Ultra 30

Croydon Ultra 2012

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26/01/2012 at 15:09
Hi all,

The second year of the Croydon Ultra 30 takes place on July 8th. Check out the event website at www.personaltrainercroydon.co.uk or via Runners World.

The event is 30 miles with a 15 mile option / cut off. Checkpoints at 7.5 miles, 15 miles and 22.5miles. These will be well stocked with yummy food, water, squash and gels. Last years cake was a big hit so we will make sure we have plenty more of that for everyone! Plus we have friendly Marshalls to guide you on your way.

All entrants will receive a goody bag and finishers medal. We have taken on board constructive comments from the inaugural event last year and will have improved signage and some minor changes to the route.

Entry is 20 quid, so good value for money. Places are starting to fill up.
26/01/2012 at 16:29

hi ian, ive just tried to look at this on events page but it keeps returning me to default page of RW....what is the cut off time for tthis event? and is it loops? thanks

30/01/2012 at 14:34
any one else entering  this? good as a training run i believe
05/02/2012 at 18:05
Looks interesting, will give it some thought, agreed definetly a bargin from the looks of things.
05/02/2012 at 18:20
see ya there
05/02/2012 at 19:00
Very tentatively thinking about this - it would be my first excursion beyond 26.2m. How much navigation would be required? It's the thought of stumbling off in the wrong direction that puts me off the idea of ultras, as navigation isn't my strong point at the best of times, let alone when I'm a bit low on blood sugar.
06/02/2012 at 07:42
RR, i think they are improving the signage this year on the route but if you do to the website for the event you can see its 7.5 out and back x2 so not much scope for getting lost.im bit naff at map/directions too but i think they are quite clear, so should be ok
06/02/2012 at 14:58
Running rodent - Its a relatively simple course to follow and taking on board comments from last years inaugural event we will be making the route signage even better. So you will find it dead easy to follow.

Loulabell - you are right it's pretty straight forward and we do put signage up and will be making it better this year.
06/02/2012 at 17:56
Running round in circles for 30 miles? What could possibly go wrong . What the heck, I'll give it a go. Worst that can happen is I take a wrong turning and find myself on the runway at Biggin Hill...
06/02/2012 at 18:11
dyu know Croydon at all RR? i dont knw tht area at all  i'll give anything a go , so im in too....i dnt think there will be many of us...so i'll just follow you
06/02/2012 at 18:19
ian, i cant find a link that works to view a route map. have you any other links/email for a map please?
Edited: 06/02/2012 at 18:20
06/02/2012 at 19:17
Nope, never been there in my life! Recently relocated to London (from Scotland) though, so I might try and do a bit of pre-race investigation and have a look at the route in advance.
06/02/2012 at 19:58
If you type in the following to your browser it wil come up with the route.


Hope that works for you.....
06/02/2012 at 21:49
yes, thank you
06/02/2012 at 22:30
I did 34 miles last year, I got very lost
07/02/2012 at 07:39
hellen wrote (see)
I did 34 miles last year, I got very lost

 how????????????? s'only 7.5 miles out n back isnt it?  better tell me where you went wrong hellen
07/02/2012 at 08:01
Ian, I fancy this but can't commit to it just yet, what's the likelihood it will fill up totally
07/02/2012 at 11:55
Hellen, we would anticipate with improved route marking there will be no issues with navigation and doing any extrra mileage.

EG if you can book ahead of time it would ease planning but you have lots of time still.
08/02/2012 at 13:23

Hi Ian,

I'm hoping to join you for this one - looks like a good training run before NDW50. But I don't want to officially enter either of them until after I've completed the London Ultra!

At the end of the first loop, it looks like it's: Primrose Lane, Shirley Road, Green Ct Av, Addiscombe Road, Upfield, Grimswade... is it then Sandilands, Harland, Radcliffe, Ranmore to reach the clubhouse, before setting off again round the cricket pitch,down Radcliffe, and up Addiscombe?

And the finish is Fitzjames, Upland, Mapledean, Grimswade and straight on into the club?

And I see we have the lovely Spout Hill to get up - at least that's relatively early!

08/02/2012 at 14:39
hi Debra, i will see you there, glad you know the route i wil be following you!...have you a time in mind? maybe 5:15?
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