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Autumn 100

19-Oct-2019 Goring-on-Thames, Reading, UK (England)

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Trail Race Race Terrain
161KM / 100Miles
1 Day - 200 Runners

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Brutal  

The Autumn 100 starts at 10am runs along the Ridgeway and Thames Path National Trails. The first section is from Goring to Little Wittenham and back. The second section is from Goring to Swyncombe Farm on the Ridgeway and back. Section three goes west on the Ridgeway to Chain Hill before returning to Goring. The final leg is along the Thames Path to Reading and back.

The race includes 16 well stocked check points with drinks and snacks, full medical support and markings in addition to those posted by the national trail way markers. The overall cut off time is 28 hours and there are partial cut off times at each check point. Drop bags, crews and pacers are allowed.

There is a mandatory kit to be carried and checks will be carried out prior and during the event.

There are 300 places available to runners and there is a minimum qualification standard, this means runners must have completed a 50-mile race in 15 hours during the period of time established by the organisers. Volunteers from the previous year will be guaranteed an entry.

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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ivor

11:38 26-10-17

As usual a really well run event from Centurion, not a great result for me this time dropping out at 87.5 miles. :( but I'll be back.

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Rileforce

03:38 23-10-17

This is a top race and a beautiful location. Both the Ridgeway and Thames path are well sign posted, additional markings are everywhere to help you in between - with the course being in 4 spurs you will bump into runners on the way back. A great course! The ridgeway can be very harsh on your feet and also quite technical as you need to watch your footing...I nearly twisted my ankle twice. 5 stars

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StuartS

01:48 19-10-16

I ran this in 2016. Highly recommended format for a first 100 - thoroughly waymarked (both by the organisers and due to it being on National Trails), exceptional volunteers and checkpoints, the out-and-back spurs mean you're always saying hi to other runners, not flat but not hilly either, and a central dropbag location avoids too much overthinking. Top notch.

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Anna

09:20 05-04-16

Completed this in 2015 as my first 100 miler. Not an easy course but great scenery and excellently organised with very friendly volunteers. Plenty of food at checkpoints with sweet and savoury snacks. As a low mileage runner I had some doubts about finishing but can only recommend this race. Head torch and warmer clothing for the Ridgeway part especially can be useful, and some cushioned shoes can help as the Ridgeway really can be painful on one's feet. Great race, can highly recommend it!

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@susie__chan

11:07 28-10-15

Another fantastic race in the Centurion race calendar. Moved forward to a new Autumn slot the ground underfoot can be a little more kind than the muddier races known as Winter 100. Well spaced checkpoints manned by the wonderful centurion volunteers. The 4 out and back spurs mean a central drop bag and seeing much more of fellow racers. Just enough climb to keep it varied. Highly recommended for a first 100! just dont forget your extra head torch batteries, 12 hours of darkness, :-)

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