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

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11/10/2012 at 12:13

Hi everyone, I'm looking to do an ultra in January or February next year - would prefer something around 35 miles but not ruling more or less out depending on cut off times. Can anyone suggest anything?  

11/10/2012 at 12:49

Ultra trail series South Devon 9th feb about 35 miles

11/10/2012 at 12:51

Thanks, will take a look 

11/10/2012 at 12:53
11/10/2012 at 12:56

I looked there but there wasnt many in jan/feb - it will be my first ultra so need something with reasonable cut off time.  Just looking at the south devon one, 70% booked.  Would also prefer one that is easy to navigate as im doing it by myself - not asking for much am I lol

WiB
11/10/2012 at 12:59

Country to Capital? Early Jan. 45 miles. 2nd half is canal path so shouldn't be too tough to navigate!

WiB
11/10/2012 at 13:03

Just looked and it says the country to capital is sold out for 2013 - shame as that would have been do-able I think.

WiB
11/10/2012 at 13:08

ok... I think the Thames Trot is similar as it uses the Thames Path. Its 50 miles so not much further, still fits in to your jan/feb requirement... maybe worth a look to see if there are spaces?

WiB
11/10/2012 at 13:23

Ok thanks, think the main thing that worries me is getting lost! Never had to navigate myself before, might end up doing 60 miles 

11/10/2012 at 13:28

Thames path is pretty easy to follow so doubt you'd hit 60!
Not many in Jan/Feb and a lot of the more well known ones are probably full. I'm doing CTS S Devon. Another one is Pilgrims Challenge on N Downs way - did it this year and you don't have to do both days.

11/10/2012 at 13:35

I looked at the pilgrims challenge, how difficult was it to do navigation wise?  I was meant to do the round ripon ultra last week but injured my ankle at GNR so have had to take 3 weeks off, hoping to get back to running next week,  I looked at the CST South Devon and it said the difficulty level was severe which has put me off slightly.

WiB
11/10/2012 at 13:37

The CTS courses are challenging. I think they go a little over the top saying severe, but certainly not easy!

Jeremy - I am down to do CTS Dorset and CTS Sussex. Enjoy Devon

WiB
11/10/2012 at 13:52

There's the London Ultra 50K - 17th Feb 2013. See http://www.ultrarace.co.uk/events/

Also LDWA Winter Tanners 30 mile option 20th January.

Re. Pilgrim, NDW was reasonably well marked and I followed it okay with map when reccing and without map (extra red-and-white tape markers) when racing NDW50. I'm thinking of running the Pilgrims Challenge (both days).

Thames Trot was already full when I looked several weeks ago.

11/10/2012 at 14:04

The Spine still has places. Eeek!

11/10/2012 at 14:08

I was going to do Dorset as well WiB but realised I'd already paid and entered a local race and Sussex is same day as TP100. Not done any of the CTS yet but as I live in S Devon thought I may as well, temptedby their UTSW too.
Pilgrims was easy to navigate, I'm normally a bit rubbish but I didn't get temporarily misplaced once!

11/10/2012 at 14:18

Born to Run 40 miler in Llanelli in Feb 2013

11/10/2012 at 15:28

Jeremy, thanks, Pilgrims sounds a possibility then - also looking at the London Ultra, doing dubai marathon on 25th January so that one would fit in fine, has anyone done the london ultra?

11/10/2012 at 16:13

i think there are some people on the ripon forum doing the thames trot that you could run with mum ?

AndrewSmith    pirate
11/10/2012 at 16:30

The LDWA has events at all times of the year and you can usually do them as a runner

http://www.ldwa.org.uk/

AndrewSmith    pirate
11/10/2012 at 16:31

Stupid RW link thing is not working, you will need to copy and paste

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