North Downs Way Marathon and Half

A scenic trail race on an out-and-back route that takes in Sur­rey’s Box­hill look­out point

Runner's World (UK) - - Race - Reigate, Sur­rey, July 9, her­mes­run­ning.com

VIEW TO A HILL

‘Re­ally en­joyed the course; even with murky weather on the day the views were great and sec­tions in-be­tween the hills were a mix of open trail and for­est paths. Tech­ni­cal in places but not su­per-chal­leng­ing.’ SI­MON HILLIARD

GOOD CHEER

‘Pr­erace emails were full of clear in­struc­tions, web­site with de­tailed route and course pro­file. The course is so well marked that you’d find it hard to go wrong. All the mar­shals were re­ally cheery and en­cour­ag­ing.’ HELSBELS44

TOUGH BUT WORTH IT

‘Ex­cel­lent or­gan­i­sa­tion. Won­der­ful home­made flap­jacks and brown­ies. Ex­tremely chal­leng­ing hills but what a re­lief when you reached the top! A re­ally spe­cial event.’ HILLSAREMYFRIENDS

HEAVY MEDAL

‘One of the hard­est marathons that I’ve run, but also one of the most en­joy­able. The medal was mas­sive, the big­gest one that I have ever re­ceived – and I’ve done 400 races.’ IVAN LYONS

QUAD GIVE ME STRENGTH

‘A dou­ble as­cent of Box Hill takes in plenty of steps and makes for a good quad work­out. Prob­a­bly not the best race if this is your first trail marathon, but the re­wards are worth it.’ NICK PLANT

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