ALDI Ashby 20

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29/01/2011 at 19:30
I'm in, any one else
31/01/2011 at 20:50
I entered at the beginning of the year.  Excellent race and looking forward to doing it again.
05/02/2011 at 23:05
Ok have entered! Had wanted to do Oakley 20 again this year......did it lasy yr and enjoyed it. But sadly this yr it is too close to the Brighton Marathon to make it feasable for me. Anyone done both races that can compare/rate Ashby vs Oakley???
06/02/2011 at 08:57

Ashby and Stafford 20 on the same day as Trafford 10k, very annoying as I'd have done them all... however doing Trafford... have a good race people, I did it last year and dropped out at 10 mile

Cheers Pug

06/02/2011 at 15:33

Hi All,

Haven't done Oakley before but this is a great race and will be doing it again this year.

06/02/2011 at 20:02

I work in a running shop in Leicester and this race is something of a local legend among the running community. 

It is picturesque and the course is undulating.  Some participants allege that it is a tougher race than some of the flatter marathons.  It is often used as a training event for the London marathon. 

It generally gets fully booked way before the event, so get your entry in soon.

07/02/2011 at 12:50
Well thanks Ben for that glowing endorsement.

We're up to about 700 entries so far, and Ben is correct that it does fill up before the event. (We are actually about 5% higher on numbers than at the same point last year).

It's not a particularly tough course, but the 2 lap format does make it quite daunting. Most participants are doing it in prep for a spring marathon, myself included (VLM).

We have great drinks stations giving strong support as well as bottled water, vaseline, energy gels, chocolate, jelly babies, etc. so we tend to be appreciated by 1st timers at this distance who need the encouragement.

If anybody requires more info or advice I'm happy to help...

Tim the gorilla Sturla
09/02/2011 at 22:36
never done this before i'll be giving it a go
11/02/2011 at 10:18

I'm doing it as well as the Oakley as finding it a struggle to do the big distances in training.

I am doing the St Valentines 30k in Stamford this week as well so they are my 3 big runs in prep for VLM.

see you there

11/02/2011 at 11:01

Yep, Ashby is a great race. I've done it the last two previous years. The ripples are great fun and the finish run into the grassy area is fine.

This year sees the return of the hoodie too. A must for all.  

14/02/2011 at 21:11
I'm in
16/02/2011 at 20:11
I'm in too and this is my first here at Ashby ...... in training for my 2nd VLM .... so bring it on!!  
22/02/2011 at 10:03
Last 180 or so entries available for this year's ALDI Ashby 20. If you are thinking of entering - don't leave it too late, as it always fills up. I know we have some paper entries to process in one go which will take a chunk of the remaining places. Please tell anyone you know that I thinking of entering to do it soon.

Competitor information is to be posted to all entrants later this week.

Good weather has been booked!

Tim Sturla
Competitor Liaison - ALDI Ashby 20
Sunday 13th March 2011 - 1000hrs
22/02/2011 at 13:02

ran this in '07 and '08 in preperation for the london marathon and found it ideal .

excellent organisation , an interesting 2 lap course and noisy water stations made for a good day out .

found the climb back into ashby a tough challenge but it was all forgotten with the finish line in sight .

just wish the good weather had been booked for '07 instead the howling wind , snow and horizontal hail we had to put up with !!!

for everybody running , good luck and enjoy this little cracker .

22/02/2011 at 18:06
Hey thanks for those kind words Sam. We all remember 2007 well - 4 seasons in one day!

23/02/2011 at 14:15
Not long now! Can't wait to do this one again, I did 09 ahead of London and have to say it was my fav race during the training. I couldn't believe the number of hoodies I then saw when registering at the expo! I had a fixture clash last yr so missed it, happy to be back for 11 though, prep for the White Peak M this time round. More than that though a great race! I have fond memories of the announcer's encouragement around the field, at the end, as I strived to burn off my nearest rival who was clearly 20 yrs older than me!
26/02/2011 at 14:33

Competitor's raceday information packs, race numbers, chips and baggage tags have been mailed to competitors today. You should have them by early next week.

 Any queries? - I'm on-hand to answer them - my number's in the race booklet.

 Looking forward to a great race.

 Tim "the gorilla" Sturla

27/02/2011 at 12:18

Well I have bitten and thrown my hat into the ring for this one.  Not quite sure what constitutes a good time in a 20 mile race. 

I am getting ready for Comrades in May so I will in effect have to work this into my schedule as a long training run. 

01/03/2011 at 18:59
last 100 entries available at

We're "up on last year" entries-wise, so we know we'll fill up, but we'd rather fill up sooner than later so we can minimise giving out entry packs on the day.

Anybody who's leaving it to the last minute (by using the entrant list online) be careful as a) we had a big influx of entries on the weekend before the race (ie this weekend) last year, and b) there are some postal entries to be processed that don't yet appear on-line.

See you in Ashby on the 13th!

Tim Sturla
Competitor Liaison - ALDI Ashby 20
Sunday 13th March 2011 - 1000hrs
02/03/2011 at 21:26
Received pack today - now counting the days!!  Can't wait!!
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