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This page displays photos, videos, and feedback from the various activities that Trail Running Sussex have been involved with.



2019 and previous year Weald Challenge Race Photos are available for free download. Click HERE to access the Weald Challenge Flickr albums.

For 2019 in addition Diane Clayton took around 500 photos on the day and she has made these available on her Flickr album. Click here to view and download Diane's photos.

Below are some photos from Trail Running Sussex activities.

A selection of photos from the 2017 Weald Challenge Trail Races



A selection of photos from the 2016 High Weald Challenge Trail Races


A selection of photos from the 2016 Weald Challenge Trail Races




A selection of photos from the 2015 High Weald Challenge 50km Ultra Trail


A selection of photos from the 2015 Weald Challenge Trail Races


A selection of photos from the 2014 Weald Challenge Trail Races

Race photos from the 2014 Weald Challenge races are available for free download. Click HERE to access the Flickr albums.

Running in Sussex - Ashdown Forest; A Glorious Crisp Sunny Morning

Ashdown Forest Run

Ashdown Forest Run

Ashdown Forest Run

Ashdown Forest Run

Ashdown Forest Run

Ashdown Forest Run

Ashdown Forest Run

TORQ Trail Running Team Selection Day London - March 2013

The TORQ Trail Running Team Selection Day took place at Parliament Hill on Saturday 30th March. Stuart Mills from Trail Running Sussex was one of the guest speakers for the day. His talk was titled "Trail Running - The Importance of TOTAL Preparation". Following the presentations, the day finished with a group run over the fields and on the trails of Parliament Hill.

TORQ London Presentation

Stuart During His Presentation

TORQ Running

TPRQ RUnning

Running at Parliament Hill, London


Stuart and Kevin Running Across the Fields in Sussex - February 2013

Kev in Snow Stu in snow

Stu across fields Footprints in the snow



Below is some feedback from Trail Running Sussex activities.

A selection of feedback from the 2016 High Weald Challenge Trail Races

Great race Stuart. Beautiful route. Fantastic friendly atmosphere and Francis's cakes were delicious as always. Thank you to you all for all your hard work. Looking forward to next year already.

My first ever trail half (or any race) thanks for the great experience I’ll be back next year to tackle the 50k ultra.
‎A wonderful HM on Sunday. Well organised, gorgeous course and fantastic coffee and cakes. Thanks to the team and marshals. I will be back.

Great event, the marshals along the route have been lovely and huge thanks to the guys at the finish who looked after me when I felt a bit dizzy and provided me with a huge bottle of coke. Made it save home and will definitely be back next year.

Thank you Stuart and all the volunteers too who made today what it was. I had a cracking 2nd High Weald Challenge 50k.

What an awesome race today at the High Weald....ultra last year half this and really is a beautiful place to run. Lovely people...great marshals...thank you Stuart...see you next year...  fastly becoming my favourite races. Thank you and keep up the good work 

Thanks for putting on an excellent event today, my first with you and look forward to many more! Loved it from start to finish, well organised and marked out, and great countryside views. See you at the Weald Challenge!

Thank you for such a great event!! We really enjoyed yesterday :) xx

I just wanted to say thank you for the considerable time and effort you put in to making the High Weald Ultra such a testing but enjoyable day.  A big thank you to you and your team of helpers, all very encouraging and supportive on the way round. Also some lovely cakes very much enjoyed!

Hi Stuart,  I wanted to say thank you for a phenomenal race yesterday. It was my first ultra and way beyond any distance I have ever done before.

Firstly, many thanks for a great event. Interesting route through great scenery. Well marked & easy to follow. Great feed-stations. Friendly officials. We thoroughly enjoyed it.  Many thanks.

My husband did the half marathon while I did the 50k and we both had a very positive experience.  The aid stations are well spaced (but not too far); the volunteers were cheerful and welcoming when we got to the stations; the "picnic" goodies were very yummy.  There was only one slight hiccup for me on the ultra markings but luckily realised before I went too far off track.  All in all, for my first 50k, a very positive experience and one which I hope to repeat with you again next year. 

Just to say thanks for the weekend - really enjoyed it! I'll definitely be back and will recommend to others. 


A selection of feedback from the 2015 High Weald Challenge 50km Ultra Trail

Huge thanks to you and your amazing team for a wonderful day - the course was stunning, and the organisation of the event was spot-on... we even saw a herd of deer gallop through the woods in front of us! A truly special day... thank you.

Thanks for a fantastic run, lovely route and glorious scenery. Thanks to everyone involved in the organisation and to all the other runners I chatted to on the way round.

Thank you so much for a fabulous day. Everything was perfect, the organisation, the weather, the route was stunning and had everything I love about trail running, the marshals were all so friendly, the camaraderie and the lovely coffee mug and medal made it extra special.

What an awesome route with fantastic views across the countryside. Definitely not my quickest run but by slowing it down I enjoyed it so much more than if beasting it. Thank you.

Another fab day! Thanks so much! Will put in my diary for next year.

My thanks too for creating such a beautiful route and for organising a really enjoyable race. The printed route directions were fantastic - thanks for making the huge effort in preparing them.

Thanks so much Stuart for organising and creating such a fantastic course. It was my first ultra and what a special one it was. Thanks to all the volunteers that helped to make it such a great day. Look forward to coming back next year.

Wonderful event. Everything was perfect (even the weather for a change) and I love my mug. Will be back next year hopefully. Thanks to all who organised it.

 Many many thanks Stuart and team for such and awesome event. It was my first ultra, it was a spectacular course and I loved every minute of it.


A selection of feedback from the 2015 Weald Challenge Trail Races

"Once again thanks for making my first trail half marathon such a good experience; it has spurred me on to seek out further such events." Trevor

"Brilliant race again today, loving the mug this year. Defo be back for next year.", Justine

"I would like to give a big thank you to you & all the volunteers & helpers that made the event on Sunday such an enjoyable one, this was my first marathon & to say I was nervous before hand would be an understatement but everyone was so cheery & enthusiastic, it really did help us go the extra mile, none more so than the fantastically cheerful young lady who helped on the last checkpoint, we had a really good laugh & she  really helped lift my spirits for the final push, so once again thank you for all your hard work.", Andy

"A massive thank you for putting on a great event on Sunday.  I haven't enjoyed an event as much as that in a long time.  The course was stunning. I will be returning next year for sure. Many thanks to you and all the volunteers for a great day out in the countryside and I look forward to seeing you in September.", Gemma.


A selection of feedback from the 2014 Weald Challenge Trail Races

"Thanks for organising the Weald Marathon.  It was the best Marathon I have ever done.  Looking forward to WC 2015.  RICHIE.  PS. I HAVE COMPLETED OVER 100 MARATHONS"

"This is the first marathon that my wife Caz and I have attempted. I am so pleased it was the first Weald Challenge. It was a fantastic day, it was hard, but so rewarding. The support station volunteers were warm, welcoming and friendly. Thank you everyone involved. The Weald Challenge will now hold a special place in my heart. An experience that I will never forget!", Jason

"Thanks Stuart and team for a great day. I rolled my ankle twice, got shocked by an electric fence, fell over, got lost twice and put my hand in a massive bird poo on a stile...but I loved every minute. I'll never forget my first ultra! Love the mug too, great prize, look forward to the medal too. See you next year!", Chris

"Thank you very much. It was my first Half Marathon, I loved it and the Race was Absolutely Wonderful. I wish to entry next year on Marathon Race. The coffee cup very nice and the food, the organisation everything very positive. Muchas Gracias", Jesus

To view loads more of the comments that have been left on facebook, clicking THIS LINK should hopefully work.


TORQ Trail Running Team Selection Day London - March 2013

TORQ Feedback

From a blog post written by participant Chris


TORQ 247 News Item

From the news item on the Run 24 7 website




Below are some videos from Trail Running Sussex activities.

A video of the 2014 Weald Challenge Trail Races finish line (set up for a back up recording of finish numbers) is now available to view on YouTube. Click HERE to view the video. The video has been edited so the duration of the video, that shows the first 104 half marathon finishers, the first 3 marathon finishers, and the first 6 ultra finishers, is therefore only 12 minutes long. A second video showing finishers: half marathon from 105th - 161st place; marathon from 4th - 16th place; and 50km ultra from 7th - 34th place, is now available on YouTube to view. Click HERE. A third and final finish line video is available to view by clicking HERE.


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