2016 CROYDON ULTRA

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.

 

CROYDON ULTRA 2014 – PHOTOS

You were all inspiring in your own individual ways, whether you ran, helped, took photos or donated money …… thank you!

Here are some photos from the day for you to use and enjoy.

 

 

 

RESULTS 2014

CROYDON ULTRA 30 MILE RACE REPORT

The 2014 Croydon Ultra 30 mile race took place today in drizzly but warm conditions. David Ross took out the win and a new course record in 3:48. The women’s race was won by Alice Addison in a time of 4:31 and a new women’s course record and placing 7th overall.

Over an undulating first five miles the 48 starters had firm footing and the pace could quicken along the country road sections for the first fifteen mile lap. With checkpoints at every 7.5 miles the runners were able to take on board much needed food and hydration as the rain went away and was replaced by warm cloudy conditions.

David Ross winning the 2014 Croydon Ultra

David Ross winning the 2014 Croydon Ultra

David Ross with a quick checkpoint stop at 15 miles sped on and from there extended his lead and finished strongly in 3:48. Robert Kirby who was in the lead pack from the start also finished under 4 hours in 3:55. 100 marathon club stalwart Peter Bowles finished third in 4:19.

Alice Addison winner of the 2014 Croydon Ultra receiving her prize from race Director Ian Campbell

Alice Addison winner of the 2014 Croydon Ultra receiving her prize from race Director Ian Campbell

The women’s race was won by Alice Addison finishing strongly in 4:31. Next home was Emma Ferry in 4:47 and third place Brigid Browne in 5:03.

 

CROYDON ULTRA 2014

 

Position Number Name M/F Time
1 29 DAVID ROSS M 3.48
2 28 ROBERT KIRBY M 3.55
3 42 PETER BOWLES M 4.19
4 4 LEE BHAGAT M 4.21
5 53 KRISTIAN MORGAN M 4.24
6 8 TREMAYNE COWDRY M 4.28
7 2 ALICE ADDISON F 4.31
8 31 JEREMY ISAAC M 4.35
9 43 RHYS PIPPARD M 4.35
10 48 MICHAEL BEECHER M 4.38
11 33 RUSH YADAVE M 4.40
12 49 ANDY RANDALL M 4.45
13 26 TIMOTHY BOONE M 4.47
14 11 EMMA FERRY F 4.47
15 12 RAY WISE M 4.47
16 45 STEVE BARNES M 4.47
17 22 PETER LEMON M 4.51
18 44 STEPHEN DOHERTY M 4.58
19 50 CHRIS ROWLAND M 4.59
20 30 BRIGID BROWNE F 5.03
21 41 TOM DONALDSON M 5.03
22 51 PRASHANT PISE M 5.08
23 9 PETER ELMS M 5.13
24 21 KEVIN CARTER M 5.17
25 3 CHRIS BOZIER M 5.17
26 24 LURETTA SPEARING F 5.20
27 47 MARK THORNBERRY M 5.21
28 36 KATE COOMBES F 5.24
29 37 DAVID BELL M 5.24
30 32 ROBERT CAMERON-WOOD M 5.29
31 23 DAVE STANDING KNIGHT M 5.37
32 40 NUALA SMYTH F 5.37
33 14 ANN PATERSON F 5.38
34 39 ALESSANDRA PERBELLINI F 5.42
35 38 ANNA FINN F 6.04
36 19 ANDREW HUMPHREYS M 6.05
37 20 COLIN GRIFFITHS M 6.09
38 52 KATHRYN KELLY F 6.09
39 5 LEE KELLY M 6.15
40 54 JOHN KEW M 6.37
41 27 PAUL SAHOTA M 6.53
42 34 MATTHEW MITCHELL M 6.54
43 35 JOHN APPLEBEE M 6.54
44 6 DAVID MAJOR M 6.55
45 7 LINDA MAJOR F 6.55
46 13 DAVID DAVIDSON M 8.31
10 PAUL RICHARDSON M DNF
46 DANIEL BURKE M DNF

 

TIMINGS & ROUTE UPDATE FOR THIS SUNDAY

PARKINSONS UK

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CROYDON ULTRA – 2014 – ‘RAISING FUNDS FOR PARKINSON’S’

Hi everyone,

We hope you are all looking forward to the Croydon Ultra this Sunday. Its our 4th 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.

Due to some logistical issues we have had to make the decision to reroute the course. So instead of a figure of eight it’s going to be two laps of the first 15 mile section. This will in no way detract from your enjoyment of a 30 mile Ultra, in fact you get the chance to run the trails of the Vanguard Way twice!!! As it is going to be hot on Sunday you maybe really thankful of the chance to run under cover in the woods.

Weather outlook for Sunday – currently sunny with a chance of rain at 1600 hours. Temperature 17C to 19C

Prizes – not only will all entrants get the ‘Croydon Ultra’ cloth bag. medal and goodies – there are a couple of cloth bags specifically waiting for the first man & first women. These have been signed by some elite ultra runners, namely: – Rory Bosio, Mike Foote and Francesca Canepa. Not only that but we have some ‘The North Face’ products to give away as prizes.

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. Croydon Ultra Route Description 2014.

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.

Timings

Registration
0700 to 0900 Sandilands – registration / baggage / drop bags

Start
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.

Ian