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The Trionium UK Wife-Carrying Race

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 21:04
The UK Wife Carrying Race is back again - and if you haven't done it before, your running CV is not yet complete. It is a very tough race, probably with the highest heart-rate that you can achieve (running 380m at full tilt, carrying at least 50kg and hurdling hay bales and having buckets of water chucked at you). I've run it twice and have loved it both times (despite ending up in the hospital after the first time).

Global fame awaits you (it was seen on TV around the world in 2014). At the front of the race it is taken very, very seriously, and the UK winner in 2014 went on to gain silver in the World Championships in Finland. (At the back, it is great fun, and not so fast).

So, anyone interested?

Trionium Knacker Cracker 10K

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 20:39

Hello Fuzzy Mike. Yes, the very ones. Also known as 'The Eiger Steps.' Really. Five will do you (six if you include the rather gentler Ashtead 10k as well...)


Trionium Greensand Marathon

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 19:16

Hi Claire, if you get turned back, you can have the marathon t-shirt and the half medal. But with your impressive finish time of 2:48:01 in the last Midsummer Munro half, I think that you will be okay to get to the tower in 73 minutes.... and you should plan on that!

Ashtead 10K

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 07:37

It Is undulating rather than hilly, with one small noticeable uphill at 9km that usually takes people by surprise. If you are training for a half marathon, then this shouldn't tax you too much!

Trionium Greensand Half Marathon

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 21:58

The route is the same as for the Leith Hill Half... And yes, you get a nice medal and t-shirt! Give it a go... What's the worst that could happen (nobody tell Susannah about last year's torrential weather. D'Oh!). 

Anti-social music broadcasting runners

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 09:34

I think that we should agree on a standard form of rebuke... how about one of these?

Turn off your shi*t

Noise pollution!

Nice tracks, shame about the base.

I fart in your general direction.

... or any others?



Anti-social music broadcasting runners

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 09:49

The drummers under the overpass at mile 20 or so at the London Marathon are ear-splittingly awesome, but once you are past them, that's it. But then, LM is one big noise pollution (tip - don't put your name on your vest, you'll be sick of hearing it by the end, as well as people shouting "Don't give up" when you get to mile 26, like I was going to give up just before the end...)

I reiterate my point - if you come to run a race in the country, you shouldn't be subjected to someone else's music while running around the course. It's a bad as spitting (yeuch!)

Anti-social music broadcasting runners

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 11:45

SlowKoala - iPads, iPods, you know what I mean!

This noise pollution is like someone letting off a 10-minute fart right in front of you. Mind you, that can happen...

I think it is best to politely tell them that it is not welcome - hopefully they will get the message (this applies to both noise pollution and farting!).

Anti-social music broadcasting runners

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 13:42

I've just run through the beautiful North Downs in a great race  the Surrey Badger, where MP3s were banned - Runners were disqualified if they were seen wearing headphones. However, at least two runners got around this by wearing their MP3s/iPads and actually broadcasting their music with the device's internal speakers as they ran along, so that they could hear it - and so could everyone else.

Sorry guys, but this is just anti-social.

I don't want to listen to your music and you are imposing it upon me. You might say, 'Run faster' - or slower - but I run at the rate that I run. I shouldn't have to run at a different pace just to get away from your noise pollution.

Please - let's nip this in the bud. There is enough noise pollution in the world already. No MP3s means none - and especially not where you impose your noise on everyone else. Thank you for your consideration.

Ashtead 10K

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 14:43

I have amended the entry page to be 15 years on race day.

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Discussions started by Dr Robert

The Trionium UK Wife-Carrying Race

The toughest 2 minutes of your life! 
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Anti-social music broadcasting runners

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A local race! 
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Races of the year 2013

Will we see RW's Races of the Year on the web site? 
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Bath Hilly Ultra-10k

ULtra 10k? Wt*? 
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Trionium Bath Hilly Half

Mud, glorious mud! 
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Trionium Greensand Half Marathon

Tough enough in the autumn? 
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Trionium Greensand Marathon

Quite a day... 
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The Trionium Picnic Marathon

Easily the hardest... 
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Trionium Midsummer Munro

Hard, hard, hard, but 'fun' 
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Trionium Leith Hill Half-Marathon

Tough enough? 
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Worst runs in Britain - please!

RW has the data - please publish it and let us know which runs to avoid! 
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The Trionium UK Wife-Carrying Race

Tougher than you would imagine... 
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