In short: Keith Simpson Comments - Loved It In full: I completed the inaugural Woldingham Marathon this morning and it was by far the most scenic, friendly, well run and challenging marathons I have done for some time. As it was the inaugural running of this event, it was a relatively small field with just under 70 signed up for the marathon and roughly about the same for the half. The race director, Gareth and his team had everything very well organised and the whole thing went like clockwork - the course was well marked, the aid stations were perfectly spaced, well stocked and manned by very cheery marshals. Race HQ was located in the stunning Woldingham School which is a beautiful country house set in Marden Park, well off the beaten track and dating back to 1842 - I would never have know it was there if I didn’t do this event. Although my legs are still aching, I have already pencilled this event in for the August bank holiday weekend in 2017!
Well done and thanks very much to you and the team for a great event.
In short: brilliant half marathon - leith hill 1/2 In full: another wonderful day spent watching the runners taken on a really tough half marathon course - but the scenary is so amazing , especially the forest section you will never see anything like it again - quite unique. well done to all the wife carrying entrants who make this annual half a special fun event that leaves you happy - and knackered at the end ! Date of review: March 6, 2016
In short: brilliant day on the box In full: well done all the amazing runners on jan 1st - great costumes and superb atmosphere again and some brave souls who throw caution to the wind and mud and take part in the annual KC ! Date of review: January 2, 2016
In short: great race to marshal In full: I never get tired seeing inspiration in front of my very eyes when these events take place - everyone was brilliant , faced their demons and came away bigger and better for the challenges they overcame - amazing !! Date of review: June 15, 2015
In short: One of the Uks best trail runs - the Kent Weald is very picturesque In full: Wonderful organization , marshals very friendly and supportive and knowledgable telling runners they had competed 6 miles 13.1 miles and how far the next check point would be , really great to get accurate information especially when fatigue kicks in , food and drink and energy items were perfect ! Date of review: May 24, 2015
In short: Greensand Glorious In full: Another fantastic event organised by Rob and his team , really fantastic but realistically tough trail route out and back, because it was autumn you get some amazing scenary for the entry . The Surrey Hills are beautiful this time of year and weather conditions in 2014 were also perfect for marathon running . Brilliant marshals who were both highly encouraging and polite to all the tired runners giving us a real positive boost when we needed it - thank you !
In short: Lovely Surrey marathon run In full: Great route , narrow in parts but if you love the trail runs there can be few finer than this undulating and twisting route in and around Farnham , the views are amazing and the marshals and support people from the Rotary Club made me feel so glad to be in England and a beautiful September morning /afternoon !! Date of review: September 24, 2014
In short: Another Munro bites the dust In full: Ok I was late for the Picnic , so did the a midsummer instead , it was still incredibly hard and despite my fitness levels not up to scratch I managed to throw in a sort of sprint downhill at the end, this was done more to gravity and momentum than my own physical exertion ! Brilliant crowd and superb marshals make this summer half and the marathon an absolute must for anyone who enjoys a real trail challenge. The only marathon with a dedicated bagpipe (Bob) player , well done everyone !! Date of review: June 21, 2014
In short: Wonderful runners , wonderful crowd and support , a wonderful world ! In full: Brilliant event to organise and run and given the feedback we want to make the event even better in 2015, we like to think as how would runners like to not their marathon and so every year we try to improve and build up the whole Richmond Park Marathon experience, because there really is nowhere on a earth like our event ! Date of review: May 19, 2014