#162 Tigger Bouceathon 5:57:06
|Twins (same fancy dress both days)
|Pooh Start (150)
|Fun before the start
The course was a figure of 8 with a small and a big loop meeting back at the aid station. The first loop of just over 2 miles, and reminded me a lot of the unbelievable course that was "the wedding day challenge", just down the road (also in Ashdown forest). It was hilly, very hilly. For the first mile you plunged down hill on open rough trail until you hit a small forested section, which when exited, you kept going down along a long grassy section until you hit the low point of the course. Then you zig zagged your way all the back up again with long flat bits interspersed with 3 un-runnable sections. This is as hilly as you will ever come across and by the time we had made your way back to aid station the field had spread out. The second 3 mile odd loop was a lot flatter but still had some long drag uphills. The trail was generally good condition and the views when you reached the heights were spectacular over Sussex.
|Coming to the end of small lap
|Kris on the way to a double b2b win
|Double Ultra winner (Tigger)
|Collette after 52 miles
We headed off to the airport all tired and muddy and still in fancy dress and have booked up for next year already. I suspect it will sell out pretty soon.
Photos courtesy off: Philip rand and Paul Johnston
Strava Stats for the weekend
Winnie the Pooh