Long Eaton Running club is holding a 50 mile ultra on Saturday 11th June, start and finish in Breaston near Long Eaton, Derbyshire.
The start is between 6am and 8am, with the last finish by 9pm. Entry fee is £15/£17 and includes a souvenier mug. Food will be provided at the last 3 checkpoints with soup and a roll at the end.
Full details can be found at http://www.longeatonrunningclub.com/races/50mile.php
the route map is http://www.fetcheveryone.com/route-395780
if you have any questions either pm me or leave a message on this thread.
This certainly looks like an interesting event.
For me it might be a bit too close for comfort, to Comrades on the one hand, and the UR 100 on the other.
Ben, if you click on http://www.longeatonrunningclub.com/races/files/50_stage_maps.pdf you willl get the maps for each stage - if you look just above the map you will see that there is an elevation profile tab.
the steepest hill is coming out of Duffield at the start of Stage 5. it is a bridle path but i wouldn't like to meet a horse coming down it. i struggled walking it.
i think we worked it out as about 2500 feet altogether,virtually flat for the first 20 miles then undulating for the rest. gives you an excuse to walk the odd bit.
I'm doing the GUCR two weeks before. I'd love to have a go since its on my doorstep but I won't be sure what state my legs are goping to be in (and whether i'll be allowed out again that soon) until the end of the month.
Will it be too late to enter at the beginning of June?
if you send me an entry form then i will provisionally enter you so that you are on the lists for the check points. if you want to take it up let me know and pay on the day, and if not again let me know asap and i will inform the checkpoints that you are a withdrawal.
Thanks - i'll do that.
Not my burthday though till about 4 days after the LE50 ... hope I make it!
Its a jungle out there !
Ran part of the course yesterday (stage 3 from littleover to kirk langley) and got lost a few times even with the course downloaded to my garmin !
Some of the course is really overgrown now in fact one stile is completely covered with hedge ! a couple of fields where the course goes straight across also have 3 foot high crops in them so had to go round (through the nettles - ouch !)
Was good fun though but I can see a few folk getting lost on this stretch !
Oh and about 30 baby cows thought it would be fun to run along with me for a while too )
Still, beats running on the boring road !
Duncan, i am redoing that stretch on monday and will try to find a good solution. we may well routemark it and if necessary do some gardening. unfortunately we recced it in january and apart from the odd broken stile it wasn't too bad. Obviously it has changed a lot. i will also photograph any dogey parts so that people can be prewarned. i'll take my secateurs.
Glad you 've got a good sense of humour about this but i promise that it will be sorted
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