In short: A highlight of the year In full: My third time and the slowest yet but a race I am prepared to get off my sick bed to do. Despite the pain, both during and afterwards this was a race day that I would be loathe to miss; this is one of the most beautiful parts of England to be hobbling around. Date of review: March 7, 2011
In short: Superb race in a beautiful area with some killer hills In full: Brilliantly organised Trionium event. Tough race with great touches like the cooked breakfast afterwards, entertaining wife-carrying race before and quality medal, t-shirt and paper weight to take home. The only thing putting me off running next year is the price - I'd rather have fewer extras and a cheaper entry. Date of review: March 7, 2011
In short: Hilly challenging & different race In full: This was one I entered after a few glasses of wine thinking I'd get the hill training in. I'm not sure how much would be enough! My tactic was to walk the steepest hills & make up the time going down, which I initially thought would not work as there were a couple of frustrating bottlenecks near the start (both up and down) caused by volume of people on narrow tracks or going down steps. However there was plenty of opportunity in the second half to bound down the hillsides if you were so inclined (though the lower paths are stony and there are always the hazards of mountain & trail bikes and walkers). Definitely in a class of its own, one to repeat. Date of review: March 7, 2011
In short: Another great Trionium race, well organised, friendly atmosphere, well marked course awith great marshalling and a cook breakfast too finish, worth getting out of bed for on a Sunday Date of review: March 7, 2011
In short: Just what my running mojo needed In full: Great race, from start to finish. Hard course but that's what's so awesome about the race. Along with a real bond between the competitors who all look out and encourage one another.
Superb medal, t-shirt and paperweight. Not to forget the full English breakfast afterward.
From the parking through to leaving the race venue, it was well organised.
A truly unique race. Date of review: March 7, 2011
In short: Terrific vibe combine with a gritty hill run challenge In full: The hills are murderous and though mostly in the first half, a couple of hills in the second half gives you no mercy! Its a fantastic run, wasnt too muddy and in fact was mostly stone and sand. running on downhill slopes require extra caution as most of the course are rough terrain. Once reaching the top of the hill, the views are spectacular.
The Marshalls were the most encouraging, humoured I've come across and there were plenty of them.
The goody bag was actually just 3 items but they were quality. The medal is a very nice large weighty item, a quality t-shirt that had all of our names on, and a 3d holographic cube ornament. Now, these I much prefer thanthese nonsense energy gels and bizarre edibles, and other useless stuff you get in your standard goody bag.
Absolultely recommend this. Date of review: March 6, 2011
In short: My first time, but I'll be back! In full: The run down Leith Hill passing other runners coming up was a highlight with good spirits all round despite the gradient. Blue sky burst out just as I reached the top and then the long downhills on the way back burnt up the remaining miles in a relatively pleasurable way. Those steps at 12 miles brought on a bit of cramp but despite walking/stumbling quite slowly no one passed. Great organisation, terrific breakfast and great swim after. Thanks Rob. Date of review: March 6, 2011