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The website doesn't seem to say anything about the event itself. I presume it is for runners, rather than walkers?
The route itself is fairly well marked with finger posts and little discs on the gates and styles in East Sussex at least. I wouldn't want to try and follow it without a map. ESx have been having a revamp of their finger posts and signage along a lot of paths.
Do you have a Garmin or similar GPS watch that you can dl the map route to?
The event is being hosted by the 100 marathon club so I would presume runners. I can't access their website though.
Ah, of course. The psychopaths that are the 100-marathon club. It should be a good event with them organising it. Their website is working at the moment, as I keep it on my favourites - http://www.100marathonclub.org.uk/.
I think it's for runners and walkers. Yes we could do with a bit more information, couldn't we?
This could be useful for me as someone central London based who is trying to train for an off-road event in September.
Gareth - can you give us some idea about marshalling, water stations &c?
Ok, I'll do this. Will sign up on payday when I've got £12 to spare!
Sounds good. Do you need the SAE as requested on the universal entry form or will information be by email with number pick up on the day?
I've signed up Gareth, looking forward to it!
Any chance I can get number 33?
Hello Gareth ... I was planning to enter this event in about a week's time, after doing the Croydon Ultra (getting a idea of the area!) but I don't want to miss out ... do you think you will still be accepting entries then? Cheers.
entries on the day???
I've followed that advice and entered, thanks. Live nearby and sounds appealing at this price as well as that it's an area I haven't run before. And with an early Saturday start - perfect!
I saw the maps on the Vanguard site, so will probably have a look through out of interest before hand. I saw the Lloyds Park for the start, what's the turnaround please anyone? (not that interested that I'm going to get a ruler out and measure out the 13m!)
Entry in. Fingers crossed I don't get lost!
Having survived the Croydon 30 on Sunday I have taken a deep breath and entered the VGWM! Gareth, I am trusting you that the directions will be clearer than clear ...! Cheers
Thanks Gareth really love the taster video. Looks awesome apart from the bulls!!!
hi gareth any entries left forthis lovely sounding race.
Scared! Have i made a mistake entering this? Was hoping a run/ walk/walk aproach would be ok.. ? Have only run two marathons in past and not much time to fit in much training, but love the thought of a day out in the country trails!
Not a mistake at all - it's a fantastic race! There were a few run-walking last year as it was hot and hillier than you might first think for inside the M25, so you won't be alone in taking that approach. Gareth's email has said there will be some more course markings and route description this year which should make life a bit easier as there was a bit of confusion last time around (thinking of the front runners bombing off in the wrong direction about a quarter of a mile in!). Submitting my entry later today...
Thank you for reply and words of encouragement 33riggins. I'll try and keep my nerves and fear in control!! your words give me a little more confidence to just give it a go. It would be a massive shift out of my comfort zone, but sounds like a great run and and an incredible challenge.
Am also considering this after doing the Croydon Ultra yesterday. Who would have thought Croydon could be so hilly and countryfied !!