Trionium Greensand Marathon

Quite a day...

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23/12/2013 at 11:09
Although this tough off-road marathon is not cheap (it only just covers its myriad costs), you will get your money's worth, for sure. Just ask anyone who has done the race before..., anyone interested?
23/12/2013 at 17:14

Dr Rob, can you slot me in for my usual marshal post?  It's in the diary

23/12/2013 at 20:05

Ah, you're a good'un. Which tunes for the turnaround point 2014?

15/05/2014 at 15:40

Definitely excellent value for money. Especially if it rains.

17/05/2014 at 16:35

This year will be my 4th running of my favourite marathon.


No not really. This one, I love it.


08/07/2014 at 16:11

Signed up again. Best marathon ever!

09/08/2014 at 14:26

Hello Dr Rob!  as a seasoned veteran of Leith Hill Half & now the Midsummer Munro, I'm thinking about having a go at the Greensand Marathon but am not sure how quick I'll be.  If you don't make the Leith Hill cut-off & get turned back, do you end up with the half marathon goodies, or with nothing?


12/08/2014 at 19:16

Hi Claire, if you get turned back, you can have the marathon t-shirt and the half medal. But with your impressive finish time of 2:48:01 in the last Midsummer Munro half, I think that you will be okay to get to the tower in 73 minutes.... and you should plan on that!

16/08/2014 at 15:24

Thanks Dr Rob!  this will give my current training in the Lakes some focus...


29/09/2014 at 13:56

This is a hugely challenging marathon with some of the best varied and technical terrain I've ever had the pleasure of falling over on. I ran this a while back as a warm up for a spring Ultra and it was absolutely fantastic. I'm gutted I'm not able to do it again this year.

Are you still providing the free swim after with that excellent breakfast?

29/09/2014 at 16:25

There was definitely a cold shower that lasted for hours last year, with breakfast afterwards.  Hoping to better my time this year, although I doubt it will be a massive improvement.  Tough, tough, tough course. 

02/10/2014 at 08:20

Yes, hoping to put on the swimming again. Thanks for the kind words. Yes, it is a tough course!

19/10/2014 at 11:46

Yes, swimming definitely on this year! Big Thanks to Phil Sears, lifeguard/swim-coach!


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23/10/2014 at 08:13

Dr. Rob,

I'm a picnic graduate, so ordinarily I wouldn't be worried about the cut off times, barring acute injury. My concern is, I'm running Beachy Head the day before, and that has me a little nervous about the cutoffs. I've run two races in a weekend before and on a flattish course, I've done a 4:00 hr marathon on the second day. How worried do I need to be about the cut off? I ask mainly because I don't want to go out too fast, either. I tend to bonk really early anyway on the second day.



23/10/2014 at 22:15

The 73 minut cut-off is designed to make sure that you can finish the course in six hours. I don't think you should worry!

23/10/2014 at 22:57

Thanks Doc! See you Sunday!

25/10/2014 at 19:56

Marked out the top half of the course (finished at 7pm in the dark, rewarded myself with a swift half in the Plough Inn at Coldharbour). It's a bit muddy in places, not too bad...

26/10/2014 at 05:25

It's going to be a great day - good luck everyone!

26/10/2014 at 18:33

Wow - what a day. Thanks to all our fabulous marshals and well done to all finishers!

26/10/2014 at 21:28

Great race - big thanks to everyone involved

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