Trionium Greensand Marathon 2011

A yet tougher race...

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10/11/2010 at 19:13
The quarter-way cut-off will be reduced to 70 minutes for the race in 2011, which will make this a yet tougher race (and it's a tough race anyway). The cut-off is there to ensure the safety of runners and marshals.

Anyone up for this?
18/01/2011 at 14:07
Excellent. I'm in. I think I got to the 1/4 way just inside an hour last year......then I slowed down a touch at 1/2 way...then I crashed and resorted to walking all the steepens . It was a very, very nice days sport - beautiful scenery and glorious sunshine. Please arrange for the sunshine again Dr. robert.
02/02/2011 at 00:38
Considering this, but a little concerned by the climbs. Will be doing the Edinburgh marathon in May so will hopefully get a better idea of what time I might achieve and see how that compares to the 70 minute cut off, but I'm running 10m in 80mins at the moment, so shouldn't be a problem?

Registration will be open still in June won't it? Don't want to enter until I've completed Edinburgh.
02/02/2011 at 08:43

A wise man. You'll be fine with the cut-off, just be prepared to slow down a fair bit afterwards and enjoy the scenery. Leaving entry until June might be more of a risk though......I think this event will prove even more popular in 2011.

02/02/2011 at 09:25
Oh good, definitely too tough for me to enter this year. Dislocated my shoulder on it last year but still a really good race.
03/02/2011 at 22:05
KateF - dislocated shoulder ?? Dare I ask how?
04/02/2011 at 06:48
Was so pleased to get to Leith Hill on the way back I completely lost concentration and tripped on a tree root, have a stupid shoulder anyway so not as bad as it sounds, but proud to say I finished!
13/02/2011 at 21:31
Good going Kate, I did a faceplant on one of the flatter stretches of track, luckily no one was round to see me and  it did kind of wake me up for the remainder of the race. Did well cos the weather was perfect last year - loved it so time to re-enter. Are you sure you don't wanrt to enter?
14/02/2011 at 07:54
Will see how foolish I feel closer to the time! I fear with the new cut off time I'd only make the half though.
12/03/2011 at 20:09

Arghh,  just entered for this and the Midsomer Munro. Fancied trying both these races for a few years, and finally organised enough to get registered before they fill up.

Quite worried about the 70 min cut off (10K PB of 58 mins so it is going to be tight), will have to get out on the route and practise that bit to make sure I can do it.

Needed something "big" to keep me motivated to run a bit more regularly - think this more than fits the bill!

26/04/2011 at 14:09
Hi Dr Rob, how are entries going at the moment? is it likely to fill up fast?  
27/04/2011 at 20:17
50 so far.... plenty of time yet...
01/05/2011 at 23:10

Dr Rob, Can I ask you to explain a little your intention with the 70 min cut-off? Do you have an overall time limit (I can't find one)? I know I can complete the course (I live and run in the north downs) but I'm not the quickest overall and I tend to start slow and take it steady. I should be able to make the cut-off but don't want to be swimming against the tide if I'm not the kind of person you want out there.

PS: The tips and info section on the website says 75 min.

24/05/2011 at 15:51
I assume Dr. Rob has reduced the cut-off for 1/4 distance simply to up the stakes. He's a sick b$%&*d. which is why we love his events.
27/05/2011 at 19:03
Hi James, it is to make sure that the marshals are not out on the course for too long, to give some certainty over likely timings of runners. Kipper's suggestions that it 'ups the stakes' is probably true. There's no overall time limit: if you get to the Tower in 70 minute, you will be very likely to finish the course in under 6 hours.

I reckon that 95% of runners who attempt the race will have no problem at all with the cut-off. If you run regularly in this area, I am sure that you will be fine!
18/06/2011 at 21:56

Dr Rob

Can you update on how entries are going please?


13/07/2011 at 15:13
Hi Rob, any update on how entries are going for this race?
14/07/2011 at 13:47
Do half marathon finishers get a medal?
14/07/2011 at 13:47
They should get something at least.
14/07/2011 at 13:56
half a medal perhaps   (I'm sure they get an equally impressive medal to the full marathoners)
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