Dr Robert


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Trionium Midsummer Munro

Posted: Yesterday at 02:19
Aw5, I will respond in a few days - away at the moment.

Between ourselves, I've always wondered about doing a bivouac at the top of Box Hill on the night before one of these kind of races.....

Trionium Midsummer Munro

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 21:18

It was 8am Sunday or no race - Hobson's Choice!

Trionium Midsummer Munro

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 10:46

Henry - bring 'em along! The new start is much more spectator friendly - they potentially will get to see you start, at the top of the first hill, at the lookout (1st time), at the lookout (2nd time), and at the finish - and there is parking, tea shop and NT giftshop - and for the spectators it is all on the level. There are even nature trails for the kids... they just have to get up a bit earlier, that's all!

Trionium Midsummer Munro

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 10:43

The National Trust has told us that we cannot use the bottom of the Burford Slope as the start/finish area for the races any more, due to the presence in this environmentally-sensitive area of protected bee orchids. There were also some concerns about traffic congestion at the bottom of the Zig Zag Road.

The start and finish areas for the Midsummer Munro Half Marathon 2015 and the Picnic Marathon 2016 will now be at the top of Box Hill, next to the Old Fort. Although this means that we will not have the famous long downhill finish, all the races will still incorporate this as part of the course (just not at the end). It also means that we will have much easier (free) parking, and much better toilet, spectator and café facilities.

The Picnic Marathon and Midsummer Munro Half will both need to start together at 8am on the Sunday (they have previously started at 2pm and 4pm respectively on the Saturday). That will change the race dynamic slightly - the Picnicers will get support in the first half but not so much in the second half.

It was a case of 'Hobson's Choice.' The alternative to these changes was to not organise the races at all!

There's a discussion thread on this here.

Talkback: Mo Farah breaks Euro half marathon record in Lisbon

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 15:12

After Mo's epic accomplishment, the former record-holder (Spaniard Fabian Roncero) claimed that since Mo Farah was not born in Europe, that he, the former-record holder, was the holder of the record for the fastest half marathon by a person born in Europe. Well, he may be. After all, Mo was born in Somalia and came to the UK when he was eight.

But the fact is, Mo is British.

When I last looked, Britain is part of Europe (both politically and geographically). So, Fabian, best become used to being the former record holder!

Go Mo, Go!

Trionium Leith Hill Half-Marathon

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:13

John Lovenberry, I'm awarding you a special prize for the Best Video Ever Made of the Leith Hill Half Marathon. It's spine tinglingly-excellent! Terrific music too. It's going in pride of place on the web site. Very nice work John - big pat on the back!

Talkback: Race picks: five trail races this summer

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 14:55

You might also like to try the Midsummer Munro on 14 June - a half marathon with a marathon's worth of effort (3000 feet up, 3000 feet down - and it's in Surrey).

The Trionium UK Wife-Carrying Race

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 10:18

By the way, the guy being carried by Joel Hicks (no wimp himself) was 7'4" (223cm) and 22 stone (140kg). No wonder Joel was nearly dead by the end of the race!

The Trionium UK Wife-Carrying Race

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 10:16

Very interesting calculations - thanks! I'm 65kg myself and carried a 50kg wife and was nearly last, but that doesn't matter - it really is the taking part that counts at this race. 

The world championships in Finland have a slightly lower weight limit - 49kg. I think that it's best we stick at 50kg - so that we are ready to compete on the world stage.

Trionium Leith Hill Half-Marathon

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 21:20

Glad you enjoyed it - we were lucky with the weather!

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