Yes it will be different than the Challenge , it will be a race like the London to Brighton Road race was and the Trail one after it.
This race was an iconic Ultra in its day and was up there with Comrades on the racing Calendar .
Sussex trail events intend to resurrect the L2B trail marathon ( we are nothing to do with extreme running who used to run it but do have their blessing)
We intend to do a invitational test event in September to get the route and logistical bits right and go for the full event in 2017. We are very passionate about this race as two of us did it in 2011 and the other one did the last road race in 2005, in an ideal world this is the event we would love to hold but we are realists and know we will never get closed roads over the 56 miles,so trail it is.
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A hopeful bring back .. The downland challenge 30 miler in Sussex put on by Haywards heath harriers for many years but not for last 3.
We have been given the blessing of the club and 2 ring binders of info on the race.
Slight problem with when to hold it as the usual Sunday in June now falls when the SDW100 is on which would be detrimental to both races.
So hoping on May 2016 dependant on clayton playing fields being free.
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