This will be the fourth edition of the River Arun Marathon from Sussex Trail events and my third attempt. 2015 was my best time but my worst experience with suffering heatstroke and sickness...

I am hoping this time will not be a repeat performance of that year and much more pleasant. Training has not been so great over winter/spring so to have some mieage out on the trails is always a bonus even if my time is not to be the best?!..

The race number 

Runners waiting at the start. Littlehampton Marina

Approaching Arundel. Mile 5

Just passing through Arundel. Mile 7

The wobbly Bridge. Mile 9

Approaching the halfway point along South Downs Way

Greetings from the Ultra Bandits at the halfway aid station. Mile 13.6

Refill at the halfway 

South Downs Way to Amberley. Mile 16

Heading back downhill to Amberley. Munching Cows 

Big clouds and lots of greens at North Stoke on the return leg 

Back to Arundel at Mile 20

Photo courtesy of Nuala Smith

Another river medal to add to the set

Shawn finished 

Stats and route. No PB this year but 13 minutes slower than my best is not too bad..

Sadly as the cafe has closed it was local beer for the finish with the medal