Cotswold Way Ultra 102 mile event September 2013

A brilliant course lets hope its well organised...

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17/11/2012 at 17:36

Its organised by and from what I understand Is a new event. Lets hope Daz will be participating to defend his record.

26/11/2012 at 22:57

I intend to enter but I won't be troubling Daz or his record!!

27/11/2012 at 19:52

I could well do this as my first 100 miler!

Dark Vader    pirate
27/11/2012 at 21:52

Sounds interesting.   What is the terrain like..?  


27/11/2012 at 22:02
Anyone know if these carry points for utmb?
Dark Vader    pirate
27/11/2012 at 22:16

It has a 4 point logo for UTMB..

I just looked at the web site..  it looks like a lovely run..    I'll do it..  


27/11/2012 at 22:23

A new event.  Haven't done any of this company's other events but will give this one a go, I think. At least with limestone most of the surface water should drain underground.  You can but hope.

28/11/2012 at 11:32

Oh dear, I didnt think my record would stand long   

Edited: 28/11/2012 at 13:49
28/11/2012 at 14:34

Daz. It would be great if you were defending your title, You in?

28/11/2012 at 15:19

Im tempted Mike.   I did have C2C planned around that time, but will see.  Cheers

28/11/2012 at 15:38

Did you use a crew or was it a self supported effort Daz? If you had no outside help then I think it will stand a fair while

Race looks good though.

Dark Vader    pirate
28/11/2012 at 15:57

I've just entered... and bought a map of the route..



28/11/2012 at 16:31

It was a big supported/team effort WiB.  I had a registered time-keeper (and wife) start and finish me, and several runners/pacers to verify I ran the correct route.  Only way I could make it an official trail record.

It's quite a tough course, wouldnt want to do it self supported.  But an ultra race sounds great.

Edited: 28/11/2012 at 16:34
Dark Vader    pirate
28/11/2012 at 18:55

Daz..  so.. what's it like..?   I've entered purely on the basis of getting nice views to look at..  

What's the terrain like..?   The web site is woefully lacking in info, although I suppose I could get it via google elsewhere...

28/11/2012 at 19:19

There are some stunning views.  I ran from S-N because it suited the crew, timings and chances of prevailing wind.  However, the run from N-S means you don't have a tough uphill (Broadway Tower) to finish and instead get a stunning view from Broadway Tower at the start and Bath at the finish.

Lots of views over the escarpment.  The best villages will be in the first 10-15miles.  Very peaceful, qaint.

Underfoot - A mixture.  I changed from xc to hibrid to trainers within the first 25 miles.  You shouuld be able to get away with it unless it's wet, when you'll need some grip over fileds and through the woods.

A great course, but constantly up and down along the escarpment.  I've done the Cesars Camp 100 and I'd say it's as hard if not and downs....but better views lol!


28/11/2012 at 20:05

Not this event but I thought I would chuck my query in here anyway as it may be on the same course, part of it anyway.  I have entered the 2 day Cotswold Way race on 6/7 April next year, starts near Evesham & finishes in Stroud with days of 30 miles & 27 miles respectively.

No doubt I will find out about the terrain in due course but just so I have an idea of what is ahead, anyone familiar with this area?  I haven't done much trail running, jumped into this one & now the nerves are kicking in!

Thanks in advance


03/02/2013 at 21:50
Anyone actually entered or hoping to enter this one?
04/02/2013 at 08:43

This is on my list to do this year.   Not entered yet as got other enteries to pay for,

04/02/2013 at 09:44
Good , I intend to enter and have booked time off work. It seems to be a bit low key si far but I suppose its still early days.
04/02/2013 at 18:05

The low key the better.   

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