In short: Brutal, brutal, brutal, brutal, brutal, brutal, brutal, brutal, brutal, brutal (one for each hill) In full: A brutal race on a hot day; but for the encouragement of the other runners I would have been a DNF for the first time ever. The sense of achievement finishing beats that of a marathon, and you won't find a prettier last half (downhill) kilometre.
Huge thanks to the marshals, and hats off to the Picnicers for doing it twice.
I keep promising that I'll never do it again, but keep clicking on "Enter" when Dr Rob sends his email around...
In short: The Trionum Army Marches On In full: I started yesterday with a cycle and swim and rounded it off with a run, so a triathlon done. However, as did not do the picnic off to do that today, as still smiling from a wonderful afternoon playing on Box Hill. It is a great varied run in terms of terrain and scenery,a bit like those packets of variety mini boxes of cereals and by the end you are sure going snap, crackle and pop! Fantastic camaraderie and that is the joy of the out and back route, brilliant marshalls and of course to Dr Rob, the piper, the Roblets and all the team. Your hard work is greatly appreciated, and other race directors can but only aspire to being able to consistently put on such great events. Right back to making the picnic for the day, wouldn't want to be a sandwich short! Date of review: June 22, 2014
In short: Another Munro bites the dust In full: Ok I was late for the Picnic , so did the a midsummer instead , it was still incredibly hard and despite my fitness levels not up to scratch I managed to throw in a sort of sprint downhill at the end, this was done more to gravity and momentum than my own physical exertion ! Brilliant crowd and superb marshals make this summer half and the marathon an absolute must for anyone who enjoys a real trail challenge. The only marathon with a dedicated bagpipe (Bob) player , well done everyone !! Date of review: June 21, 2014
In short: Dr Rob comes up trumps again In full: my 5th year now but easily the most enjoyable, well organised as usual and the banter between the runners great, special mention for the fantastic Marshalls out there for hours in the heat but still smiling and full of encouragement will def do again. Special thanks to Dr Rob Date of review: June 21, 2014
In short: Brutally hard, fantastically organised and very friendly In full: The appropriate way to describe this is probably "hilly and warm", but that doesn't come close to describing how brutally hard it was. The organisation was fantastic, the atmosphere was amazing and the scenery was stunning. A big thank you to everyone who marshalled so cheerfully as I know they were on the course for hours. This is the first time I have run this but it definitely won't be the last. Date of review: June 21, 2014