Trionium Midsummer Munro Half-Marathon

Come and have a go...

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20/06/2010 at 12:12

No results up yet, I just had some friendly marshalls letting me know my position on the way round.

My glutes feel better than I thought they would this morning. Stairs should be OK...

20/06/2010 at 12:29
Philpub - wait until tomorrow. That's when the glutes usually stiffen up.
20/06/2010 at 14:26

Well, after a good night's sleep here I am at work. My legs don't feel too bad, although I sense they are gradually stiffening up. Just as well I'm the only one in today because my brain and general cognitive functions seem to be operating at half-speed.

I guess I'm a little weary after yesterday's fun

20/06/2010 at 17:07

Well done, everyone! I finished in one piece and I wasn't last as I thought I would be!

It was a great experience, a very different kind of terrain for me. I was a wuss going down the steep bits (paths & steps) as I have a little phobia with heights & I wasn't going to risk spraining my sprained ankle more, so I lost a lot of time on those bits (and I was already slow.... I finished in 3:11, heard the timekeeper said that as I crossed the finish line). I felt better on the uphill bits - 'safer' - but of course still just crawling along...

The left ankle was pretty 'fat' when I got home but once iced it got back to normal. No massage afterwards but zapped the legs and arms last night with ultrasound - no aches or pains today, went to marshall at Lingfield 10K this morning and went for my Sunday run this afternoon, felt fine still (fingers crossed!) Glad I didn't 'push' myself yesterday or I'll be aching like all you speedos!

20/06/2010 at 17:39
Results will be up late on Sunday night....
20/06/2010 at 17:53

So who was the bloke I saw running back afterwards in the direction of Dorking? Wearing the MM T-shirt and cap.

If you could still run, you didn't work hard enough

It was all I could do to cycle along that road.

20/06/2010 at 18:03
Run and cycle..??? I drove....
20/06/2010 at 19:00

London 2 Brighton today went alot better than I expected and I think I should be fine tomorrow.

I cocked up my cycle to the race yesterday and started off completely drained so ended up with a 3:05 ish.
Not that pleased with the time but hey it happens and its all good fun

20/06/2010 at 19:08

All the photos are now up, you can browse them here:

Midsummer Monroe 2010

Or search for your number here:

Search for Race Number

Well done again to all you runners!

Edited: 20/06/2010 at 19:09
20/06/2010 at 20:07
When do Picnic entries open Dr Rob? I entered last year and had to pull out and have been feeling guilty ever since.
20/06/2010 at 20:27

They are already open


20/06/2010 at 21:20
Results are now up on the race web site ( - please make sure that you refresh your browser window to see the new page with results.

Thank you all for all the very kind comments and ratings - they are greatly appreciated!
21/06/2010 at 11:10
By 'eck- that was brutal.  But superbly organised- many thanks to Dr Rob.  Please do pass on my gratitude to the marshalls- the most jolly bunch I think I've ever met.  One small item, for those of us at the back the pre-race briefing was a little difficult to hear, this I think was probably because the loudspeaker was on the ground?   
21/06/2010 at 11:33
My quads were only mildly creaky yesterday but Jeez, they're absolutely killing me today. I looked up my running log for this event last year, and it says "took a week off for trashed legs". Might have to do the same this year ...
21/06/2010 at 12:10

Well, that was a bloody disaster. (See my rating the race for the gory story)

I completed the first half last year in The Picnic in 2:30. The Munro this year took me 2:46. I was moving more slowly that Wayne Rooney on Friday evening.

Kylie and Danni Minogue could have been waiting for me at 26.2 miles, but there is absolutely no way that I could have turned around and done that all over again.

At least my legs are okay today and I spent Father’s day mowing the grass and gardening.

It is a good job that I have already signed up for The Picnic in 2011 as after Saturday I might be having second thoughts.

A mega job by the marshalls. I thought that they were good at the Marlow 1/2M, but these guys here are the best.

21/06/2010 at 12:39
Did anyone (sadly) count (or does anyone know) the number of steps we went up and down. I'm sure everyone thinks I'm exaggerating when I tell them there were HUNDREDS. And maybe there weren't hundreds and it just seemed like it.....
21/06/2010 at 12:52

Definitely 100s - as we'd to go up and down 6 times altogether. I'm feeling OK today, no aches or pains although shoulders still a bit tight from being tensed on the steep down bits.

Hope everyone else is recovering well...

Edited: 21/06/2010 at 12:53
21/06/2010 at 13:24

Thousands - definitely thousands - I counted several thousand before my brain became starved of oxygen.

21/06/2010 at 13:29

Wendy, there are around 270 on the first (and last) steps and around 190 on the Eiger steps which makes 730, plus a few extras at the top of the chute.  So almost 750 in total.  

If it helps you put it in perspective for something people you are talking to might have actually done, there are just under 200 steps at Covent Garden tube station, and those ones are nice and even.  And you don't normally run 13 miles either side of going up them!

I can't believe how much I'm aching today given that I've been running over Box Hill once a week for the past 2 or 3 months and as I wasn't feeling 100% on the day I probably went slower than I have on some of those training runs.  Oh well, it gives me incentive to beat the time next year.  I can't wait

21/06/2010 at 13:42

Shiny - now that's interesting.  I work on the 33rd floor in the Docklands, and during a fire drill where we had to walk down the stairs I kept my mind occupied by working out (rather than counting individually) how many steps there were.  I made it 720 or thereabouts, and my legs felt like jelly even then.

Quads are stiffer than yesterday.  I can walk down stairs without holding on but tomorrow's track session is looking decidedly iffy.

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