Long Eaton 50 mile race, Sat June 11th

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09/05/2011 at 21:32
No probs, we can always eat the crops when we get a bit peckish  maybe you could find an alternative route through some strawberry fields....
10/05/2011 at 08:23

sorry duncan, it's mainly grass and rape - not the best snack. it actually wasn't as bad as i imagined, although there are a couple of interesting parts. I've put some photographs on facebook at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150175482255925.301120.672485924&l=fa551f0ea7" title="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150175482255925.301120.672485924&l=fa551f0ea7">http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150175482255925.301120.672485924&l=fa551f0ea7</a>

the intreresting bits are the track north from Woodhouse Farm (pic 0524) and the stile to come off it (pic 0527 honestly and 0528) and one wheat field has no path but you can run the tractor marks easily to get around it ( photos 0511, 14,15,17)

10/05/2011 at 08:25

<a href="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150175482255925.301120.672485924&l=fa551f0ea7" title="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150175482255925.301120.672485924&l=fa551f0ea7">http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150175482255925.301120.672485924&l=fa551f0ea7</a>

see if that works

10/05/2011 at 08:26
have to put the link up from home, facebook blocked at work.
13/05/2011 at 13:40

Hi Chrisity,

will the event be on next year?! Sadly I'm already running on june 11th this year but I've been looking for 50 milers and there aren't many around my way.



13/05/2011 at 14:25

not sure at this point, we need to see how it goes and what the response from those helping out is.

i would like to say yes but at the moment we have 10 entrants for the 50 and 1 relay team - although this should pick up in the next couple of weeks.

16/05/2011 at 14:18
Hi, bit late for this year but since it's a 50miler and they are thin on the ground in the UK, have you thought about applying for UTMB points or to the Ws100 as a qualifier - might get a bit more interest.
17/05/2011 at 14:12

thanks, this has been mentioned before and if it continues next year then we will certainly do so.

13 ultra runners and 3 teams at the moment, but several more in the pipeline.

21/05/2011 at 10:02
By the way, how does the clip thingy work ? Do we have to collect a clip from each of these checkpoints? (I've got visions of carrying a sack of metal clips round the course with me
21/05/2011 at 13:03

it's the clip's used in orienteering - a bit like a stapler. just clip your number and it leaves a series of pin holes. very quick and easy, we will have one at the start to show you what to look for.

if you can't find them (i.e someone has nicked them) then don't worry, just carry on.

30/05/2011 at 23:33
We now have17 runners plus 3 more probables. Still room for any late entries up to 8th June.
01/06/2011 at 17:08
up to 21 with 3 more probables, limit is about 50 so lots of room.
06/06/2011 at 08:42

we are still taking entries, 26 so far.

if you are interested contact me via chris.robson@castlecollege.ac.uk

23/06/2011 at 21:01

Just a short note to say that the race was very well received (see reviews http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/events/viewevent.asp?sp=&v=1&EN=61889&ms= )

and consequently it will be held again next year on Saturday June 16th, same course and venue. More details will be available around Xmas after we have modified the info in light of this year's experiences.

thanks to all those who entered this year.

Chris Robson

05/03/2012 at 23:10

We are now taking entries for the 2012 race on Saturday 16th June. Details at


there will be a new thread for this race soon.

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