I concur! It was a really beginner friendly Ultra in all respects. Well signed, well supported check points. Awesome course too, very scenic.
Give yourself plenty of time to build up on the distance in training. I'd focus more on the long slow run each week. Anything else is a bonus. The race is a lot less intense than a road marathon. People are more friendly the longer the distance in a race I find, maybe because for most people a longer race is more about completing rather than competing. All that said; I'm hoping to do this again next year and improve on my time and placing!
I'd say you'd be hard pushed to find a more beginner friendly ultra than this so give it a go!
Hope you can make it Bear! Richly, I'm chomping at the bit, managed to negotiate a few hours each weekend to get out so making the most of it. Should get another 20 miler in this weekend sometime. Keep in touch and hope to see you all at the starting line!
Best of luck richyla. For me this race is easing back in to ultras. I've done a few but been out if the game for 6 months moving house and starting a family. The running had to come last for a while. Can't wait to get back on with the serious mileage again.