Terrific inaugural race that is sure to become a classic like GUCR! I finished in 27:59 and 8th place and was happy with that given I'd raced the NDW100 2 weeks earlier.
Incidentally, it is closer to 130 than 127 as you detour away from the canal at Gannow Tunnel and Foulbridge Tunnels. The official distance of the canal itself approx. 127 is not the same as the running distance. Obviously you don't run through the tunnels ... so detours are significant and enough to make it closer to 130 I'd suspect.
Unfortunately I inadvertently stopped my Ambit at 70 miles so cant confirm until we get some feedback from other runners GPS. Then may be take an average.
Thanks Tigerspaw - I actually forgot to take some cheddars from my supplies and Gill had mentioned she'd dished some out, so problem at all I don't think I ended up eating any on this occasion anyway, but they do really work for me. I'll pass on your kind thanks!
See as many of you as possible next year hopefully, assuming we get in
Well done everyone who lined up at the start and massive thanks to the organisers and volunteers. Really pleased to improve on last years time from 36:32 to 31:50 and know I can still do better.
Strangely, my legs, ankles and feet are all worse this year than last. Very swollen but only one small blister Keeping an eye them though as the thought of Cellulitis is pretty scary. Congrats to everyone that finished this great race and commiserations to all those who were unlucky.
This is the Classic British Ultra and I just love it! Give it another crack, stay strong and you'll conquer this giant!
My OH Gill manned registration, was a volunteer/Timekeeper (CP3, CP5) and loved being involved. Gill is already excited about next year I think it was Gill that probably gave you some of my mini cheddars incidentally Tigerspaw
Thanks for the info chaps. I had in fact already bought the 2 maps (East and West NDW) I've also since discussed the navigation with two other NDW runners since my earlier post who also assure me that the navigation markers are top notch.
Really looking forward to this, although I note that some friends who were also successful at GUCR didn't nail the Lakeland 100 today, which I view as a wake up call, given the massively different terrain of the GUCR/TR250 and NDW. I'm taking absolutely nothing for granted!