Croydon Ultra 2012
I just book my place.Will be my first ultra,after I had to opt out of London ultra due to fractured ribs few weeks ago.Will do 3 marathons in April and May so will run this like another,a bit longer,marathon.
Loulabell, I wouldn't say I know the route - I've been lost on the roads around the clubhouse lots of times! But I have run some of these roads before, and I'm learning the roads around Sandilands gradually (a total lack of sense of direction doesn't help, nor the number of roads which turn by 90 degrees), and I'll probably make use of the route for some long training runs, so hopefully I'll know where I'm going on the day.
As for expected time, ask me after 19th Feb...
Hi Ian, good to see that year 2 is going ahead. I ran last year, not sure if I'll be back as it kinda depends on other plans but it's on the tentative list.
I think I said this at the time (but I was somewhat tired so who knows) but I think what would be a great help to runners this year would be:
- street names [or more street names] on the map provided so if you do go wrong you can get back on track more easily- especially on the second half.
- a big sign by the tram crossing so people get onto the right path at the begining of the cycle path section (this was my biggest mistake!)
- someway of ensuring people can easily find to the turn around at Ladywell as the roads around the station there are very confusing (especially after running 23 miles!!) and I think this is where most people went wrong.
Hope this is helpful and best of luck for Croydon Ultra 2012!
Loulabell, Ian Campbell provided you with a link to a route map earlier, remember:
Once I start using sections of it for training, I'll post any comments here.
Had a great training run this last weekend st Steyning. Very muddy and slippery and lots and lots of rain. It was an absolute joy!
Had a few more entries in for this event. so book up early. Will be doing a couple of route recces over the next few weeks if anyone is interested.
Okay, how do I enter? I've been to your website and it has info for 2011 inaugural race, not this year's race.
I enjoyed the London Ultra 50K and I've entered NDW50, and I think this would be a good run on the way to that. Do let me know when you're doing a recce. and I'll see if I can come.
Debra - You can enter via the Runners World online entry - quickest way. I am having a few issues getting the website updated. Otherwise message me with your email address and I will email you the correct form. I will post when I plan to do a recce run. More likely to be after April. I tend to run quite early on Sunday mornings.
Loulabell - I am about 50% full based on last years numbers. Although at this time last year I had not even got this thing going! I have room for more entrants.
Breadsweatandbeers - your comments and others from last year have been taken on board and marking especially on the second half will be improved. In fact, one very kind soul from last year has helped me out on that point. I hope to see you this but if not good luck with your race plans!
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