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!
In short: Beautiful half marathon with a challenging climb In full: This was my 5th year running Conway half, there are more people running every year and as it's grown its remained well organised. I find all Run Wales events good with lovely t-shirts and medals. Have to say tho after reading the reviews I missed the goody bag! I did 2:28 so not sure if the ran out at that point or if I just missed it. Gutted it sounded great! I plan to do this race every year I love it. Date of review: November 23, 2015
In short: Huge hills with amazing views. Loved it In full: Hilly by name, hilly by nature. Left the beginner friendly bit blank as there were no beginners lol. Really friendly race though so I'm sure they'd be very welcome. I would def do this race again. 2 huge hills you hit twice altogether but it was good to know what was coming up. Lots of mud, a big puddle, varied terrain and friendly marshals makes this a tough but really enjoyable race. You even get a carrot at the end - it's a tradition Date of review: November 23, 2015
In short: A last minute entry, but really enjoyed this super tough, but very friendly and well organised race In full: 2 laps with some brutal hills and tricky under foot but glorious views and a very friendly and welcoming race. Enjoyed signing the national anthem at the start and loads of support from crowd and other runners. A real gem Date of review: November 23, 2015
In short: Don't try this in a Bath chair! In full: My first thought of the day was oooh warmest clubhouse of the year and much needed but darn I have to leave this cosy warm and go running. Ah but what a run it is. As I know all the Trionium courses to say this one is the most scenic of the lot really is saying something. But also in keeping with the Trionium tradition it is slippy and muddy and puddly and truly knackering. Many thanks to Rob and all the Trionum team and the wonderful marshals who I hugely admired keeping up the good cheer in the cold, finally many thanks to my fellow runners, it really was a blast in Bath! 100% to you all!! Date of review: November 23, 2015
In short: Great day out In full: Thanks to Clowne roadrunners and the marshals for another great race. Brilliant goodie bag especially the packet of pikelets! Not sure but the course seems longer and more hillier every year, still my favourite half marathon though. Date of review: November 23, 2015
In short: Chaotic organisation. In full: We were left hanging around in temperatures marginally over freezing for almost half an hour while the under staffed organisers handed out numbers. There was no communication from race control about when the race would start. Very poor. Date of review: November 23, 2015
In short: Gorgeous leg-buster In full: Thanks to all organisers and marshalls for a superb event. My first ever organised race and what a place to start! Loved every steep, muddy, good-natured minute of it. Go on, give it a go next year if you haven't before, just be sure to train accordingly. Date of review: November 23, 2015
In short: Mud, sweat, tears of joy In full: Loved the circuit. I did the ultra 10k, quite tough enough for me! A beautiful setting with stunning views and a pretty village, enclosed paths and open fields. All facilities admirable, and interesting to get a look at a weighing room and other racecourse features. With half a furlong to go I even managed a sprint. One of the best medals ever and generous refreshments even allowing for the highest entry fee. Date of review: November 23, 2015
In short: Hilly but fun In full: This was my first HM. A wise choice in terms of the scenery, the friendliness and the organisation. Not so wise in terms of the hilliness. I'll definitely do it again next year though. There was one marshall who actually whooped at about 12m - not sure how she managed to keep up her enthusiasm but I really appreciated it!
In short: A nice cross country 10K with some games thrown in the middle In full: Good organisation coupled with very friendly atmosphere always makes for a cracking event. The organisers were smart enough to release runners in waves, as there were plenty of pinch points and the trail sections cut up pretty quickly. The route was well signposted, and there were marshals at any tricky points. The obstacles were a nice break from what was otherwise an out-and-back 10K. As for stash, the event came with a T-shirt and medal.
A brilliant race topped off by bacon sandwiches and a hot drink back at the race HQ! Date of review: November 23, 2015