Wendover woods 50 mile + hiking poles

Hi there just wondered if anyone reading has done Wendover woods 50k or 50 mile and can advise on whether they used hiking poles if so were they useful? I recently did a trial runover the route recently ... slightly worried about what I have got myseld into ! was wondering how useful poles would be on the steep climbs and descents esecially towards the end of the race . would appreciate others experiences


  • Never done this sorry
  • Too late for OP, I know, but having done the race in the past and knowing the route well as its local to me, I'd recommend poles. There are a few longer ascents where poles definitely handy throughout the race and also a couple of steeper descents that, although not long, would benefit from poles later in the race if your pace has slowed a lot and joints are sore!
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