Croydon Ultra 2012
Did the section Elmers End to Catford again yesterday (I hesitate to say I "ran" it as I was rather slow after North Downs Run in Sunday) and this time I didn't lose the Cycle Route 21 signs (nice to know I was supposed to be following them) and I was fine; found the route under the bridge at Catford without any difficulty, and didn't make any wrong turnings on the way back either!
way to go Debra.... your lead runner !!!
I will be mailing out the directions in the next few days.....
hope all your training is going ok everyone still gutted i cant join the fun
hay Ian and everyone else, Ive finally taken the plunge and signed up for this, it`ll be my first official ultra.
Ian, I havent heard anything since I signed up, can you confirmed that Im in?
Andy - i can confirm you are in. Glad you made it and I am sure you will have a great time at your first Ultra.
Hi all - will be sending out final route directions to the mailing list tonight....
hay y`all really bone question I know but do all 30milers start at 0800 or can we choose our start time?
Andy, as I recall, the 0800 start time is for those who think they'll be very slow - there was a cut-off indicated somewhere of seven hours - everyone needs to finish by 1600 hours (4 pm).
ALL: near the end, when you've turned from Addiscombe Road into Sandilands, FitzJames is a LEFT not a right turn to reach & cross Mapledene and reach Uplands! (and near the start when you've gone along the edge of Lloyd Road and across Coombe Road, it's right-then-immediately-left into Campden Road). But I'm sure it will be well marked tomorrow.
Also, there's a sign on Addiscombe Road saying that Addiscombe Road is closed from Shirley Road to Sandilands tomorrow for a Triathlon, but Ian says it wasn't a problem last year and they let people drive in okay. (Alternative route would be along Lower Addiscombe Road, left into Clyde Road and to end, left into Addiscombe Road, Right into Radcliffe, left into Haveland then Right into Sandilands - but I'm hoping not too need that detour!)
Thanks Debra, im as slow as continental drift tbh.
See you all tomorrow
Well, that was fun (if wet)! Well done everyone who finished! Running Rodent, you looked amazingly relaxed and energetic as you finished.
hey Debs , how did you do!!?
Well done Debra (and Running Rodent you were 2nd lady so well done you too) thanks for the company and your much needed help navigating the 1st half of the course, really enjoyed today's race so well done Ian and all the volunteers out there.
I hope everyone gets some much needed rest and are not to sore!!!
Not to diminish Running Rodent's achievement at all, but to be fair to Clare I must point out that she came in just a few minutes behind me, and ahead of RR.
RR: Welcome to the ultrarunners! This was only my second official, although I've passed the marathon mark in training a few times, so I guess I've technically done a few Fat Ass runs.
Managed a very slow (bit over two hours) 12 miles this evening to give my 42 miles in B2B.
Jwheezy & everyone, you were all great company on the first half of the course and pulled me along amazingly. Glad to be of some service with the navigation (recce x 2 did help, as well as my fairly effective home-made dry-bag for the directions).
Pity about the race numbers disintegrating - I like to keep mine and write my time, placing etc. on them.
Celebrate away! - You deserve to!
It was really good for me to discover that wet-and-warm is fine for running long distances(having experienced the miseries of wet-and-cold at the Greater Manchester Marathon).
Anyone know if official results are anywhere? They were published last year, promptly (according to the reviews of last year's race).
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