Runners' comments


"You can be proud of the Tree-Athlon: it is without doubt the best organised event in the capital with a really lovely atmosphere. I hope to take part again next year!"

Jay – Clapham

"It was the first time I'd done a run and I loved it! I emailed once to get a little more information and the lady was lovely and very supportive. That was great as I was feeling a bit nervous as I'd entered on my own."

Tracey – Beckenham

"Great atmosphere, well-organised and all in aid of a good cause! Keep up the good work!"

David – Peckham

"I really enjoyed it and did better than I expected, which was self-empowering as well."

Orla – Penge

"I would just like to thank all the staff, the people who were cheering us, the people who looked after our bags, they were all smiling, all so positive and it really was a pleasure to be part of such a happy event, even though I don't like running I enjoyed the day."

Yusef – Wandsworth

"Great event! I enjoyed it very much and a good venue for the run!"

Alex – Streatham

"It was my first Tree-Athlon and I'll definitely repeat next year! I really enjoyed it. I thought the staff were extremely helpful and it was very well-organised."

Nadia – Shepherds Bush

"It was uplifting time well spent, the entertainment was noticeable without interfering with what we were all there to do, except the warm up which was very effective... I did not expect to complete the race at a run and did so."

Jake – Camden

"I've run a Nike 10-k run before; it struck me how much friendlier with more of a community atmosphere this event had."

Theo – Clapham

"My favourite race of the year, love the post-run entertainment!"

Marie – Hampstead

"A great event. Well-organised and for an excellent cause. I had a really enjoyable day. Thanks!"

Katie – Willesden

"The link to the Just Giving website was a total boon. It made raising money so easy. No fuss of chasing people after the event. Also watching the amount go up was a real incentive."

Clara – Battersea

"A good race in an excellent park."

Emily – Battersea

"We had a brilliant day and there was a great atmosphere. I'm glad I chose the Tree-Athlon as my first ever event run."

Amy – Bethnal Green


"This was my first 5k and it was a really great experience."

Lee – Rodley

"It was my first ever Tree-Athlon and I had a WONDERFUL time!! Not only was it a gorgeous, sunny day, but the atmosphere was warm, welcoming and fun. Very relaxed and oozing with team spirit. THANK YOU!! I shall definitely be seeing you next year!"

Malena – Guiseley

"Fantastic day, really enjoyed it, well-organised, great staff."

Katie – Ripon

"Extremely well-organised. Really nice to have volunteers at various points of the run cheering on runners and provided much needed motivation. Thanks to all who helped!"

Samantha – Holbeck

"Really well-organised! Signed up on the day which was easy to do."

Natalie – Wetherby

"A great day – lovely to get a tree to plant!"

Dave – Leeds Central

"I thought it was all very well planned and executed. I was pleased with my little sapling. It felt a bit like going through labour and then having your baby handed to you!"

Melika – Pudsey

"Training helped me achieve a healthier life-style."

Dina – Adley

"Fantastic to have such a variety of end-of-race items. Really liked receiving a sapling to plant as a reminder of the event as well as doing my bit to help the environment. Lovely to have refreshments to hand straight after the race (much needed-fuel.)"

Steve – Ilkley


"We had such a good time as a team and we are looking forward to next year. The staff were brill keeping us going and you could have a laugh with them as we went round."

Tracey – Hulme

"Thank you so much!!! The Tree-Athlon was brilliant! It exceeded my expectations in terms of scale, organisation, friendliness and fun. The other activities must have made it really good for families and the tree planting kept the run close to its purpose."

Andrew – Didsbury

"The day had a good atmosphere and I really enjoyed it!"

Anwar – Rotherham

"I really enjoyed the day and thought the location and length of race was just right."

June – Chorlton

"Really great atmosphere, fun, competitive and family friendly. All the staff I talked to were friendly and helpful, especially the girls on the left luggage area who let me leave my jacket even though I forgot the £1 donation. (I've added it into my sponsorship money)."

Jeff – Trafford

"The stilt walkers were ace, drummers too. And our tree is doing well."

Dwayne – Whalley Range

"The marshals along the race route were really really enthusiastic and encouraging."

Crystal – Longsight

"Absolutely excellent event and loved every minute."

Rosie – Didsbury

"It was my first ever 5K and I really enjoyed it, despite having to walk most of it due to injury! I will definitely be back to run again next year!!!"

Luke – Hyde

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