The day of the 4th Croydon Ultra event is rapidly getting nearer. To ensure everyone has a good day here are a few pointers on getting to the start.
Sunday July 6th
Start : Sandilands, Croydon – Post Code : CR0 5DB
Start time 09:00 – this is for the main start please arrive at least 30 mins earlier to pick up your number, deposit your bags etc.
There will be an earlier start at 08:00.
Getting there :
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 the 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.
With three weeks to go to the 4th Croydon Ultra preparations are underway to make sure you all have a great event. Look what came in the post today !!!
We are looking forward to seeing you on the day. If you haven’t entered you can do so online via Runners World or by post using an entry form from the event website at www.thecroydonultra.co.uk or by simply turning up and enter on the day.
Happy Running !!!
Medals, numbers and marking paint.
The Croydon Ultra Bag
I was out on the Vanguard Way section of the Croydon Ultra. It was looking really great, the trails are fine, the sun was out and there was plenty of shade in the woods.
You are all really going to love it out there !!!!
I was out on the Vanguard Way Section today. It was looking particularly lovely with the sun casting it rays through the woods. The trees, bushes and unfortunately some stinging nettles are out in full force. The footing was damp from the recent rain and a little muddy in sections but absolutely nothing of concern. A good road shoe would give ample grip.
I will be testing out other sections of the route over the next couple of weeks so watch out for updates.
I will be out on the Croydon Ultra route over the next week doubling checking route descriptions and making sure there are no issues.
Watch out for updates.
Its also not too late to enter. Just go to http://www.runnersworld.co.uk to enter online or use the postal application form on this website.
Happy Running !!!
The route description has been updated. It can be found under the Route page on this website.
The Croydon Ultra Route Description Update June 2013
I will be double checking the route over the next couple of weeks. If anyone out there sees any errors I would appreciate your feedback.
Entries for this years Croydon Ultra are coming in.
Our youngest entrant is 23 years old
Our oldest entrant is 51 years old
The average age so far is 39.9 years old.
You can enter online at Runners World and enter on the day.