Dukeries Ultra - 26 May 2012

30 or 40 miles around Sherwood Forest

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17/01/2012 at 13:33
I would just like to let you know about a new ultra that we are organising for May this year.

The Dukeries Ultra will offer the option of either 30 or 40 miles on an undulating course that should be pretty fast. There are also relay options of 3 x 10ish miles or 4 x 10ish miles.

More details can be found on our website http://www.dukeriesultra.co.uk

If you have any questions, please contact me either by email through the site or on here.

Hope to see some of you in May.

Roger L-S
18/01/2012 at 09:21

Just spotted this - was looking for a nice warm up event for RunTheWall and this looks ideal!

Just off to check my schedule then I think it's time to enter!


20/01/2012 at 10:27
The wall run looks like an excellent event. And as you say we are about 4 weeks beforehand so would be a good warmup.

We might not have the big steep climbs of the North, but the up ascents we do have are testing enough as they go on and on and on and on and on.......

Hope that doesn't put anyone off ;o)
20/01/2012 at 13:28
Well, that's me entered! Only the 30, don't want to overdo it! Looking forward to it though - caravan club site booked at Clumber Park, so the wife and hound can wave and cheer as I head through the area!
23/01/2012 at 11:39
If the Caravan Club site is were I think it is, they may not even have to leave the site to wave you on. Although through the trees and down by the lake might be more scenic for them.

Look forward to meeting you in May.
23/01/2012 at 11:53

Hi Roger,

Really looking forward to this one, I've touted it on another  couple of forums (Running Bug and Runners Forum) and it's got some interest there as well  (definitely one entry from Running Bug). It's also no longer a warm up race because i've pulled out of The Wall Run - 15 miles along the Wall and 40 miles on road wasn't what I signed up for LOL!!

I know Clumber Park fairly well (ish!!) - did a 10k there and an Audax cycling event a few years ago - it's a lovely place!

23/01/2012 at 12:51
I'd hadn't looked that closely at the route for The Wall. If you would like to change up from the 30 to 40 at The Dukeries just drop me an email and I can do the admin.

Thanks for spreading the word. That is one of the best things about runners, when they find something they like they usually want to share it
Edited: 23/01/2012 at 12:51
23/01/2012 at 20:19

  Will be doing Dukeries [ my first ultra since 1989 ] as its on my door step,run parts of the route every sunday .also enterd the ladybower 50 in september


05/02/2012 at 21:45
For anyone who is still deciding whether to do the 30 or 40 mile run, we will be leading a free recce of stage 3 on Saturday 24 March.

There will be cake and hot drinks at the end.

Please send an email to info @ dukeriesevents.co.uk if you want to come along so we know how much cake to buy.
05/02/2012 at 22:37
Just signed up for this one, rude not to as its just a few miles from my home in Mansfield.

Nice to have what looks to be a great event on my doorstep. Joined the local club for a run around Clumber a couple of Sundays ago and really enjoyed it.

Not one to turn down free tea and cake, will be there for the recce.
06/02/2012 at 17:59

 Ran  the section through clumber and this part of route yesterday ,total of 22 miles,was hard going with

 with the snow and ice,will try to make one on the 24 march

Edited: 06/02/2012 at 18:12
06/02/2012 at 20:06
I'm going to aim for the recce - it's only a couple of hours drive so i'm very tempted....
06/02/2012 at 20:30
Wow what a great response! The idea of the recce is that no one gets left behind, but you are of course welcome to go on ahead if you want.

Daytrekker: Well done on that distance in the snow! Hope you like the way the course is fitting together. Did you do the full out and back by the Scout Camp?
06/02/2012 at 22:22
Think I'll just do the 30 as I am doing a 24 hour event a couple of weeks before
06/02/2012 at 23:35
Lightweight !
Think I might just stick with the 30 myself though
07/02/2012 at 08:28
Which 24hr event is that Hellen?
07/02/2012 at 08:29
I've just changed over to the 40 - what's another 10 miles between friends LOL!!!
07/02/2012 at 09:13
I'm in Lincoln so this is as local as they come for me - will have to check with diary. It's also my birthday on the 28th - what betterway to celebrate!!
07/02/2012 at 11:31
Good call Rich, go for it!
07/02/2012 at 11:59


 The course is looking good,i didnt do the out and back section along the sand bank near the scout camp,due to the weather,but will do it eather this weekend or next.Plan to run the middle section in a couple of weeks,Not sure which distance to do as this will be my first ultra since 1990,

Edited: 07/02/2012 at 15:09
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