Can you break David Ross‘ s course record of 3:48? If so, then you will earn yourself £50 plus £50 for 1st place in this years Croydon Ultra.

Prize Money details below:

Place Men Women
1st place £50 £50
2nd place £25 £25
3rd place £10 £10
Course Record £50
nb : if more than one person breaks the course record, prize money is only for the fastest person.





The 2015 Croydon Ultra online entries are now open on Runners World.  Use the following link to register to do the fifth Croydon Ultra.  Enter Here. 

DSC_2920 Dave RossDavid Ross winning the 2014 Croydon Ultra in a course record time of 3:48

All photos are copyright – Ian Campbell – Photography



There is always a top 10, top 50 or top 100 etc. But I am listing what I consider to be the most influential running books that I have read.  Not in any particular order of preference.  Only 8 books but what a cast of writers and some magical stories and facts. I would personally consider The Lore of Running as the bible for any runner.  

How many have you read and what others would you add to the list. 

Feet in the Clouds – Richard Askwith

The Lore of Running – Tim Noakes

Running with the Kenyans – Adharanand Finn

Born to Run – Christopher McDougall

What I talk about when I talk about Running – Haruki Marakumi

Eat & Run – Scott Jurek

Relentless Forward Progress – Bryon Powell

Ultramarathon Man – Dean Karnazes 

2013 The Croydon Ultra

The date for the 2013 event is Sunday July 7th. You can enter online via the Runners World website at

The 2013 edition of the race will be the third year of the event.  This 30 mile event is perfect for someone who has done a Spring marathon and wants to step up to their first Ultra.  The course is well marked and consists of two 7.5 mile out and back loops.  Checkpoints are at the 7.5 miles, 15 miles and 22.5 miles points.

This event is also perfect training for anyone doing a 50 mile or longer ultra event.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.