Trionium Midsummer Munro

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  • Ouch, can't walk today! Worth every pound, super marshalls, medal, crips and views! The final steps...hell. Will I do it again, of course I will. I'll have to smash my near 3 hour record. Thanks again for the pain! 

  • Dr Robert wrote (see)

    One of his shoes disintegrated at mile 5 and he decided to take them both off and go for it barefoot ...

    Well, I mean, like you do ... I would, wouldn't you? image

  • Wowsers! Now thats a proper challenge. The training runs up Box Hill really paid off. Many many thanks to Dr Rob and all the marshalls, without their time we wouldnt be able to run these events.

    Not sure this will come out on the forum

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/331880791

     

    Did it in a shade over 2 hours so mightily chuffed with my performance.

    Will I do it again next year? Watch this space...

     

  • Very interesting facts on your garmin, James, thanks for that. image

  • The elevation stats are crazy

  • Excellent garmin track James. Perturbed that it comes out at less than 3000 feet... but that's Garmin for you. But next year, we might have to do the full descent and re-ascent from Juniper Top....

  • To be absolutely sure, we could do 2 loops of the 1st slope?!

  • Can I just say, very quickly, that my Garmin trace was just over 3,000 feet. Honest.

  • Im also a tad disappointed it didn't crest the 3000 ft goal. Sure felt like it did tbh

  • My training runs have included a full descent of Juniper Top. 

  • My trace shows 3,027 ft of ascent. Distance 12.8 miles.

    Discrepancies within margin of error? We're talking about 1 per cent of the ascent total.

    Unless you guys took a short cut. Wimps! image

  • Wowsers! Now thats a proper challenge. The training runs up Box Hill really paid off. Many many thanks to Dr Rob and all the marshalls, without their time we wouldnt be able to run these events.

    Not sure this will come out on the forum

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/331880791

     

    Did it in a shade over 2 hours so mightily chuffed with my performance.

    Will I do it again next year? Watch this space...

     

  • I reckon it's over 3000 feet... Garmins vary pretty wildly. Most of the time it shows up greater than 3000 - so no full descent from Juniper Top is needed for next year, after all.

  • a few photos from around the course...

    photos

  • My Suunto Ambit tracked the route at 3159ft asc and 3166ft dsc. Ouch...Still hurting.

    Thanks again.

  • Results now available (make sure you refresh your browser page to see 2013 results!)

  • awsome race , thanks Dr Rob & al the marshals, its got to be the toughest but friendliest race i have ever run 

     

     

  • Hi Guys,

    Some more photos for you! (well, rather a lot, actually!)

    [First, though, I note some comments on whether the Munro is really a Munro. On with the nerd hat and I'll just mention for anyone who's unaware that GPS by its nature is not very accurate on height. If you need a simple illustration, look at a plot of your elevation against distance for the MM. As it's an out-and-back route, the first and second halves should be exact mirror images of each other. They'll be nothing of the kind! I'll see if I can do a cross-reference with Ordnance Survey contour lines to get a more accurate figure, but the average of everybody's GPS should be close enough.]

    So, to the photos. I've split them up into separate galleries for each point I was at. If you want to find yourself without ploughing through every picture, you'll need to do a little work. Check your GPS record (you do have a GPS watch, don't you?) and see what time you were at each place. Then subtract about 58 minutes (because my cameras are set to GMT but I forgot to sync them with GPS so they're a couple of minutes out), and the middle part of the filenames is the time in HHMMSS format.

    IOW, if you were at Juniper Bottom around 4:39 pm (don't laugh - one of you was!), then look for pictures named JunBot-1541....

    I think I got everyone or near-as-dammit at the first stepping-stones crossing, but thereafter the coverage gets more variable. Remember that fundamentally I'm there to support Amanda, so photos of the rest of you are strictly as-and-when. My apologies if anyone's been missed entirely, you still have my wholehearted admiration for your achievement.

    Locations are,

    Pre-race:

    http://www.photoboxgallery.com/steveren/collection?album_id=1947639750

    Start:

    http://www.photoboxgallery.com/steveren/collection?album_id=1947671225

    Stepping stones (out):

    http://www.photoboxgallery.com/steveren/collection?album_id=1947659659

    Juniper bottom (out):

    http://www.photoboxgallery.com/steveren/collection?album_id=1947668130

    Halfway:

    http://www.photoboxgallery.com/steveren/collection?album_id=1947578311

    Eiger steps (return):

    http://www.photoboxgallery.com/steveren/collection?album_id=1947370172

    Trig point (return):

    http://www.photoboxgallery.com/steveren/collection?album_id=1947655828

    Finish:

    http://www.photoboxgallery.com/steveren/collection?album_id=1947521951

    Post-race:

    http://www.photoboxgallery.com/steveren/collection?album_id=1947632957

    I've done only the most basic processing of most of these pictures, and there's definitely potential in some that hasn't been realised. If you see a shot that you like but needs work, then asking nicely may be rewarded. Sadly Amanda will not allow me to accept sexual favours from you, your wife or your daughter, but all other forms of bribery are completely acceptable image

  • Well the results came through. I came in the first 100, but it wouldn't have mattered if I hadn't. I am normally the most critical person when it comes to my racing, but when I crossed that finishing line, I felt I had given it my best. I left that day, and thought I had conquered the Munro (again!). I knew I couldn't have done any better. I took some of the steps really slow going down, since I knew if I hadn't then I would be in East Surrey Hospital right now with screws in my legs.

  • tony ostrowski wrote (see)

    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 Thanks Tony that is very kind of you. I was certainly inspired to go that extra bit further at the end thanks to people like you, who kept me going. Well done to you also. Good luck with future running.
  • Dr Robert wrote (see)

    Results now available (make sure you refresh your browser page to see 2013 results!)

     

     

    Did anyone pull out of the race as they went around? I admit I nearly did at mile 4, since had violent nausea attacks but thankfully they passed.

  • Delayed onset muscle soreness ... mmmm lovely. My quads are killing me.

  • As Muttley might say, "He he he..."

  • Brilliant race, my first Munro it certainly makes other runs seem tame and I'll be back next year for more pain. Big thanks Doc Rob and to all the cheery marshals

  • Hurt more than last year's Picnic - long kayak trip today - got out of boat - fell over in mud - legs didn't work .......................................................... or maybe it was that pub stop. Anyway - 4 races done - 3 to complete the series and tick all the boxes on my trionium shirt. As always - a great day......................thanks  Nick

  • Hey Nick, can you send me a photo of the back of your Trionium races shirt? Ta!

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