The First London Ultra 50K took place on Saturday 13th February 2010 and was won in an incredible time of 3hrs 47mins by Will Downey. Ladies Champion was Catriona Archer in 4hrs 27mins. Full race results and photos are now available on the official event website.
Below are just some of the comments from those that took part and completed the course:
"sub 4.5 hour for me, well pleased, especialy for my first ever ultra, look forward to many more ultras, thanks rory and team, a very enjoyable day"
"well I had an awesome day- I really enjoyed the course and chatting to some of you along the way. There was some great team work when we got lost (several times!) and the cake was a real bonus - it will be my fuel of choice for the future"
"Great day out. Very pleased to have completed my 21st marathon including 2nd ultra. This is the longest distance I have run so far. It was good to chat with so many experienced and friendly ultra runners including MdS veterans. Many thanks to the volunteers at the checkpoints and the organisers"
With a post event rating of 81% and with 87% of those that ran hoping to run again next year, the popularity of the event is sure to grow and grow. Whether you are training for a marathon and want to push yourself that bit further or just fancy a new challenge, if you have been tempted to try such an event and tackle a 50k+ ultra race then visit rorycoleman's website for details on a range of ultra events taking place.