CENTURION GRAND SLAM 2018

The Grand Slam of 50s award is recognition for those who complete all 4 Centurion 50 mile events within a calendar year. In order to be eligible for the award, entrants must enter and finish each of the individual Centurion 50 mile events within the cut off times of each race.

Well over a year ago I started prepping for what I knew was going to be one hell of a tough year. Lots of hilly training marathons from the freezing extremities of Molyeman Marathon in February in the snow on top of the downs through to one of the hottest marathons Three Forts in May again on the exposed downs with no shade. Not only was this going to a physical challenge but I have had to develop mental endurance, strength and stamina too. - Continue Reading -

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North Downs Way 50

Another hot day forecast and another long race was scheduled.

Having completed the South Downs Way of the same distance at the beginning of April, this weekend was the 2nd race in the Centurion Grand Slam series along the North Downs starting in Farnham and following the path finishing at Knockholt Pound. Passing over the Hogs back through the outskirts of Guilford taking on the hills of Box Hill, Reigate Hill and Botley Hill i.e lots of steps! - Continue Reading -

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MOYLEMAN MARATHON – LEWES

The fourth run of the Moyleman marathon took place yesterday on Sunday 18 March. The event is a challenging South Downs run, around the demanding hills that surround the town of Lewes. Named in remembrance of the Brighton runner Chris Moyle who inspired many with his love of tough down land runs and the joy of life, and who died aged just 41 in 2009.

This is a challenging off-road course starting and finishing in Lewes, going through remote areas across the South Downs experiencing all that the hills can throw at you! Starting from Landport Bottom on the western end of Lewes, the run takes in the peaks of Black Cap, Castle Hill, Firle Beacon, and Mt Caburn.  With over 3,000 feet of climb, and some steep descents, this was a very hard run, in fact the toughest race I have done to date! The temperatures on the top of the downs hit -10 with fierce winds that knocked you off your feet and burnt your eyelids. - Continue Reading -

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