Today I completed my first ever official UK endurance event. The Hurtwood 50Km Trail Ultramarathon race in Dorking.
It’s safe to say the name didn’t lie! With 4,259 ft of elevation gain (1,298 m), and a couple of big climbs and descents, it hurt!!
Crossing the finish line felt absolutely blissful after a blister-full race in which I full-on stacked it a couple of times on the boggy and slippery trail. My unofficial time was 5 hours 36 minutes exactly.
Huge thanks to all the volunteers for giving up their free time to ensure a smoothly run race. A special mention to the race organisers Freedom Racing too. The signage and markings were on point.
Lastly, a big congratulations to all participants.
Steps + Smiles