Due to a family member being seriously ill in a hospice I have had to make the decision to cancel this years event. Under the circumstances I wanted to give you as much notice as possible rather than cancel at short notice. I really do apologise but I feel it is the wisest thing to do in view of the situation.
The date has been set – July 3rd , 2016 for the 6th Croydon Ultra a 30 mile race along the country trails of suburban Croydon.
Entries will be up online via Runners World in the next few days.
All funds raised will be going to Parkinson UK a charity very close to us. Parkinson UK do some fantastic work to help those with this terrible disease.
We are looking forward to seeing you all there.
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DAVID ROSS – WINNER – NEW COURSE RECORD 3:43
CROYDON ULTRA 2015 RESULTS
On a rainy morning the 5th Croydon Ultra 30 mile race took place. The course is twice round a 15mile loop on a mixed terrain route that presents a challenge to the unprepared with around 2,700ft of climbing. A lead pack of four including reigning champion and course record holder David Ross took the first 15 miles at a super fast pace pushing each other and going at somewhere 6.15 minute miles. But this early pace was too quick and only Ross and Kristian Morgan were able to sustain it on the second loop. As the rain cleared and the sun came out Ross was clearly on a mission to break his own course record and he set about upping the pace in the latter stages eventually arriving at the finish in a new course record of 3:43 [CR 2014 – 3:48] and 11 minutes ahead of second placed Morgan who outsprinted a late charging Felix Allen by literally seconds behind.
The ladies race was won by Daisy Rolfe in 5:02 with second placed Sophie Shaw finished in 6:06.
DAISY ROLFE – LADIES WINNER – 5:02
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CROYDON ULTRA 2015 – ‘RAISING FUNDS FOR PARKINSONS’
We hope you are all looking forward to the Croydon Ultra this Sunday. Its our 5th year of putting on this event and it is steadily growing. As with last year, all funds raised are going to support Parkinson’s UK.
Weather outlook for Sunday – currently sunny with a chance of rain at 1300 hours. Temperature 14C to 22C
The start will be at Sandilands and takes the Vanguard Way route plus some quiet country roads to The White Bear in Warlingham. (Fairchildes Rd, Warlingham, Surrey CR6 9PH). Then down Featherbed Lane via Spout Hill, Spring Park and back to Sandilands. That’s 15 miles. Another loop gets you to 30 miles. 2015 COURSE GUIDE v4.docx.
You will have the ability to leave bags at the start/finish area as well as any drinks bottles/food for half way way. Labels will be available with dustbin bags.
There will be two starts available – 0800 (for slower runners) and the main start at 0900.
Getting there : Sandilands, Croydon CR0 5DB
Train : The nearest main line train station is East Croydon where the tram also stops. From here it is about a 15 minute walk to Sandilands.
Tram : There is a tram stop at Lloyd Park. From here it is about a 5 – 8 minute walk across Lloyd Park to Sandilands.
Car: Parking – the car park at Sandilands is not huge and will be well used by club members (cricket, hockey, running club etc). So please do not use the car park. There is ample parking on the surrounding streets of Sandilands. The parking is free and it is a very short walk to Sandilands.
0700 to 0900 Sandilands – registration / baggage / drop bags
0800 Early starters start
0900 Main start
White Bear Checkpoint – 7.5 miles
0900 to 1000 Early starters reach White Bear
1000 to 1100 Main start reach White Bear
Sandilands Checkpoint – 15 miles
1000 First of early starters to Sandilands
1100 First of main start to Sandilands
White Bear Checkpoint – 22.5 miles
1200 to 1400 Checkpoint open for early and main start
Sandilands – 30 miles – FINISH
1300 to 1330 First finisher expected at Sandilands
1530 to 1600 Last finisher expected at Sandilands
The checkpoints will be well stocked with water bottles / squash / tortilla chips / flapjacks / cheese / haribos / cake. Please make sure you have a copy of the route description and a mobile phone. We will have spare copies of the route description on the day. The route will be marked out with orange marking paint and red tape where appropriate plus the road sections to Sandilands will be sign posted with great big yellow arrows!!
We are looking forward to seeing you on Sunday for a great days running. We hope everyone has a fantastic time.
Please see attached Course Guide for 2015. This includes route description, checkpoint times and information about Parkinson UK.