Lee I came in about 10 min after you
It was a great day , lovely views , particularly after 5pm with the evening sun over the sea !
The hills were long indeed & mud def slowed me as my shoes were rubbish in it lol!
The trig point seemed to arrive really quickly after leaving jevington which was great .. Got there in daylight which was my main aim all day ! Descent to the road was dodgy in that mud then the last 2 miles seemed like forever but a fab finish ! Glad you guys made it too
I did this few years back as my first ultra .. If it's anything like it was that year ( hottest June ever !) then I'd say just go with whatever is comfy be it road or trail shoes .
There are a lot of fields to go through , some are grassy , some were baked dry mud , road sections too connecting the off road parts , so a fair bit of Tarmac thrown in .
It's a really lovely route though , if you get a good sunny day the views & scenery will be great Good luck on your first ultra , it's a nice low key one