Events & Attraction Reviews

Hi! And welcome to the Trek and Run Review page of Events we’ve taken part in and Attractions we’ve visited. When you’re ready to go back to the main site, click here – www.trekandrun.com But before then, please browse the categories on the right of the page to see the events and attractions as reviewed by us and our readers. If you’d like to see your own review on these pages then email your report, together with a few low resolution photos, to dave@trekandrun.com

The Rome Marathon

Dave was supported during the MDS by Salba Chia – http://salbasmart.com/ Helly Hansen – https://www.hellyhansen.com Brooks Running – http://www.brooksrunning.com Tailwind Nutrition – https://www.tailwindnutrition.com/ Haglofs – http://www.haglofs.com/gb/en Bloc Eyewear – https://www.bloceyewear.com/ The Beehive, Rome – http://www.the-beehive.com/ Report coming soon.   To discover more, please see https://www.maratonadiroma.it/?lang=en

Five Films

During the lead up to the Marathon des Sables, I travelled from Toronto to London, then to Rome, and Paris before flying to Morocco. There were 3 races in as many weeks and a great many fascinating friends. I took a little video footage of experiences that interested me as I went. I thought of making it into one long film but having done that and seen it come out at nearly three and a half hours, I knew if I wanted anybody to watch it I had to somehow…

The Marathon des Sables

Dave was supported during the MDS by Salba Chia – http://salbasmart.com/ Helly Hansen – https://www.hellyhansen.com Brooks Running – http://www.brooksrunning.com Tailwind Nutrition – https://www.tailwindnutrition.com/ Haglofs – http://www.haglofs.com/gb/en Bloc Eyewear – https://www.bloceyewear.com/ The Beehive, Rome – http://www.the-beehive.com/ On Day 4, after the Bedu had dismantled our shelter at sunrise and we were making ready for the 89km stage, I looked around me and took a moment to focus. The campground was an impressive site, like one of those epic 1950’s film’s famous for their armies of extras. My tentmates Jason, Gareth, Jeanne and Simon were…

Color Me Rad Toronto – May 2017

Pamela – Despite weather warnings of rain, the Color Me Rad event turned out to be a fun, sunny affair; which was perfectly fitting for its colourful nature. It was mother’s day weekend and I was happy to be attending this with two of my children. I loved the activity, participation and fitness focus of this event, it really encourages younger people to start running. Many events have a performance focus, and that has a place too, but I’m glad that we were all encouraged to just get out there and have…

The Mighty Mudcat Challenge – May 2017

Virgil – Small town races have a completely different vibe. While the excitement of 20, 000 runners all barrelling down an avenue has its own excitement, the smaller race format and more community oriented feel at Dunnville made it a memorable race weekend. As it was the first time Dunnville was hosting a marathon it felt like they needed to punch well above their weight to impress this city slicker. The Race Expo was a simple affair, with various vendors available and kit pickup at the end of the arena….

The Mississauga Marathon – May 2017

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia Brooks Running Tailwind Nutrition & Helly Hansen The course didn’t change too much since when we did it in 2016 so here’s the film we shot then, to give you an idea of what’s in store for you. Dave (took part in the Full Marathon) – Hopefully the film above and my team-mates reports below will give you a firm idea of what you can expect if you enter this event. I’ll just add a few thoughts to pad…

The Greater Manchester Marathon – April 2017

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia & Helly Hansen Photos by: AWOL Adventures Part 1: By Dave Sherman In April 2013 I took part in the Greater Manchester Marathon, and I had a brilliant time! It was my first time visiting Manchester, and the crowd support throughout the route was immense creating a buzz which lasted the entire 26.2 miles – so much so I set a Marathon personal best of 3:47 – a huge drop from my previous time of 3:56! Our experience of the 2013 event can be…

Fix Events Tough 10k, Greenwich Park – 26th March 2017

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Thistle Hotel Bloomsbury Park Salba Chia  Brooks Running Helly Hansen Tailwind Nutrition & Ultimate Direction Race Photography by Wildman Media Dave – I was looking for a couple of warm up races for the Marathon des Sables, just to tune up my fitness, and since this one was in hilly Greenwich Park and had the word ‘Tough’ in it’s title, I thought, yes, this sounds like it can be one of them! It was a stunning day, just right, sunny, not much…

Around The Bay – 27th March 2017

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia Brooks Running & Helly Hansen Jeff - Around The Bay is a special event which combines an interesting distance at an interesting time of year. But some may say that signing up for a 30k in the middle of March is just plain smart as far as marathon training goes and it may be the reason that this race has attracted hoards of runners to the streets of Hamilton every year since 1894. While many of us ponder all winter about…

The Race Organiser Hyde Park 10k – 27th March 2017

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Thistle Hotel Bloomsbury Park Salba Chia  Brooks Running Helly Hansen Tailwind Nutrition & Ultimate Direction All race photography by BasilThorntonPhotography  The Race Organiser Hyde Park 10k is a relatively flat, scenic route that takes in 2 laps of central Hyde Park. Here’s what our team thought of the event. Dave Sherman – One of the things I love most about being a Londoner is having access to so many wonderful green spaces to run in.  While there are plenty to choose from,…