My first GUTS Ultra, really enojyed the race!
Superbly marked course, unique in that it follows the Thames Path, some surburban streets, then outer lying villages, woods and heaths before hitting the North Downs and into Guildford high street.
Perfect weather, well stocked stations and great staff and volunteers, hugely enjoyed the day and finished with a good time and placement.
I ran the TP100KM 2 weeks before so this was a real test and couldnt have been more perfect for me.
Throughly enjoyed the event, start to finish and all the inbetween!
Thank you AAT Events, see you soon for another race!!
Really enjoyable and well organised
Fantastic half. Exceptionally well marked route. St Marthas saps the last bit of reserves near the end but throughly enjoyed the route. Would highly recommend this as fairly easy to get to start and then get back from Guildford. Another awesome event put together by AAT.
Really friendly and well organised small ultra. The route-marking was excellent with reassuring arrows at regular intervals (in case you'd drifted off and missed a turn!). Great regular aid stations. I loved the mix of city running and then trail. The route goes from the heart of London with lovely sections along the Thames, a bit of road, then out through woodlands and finally onto the lovely North Downs Way, with beautiful views. Predominantly flat - by the end I was praying for hills as an excuse to walk! There is a biggie right near the end - I christened it the "sand dune of doom", but the reward at the top is a stunning church and views and the final descent into Guildford. Will definitely be on my list to do again.
Great race overall - the first 20km of the race are mostly on road and in town with a very urban environment, then the last 40km are mainly trails in very nice places. Organization was great, route very easy to follow - only plus I see could be to have a bit more choices of food at the different checkpoints.