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Benfleet 15 in Jan 2023

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Got into Benfleet 15 on 15/1/23, must admit bit nervous as heard some horror stories, any other Shrimpers running it and any advice would be gratefully received, been told its worse than the Essex 20 which I've signed up for in March, though thats flat and jsut running around an airfield more mental than punishing

Once Brighton marathon is done, it will be just gentle runs I've promised my self :ROFL:
 
Got into Benfleet 15 on 15/1/23, must admit bit nervous as heard some horror stories, any other Shrimpers running it and any advice would be gratefully received, been told its worse than the Essex 20 which I've signed up for in March, though thats flat and jsut running around an airfield more mental than punishing

Once Brighton marathon is done, it will be just gentle runs I've promised my self :ROFL:
I have run it 5 or 6 times and the weather is a huge factor, as is selection of shoes.
My advice is to get over there a few times and see what gives you best grip on mud and slopes. Also the sea wall, long flat stretches, can be a mare in wind and rain so clothing is almost as important.
It is well marshalled AND can be enormously good fun, lots of great company and support.
Where/which course is the Essex 20 using?
 
I have run it 5 or 6 times and the weather is a huge factor, as is selection of shoes.
My advice is to get over there a few times and see what gives you best grip on mud and slopes. Also the sea wall, long flat stretches, can be a mare in wind and rain so clothing is almost as important.
It is well marshalled AND can be enormously good fun, lots of great company and support.
Where/which course is the Essex 20 using?
Essex 20 is Debden airfield , ran the half there a bit repetitive
 
I did it last year, and have entered for this year. Once you get out of the mudbath of Hadleigh park its not too bad as it's flat, hopefully the cattle will be out the way as well. The last 5k is quite hard as it's uphill, and the last hill is a killer. Great event and you get a real sense of achievement once you cross that finishing line.
 
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