In short: Full marks. I would recommend this one to first timers and to those looking for a fast time. In full: Definitely the best organised marathon of the 17 that I have completed. The metric marathoners were not a hindrance to me us, as rather than being in the way too much, it gave us a much needed boost as we overtook some of them. Not a large number of supporters out cheering but they did a good job keeping us motivated. Shame we can't also award them top marks for also organising perfect weather! PB for me, if you hadn't already guessed.
In short: In hindsight, a great run In full: Didn't make it all the way up the hill as my quads and calfs would never have forgiven me. Took me a while to pick up the pace again but then the course allowed me speed up. Shame about the weather, good for running but not for Viewing the scenery and for the spectators. I'll have to keep going back until the sun shines. Date of review: May 1, 2013
In short: Another superb Trionium event. In full: The first 3 reviews say it all and I agree wholeheartedly. Rare to find a race that you cannot think of any negatives. Very hard race but when you've finished that becomes another plus point. Date of review: March 24, 2013
In short: Couldn't be better In full: Very hard but well worth making the effort. Surely this is what running should be about - running along the tracks and trails, through the trees and seeing some marvellous scenery and views. I think I deserved the after race "breakfast". Date of review: October 23, 2011
In short: If you like running... In full: Forget the PB's and the roads, enjoy the countryside and feel a great sense of achievement in finishing such a hard race. Not as steep uphill as Midsummer Munro last month so this allowed more running rather than hands on knees walking. Date of review: July 19, 2010
In short: I'm not looking to waking up tomorrow morning and I guess Monday morning will be worse! In full: Ditto to all the comments already made. Why would anyone want to do such a hard race? It's all about self-fulfillment. Knowing you are physically and, more importantly, mentally strong enough to keep going. Thanks Dr Rob and all the marshalls. Hope to see you next year and I may try the other races as well. Date of review: June 19, 2010
In short: Kent's finest? In full: It was wet,cold and there were two decent hills in the middle. The February rain had caused flooding on the route sometimes 8-9 inches, exacerbated by cars on the other side of the road causing waves! Great goody bag: tech t-shirt and a medal and some tasty nibbles. Great race, possibly the best road half of the 50+ that I've done. Best bit was being greeted at the end of the funnel with a smile by Dame Kelly Holmes - possibly our loveliest national treasure. The organisers and cheerful marshals did a fantastic job. See you next year when the weather will be much better. Date of review: February 28, 2010