Trionium Midsummer Munro

Midsummer Munro 'ultra-half'

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07/02/2013 at 11:41
Tough fun. Anyone interested?
07/02/2013 at 15:48

Oh well, I suppose so although I really should know better at my age ...

Not repeating last year's course? I quite enjoyed it

Edited: 07/02/2013 at 17:42
07/02/2013 at 21:32

Alas, it's back to the 'traditional' 13.1 mile course - still an 'ultra-half' though!

11/02/2013 at 21:57

Running up the Zig Zag on the Olympic course is something that I'm happy to forfeit this year. I'm in for another go.

12/02/2013 at 11:07

OK, I'm in.

12/02/2013 at 19:56

Dr Robert, can I ask a favour of you and change the shirt size from L to M? Have PM'd you. Ta ever so much!

18/02/2013 at 10:40

Dear Robert McCaffrey,

Having looked on the web, this is the closest I could find to getting into contact with the race organisers of the Midsummer Munro. I am writing with an inquiry about running for a charity: after entering the Half, would I be right in saying that one can run for whichever charity one chooses? I am thinking of running for a local educational establishment.

Many thanks,



20/02/2013 at 10:02

Dear Robert McCaffrey

Please can you Confirm that I have a place in the Midsummer Munro entered on 14-2-2013

Trionium Midsummer Munro - Britain's hardest half marathon: June 2013, Box Hill, Surrey -

Entered through Runners World under team name "Stupid things to do on your 35th birthday" affiliated entry under Reading Roadrunners
Concerned that I have not received a confirmation email , but that the money had been taken from my account by Runners world, my Bro Steve who also entered has got a confirmation email, so i know there should be one  


would hate to get there in June I find I couldn't run !!

22/02/2013 at 12:08

Both in!

Dave.. yes, you can run for whichever charity you like. Good luck!

01/03/2013 at 11:42
Booked this morning, done it last year and am
already looking forward to the shorter length this year,
it'll be a cinch!
08/03/2013 at 21:57

Booked just now. Like Robert above i did it last year. If i can do any of it without walking it will be a miracle, but i was a bit annoyed by my performance last year. Walked too much of it.

10/03/2013 at 14:08
Might have to do another voluntary Picnic again...I'm in!!!
13/03/2013 at 11:41
I am interested in signing up for this one. However, I have only run six half marathons before do you think it's too soon to participate in something as challenging as this. Any thoughts guys?
13/03/2013 at 13:33


It's defintely a bucket list event and possibly one of my favourite races ever.  In short, nearly everyone walks some of the event and it's certainly much harder than you average half but with six under your belt already you should be absolutely fine

13/03/2013 at 14:31

Richard, what you need for this race is the right attitude. Alongside some fitness of course, but you don't need to be a skinny superfast racing snake. Forget any kind of decent time, treat the distance and the climbs and descents with respect, smile cheerily through the stinging sweat as you take a drink at the feed station, and you'll be alright.

This will be my fourth go at the MM. I'm a middle-aged biomechanical basket case with a current half mara time of about 1hr 50. Make that 2 and a half hours for the MM. So there's plenty of company at the back.

Just grit your teeth, dig in and treat it all as a laugh.

13/03/2013 at 20:32
That's the spirit!
14/03/2013 at 08:25

Forgot to add: and be prepared to hurt for a week or so afterwards

14/03/2013 at 11:13

having failed to finish last year (don't try this with a stomach bug!!), i'm up for another go.

planning to finally re-run the olympic version next month & actually complete it!! (so i can finally wear the t-shirt...), should be a good training run for the normal "short" course...

14/03/2013 at 22:24
Have entered. What have I done..........

Muttley - thanks for the hints, tips and stark reality.

I'll be the fat guy with a big X on my shirt. My PB is Just under two hours. I'll be happy just to finish this one (there has to be a reason to abstain from a few beers on your 40th birthday).
16/03/2013 at 22:14

I'm doing marathon training at the moment for the Sussex in April, but i think my 20 mile training runs are actually good training for this race. Pound per pound, i think i am going to burn the same amount.

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