It's an ultra-great effort from Eastbourne runners

Ultra runners from Run Wednesdays achieved success over three events.

Saturday, 15th May 2021, 12:41 pm
Nicole Henze and Fenella Maloney
Nicole Henze and Fenella Maloney

Ultra runners from Run Wednesdays achieved success over three events.

A team of six runners from Run Wednesdays completed the South Downs Way 50 mile ultra-marathon.

The team, including five runners attempting the distance for the first time, competed in the Centurion Running event which saw runners starting at Findon in West Sussex (having been taken to the start line by local travel company Lynn’s Travel) and completing the distance at Eastbourne Sports Park.

Sarah Lawrence and Hayley Oates

In great sunshine but an easterly wind, the route included famous landmarks such as Chanctonbury Ring, Ditchling Beacon and Firle Beacon.

Wayne Langley completed his first ultra event as part of his overall aim to run 2021 miles in 2021 for the Mind charity in recognition of the many people who have struggled with mental illness over the past year.

Donations for this can be made via his Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/

fundraising/waynes 2021challenge

Luke Tomsett

Three runners participated in the Endurance Life Ultra event, which had a new course starting at St Helens Gardens in Eastbourne continuing over many landmarks of the South Downs including The Long Man of Wilmington. Other runners from Run Wednesdays also completed the Endurance Life Marathon and Half Marathon routes.

Sarah Lawrence ran her first marathon distance over the challenging course in 4hr 45min.

Chris Lamour and Magdalena Schorner ran the Hurtwood 50k. Magdalena completed her first ultra distance and Chris narrowly missed out on a top place at the race after a fall early in the race over the Surrey Hills, but still achieved a fantastic time of 4.42.

If you are interested in starting running as part of your daily exercise regime and would like to friendly support and advice, check out the Run Wednesdays Facebook and Instagram pages. Runs take place throughout the week, including female and child sessions.