What can I say…..if you like bluebells then you’re in for a treat!!! Near perfect weather for the 200 runners of the Dukeries 30 and 40 mile ultras. The course is relatively flat and on easy going trails, taking in Sherwood Forest, Clumber Park and Creswell Crags.
Fantastic organisation – the route clearly marked – and reassuring yellow dots to confirm we were on the right path. The fuel stations well stocked and Marshalls were all so nice offering to fill our hydration packs for us etc.
If you’ve not done an ultra before and you quite fancy trying one this is a great place to start – another spot on recommendation from Rich Gray.
We ran the whole 30.8 miles together and were more than happy with our finish time of 5hrs 7minutes, 6/7th Females and 22/23rd overall out of 107 finishers.
Helen says I have to find someone else for my next challenge…..any takers??