56 Mile race across countryside from London to Brighton
Hi all, I'm going to be running the London to Brighton Ultramarathon 56 Mile trail race which is on Sunday, 30th September 2012. I have started a blog which is based on my training and conditioning leading up to the big event. Please take a look!
Also... Is anyone else running this event? Or have you run this event in the past? Please let me know.
Here's the link to my blog. http://londontobrightonandbeyond.blogspot.com/
Something I forgot to mention is that I am running this race to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society. Here's my sponsorship page incase anyone would like to sponsor me! (Even if only £1, every penny counts) Thanks for your time.
For more information about this event please view the linke below.
The London to Brighton Run is a roughly 56 mile (90 kilometre) self navigating (maps supplied) ultra running event from Blackheath in London, starting at 6am, on trails through the beautiful English countryside of the counties of Kent, Surrey and Sussex to the vibrant, cosmopolitan, coastal city of Brighton on the South Coast of England.
Starting at dawn, overlooking London whilst she sleeps, the route begins on sacred ground where victims of the Great Plague were buried, leading you out of London on its way to the spectacular countryside of the South-East of England. This trail run passes through the edge of North Kent on to the North Downs in the County of Surrey from which, weather permitting, you can see the distant hills of the South Downs that hide the English Channel just beyond and your final destination.
From the North Downs, the paths and tracks of the route run through fields and lanes in a quiet and beautifully preserved part of England. The steam (Bluebell) railway at Horsted Keynes (at about the two-thirds stage) will be tempting at this point as the challenge of the South Downsawaits and can be seen in the distance as this incredible journey approaches its end phase.
From Black Cap, a brief few miles will take you to the finish, all the way by trail, to our camp on the sea front, where other competitors, friends, family, onlookers and other supporters will greet you and help you to celebrate your success.
We will be running some more navigation courses this year for people who need to brush up their skills ot who want a nice run out in the country with us for 10 or so miles over a couple of hours.
For those of you who have completed the London to Brighton Road Race of old, this run, although not a direct substitute, will offer a new challenge and a different perspective of the country as viewed from the route. For newcomers to this type of ultra running event, or experienced trail and endurance runners, one thing is certain, it will be a joy, we promise. However, don't under-estimate this - it is a very difficult running challenge indeed. This run is now an official qualifier for the Mont Blanc North Face Ultra.
Have enteered the L2B as well.
Have you managed to get hold of a copy of the map book? I can't do any trial runs from up here in Scotland, so need to study the route rather thoroughly beforehand.
Just entered this. A faint heart never won a fair lady
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