Julie 2ultrasunshine

Bubry, France
Member since Nov 2017

Event Photos

My Upcoming Races

2017
New Forest Running Festival
2017
Marathon de Nantes
2017
Great South Run

My Completed Races

2016
Jedburgh Three Peaks Ultra Marathon
2015
Le Marathon Du Medoc
2015
Great South Run
2014
Marathon de Nantes

My Latest Reviews

Completed as a first timer in 2014

3.8

The mechanical elephant race!

I entered this for fun just after my first marathon. It's a fast 10km with lots of club runners. 

It is centered around the town and takes in a few bridges and of course the mechanical elephant!

Since I did this race it has moved to an evening event with a festival atmosphere. In 2014 there was a finishers t shirt but no medal. 

Posted on 15.11.17

Completed in 2017

3.9

Nice Urban alternative to London

I really enjoyed this race sponsored by decathalon.

Its two laps of the town which has some beautiful buildings ( beware of the cobbles though!) It takes you out along the bank of the Loire and back in to the Machines d'ILLE, where you may be lucky enough to see the mechanical elephant.

The highlight for me was a message ( in Geordie) from my best friend on the giant screen at 40km. It was pouring with rain and I looked up and saw her recorded message shouting encouragement at me. Magical.

Nice technical T in ladies fit, goody bag and golden biscuit medal.

Have signed up again for this year .

Posted on 15.11.17

Completed as a first timer in 2016

4.7

OMG simply amazing

Jedburgh Three Peaks Ultra Marathon

I wanted to do an ultra to mark the year I turned 50 and to gain my ultra wings. 

What can I say phenomenal !! 

So well organized. Two fantastic if not slightly mad race directors..., I mean who plans an ultra with a compulsory playground participation ??? 

Friendly Marshall’s plus the Borders rescue team. No person left an aid station without being properly assessed by a Marshall and deemed fit to continue. 

Stunning stunning scenery . 

Loved it from start to finish and would definitely recommend. 

Posted on 13.11.17

Completed as a first timer in 2017

3.2

Sadly it wasn’t for me

New Forest Running Festival

Given that laps are not my favorite I have to question why I chose this race, 

3 laps of the course which was short of the advertised 50km.

Very beautiful but after the first lap my enjoyment dwindled. Very lonely out on the course. Water stations out of water by my last lap, and an issue with the timing chips. They had me down as a man,..  

Chose this if you like running laps in unspoiled surroundings , but not if you are looking for crowd  support 

Posted on 13.11.17

Completed in 2017

4.9

If you only ever do one marathon you need to do this one!

Le Marathon Du Medoc

I’ve been lucky to have a place on my company team for the last three years . 

Whst can I say? There’s nothing like it. The scenery is stunning the hills are brutal the wine is exquisite , 

its a requirement to run this in fancy dress. Every year the theme is different . If you don’t run in fancy dress you are the odd one out! 

Goody bag and medal

Posted on 13.11.17

Completed in 2017

4.5

Favorite race in my calendar

My must do race every year ! If you want to find out why it’s so special check out my blog. Missed the race in 2016 because I wanted my ultra wings. 

Its fast it’s flat and good crowd support . For the family spectators they get to see you on both sides of the common. The last two miles are always challenging but that’s all part of the attraction

Posted on 13.11.17