Tring to Town race

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30/06/2008 at 19:16
Completed my first Marathon this May ( Halstead) and would love to have a go at running beyond the 26 miles.  The Tring to Town race would fit in well in terms of location and date of race but I was wondering how people get back to their cars etc if they are only running the one day,  Can anyone help shed some light on this for me? I may be running on my own so won't have someone to follow on with car.  Do people recommend trail shoes for this route or can you get by with road shoes? Cheers Sara
M...eldy    pirate
30/06/2008 at 19:21

and shoes will depend on the weather,   all tow path and some parts are hard surface and some arent!
30/06/2008 at 19:50


if its dry'ish you should be fine with road shoes but as meldy says if its wet it will get muddy in parts. also you may be able to 'buddy-up' with someone else who is driving on thier own. 

30/06/2008 at 19:54
Road shoes, even the muddy bits of T2T don't warrant trail shoes. The extra comfort for your first ultra will be more valuable than the grip of trail shoes. If it's wet get some seal skinz socks. There's an underground station near the finish, and Tring rail station is near the start of the race. You can park there and get the train back from London if you really have to. You'd have to get across London to Euston to get a train back to Tring, which you probably won't feel like doing after running 40 miles. Personally, if there's absolutely no one to pick you up, I'd stay over the night and get home on the monday.
Edited: 30/06/2008 at 19:56
30/06/2008 at 21:05
Road shoes.  The path is very good.  As for transport............. just get your boyfriend/husband/partner/dad to collect you
01/07/2008 at 06:26

why not do both Saturday and Sunday races, then you won't have a problem! Smiley Lady did that this year, finishing well under 6 hours on each day!


I wore ordinary road shoes, they worked fine.


01/07/2008 at 17:16
Thanks to everyone for the advice about shoes and the options re: getting home after the race - hope to meet some of you there on the day maybe!? Not sure i could manage 80miles in one weekend but v. impressed and in awe of all of you that do!! cheers Sara
01/07/2008 at 17:22

Definately ordianry shoes but good socks.

On both days this year, there were plenty of people coming and going, you should be able to arrange a lift or at least a shuttle bunny to the nearest public transport.

01/07/2008 at 19:19
You wouldn't say that if you knew them SS2.
01/07/2008 at 19:36
What are you trying to say GP? Hmmmm?
01/07/2008 at 20:30

I thought there were about 3 versions of this race now.

Which one are you doing Sara ??

01/07/2008 at 20:38
Just that ultra runners are a bit odd UC.
01/07/2008 at 20:49
I really don't know what you mean GP
07/01/2009 at 22:50

Just wondering if this route is marked? or do you rely on the map for the whole way? Is the course easy to follow? I'm entered to do the town to tring on the Saturday, first time doing it and am not familiar with the area at all.

07/01/2009 at 23:09
It's dead easy to follow.  Just stay on the tow path and remember what number bridge you have to leave the canal at.  Last year the final bridge was marked with some tape so it was obvious which one it was.
08/01/2009 at 08:24
and turn left just after the dead tramp
08/01/2009 at 08:35
that was the other direction Haile! I think there was one fork in the canal to watch for but otherwise you can't possibly go wrong.
08/01/2009 at 08:56
i wondered why it took me so long.....
08/01/2009 at 08:58
lol, I've got my first proper navigation race this weekend. I'm very very scared!
08/01/2009 at 09:05
you should be, you will probably die
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