Having survived the Croydon 30 on Sunday I have taken a deep breath and entered the VGWM! Gareth, I am trusting you that the directions will be clearer than clear ...! Cheers
Thanks Gareth really love the taster video. Looks awesome apart from the bulls!!!
hi gareth any entries left forthis lovely sounding race.
Scared! Have i made a mistake entering this? Was hoping a run/ walk/walk aproach would be ok.. ? Have only run two marathons in past and not much time to fit in much training, but love the thought of a day out in the country trails!
Not a mistake at all - it's a fantastic race! There were a few run-walking last year as it was hot and hillier than you might first think for inside the M25, so you won't be alone in taking that approach. Gareth's email has said there will be some more course markings and route description this year which should make life a bit easier as there was a bit of confusion last time around (thinking of the front runners bombing off in the wrong direction about a quarter of a mile in!). Submitting my entry later today...
Thank you for reply and words of encouragement 33riggins. I'll try and keep my nerves and fear in control!! your words give me a little more confidence to just give it a go. It would be a massive shift out of my comfort zone, but sounds like a great run and and an incredible challenge.
Am also considering this after doing the Croydon Ultra yesterday. Who would have thought Croydon could be so hilly and countryfied !!
Hi Gaz - has the email for this gone out yet? Very much looking forward to it and hoping the weather stays cooler as forecast, anything over 25 degrees starts to get a bit uncomfortable for me.
9.30 start in Lloyd Park I'm assuming?
Trying to remember the section but it's not coming back to me. I think by the 21 mile mark last time I wouldn't have noticed if I'd been running on a soft covering of duck down and rose petals I was that knackered. But well done anyway on looking after the paths, will keep an eye out.
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