Thursday, 28 October 2010

On and on - The Answer

To be honest the last seven days have been a race planner's nightmare as we have been getting the last of our races in the 9bar UK ULTRArace Championship in place for next August... this was made almost impossible following our incredible Beachy Head Marathon experience of last weekend, how can you live up to that eh? Well you can't really and The Birmingham ULTRA we had planned didn't quite match up to the attractions of the South Downs and the Seven Sisters, if you know what I mean.

So we scrapped it...

Back to the drawing board and five other courses researched and carefully measured, I was nowhere nearer. These only scored a lowly 5/10 on the Salter Quality Race-O-Meter... until yesterday when I hit all the buttons and a 10/10 with a 40'ish mile ULTRArace.Peak from Cromford, along the Tisssington Trail through an amazing railway into Ashbourne along the Bonnie Prince Charlie Way into Derby, itself. We went and looked at the highlights of the course... it's brilliant.

It's still in planning and please don't ask for anymore details! They will be here and on as soon as we have them.

All I can give you is that it's 39.7 miles with 934metres ascent and 974 metres descent for you to have a go at. I have run part of this in the White Peak Marathon the other way but this way the climbs are really cruel and downhills will be real quads killers. The views are stunning and we are Tandem Cycling the route on Sunday... now there's a first.

More tomorrow and I hope you enjoy Our Newsletter coming out to you tonight...

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