Starting and finishing in the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Country Park, this run features some of the best parts of the South Downs Way and surrounding areas, including Beacon Hill, Cocking Down and Kingley Vale.
You will be guided by myself, an experienced ultra runner, running coach and Salomon athlete. This run may be hilly, but is still perfect as your first taste of ultra running, the route is taken care of and you will get the chance to learn from an experienced ultra runner, and get any running questions you may have answered.
We will explore the trails of the South Downs Way before heading towards the south coast through ancient woodland, small villages and nature reserves. We'll visit Kingley Vale, Kingley Vale is known for its twisted and ancient yews and includes a grove of veteran trees which are among the oldest living things in Britain. The final part of our run will see us pick up the Sussex border path and then finally the Stanton Way.
We finish where we started in the Queen Elizabeth Country Park, where we will say our goodbyes.
Pace:This is not a race! We will run as a group and share this experience together. I would advise that you have run at least 22 miles in training before trying this event and you should be able to run 10 min/miles (6-7 min/km) on the road, and have a good level of fitness. Ultra running first timers encouraged!
Kit:A full kit list will be provided, I have Salomon Sense Ride 2 and Speedcross 5 trail shoes available to test, please state your size during registration if interested.
Getting there: Queen Elizabeth Country Park is right on the A3, offering excellent transport links by car. Full details will be provided.