Trionium Leith Hill Half-Marathon

Challenging, muddy, scenic...

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25/10/2012 at 13:35
.... any interested? Should be a laugh.... come along early to see the UK Wife Carrying Race...
16/11/2012 at 19:09

I'll be there.

27/11/2012 at 08:18

If you use runkeeper, the race page is here: http://runkeeper.com/race/the-leith-hill-half-5575/46838

14/12/2012 at 21:48

Interesting... never seen Runkeeper before - looks good. Thanks!

21/12/2012 at 19:10

Signed up today, looking forward to it 

04/01/2013 at 22:00
After the ace Knacker Cracker had to sign up for this as well. Trying to do the majority and hopefully all the Trionium races this year. Woo hoo!
04/01/2013 at 22:08

Sounds good to me.

 

07/01/2013 at 23:06

anyone done it before?

09/01/2013 at 11:02

Did it last year.  Excellent scenery (when I could raise my head) and brilliantly organised. 

Great to have an out and back route as you can be amazed at the rate that people throw themselves down hills !  Legs felt like they had been tenderised with a steak hammer afterward though.

 As I mentioned in the event feedback, whoever thought of having a bucket full of jaffa cakes at the finish deserves a Nobel Prize of some form !

10/01/2013 at 13:18

Thanks Dicky M. Sounds great, I have entered it. Is it mostly off road? I need to work out if I should dust off the trail shoes and put some miles in on them, or whether running shoes will suffice?

BRM
12/01/2013 at 15:57

The race is almost entirely off-road (about 1km of tarmac in total). The area is greensand and chalk so the tracks dry pretty quickly. I've always run it in road shoes but in current conditions I'd certainly use trail shoes.

The race route is the first half of the Trionium Greensand Marathon, which is run in November. In Nov 2012 the course was wetter than I've ever seen it but the winner did a scorching 2:58:32 - lowering the course record by 10mins.

BRM
30/01/2013 at 15:35

50 places left. Going at around 20/week

31/01/2013 at 14:14

I signed up for this one a couple of days ago and am looking forward to it and also to the wife-lugging pre-race spectacle. 

Dr Robert, could you give us an update on suggested footwear a couple of days before please?  I'm leaning towards trying some trail shoes, but am open to advise from your good self as to the local prevailing conditions and the course.... Difficult to judge from a newbie based up here...

31/01/2013 at 14:43

He he he... it will be wet in places! I have run this course in ordinary road shoes/trainers, but it seems that most people enjoy a little bit more grip. The terrain is mostly sandy tracks, and is generally well-drained, but there are likely to be some monstrous and near-impassable puddles.

I'd wear trail shoes if you have 'em, but I'd still be happy enough to run this in trainers.

Why just watch the Wife Carrying? ... it's only 250m! C'mon!

11/02/2013 at 10:19

I entered this race through Runners World back in November. I just happened to glance at the "Runners" list on the Trionium website this mornoning and noticed my name is not on the list of runners. Have I missed something, or am I looking at the wrong list?

Having completed a rather gruelling training run around Richmond Park in the wind and rain yesterday, I just wanted to check that this was not in vain!

11/02/2013 at 18:17

Don't worry about it... it hasn't been updated yet (er... this race edition).

Well done on getting out yesterday. It was gruesome. You will be laughing come race day (I hope it's not like it was yesterday on race day!)

11/02/2013 at 18:51

Less than 20 places left...

 

11/02/2013 at 20:38

Even less as i have just taken one of the last ones. Was ill last year so am looking to make up for that this year.

13/02/2013 at 23:17

hi guys! i've just entered the race...Did any of you ran Midsummer Munro last year? is the race comparable? what are the differences? I really enjoyed Munro (saying now, not on the finishing moment) and can't wait the Leith half!

14/02/2013 at 16:59

Hi, Agnes. The Munro is MUCH tougher than the Leith Hill Half (especially the Olympic version you ran last year). As a guide, my PB at the Leith Hill Half is 2 hours 3 minutes . . . I ran (walked/crawled) the Munro in 2011 in 2 hours 57 minutes! The Leith Hill Half is just about runnable over its entire length (I have to walk the last hill up to the tower, and those bloody steps back up to the temple!). Enjoy . . . it's a lovely course.

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