A scenic summer run starting from the Reigate Golf Club, the course will follow the North Downs Way trail on an out / back course. This route will be a mixture of steep and downhill uphill trail running, varied course conditions and the weather at this time of the year can be warm so this will be a tough trail run with plenty of challenges to keep it interesting.
Marathon & Half Course Descriptions
This is a new marathon course that I have designed which is set to be the hardest of all our races and will take place in July. The route for this tough marathon which will definitely test a runner’s spirit and endurance will be starting at the Reigate Golf Club, Reigate in Surrey. It’s a lovely forested trail run all along the North Downs Way starting at the golf club then virtually straight onto the downs out towards Boxhill past the Denbies Wine Estate on an out / back route. The terrain is comprised of a mixture of tough uphill assents / descents and there are great vistas all along the downs route on these scenic downland trails.
I ran the marathon option and this is a tough course and in the 30* heat it was even tougher but still very enjoyable.
I arrived at the race HQ which was at a hotel just a short walk from the race start. I registered and collected my race number with no fuss and was able to sort my last minute kit adjustments in the comfort of the hotel lobby as well use the toilets there.
I then walked up to the start where we were given a safety briefing from the race director before being set off on time. The course was a double out and back to cover the marathon distance. I’m normally not a fan of out and back races but this one was fun as it was a great route with some technical trail, tough hills and beautiful scenery. The aid starting were stocked up with water, tailwind, juice, flapjacks, sweets etc and the marshals were very encouraging.
At the end of the race you are presented with a fantastic medal, which you definitely feel u deserve at the end of a tough race.
This was a testing race but the friendly and supportive atmosphere spurs you on all the way to the end
Posted on 10.07.18