Over the past few weeks some ultra-races have started again including the Centurion race, North Downs Way 100, which our podcast ‘Run to the Hills’ features in Series 2 Episode 1. The content is also available on our new YouTube Channel ‘Run to the Hills’so you have a choice to just listen or watch the interviews … or both!!
We interviewed the Race Director James Elson and the male and female winners as well as a couple of other runners and it was really interesting to hear how they thought it went.
Everyone we spoke to or read about all said that they felt safe and looked after and that even though things were different so much was the same and all had a great time. The hot conditions though did make things tough and the drop-out rate of over 50% was higher than normal.
Men's winner Juhana Kirk
Photo thanks to Stuart March photography
What was the same?
What was different?
What were some of the lessons learnt?
It is so good to see races starting up again and being held in a safe and sensible way. Congratulations to the race organisers and to all the volunteers and runners.
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