Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 Trail Marathon

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13/08/2012 at 09:03

i done the 50 k  as my secound ultra went of to quick & paid for it later , very well organized race & a great route, no need for map reading as course was very well marked with plenty of checkpoints .

the camel had to humps

13/08/2012 at 11:12

I'll go with 2 humps on the camel then!!

13/08/2012 at 13:59
I couldn't figure out what was going on at the start of the ultra. I was looking at 8 min miles which would bring me in at about 4 hrs 10. I started off at that pace and was left for dead by about 20 people. I finished 4th in the end so it looks like quite a few went off too fast. I'm very glad they did.
13/08/2012 at 18:08

i mean two  

there was also a hen party at the race!!


14/08/2012 at 10:23

Anybody know if their were any officail race photos for this event. I know it said 'Seemeinaction' was doing it but when visiting their website it said they were no  longer doing sporting events? Thanks

14/08/2012 at 12:21

I can't remember seeing any photographers although I was concentrating more on not dying during the race instead of who was standing around!

Overall I enjoyed the event and I was considering bumping up from the 30k to the marathon (I'd only ever ran 14 miles max before but I love a challenge!) but as the course was pretty hilly (well... to a townie like me!) I'm glad I stuck with the shorter distance!  My only complaint is there were sometimes long gaps between water stops but that is understandable due to the number of different distances taking place at the same time.

My legs are just beginning to stop hurting too which is good... 

14/08/2012 at 12:25
I think the water stops are more regular on the Marathon / 50 k. I did the 30k last year and I remember a stretch where you go through fields at about 10-15 miles without anything. Not sure how they would get supplies there though.
14/08/2012 at 18:07

there was a photographer at the finish , yep plenty of water stops on the 50 k

15/08/2012 at 07:19

Did anyone check the distance on their Garmin?

15/08/2012 at 19:15

Which company was the photographer from?

15/08/2012 at 20:20

26.85 miles on my Polar for the marathon/42k.

The 25 miler marker was spot on too. Didn't see a 26 mile marker but that final bit was "long".

Really good event and an excellent route.

16/08/2012 at 00:07

30km route showed up as 31.09km on my Timex Global Trainer and that extra km was hell - thinking I only had a couple of hundred metres to go and then wondering where on Earth the final was!

Felt better for it afterwards though - knowing I'd run just over 19 miles instead of just under as planned 

16/08/2012 at 11:56

13.37 miles (21.5km)  for the 21k on my Garmin 205.
13.29 for my wife.
Luckily I have local knowledge - so no surprises on the route from the the cathedral to the finish, except being overtaken, which I was past caring about by then.

16/08/2012 at 15:55

I think the distance from the 25 mile marker to the end was longer than1.2 miles. I live locally and when I saw the 25 mile marker I was a bit suprised as I knew it was quite a bit further to the finish. As it`s not really PB course I wasn`t really that bothered if it was 1/2 a mile out or so. It was just a really enjoyable event

17/08/2012 at 05:19
The stuff I read about the race said distances would be roughly right as is usual on off road races. Who cares, it is a great route and a well organised race for a good cause. Loved every minute of it and plan to return, which is praise indeed as I came from Lancashire to run it.
17/08/2012 at 13:01

Photos (thx to Ludo for details)

  • Click on ‘View your photos’
  • Click on ‘Events’
  • Click Salisbury 54321 ‘View Album’
  • Important: Click on ‘All photos’ which is a pull down menu and choose a time frame you wish to look through.
17/08/2012 at 18:08

I am only interested in the distance - and ascent/descent - because I was so delighted to finish just outside the top third for the first time for a while - mainly due to Chirunning - that I would like to estimate my time for a flat 26.2 miles.

17/08/2012 at 19:16

Well done Mich good work and thanks very much

18/08/2012 at 21:26

Well I did the 3O K, Love it although i must confess found it hard going probably down to heat. Garmin said i did 20.33, however i did slightly get lost, due to sign being up higher up in the trees, and as i was focused straight ahead didnt look up, so think i did half mile more. As for the course a tough one, heat didnt help though, hills/inclines seems to go on forever, but loved the course, thought i was lost again at one point after the race course, no sign/arrow for ages, then i saw green arrow, i was a little relieved. Glorious scenery, well orgainsed Race. Maybe back next yr for Marathon 

04/06/2014 at 17:50

I am running this years race and wondered if I needed to get any new footwear, i am running in road shoes currently  and do i need trail / road shoes ? also if my training is all road based will i suddenly have a massive shock having to run on trail???



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