Are you up for the ul­tra-run chal­lenge?

Surrey Advertiser - - Front Page -

AN ul­tra-run in sup­port of Guild­ford bowel can­cer char­ity GUTS is tak­ing place next Satur­day with the fin­ish line on Guild­ford High Street.

Run­ners will be tack­ling a 58km (36 mile) course that starts in Barnes and fol­lows a route along the Thames, through Oxshott Woods and Down­side to­wards East Hors­ley be­fore pick­ing up parts of the North Downs to New­lands Cor­ner and fi­nally along the Pil­grims Way to Pew­ley Down and into Guild­ford.

There is also a half-marathon dis­tance along the tailend of the course, start­ing at Eff­in­g­ham Junction.

Ul­tra run­ning – which is a broad term for runs longer than a marathon – has be­come in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar over re­cent years. GUTS al­ready holds the an­nual Bolt Round the Holt, which takes place at Alice Holt For­est ev­ery spring, but the long­est dis­tance of­fered is 21km.

GUTS man­ager Nerissa Deeks said: “If it proves to be to be a good fundraiser our in­ten­tion is that the GUTS Ul­tra also be­comes an an­nual fix­ture.

“It’s a great route with lots of in­ter­est – and the home stretch from Shere to Guild­ford has the won­der­ful sweep­ing grandeur of the Downs to in­spire our run­ners in those tough fi­nal miles.”

Around 150 run­ners have signed up so far but there are still places avail­able for both dis­tances. To reg­is­ter go to http://aat-events.com/race/ guts-ul­tra/. In­for­ma­tion about GUTS and its work will be avail­able at the fin­ish point on Guild­ford High Street by Holy Trin­ity Church from about 11am on­wards.

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