Tough, challenging, scenic
Leith Hill Tower is definitely the best place for spectators - you get to see the runners twice, there are good view and they do tea and cakes from the little shop in the tower!
Along with two stalwart marshals, Nick and Mike, I ran the third quarter this afternoon, taping and painting. By gad it was tough. It is extremely muddy. You could certainly get away with doing it in trainers (which is what I was wearing), but trail shoes would probably help if you have them.
Good luck all!
Did somebody mention Spencer Davis? One of their first singles (and, for me, their best) was "I Can't Stand It"
"Keep On Running" was, of course, swiftly followed by "Somebody Help Me"
You don't have to be an old git to work here but
... it helps!
Leith Hill Tower and Ewhurst Windmill... they can see you going rapidly downhill (literally).
Going to be muddy tomorrow me thinks. A night of rain will make sure of that.
Knackering - that's the only word I can use to describe it. Collapsed in a heap at the finish line - just under 3:55 so mission to get under 4 hours accomplished, but by God the last 6 miles were tough despite being downhill. Serious lactic build up meant I was just ticking the miles off and looking forward to getting home.
Like every Trionium race I've done, it was muddy, sadistic and impeccably orgnaised and marshalled. A huge well done to Dr Rob and the team of marshals.
Dr Rob and Marshall, just a quick thanks for another excellent race, a bit muddy today but at least the rain held off. Not sure why I live in hope that these races get easier by repeating them...ah well maybe next time
Well done to all finishers too and hat off to the brave ones who chose this as their first marathon!
What a run, possibly the hardest thing I have ever done. That strecth from Leith Hill back to the ponds was sapping. I know it was all downhill but is destroyed me and as for the Nower I was nearly in tears headed up that. Great race though and I will be back next year for sure
Thanks for the comments guys - they're really appreciated. Damian, I knew that feeling, in the Snowdonia Marathon a few years ago. Tough old races, for sure.
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See you all on the hills!
Just wanted to say a HUGE thank-you to Rob and his superb team, for such a brilliant race! Even though I only completed half the distance of you guys, I too thoroughly enjoyed myself in some kind of weird way!! It most definitely was the toughest half-marathon that I have ever done. I take my hat off to everyone who completed the full distance! No doubt that I will return to the Leith Hill half-marathon in March, all going well. Thanks again for everything.
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