The start of the race is just outside Chichester at Slindon College where the route heads on out towards the downs then onto off road tracks featuring very steep inclines and descents. Finally the trail reaches the finish further north west at Queen Elizabeth Park.
07:20: After a very early alarm call at 4:30 and over an hour's drive to the finish line, myself and Andy head for the shuttle bus to the start at Slindon College. Parking is limited at the starting point so this set up works for the organiser 2:09 Events.
|Runners Ange, Andy, Keith, Joanne and Sue|
I have decided on my New Balance Minimus shoes for the unfamiliar terrain. The weather has been so dry and this route has chalk and rocks, so I am not brave enough to try out the running sandals. I also have a UltrAspire 16oz handheld which I am carrying for the first time in a race, containing my electrolyte salts. It is light enough with a secure comfortable grip featuring an easy twist spout and fastening strap to adjust the mesh hand grip.
|Steep climbs of over 5,000ft|