In short: Well that was fun! In full: Excellent race, shame it was the last. :-( Really enjoyed it and would have done it again (when my legs are working properly again!) Some really good touches, especially the cooked breakfast at 3:30 pm. Shame 'horsey' and little Englanders have to spoil it by taking down marker tape. That was the only fault I could find. Although we could have put a bit more effort in Jerusalem! Looking forward to the Leith Hill Half (again!!!) Date of review: October 11, 2016
In short: Does what it says on the tin! In full: Friendly well organised little run with incessant long, long uphills then long downhills. A 10 o'clock start in July is bound to end up with a warm run. Fortunately there are enough water points and plenty of shady trails. Apart from a couple of road crossings this is all off road on lumpy and frequently sand sapping trails. Be nice to see a few signs to the start as it's a bit remote and a key drop would be good. Date of review: July 24, 2016
In short: Brilliant In full: Second time running this race and quite a bit muddier than the first. Absolutely superb organisation, great marshals, nice challenging course and very friendly runners too. With the crazy wife carrying as pre-race entertainment and a full cooked breakfast after the race this is one everybody should try. I thought the cooling sleet shower toward the end was a particularly nice touch this year. :-) Thanks again Dr Rob. I'll be back. Date of review: March 6, 2016
In short: Excellent race - yet again In full: This is a real good run over a superb course, excellent organisation & marshalling. will certainly be back again, and again... Date of review: September 28, 2015
In short: My word that was quite hard. In full: Another great Trionium race - well done Dr Rob and the team. Bit of an early start, but the temperature was better than last year. The marshals were superb again. The enforced start from the Box Hill fort means it's difficult to get away quickly, but losing a few seconds doesn't cause a problem in this race. Perhaps using the track below the fort as the start would work better? I did miss that superb downhill finish :-(
In short: For Spitfire read Hurricane but Tempest is about right In full: Well done everyone for making this race happen. The weather was pretty bad, but fortunately not quite as bad as forecast. The airfield section was extremely exposed (nice with the wind behind though) although there was plenty of cover along the wooded road sections. Not the most scenic of the RTL runs I've done, but certainly the flatest and fastest. The number of cheerful marshals was incredible given the weather. Think they were kept busy chasing the water cups! Excellent organisation as always, enjoyable even in the weather - except maybe for the finishing straight into the driving rain. :-( Date of review: April 1, 2015
In short: Absolutely superb, great course, great weather, great organisation In full: First time I've done this one of Dr Rob's races. I have to say it's not as hard as the Munro and maybe not the knacker kracker. But it does have a long, long hill that is the first half of the run then a long downhill on the way back - great for a negative split. Although that last climb back up to the band stand is just vicious. Well done for finding that one! As for the cooked breakfast at the end - that was great! I'll be back!
In short: Hills are friends In full: Wonderful start to the New Year. Organised to perfection - hills (large, five of), mud and damp weather, great marshalls, plenty of water stations, loads of happy spectators cheering everyone on and superb fancy dress (great effort all of you), including one bloke in a skirt getting weird noises out of a cat squeezed under his arm! Finished off by medals, long sleeved tops, carrots, soup and cheese rolls. All round a super event - I shall return! Date of review: January 1, 2015