In short: How the hell did i get mud there! In full: Dr Rob and his team have provided yet again another event which leaves me in no doubt that i need some therapy! i must be mental to put myself through the pain time and time again but always leave in some degree of satisfaction of my achievements. I was left Disappointed by the promise of an xxl shirt at race finish but AS USUAL the Tshirt sizing debacle reared its ugly head. i have now done 4 trionium events and have yet to get the right size. (Dr Rob This could be simply fixed :( Date of review: November 28, 2011
In short: They certainly didn't lie! In full: There was plenty of warning that this was going to be a hard race, and they were not kidding. The ascents were challenging, the descents were steep and the majority of it on very muddy and/or rocky ground. Forget trying for a PB, it is just not going to happen on this course. Instead enjoy it for the run that it is. The organisation was excellent, and the support from the marshalls was fantastic, just what was needed and at the right time. The second lap did not seem to be as bad as the first, probably because I knew what to expect instead of it all being a lovely surprise. The carrot at the end was the icing on a wonderful cake. Thank you very much for a great run. Date of review: November 28, 2011
In short: Beautiful scenery, great atmosphere & pretty challenging In full: Sweet race,but you'd do well to ignore the advice about road shoes and bring a pair of proper trail shoes Date of review: November 28, 2011
In short: Absolutely loved it! In full: Very lucky with the weather of course, showing off the incredible scenery. Loved the course, and the lack of mile markers (so refreshing!), and challenging myself in a first off-road race, and the small size etc etc. And galloping round the race track on the final stretch.. and the end of race goodies (beer and carrots - genius!) Thanks so much - had a superb day. Date of review: November 28, 2011
In short: Loved it. Damned hard though............. In full: Got diverted at the beginning so ended up running an extra 1.3km, which I felt at the end!!! But a fabulous run. Well organised. Beautiful. Friendly. Definitely going to be a fixture on my running calendar. Date of review: November 28, 2011
In short: Well organised challanging hilly half, great route and mix of topography and surfaces. Full marks to the organising team as well as the excellent post race food. Date of review: November 28, 2011
In short: Add in muddy and it's all in the title In full: A fabulous clear sunny day made the most of spectacular views. Everyone was very friendly and apart from one slight bottleneck near the start on the racecourse it was easy to run. I was quite glad of the marshalling error as it avoided having to run down the very steep tarmac road twice - so thanks, Marshal - and we all found our way back to the right place. Also a special cheer for the Joker marshal who was a star all day. Racecourse made a great base and the beer and jaffa cakes made me smile.
Only suggestion for improvement: the advice that road shoes would be fine was misplaced and I felt sorry for a couple of people I saw slipping around helplessly on very greasy tracks. Date of review: November 27, 2011