In short: Scenic and challenging In full: A new race on the block and was a hard challenge with a few good hills so not a fast course, however, the local welcome was refreshing. Registration was easy and simply done. Would highly recommend this run if they organise it in 2015. Date of review: June 26, 2014
In short: My first Midsummer Munro and I enjoyed it In full: It was my first Trionium race. My wife entered me in because she heard it was harder than the other 1/2 marathon that I have done.I had never done any hill training but was prepared to give it a go. The start of the course is uphill and then its down and up. I really enjoyed the race, the other runners were great and so too were the marshals .My run time went out of the window due too all the steps that you have to go up and down. The hardest part was the last mile, with cramp starting to set in and my left leg not listening to me it was difficult getting up those final steps but as a runner I was determined to finish it. I had to smile coming down the hill towards the finish line. I achieved the HARDEST 1/2 marathon.I will be back next year and thank you to all the other runners and marshals that encourage me along the way Date of review: June 26, 2014
In short: Exactly as advertised for me... In full: I didn't have the stomach to put my hand up when the good Dr asked if it was anyone's first marathon but it was indeed my first "attempt". In fact, it was my second ever race having taken up and running last December and getting a thing for hills and trails. I say attempt because I cut it short after the halfway point despite being encouraged by some very friendly marshals to continue if I wanted to, I knew I'd reached my limit for the day.
I was inspired by this race because I wanted a real challenge and signing up for this gave me the motivation to train and push myself far harder than I would have otherwise. It did not disappoint, giving me all the opportunity I needed to test myself on the day.
The marshals and fellow runners were an amazing part of the experience and I'm sure I'll be back in 2 years for another crack. Hopefully with a bit more experience behind me. :) Massive thanks to Dr Rob and the team. Date of review: June 26, 2014
In short: Challenging run in great countryside In full: Probably not a course to set a PB on but a great run. First club organised run I had done in 20 years, really welcoming, well organised and plenty of parking etc. There are a couple of narrow bits where it can get a bit congested, so suggest that you gauge where you expect to finish against the other runners and start around there..... working through from the back (as I did) you can get held up a bit early on. Date of review: June 25, 2014
In short: STILL in pain, 361 days to recover to the next In full: I'm getting an old hand at this one-my 6th- but it is never less than a great race. This year with added heat. Despite knowing every tree root I still turned my ankle at mile 1, screamed then carried on as I wanted the thrill of the run home after 12 more miles. This event can't improve but somehow it is a different experience each time-next year, snow please.Great marshalls, picnic and bagpipes, roll on another year in my life. Date of review: June 25, 2014
In short: BRILLIANT POTENTIAL In full: Needs better info before race, what came was late and was unclear. Start needs improving, time pens and wider, straighter route. Main issue water in plastic cups very poor. Will do it again potential to be great, with the superb local support and some improvements. Date of review: June 25, 2014
In short: Friendly, fun but challenging 10K In full: Not an ideal course for anyone looking for a PB but it scores 10/10 for scenery and lovely quiet roads to run on (with the exception of some the last 2k). Lovely atmosphere, very friendly and the marshals were great at cheering the runners on too as a lot of the route was in the countryside with few spectators. Very well organised, especially for an inaugural event, and I would definitely do again. Date of review: June 25, 2014
In short: 4 days later and I am still in pain! In full: I wish all races could have this same sense of fun, camaraderie and challenge. Yes it's tough but so much more rewarding physically, mentally and spiritually than simply pounding the pavements. If you do one race next year do this one! Date of review: June 25, 2014
In short: Disappointed it's not recognised as a 5km on the power of 10 - down as NAD. In full: Great race, excellent organisation... Just gutted my time won't stand officially on the Power of 10 website! Really disappointed Date of review: June 25, 2014
In short: You just have to do this race! In full: I was ill, I hadn't been able to train, but I couldn't not run - so I thought I would just jog round! Needless to say I finshed a lot further down than I would have liked but if it hadn't been for the jaffa cakes I probably wouldn't have finished at all:-) Took a long time to decide how to rate 'Value' - it is expensive but you do get a proper technical t-shirt (with your name on it), a brilliant beer glass (new this year - please keep this in future years!), and if you need them there are a lot of jaffa cakes - so all in all I have to rate it a bargain. Date of review: June 25, 2014