I'm very happy to point out the link to the ULTRAmarathonRunning website where people can find out about other 100k races, and more besides. It's great that there are so many choices out there for people, covering all distances, locations and budget ranges. If the larger commercial races encourage people to take up longer distance trail running, it has to be a good thing in the longer term.
GKD, RTTS looks like a great route. However, there are a number of people questioning the price, so I'm just highlighting that there are other more reasonably priced options, as some readers of this forum many not be familiar with the plethora of races available to them (as listed on ULTRAmarathonRunning.com). However, if people are happy to pay extra for a race sponsored by Carphone Warehouse, then so be it I'm sure RTTS would be great for a first ultra though and it's nice that they provide a two day option for people.
If the price for RTTS is a little high, check out the Stour Valley Path 100k ultra www.svp100.co.uk - same distance but half the price (although there is only a one day option). The winning time was quicker at the SVP100 this year, and people loved the t-shirts and medals
We have some good news. Courtesy of the ULTRAmarathonRunningStore, we are pleased to announce that the winner of the SVP100 2014 will receive a pair of Hoka One One shoes of their choice (size and models subject to availability). For more details, check out our website www.svp100.co.uk or visit the ULTRAmarathonRunningStore to see their selection of Hoka One One shoes www.ultramarathonrunningstore.com/Hoka-One-One-Shoes-s/1935.htm