SDW50

South Downs Way 50 thread

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06/11/2012 at 10:16

I'm in.  The button on the centurion website says so are another 13.  We must be mad!

I recced the Alfriston to Eastbourne bit yesterday - they've changed the approach into Eastbourne since last I did it.  For the better, but it'll be interesting to see what route the race follows.

And I got lost twice round Jevington. 

WiB
06/11/2012 at 10:50

35 entrants now...

There is a map showing the route that the race takes into Eastbourne on the Centurion site. Also shwos the route you need to take to the track. Having helped out sweeping the SDW100 course last year I can tell you that the routes are well marked so shouldn't have any issues on the day.

WiB
06/11/2012 at 11:12
Thinking about this, but not sure if I would have recovered from London in time.
06/11/2012 at 11:13

hmmmm - getting tempted by this as I live in Eastbourne but not sure the timing's right.   and just looked at the course - that last drop from Butt's Brow down into Eastbourne is very steep - the quads are not going to love you for that after 49miles!!

GKD
06/11/2012 at 12:41
Entry fee is somewhat substantial though, may need to think about this one a little further
GKD
06/11/2012 at 12:50

Whoa, see what you mean Lirish. I know the Gobeyond ones are about 2/3rds the price with one less aid station. However, if the market are willing to pay the price, who are we to quibble

06/11/2012 at 12:52

I'm in! Think this makes me a qualified nutter (NDW50, SDW50, Lakeland 50 and considering Pilgrims 66/2 day (or possibly Thames Trot 50) and Ladybower 50.

Doing 5 x 50M has a nice ring to it, but I'd rather like to get a two-day event in...

WiB
06/11/2012 at 13:04

Nothing mad or nutty about any of it... madness is driving to the gym just to run on a rubber band.

WiB
06/11/2012 at 13:11
Nutty is not switching the rubberband on
06/11/2012 at 15:11
 

slaneuk wrote (see)

Whoa, see what you mean Lirish. I know the Gobeyond ones are about 2/3rds the price with one less aid station. However, if the market are willing to pay the price, who are we to quibble

slanuek, GObeyonds events are not bad prices at all, their ais stations are pretty well stocked i found, and i got free entry to TT50 after marshalling at a Duathalon so pretty good deal there, they are very acommodating and lovely people. id recommend their events.
Debra Bourne wrote (see)

I'm in! Think this makes me a qualified nutter (NDW50, SDW50, Lakeland 50 and considering Pilgrims 66/2 day (or possibly Thames Trot 50) and Ladybower 50.

Doing 5 x 50M has a nice ring to it, but I'd rather like to get a two-day event in...

there are plenty of ways to qualify as a nutter-usually not through choice -nobody makes us do these events , we choose to.  people spend extortionate amounts of money sitting in a pub wasting their life and health....are they called nutters? no. so why if we spend money entering events and hours running diatances are we nutters? i dont get it when runners who are supposed to understand why they do it say such inane things about themselves..........

....*and breathe*

06/11/2012 at 15:23
Peronel wrote (see)

I'm in.  The button on the centurion website says so are another 13.  We must be mad!

 

id ask the other 13 first before you label them.......

06/11/2012 at 15:23

LLB, I wasnt arguing about Gobeyond's prices - just illustrating that these things can cost a lot less. The only downside with their ultra I thought was too much reliance on fruitcake!! 

DB, wonderful target to go for and anyone who says otherwise will have me to answer for at the very least Going to take some beating...... though I might give it a bash

06/11/2012 at 15:25

i know you wernt arguing  Slaneuk, i was agreeing with you -go and read it again !!!!!

06/11/2012 at 15:37

I do - its your dodgy posts 

I'm not sure about the labelling. If anyone had a nut allergy at the start, they'd be dead within 20yds given the number of people taking part.

Just been given the dates of an annual race I take part in and it doesnt clash so I may well volunteer for the Downs 50 double

WiB
06/11/2012 at 16:06

Lirish - Hope to see you there mate. I heard the rate had to increase to cover the insurance claims of ill runners after eating what was promised to be "a lovely pasty" at Box Hill on the NDW! ... Apparently there was nothing else left... I gues the lead guys must have eaten a lot as the crew were very strict about putting runners needs first

Edited: 06/11/2012 at 16:11
WiB
GKD
06/11/2012 at 16:52
You bugger you're never going to let me forget that are you?
Rest assured revenge will be mine, my plan is to keep up with you on the NDW 50 as far as the stepping stones so I can remind you of your promise to use the rope swing
Edited: 06/11/2012 at 16:52
GKD
06/11/2012 at 16:59
I wanted to do this but have a road marathon the weekend before that I wanted to race so don't know if I'd be recovered enough to get around?
WiB
06/11/2012 at 17:35
I won't be racing at NDW mate in fairness we were all guilty of pedalling the dodgy pastys!
WiB
06/11/2012 at 17:52
WiB wrote (see)
I won't be racing at NDW mate in fairness we were all guilty of pedalling the dodgy pastys!

im NEVER eating anything from an aid station with you two on it-EVER

GKD
06/11/2012 at 20:27
Aw now to be fair we put back all the sweets we didn't like the taste of
GKD
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