In short: Great event, but serious tough on your quads! In full: I picked The Picnic as my 100th marathon and was delighted by the support offered by Dr Rob, who arranged for me to have the race number 100, which is a great thing to have. I was also supported by the marshals on route as well, verbally and handshakes on the last leg. It all helped to make it a special day for me.
Great athmosphere, with great support from other runners due to the out and back nature of the course, from the other Picnic runners and the Munroe runners as well. Thanks to all of you too.
Dr Rob gave me an extra medal for me to frame with some photos, and another t-shirt and got involved in my post race celebration. He has also been supportive afterwards.
Great event, well organised, but a seriously hard race. I'll be back in two years and again in four years when it might be my 200th! But do not tell my wife that! Date of review: June 26, 2009
In short: Very Challenging but Excellent race and vastly different from normal road runningg In full: Race was well organised and though tough there was a friendly atmosphere throughout. Drink stations were well stocked with jelly babies and jaffa cakes. A good event for those looking for something a bit different. Date of review: June 26, 2009
In short: Very very tough, but excellent race - a must do race In full: Amazingly tough, but absolutely brilliant race. A massive thanks must go to Dr Rob for organising such a great race and the marshalls. Probably the best marshalls support i have ever had in a race. There was a small problem with the route on the first lap of the Picnic, but this can happen to the best of races (e.g Windsor Tri 2008) so in my opinion this does not detract from whatwas otherwise a brilliantly organised race.
In short: I thought it would be harder!! In full: This is a race where you have to use your intelligence and pace yourself.A must do race like the Grizzly or Exmoor Stagger Date of review: June 24, 2009
In short: A special event In full: My fourth Trionium Box hill event and again met all my expectations. With his quintessentially British eccentricity (check those boxer shorts and panama hat not to mention the perfunctory rendition of God Save the Queen) Dr Rob is becoming something of a cult figure in the running world down South. For those of us that love the hills there's not much on offer down this part of the country so these races are a godsend. I regarded the Picnic as hard as any ultra up North that I've done if only because of the merciless steps. Cheers Dr Rob for organising this race and allowing amateur runners like myself a day to remember. Come on, make this an annual event! Date of review: June 24, 2009