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Hurtwood 50k Endurance Run

02-Dec-2018 Dorking, Surrey, UK (England)

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50KM / 31Miles
1 Day

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

The Hurtwood 50 starts from the pleasant town of Dorking, and follows the Greensand Way into the forested Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

This race is essentially an out and back, with a loop off the Greensand Way before starting the return journey. 

The race takes you up and over Leith Hill, Holmbury Hill and Pitch Hill on a well marked, easy to follow trail through the woodlands, ridgelines and valleys of this area that is collectively known as The Hurtwood. 

The loop at the western end of these hills takes you off the Greensand Way for a short time before rejoining to make your way back over the 3 hills and to the Finish. 

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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.

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Burgessking1

01:52 04-12-18

What a fantastic event. The volunteers, organisers, facilities, marking and brutal hills. A fab medal and Cotton Tee (although I'm not on for Tees as Environment and all that) This event caters for all levels with a good cut off and all in all a great team behind this one. I definitely recommend this event to anyone.

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Peter Telford

10:05 02-12-18

This is an excellent event - well organised, well marked and brilliant marshals. The pre-race information was well structured, timely and answered all the questions you could expect. The pre-race logistics were well organised and then we were off - running down Dorking high street with marshals covering all the junctions. After about about 3/4 mile it is into the hills - slightly more undulating than I expected but the views at the top were well worth the climb. This felt like a fast course and as it is an out and back on the same on the same route (with a loop at the end) you get to see the speedsters in full flight!. The cut-offs are very generous in keeping with the general desire to create a great running experience - this is an excellent run for a first ultra. In short I really enjoyed this event and would recommend it

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