The event in 2015 will be the first time this 42 miler will be run. It takes over from the 50miler but that was organised by Ultra Race. The 2015 run will be organised by RunWalkCrawl. They are a new team. I did their Gower Ultra recently and they did a great job, so this is on my "to do" list for 2015.
I am going by train from Wiltshire to Waterloo to Euston then out to Tring. The only problem I always have is that I cannot get there for the 11am start. End up at the back of the fast guys leaving at noon, then finishing day 1 in the dark. A pity, but the only way if I do not stay overnight closer.
This was a brilliant event. The beach running was superb, the coast path views stunning. The organising team made everyone feel really welcome. This should become a classic ultra challenge. It probably will not as it is too far from London, which is just as well as I also enjoyed the low key atmosphere.
Yesterday's weather certainly helped, even the marshes looked great in the late afternoon sun. This is definitely a race to do in 2015.
Bought the Gower OS map last night. I know the organisers say they will give us a map, but it may not be that good and I want to study the route beforehand as the next best thing to recceing the course. Plus I love maps, so not worrying about the navigation. First thought is that the route looks really interesting. The scenic bits are all in the first half? Then the last third is either road or flat? Sounds boring now, but with 30+ miles in your legs my focus will be getting to the finish as soon and as easily as possible.