Posted: 10/08/2014 at 20:46
I did this event in the inaugural year. Centurion are very good at organising 100 mile events, and I doubt that they will be found wanting on this front. The first half of the course is mainly paved, and is better handled with road shoes. The second half is mainly mud, and better handled with trail shoes, especially if it rains before the event. You want to take not of the weather in the days leading up to the race, to inform your footwear choice. Navigation is easy for the most part. Just don’t fall in the river. The night section of this race has a hypnotic quality to it. The cries of water birds, and other wildlife related sounds, form a veritable symphony. The flat profile of the course can be an aggravating factor, because you keep using the same muscles, but it is a fast course.