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Saxon Shore Ultra Trails...

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 21:59

Indeed. I am down there next week so I'll take a look. Thanks for replying. 

As for removable markers, they are only there during the race and you'd be surprised at how easily a tired runner makes a mistake so we do put a lot out, but we take them down following the last runner in the field, never post event. That helps us clear up any race (and other) trash too. It's a lot of work to mark a course that way but in my experience, it is worth it. Apologies if you think it is overkill but most runners appreciate it. 

Saxon Shore Ultra Trails...

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 20:06

Peronel: Possibly. NDWR isn't a marking that we suggest the marker uses, but that certainly doesn't mean it isn't us. I'm super conscious of the marking we put out, I HATE seeing course markings left up when out trail running once an event has passed, so I can understand the frustration with that and if the paint is hanging around we need to consider how much/ if we use it. 

Saxon Shore Ultra Trails...

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 17:52

Ultracas I'm really sorry about the chalk paint still being visible on the ground. It should wash off with the first rain and when I've tested it, it disappears rapidly, if it's still there then we'll have to reconsider our use of it. Certainly reduce it. Where exactly is the paint that you can see? How long do you usually see it hanging around.

Just to clarify that Centurion is just me (james) and I'm the only one that draws anything from the company. I appreciate that still might be a controversial thing in UK ultrarunning, however I assure you it is not a lucrative business, it's actually the coaching and small online store that allow me to do it full time. 

First 100 mile race in 2013

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 20:32
Stepping back a bit but just on centurion cut offs: at the tp2012 we staggered cuts to allow more time towards the end. From the sdw100 on, we've reverted to a system of even 3.3mph pacing throughout, at all 4 of our 100s. Hope that helps a little.

2012 report cards.

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 20:27
Gee bee, slane, your two performances were incredibly gutsy and gave me that spine tingling feeling as much as any of our winners from this year. The final finisher spot is just as impressive as winning, on a different but equally significant level.

2012 North Downs Way 100 miler and 50 miler

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 17:52

Hi guys, thank you for all the comments, blog links and feedback. On the whole it seems that everybody enjoyed the race so we'll carry on working hard to put it on again in 2013. We had a great weekend and only just now coming back to earth. 

Ultracas I have sent you a private message. I've been in touch with both the Titsey Estate management & Knockholt council about the waste. The bins at Botley were horrendous when we arrived. There were bags all around the outside of the bin that had clearly been there for some time. There are of course lots of runners and bikers coming through there, so there would undoubtedly have been gel wrappers there too - remember no crews were allowed in to Titsey/ Botley Hill whatsoever so there should have been no dumping of rubbish there in excess to that. We provide bin bags to all CPs and pick up and remove all of the rubbish in a vehicle when we clear the aid stations away. 

At Knockholt it sounds like the public bins were being used on top of our own. I've spoken to the parish about this. It's something we need to be aware of for next year so thank you for raising it. 

Debra - Alex is working on the photos now, they'll be free to download once they are up on the site. 

Thanks guys. As always you can get in touch with me for anything positive or negative at racedirector @ centurionrunning.com


South Downs Way 100

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 20:37
Thanks for your understanding on the course change guys. It is simply too dangerous for those of you that will reach Seven Sisters in the dark, to take it on without it being sufficiently lit. Even in daylight you get very close to the edge in places, suprisingly so, and the lights up the left hand edge of the fencing would have been crucial.

The aid station plan will be posted next week. I won't post anything until I have written permission for every spot and I am still waiting for that at 2. The locations and distances have all been set - 15 including the finish and well spread.

I'll drop a note on here once the aid table is live on the website. It will be posted along with the full crew instructions and infopacks. Should give you plenty of time to work on your plans with 2 months before race day.

Any questions please let me know or post here. Thanks a lot. James

Thames Path 100

Posted: 22/02/2012 at 14:35
once it is light in the morning you can leave your lights in drop bags.

Western States 100 Qualifier

Posted: 04/01/2012 at 20:55
Hi flip. Yeah just drop Greg Soderlund an e mail. His address is on the website I think. The application period isn't open yet but he will tell you when it is.


Western States 100 Qualifier

Posted: 11/12/2011 at 17:37
Hi Sam, yes I think that's probably it, having run it - and wanting to run it again meant that I was aware of changing qualifying standards/ minimums etc. I actually missed the deadline but they made an exception because my initial enquiry was many months ago. It is down to all the individual race directors but as long as a race is or has a stage of 50 miles or longer they should be included (note this may change too after next year)
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