Those of you who ran the Roundhill Romp might have wondered where Ewan Dunlop was. Ewan is one of our quickest runners and runs most of the West Sussex Fun Run League races……. Well, he had a pretty good excuse for not running – the weekend before he ran a 100m-mile off-road race……. Yes – you read that correctly – Ewan ran a 100-mile race! The fearsome South Downs Way 100 Ultra-marathon.
Ewan has run a lot of ultra-marathons (anything over marathon-distance), but this was his first 100-miler. He came 12th out of 117, which was a fantastic achievement.
Here is his description of the race:
“The race started at 6am in Winchester on Saturday morning with 200 competitors aiming to reach Eastbourne 100 miles later along the South Downs Way within the 30 hour time limit. It started off fairly wet the majority of the race was spent in ideal conditions. Although not my first ultra, this was my first 100 miler, my goal was simply to finish and if i could get close to the coveted 24 hour mark that would be a bonus.