Looking for an Ultra Jan/Feb - any suggestions??

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11/10/2012 at 16:53

Carol, the Country To Capital 2013 is still taking enteries, it's not sold out.

11/10/2012 at 16:55

Yes, I ran the London Ultra as my first ultra. It was fun! Rather more on road than the other runs suggested, and less hilly than most of them. It's mostly well signposted. If you decide to run it, let me know and I can give you extra details regarding the bits that are not so well signposted - mainly some bits into and just after Wimbledon Park, and as you enter Richmond Park, also to watch out for the slight deviation from the published (non-race) route for crossing the Thames. And apparently there's a large footbridge over the big road just before Richmond Park, which you can use to avoid the 4-5 mins wait to cross the road at the lights. I recced that part of the route twice, I think, and ran the race, and never noticed it...

Got a huge mug for finishing - made a nice change from a T-shirt.

12/10/2012 at 10:17

If you could stretch to March, how about the D33 in Aberdeen? It's usually about the second weekend in the month. Zero navigation (big arrows spraypainted on the ground to keep you right!) , half tarmac half easy trails, beautiful scenery, a great atmosphere, cakes and beer at the end and at less then £15 it's a bit of a bargain. Entries open 1st January...

12/10/2012 at 20:58

The TT Ulra 50 still has places with their Parkinsons Charity.  You only have to raise £250 which isn't much if it's your first ultra.  I managed to raise £1,250 min for a charity last year for the VLM.  I couldn't afford the £42 entry fee for the TT50 so went with the sponsorship amount.  For a first ultra I know I can raise the money.  If it was a second or third marathon I don't think I could.

16/10/2012 at 20:09

You can get cashback on the entry fee by joining me on the South Devon coastal trail: http://www.freedommatters.org.uk/the-south-devon-coastal-challenge.html

19/10/2012 at 23:25
runs-with-dogs wrote (see)

If you could stretch to March, how about the D33 in Aberdeen? It's usually about the second weekend in the month. Zero navigation (big arrows spraypainted on the ground to keep you right!) , half tarmac half easy trails, beautiful scenery, a great atmosphere, cakes and beer at the end and at less then £15 it's a bit of a bargain. Entries open 1st January...

Like the sound of this one, especially the zero navigation! 

19/10/2012 at 23:26

Thanks Debra, will let you know if I decide to do the london - still keeping my options open right now.

19/10/2012 at 23:28
EKGO wrote (see)

Born to Run 40 miler in Llanelli in Feb 2013

Looked into this one, sounds really good, check points every 5 miles and marshalled - they say there is no chance of getting lost, and not too many hills which is a bonus!

19/10/2012 at 23:39

Carol, You could always join me on this one at the end of February.

http://www.challenge-running.co.uk/st-peters-way-ultra/

20/10/2012 at 07:48

or even look on ukultrarunning calender-amazing what you find

Dark Vader    pirate
20/10/2012 at 08:49

or this..   excellent search facility...

http://marathons.ahotu.com

 

 

20/10/2012 at 11:21
Liz Cooper 6 wrote (see)

Carol, You could always join me on this one at the end of February.

http://www.challenge-running.co.uk/st-peters-way-ultra/

Hi Liz  - will take a look at it - end of feb is best as need time after dubai marathon, will have a look at it, have you looked at the born to run one?

 


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