Race Date:

7th February 2021

Closing Date:

28th January 2021

Current Price:

£33.00

A brand new event in 2020 for Rural Running and was a great addition to our programme.

 

The Southcoast 50 starts in the seaside town of Littlehampton and finishes in Portchester.

The 50km race is self guided and take in towns and cities along the south coast, such as Bognor Regis, Chichester, Emsworth and Havant.

Entrants will need to make their way to Littlehampton. There will be checkpoints along the way, as well as water/feed stations.

There will be an 8 hour cut off for this race. All entrants will be advised along the route, at the various checkpoints, whether they are going to make the cut off time.

As is always the case, there will be an awesome medal for each finisher.

Location

Directions

Who's entered

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The following results are available for this event:

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Southcoast 50 02/02/2020 View results

There are 4 reviews for this event.

02 Feb 2020
Would you recommend it to others? 5/5
How did you rate the scenery? 4/5
How did you rate the atmosphere?4/5
How did you rate the organisation?5/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners?Yes
In summary

A top first ultra for rural running, just the right amount of toughness.

Any other notes?

02 Feb 2020
Would you recommend it to others? 5/5
How did you rate the scenery? 4/5
How did you rate the atmosphere?5/5
How did you rate the organisation?4/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners?Yes
In summary

Nice run with great, varied scenery around different towns of hampshire.

Any other notes?

Using the strava app for navigation for me was incredibly useful for the first half of the course.

03 Feb 2020
Would you recommend it to others? 5/5
How did you rate the scenery? 3/5
How did you rate the atmosphere?5/5
How did you rate the organisation?4/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners?Yes
In summary

Good beginners ultra

Any other notes?

Really enjoyed the run, nice fast course. Will start with a slight negative, a lot of standing around in the cold at the beginning, would have been nice to have a HQ to go in, bus got there very early so stood outside from 7am. If it had been lashing with rain, not sure how we would have stayed dry. As for the race! a lot of urban running which may or may not be a personal preference. I didn’t mind to much, it can go the other way, where you’re running with nothing around you for miles and it feels so monotonous. CP’s spaced out perfectly! Broke the run up into manageable chunks. The volunteers were in good spirit and that includes the finish line. Great to have someone shouting you on as you cross the finish, lovely atmosphere. On a side note, CPs were a little limited, some coke, crisps bananas etc would have been nice. I did notice some runners not carrying a lot of stuff, so they may have struggled. Route instructions were fine, any getting lost was more down to the council not having a road sign up at key junctions!! Like the idea of giving stage instructions out at each CP. if weather was bad holding 5 pages of A4 would have been a mess. Overall I really enjoyed it, well organised, great to have the transport from the finish to the start. I guess for me the biggest issue was just the lack of cover at the start. That’s not a reason to not run or recommend again, I will just come more prepared. Paul Carse

03 Feb 2020
Would you recommend it to others? 5/5
How did you rate the scenery? 4/5
How did you rate the atmosphere?5/5
How did you rate the organisation?5/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners?Yes
In summary

Good, low key event - friendly, efficient organisation. Well done to the Rural Running crew.

Any other notes?

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