Grim Reaper - 40/70/100

40, 70 or 100 miles around the Grimsthorpe Estate

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02/03/2012 at 13:36

Entries now open folks at

My first foray into the ultra world, now sat here wondering what the hell I've done!

02/03/2012 at 13:58

Blimey well done. I did my very first 10k there and loved it.

Good luck

Kryten    pirate
02/03/2012 at 14:42
I read your thread description and imagined an ultra going round and round a council estate!
05/03/2012 at 16:35
Hi - I did this last year the 70, it was my first ultra, and I am going to be doing it again this year, not entered just yet as saving up the pennies.
08/03/2012 at 17:59

loops of a council estate, now that really has the potential to be an adventure run!

The official description ' The Beautiful Grimsthorpe Castle Estate' probably evokes a better image

SPEN - I'll see you there, I'm doing the 40, couldn't quite bring myself to hit the 70 button on the application.  My excuse is that it's my birthday on that day, and I want to be sure to finish in time to get to the pub

09/03/2012 at 07:55
Ian66 - I will see you there it was a great day last year and a fantastic course and everyone was so friendly.
16/05/2012 at 22:18
I would love to do this one but not this year next year. I would certainly expect to be one of the very slow runners is this a newbie friendly run ?
17/05/2012 at 09:40

Amanda - this is a very friendly event, you should go for it.

17/05/2012 at 09:53

Definitely thinking of the 70 for next year. Got to be easier to train on similar terrain as I only live over in North Nottinghamshire.

Trekking up to the Lakes to train for Lakeland 50 is costing a fortune!

17/05/2012 at 10:15

Almost tempted to enter the 40 or 70 but it is a little close to Lakeland 100 for me. Best of luck everyone

Roger - I know what you mean. Recceing the Lakeland route whilst living on the South East coast can get costly!

18/05/2012 at 17:06

Wimped out and went for the 40 miler, but I have also signed up for the HM on the Sunday. First Ultra Marathon for me, so looking forward to it. Edinburgh Marathon next weekend as part of training.


Will be seeing you all soon!

29/05/2012 at 10:39

Hi all i have signed up for the 100 miler. This will be my second 100 race. I did the Thames path 100 which with diversions actually turned out to be a 102 mile race. Sadly i had to drop out two miles from the end with hypothermia. What with getting lost i actually completed 103 miles in 25hrs 30 mins. With nicer conditions in July i am hoping to do a sub 24hr time. Can anybody give me a description of the loop that we will be running please? Looking at the clip on the website it looks like there is atleast one hill on the laps. Looking forward to meeting you guys on the day.

29/05/2012 at 11:15

Hi Vicky

link to the 10 mile loop

bad news on having to drop out so close to the end of the TP100, sure you'll finish this time round, unless sunstroke gets you this time!

Edited: 29/05/2012 at 11:16
01/06/2012 at 11:45
Yeah that had already crossed my mind Ian66. Thanx for the link. What distance r u planning on undertaking?
04/06/2012 at 13:21
Can anyone tell me whether trail shoes are a must have for this event? I know the organisers recommend trail shoes but can u get away with road one.
04/06/2012 at 13:27

I'm doing the 40, can;t get my head round doing longer distances.....yet!

I did the half last year in road shoes and was fine - weather was warm and dry though, if it was wet then you might be better suited to trail shoes.  I'm crossing fingers for dry weather again, as I don't have any trail shoes, and don't really want to splash out for what might be a one-off run

04/06/2012 at 21:25
Anyone know how close you can enter? I'm doing a big event the weekend before and want to see how much it takes out of me before entering so prob wouldn't be in a position to decide until Tuesday before. Would just do the 40 though as the previous weekend will be doing 2 marathons and a 30 miler!

Would be good to do the 40 with a view to doing 70 next year depending on the date.
02/07/2012 at 15:10
Hi all does anyone know of the longest distance is 100 or 105 miles. The info I find is very misleading. Also is it just the one drop bag we have or is it at both ends of the lap? Lastly, wen do we receive our race nos etc?
Can't believe how close this event is now. Shame it looks like it will be a wash-out unless something drastic alters with our weather
I'm on my taper. Hope everyones training has gone to plan. Take care all x
02/07/2012 at 19:26

VIcky - the longest run this year is 100, the 105 was last year.  There is just one drop bag, which is at the start/finish point of the 10 mile loop, so you need to plan to carry whatever you need for the entire 10 mile loop.

I believe race packs were due to be sent out 1 week in advance, I haven't received mine yet but no need to panic.  yet!

weather forecast is pretty crappy for the next 10 days, but nowhere near close enough to cause it to be cancelled - pack your wellies and your mac and enjoy splashing through the puddles!!

02/07/2012 at 20:22

....meant to add, there is a facebook group for this event, 'The Grimsthorpe Massive', which you might want to join for any last minute tips/advice/motivation/moans about the bloody weather.......

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