Organised by Sussex Trail Events who are very passionate about this race as Jay and Danny did the L2B extreme trail race and Chris ran the last ever road race. We believe the L2B has a long history in British running scene and deserves to be continued as a race. If you would like to know more please read our article in issue 4 of Ultra running magazine.
The Race will start at Blackheath London ( the start of the London Marathon) and follows roads, footpaths and bridleways through Kent, Surrey and Sussex. You will cross both the North Downs Way and South Downs way and finish in Madiera Drive, Brighton the historic finish of the London 2 Brighton Road race and dip your feet in the sea.
This is a self navigating race but we do mark the course with L2B stickers on Footpath signs, it is a tough route with only 5 aid stations so you must be a competent trail runner with navigational skills and be able to be self sufficient between aid stations they are roughly 9-10 miles apart..
60 miles – if you dont get lost
30% Road/70% Trail
14 hour cut off
5 fully laden Aid stations
Standard places now full – charity slots only
Most of this undulating race follows roads with 3 miles being off-road along well-maintained forest track.
The New Forest Marathon is a popular race that inspires a lot of interest. Having been cancelled in 2014, the race has made a welcome return under new management.
The race starts and finishes at New Park Farm, Brockenhurst. Runners follow a multi-terrain route taking them through the New Forest, including much stunning scenery along the way.
The finish line is outside The Old Barn Inn. Most runners pop inside after recovering for a celebratory beer!
Good luck to Simon Thistlethwaite doing this 10k for Cancer research – but this isn’t any 10k as it covers 323m with a 205m elevation
Set in the picturesque surroundings of the Surrey Hills this 10k course will be a serious hill-climb challenge to the summits of Box Hill.
With steep gradients and a mixture of grass, woodland tracks and paved paths the route will mount challenging inclines but with the ultimate reward of unrivalled panoramic views across the surrounding countryside and towards the south coast.
Well known for one of the most challenging hill climbs on the 2012 Olympic cycling route, this Toughest course will put participants to the ultimate test.
Following the hilarity of the 2017 debut, join us for a re-staging of this fun social event before Christmas. A duathlon with a difference…! The race will comprise a 2km run along the promenade followed by a 2km ergo (rowing machine) and another 2km run to finish! We will then adjourn to the Rowing Club bar for some grub and refreshments. Prizes for the best xmas themed fancy dress so start planning those outfits…The sillier, the better! Tickets will be £5. To whet your appetite check out last years photos! https://www.flickr.com/photos/161223254@N04/38970052191/in/album-72157667299909799/
Careful with your fancy dress, you don’t want your Christmas baubles caught in the rowing machine!
Our traditional pre-Christmas Saturday breakfast run;
Date: Saturday 15 December 2018
Venue: Beefeater, Crossbush Lane, Arundel, BN18 9PQ
Time: Meet in the car park at 7.30 to run
Eligibility: (a) anyone who wants a run
(b) anyone who is injured or just wants to come for breakfast, (say from 8.30?)
(c) or simply anyone with porcine tendencies!
A festive hat is often applauded!
Meet in the car park ready to run, (festive accoutrements optional), for a run of 4 or 5 miles to work up an appetite, and run back to Crossbush for their all you can eat Breakfast. Tea/Coffee, cereal, yoghurts, croissants, toast and a full cooked breakfast, eating as much as you like. The cost has gone up slightly from last year – now £9.50, but if you consider how much a mug of Costa coffee costs, then you only need to have 3 cups of coffee to get your monies worth! As we will have a block booking, may I suggest that everyone pays £10 so that we can give a small tip? There is a cheaper, healthier (?) continental option at £7.50.
As is tradition – Tuff Fitty have hired Arundel Lido for a swim from 9am on Saturday 29th.
We have the Lido hired for 1 hour but the cabin will be open until 10:30 am when we will be serving hot drinks
You are welcome to simply come for the swim – OR
Meet up for a run into Arundel Park first. We will meet at 7:30am as usual but clearly we will be back in time for the Lido at 9pm: – OR
If people would prefer to cycle over, as you will be aware the site is large enough to bring your bike in.
The Lido facility has been booked and paid for so we hope you will be able to come along.