In short: Personal Requirements: Bravery, stupidity, foolhardiness, BIG sense of humour, no fear of failure, camaraderie, , In full: The Picnic is iconic - the OlymPinic surpassed all expectations. The marshalls were supreme - supremely supporting, supremely encouraging and, best of all, supremely professional. If all race marshals were like those last Saturday, every race in the UK would produce far more PBs. They gave the utmost support and belief to all standards of runners - thank you. As for my fellow runners, your support after you turned at the 16-mile point and met me with a couple of miles to go, was hugely appreciated. No one runner was elitist. 150 individual runners? No,we were a team of 150 that day. Thank you. Now, as for you Dr Rob! I cannot thank you enough for organising such a fantastic and incredibly difficult race. One day I hope to finish a Picnic, but last Saturday beat me by 8 mins. But I am still smiling, and know that I will be able to run this weekend despite my 16 tortuous, ragged miles. What a day! What a run! Thanks. Date of review: June 29, 2012
In short: Will keep you smiling until the next Picnic in 2013! In full: A truly wonderful and fantastic race. A huge thank you to Dr Rob and his team. The marshals are without doubt peerless - you made me smile and forget the pain! A massive thanks to my fellow runners, no matter which direction you were headed, whether on your first lap or second, you lifted the spirits of a tired and hurting escapee from an asylum. Jelly babies will no longer evoke childhood memories - just bring to the fore the masochistic tendency to start climbing never ending steps.