've ever had without doubt, but the organisation and the support team were magnificent and made it a fantastic experience Date of review: November 24, 2015
In short: Were the hills steeper this year? In full: What a fantastic race, superb organisation and very encouraging marshalls! Conditions were good this year and the huge lake in the middle of the track had been filled in. Will be back next year for more punishment!