a new one for 2012
I am in the process of putting together a 50 miler in Derbyshire next year. It will be a 2 loop route around Ladybower and Derwent resevoirs.
Online registration will open here at RW shortly.
The website http://www.enduranceevents.co.uk/
All the best
Picking a date that did not clash with any other major ultra distance events was a smart move.
The event sounds interesting, and I venture to suspect, will not be found wanting in terms of scenery.
I haven't taken part in the Round Rotherham, so couldn't compare it from personal experience. I hear it is a brilliant race and one that I wish I could have avoided by more than a month. I had to choose a date that was outside prime tourist season and not too close to other events in the calendar.
I can only tell you that I use the route for my tempo training and it is faster than anywhere I know in the area. Circumnavigating the resevoirs makes it flat/undulating so it is a good PB course in that respect. Also the trail / tracks are in good condition.
Another bonus is the fact that the route is mega obvious which eradicates any time lost due to navigation issues. It is simply a case of getting into a nice rhythm and enjoying the surroundings without worrying about missing turns.
i've done Rotherham and would say this route would be quite a bit quicker, i think there is a fair bit of road as you head around Howden Dam and then trail back along the other side, followed by a bit of roadbefore you head around Ladybower.....thats guessing a bit about the route tho.....
Woah, you are pretty spot on.
yeah there is a fair bit of road, but you can run along side the road on the thin track on the fairholmes side of Howden. I hope that makes sense. The first plan was to head over from Ladybower towards lose hill, but wanted to keep it simple in the end. From a safety point of view, having access to most of the route from one point is a massive plus.
I reckon I should get out and measure the percentages of road and trail for the website. The beauty is in the detail. I would say it is 70 / 30 in favour of road? I will report back
My plan is to have the fifty going clockwise and the 20 mile (fun run) going anti clockwise. The twenty is just two laps of Derwent.
As i said before, thanks for the input. I want this to be competely runner friendly and a great event.
Cake, you are a legend.
At this rate you will be qualifying for a discounted entry fee!!!!!
Thank yoiu for the info. I have links with STC so will get some info from them. I know what you mean about freebies. The level of good bag is always a clincher. Triathlon is a great sport if you are a kit whore. I love a good finisher T-shirt.
My bezzer mate owns a cafe in Sheffield and says he can help. I have the contact details of the owners of the cafe at Fairholmes, so they are a good option. They will have power for site lighting too, which takes away the need for a generator. I want the finish line to be buzzing. Music, BBQ, chilli, beer etc.
I have a 4m x 4m mini marquee that can be used.
This is all very exciting.
Yeah i work in events fundraising in my day job. It can be a nightmare with all the red tape. I will be in touch.
BTW ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/events/viewevent.asp?sp=&v=2&EN=66227&ms=
I can't wait.
Beer at the finish?! - why didn't you say that before? They don't have that at the Round Rotherham.
Just imagining a perfectly topped off pint being handed to each finisher...
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