I've done three events with them and woufed definitely say I'd go back. Am even thinking of doing the lulworth one in December as its slouch a nice part of the country. It is expensive, but worth it in my opinion and I don't begrudge the price at all. Very well marked out and I've never had any problems that you wouldn't find on the best of them
Just sent a cheque off today. Sent an email earlier in the week but I'm guessing I must have got the email address wrong so fingers crossed there's still a place left when my cheque arrives as I've heard a lot about this race lately so would love to get involved!
Sorry Lisa I meant the North Downs Way. My bad! I'd consider myself far from a pro as well that's for sure as I'm not terribly fast (and after seeing the new course record on the race there yesterday I feel even slower!).
There's a useful post here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259647654139161/?fref=ts about the build up to bigger distances as well. Might be a help and very good advice (it's currently the second post down on the group sorry can't fugure out how to share just that post, let me know if you can't find it and I'll do a copy and paste jobby).
Definitely a good idea to be increasing the distance rather than the pace as that will be what you need in an ultra!
I'm back! Have been a while off the forums after my drop at 62 miles this year (one day). Have still been busy though and managed three ultras in three weeks in July one 50k and two 60k. all were just training but one of the long ones was solo through the night along the south downs and I'd recommend it for those worried about the headtorch and running at night as it definitely made me face that head on! Main thing to worry about is cows there rrather than people
I'd like to return to toe the line next year as it's unfinished business but have entered TP100 in May (maybe not a smart idea!) so may not be able to timewise. Great to see a few of you are heding back though. PBAB you looking at Transgrancanaria?
Lisa and John I'm in Kent too (Orpington) so if you guys want to go for a run sometime I'd be up for it. The NDW would be pretty central to us...just saying