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Trionium Greensand Marathon

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 13:10

Hi Muttley

I did the Midsummer Munro in 2 1/2 hours. That was a mission, this is more relaxed everyone is just as friendly which helps an awful lot.The hill is nothing like boxhill, no stairs I managed to run these at my slow pace. I am hoping for cloudy weather and a little rain, I much prefer that to the sun. There is one great track on the way back nice slope downhill, great run. I finished this run on a feel good. The munro I completed a mission. Both are great but for different reasons.

Good luck


Trionium Greensand Marathon

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 12:47

Hi Elstead runner I was very lucky last year. When the weather is a bit crummy I tend to get my head down and try to go round faster as I don't like the cold.I struggle more in the heat.

 I started off with a number of runners who kept mentioning the cut off time so we probably went a bit faster at the beginning rather than a conventional start. It normally takes me about 3 to 4 miles to get into a run whether its a half or full marathon. After the cut off spot I just felt good and happy and really enjoyed the run, lots of good people along the way. Its a very enjoyable run .

See you in october

Trionium Greensand Marathon

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 11:17

Well done you will be well under 5 hours. See you in October

Trionium Greensand Marathon

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 10:46

Did this last year in 4.25 which I was very happy with. I aim for about 4 hours to 4.15 on the road. I found this easier on the legs less pounding.  I got myself some trail trainers for this which probably made the difference as the ground was wet and slightly slippery.The trainers stuck to the tracks like glue..I actually now prefer running more on trails and tracks. Roads and pavement I find harder.

Have a go you might be pleasantly surprised


Trionium Greensand Marathon

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 10:34

Did this run last year I am just an average runner. I really enjoyed it I did not find the cut off tIme a problem. It added a little more interest to the run, once past the cut off time relax and plod at your pace. I remember the hill was not too bad either. The long trail through the wood on the way back was great....very soft on the pine needles , slightly sloped downhill great on the legs nice fast stage end in sight. It was overcast last year nice and cool . A great day .. enjoyed the fry up at the end.

Trionium Greensand Marathon

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 13:34

I am in ... see you in October..

Trionium Midsummer Munro

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 08:59

Justin Bateman's photo of Number 209 finishing her first half marathon is my favourite picture ( great little write up). Looks like she has run her heart out brilliant photo sums up the spirit of the day..

Trionium Midsummer Munro

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 11:56

Hi Ghostrider I don't know if anyone pulled out, I did see one bloke with quite a nasty looking cut on his knee near the end ( lots of blood) but he was still going. Hopefully he made it round...

One of the reasons why I like this race is everyone helps each other, great to meet you .. Loads of people chatted and helped me along which  I am very grateful for...Hopefully the same crowd will return next year..


Trionium Midsummer Munro

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 11:08

This is my favourite run of the year. The support from the crowds and the marshalls was superb. Although I really enjoyed the run, all the photos of me have various grimaces !! I am not very photogenic when I am going through pain and nausea...

All the way round the course all we got was encouragement from the crowds, the marshalls and the other runners, great running atmosophere. Great idea not to allow headsets...Thanks to this encouragement I managed to beat last years half marathon time by one hour and 2 minutes.( okay so a few miles difference), great result. I reckon I must have been one of the most improved runners since last year. Dr Roberts was there a prize for this ???

I think it was Ghostrider that I was talking to at the end, you looked like you was doing really well. We got our times under 2.30 so that was a result for both of us. The bloke with the cut knee is he okay ??

Something that I noticed on this run was that 193 out of 200 finished the race. Normally for this sort of run there is about a 25% drop out / non finnish non start rate which is anchievement by the organisers and runners.

Next year as long as I am fit and well I think I will try the marathon..

I want that t-shirt !!!

See you all at Greensands



Trionium Midsummer Munro

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 10:26

Closed my eyes and pressed the enter button. I am in now. All the memories are flooding back. Lots of steps .... My favourite half marathon from last year, also my worst half marathon time ever..........

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