Surrey Tempest 10M

no car - travelling by public transport?

8 messages
27/01/2013 at 13:02

Hi, I'm looking for a 10 miler around 3rd Feb, on the thinking that I'm scheduled to do a 10mile time-trial then and I'd rather do this in a race/measured course if possible, ideally with a few hills involved (I'm training towards Hastings half).

This race is perfect timing and looks like a good course to test myself over 'undulating' terrain... but I don't have a car, and as far as I can see it, the nearest train station is at least 6 miles away. Would I be right in thinking that without a car, this race would be pretty impossible to get to? I don't mind a 1-2 mile or so distance, that's a nice warmup/cooldown jog, but I should probably draw the line at a 6+mile warmup...!

27/01/2013 at 21:00

Bramley could be easier as it has a train station (17 Feb) but trains on Sundays are always a pain.  I don't think the Tempest is realistic without a car, but you could go onto the Events to Live Facebook page and see if anyone could give you a lift.

 

28/01/2013 at 22:13

thanks Hellywobs

29/01/2013 at 12:37

Where are you travelling from?  I think i am going to do the 20 miler but not 100% certain yet. 

30/01/2013 at 21:01

From Brighton - but I think I've decided to go out for a measured-by-me 10 miler around here instead and see how I get on.

Edited: 30/01/2013 at 21:02
31/01/2013 at 11:33

It's a mission from Brighton, especially for a 10 mile race.  Best do your own thing I think.

31/01/2013 at 12:40

You get used to stupid train journeys eventually (I'm told)... but oh do I miss my car!

24/02/2013 at 20:29

Since you're training for Hastings, I recc'd the infamous Queensway hill at the start. If you can program a treadmill, then this will give you a flavour of the first 10k, after which its pretty much all flat or down hill.

km, average % gradient

0.9, 1.5

1.0, 0.0

0.3, 8.0

2.5, 0.0

3.6, 3.5 -- Queensway!!!

1.7, 0.0

Then another 11.1km of flat and downhill.

 

Enjoy


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