Long Eaton 50 mile race, Sat June 11th

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29/03/2011 at 23:33

 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.

Edited: 29/03/2011 at 23:33
01/04/2011 at 12:44
looking forward to it
05/04/2011 at 21:20
Sent my entry off today, I think I'm gonna go for the 6am start just in case it's a hot day. Have you had many entries?
12/04/2011 at 09:09
at the moment i have received 3 entries, but there are at least a dozen more confirmed entries who are waiting before entering in case of injuries etc or just being tardy.
12/04/2011 at 21:37

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. 

13/04/2011 at 08:38
It would make a good warm-down to one and a warm-up to the other
14/04/2011 at 20:52
You are a bad influence!
15/04/2011 at 08:13
Thank you Ben, i try to be.
24/04/2011 at 19:56
What is the course profile like for this event?
24/04/2011 at 20:43
no idea what time I will start, def doing if not injured.  Wont enter til I know that I am not going to be injured as keep wasting money and having to pull out which is really fustrating. 
24/04/2011 at 22:27

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.

03/05/2011 at 09:24
we are still taking entrants for this, also the 50 mile 6-stage relay over the same course starting at 9.00
05/05/2011 at 16:14

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?


06/05/2011 at 08:48

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.

happy birthday!

06/05/2011 at 09:20

Thanks - i'll do that.

Not my burthday though till about 4 days after the LE50 ... hope I make it!

06/05/2011 at 09:27
sorry, wrong Hippo!  It's Plodding Hippo's birthday today and i didn't read carefully.
06/05/2011 at 09:32
yes, different H1ppo ... same plod
07/05/2011 at 11:05

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 ! 

07/05/2011 at 20:15

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

08/05/2011 at 10:25
We have some problems with overgrown paths, broken stiles and crop planting on parts of stage 3. people are advised not to recce this for the next three days until i have done a check on monday and rewritten the instructions with the possibility of a slight reroute.
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