Challenge for runner Ian

Black Dog Runner Ian Taylor took part in the Downland 30-Mile Ultra Challenge on Sunday.Runners had to make their own way using orienteering instructions.

Black Dog Runner Ian Taylor took part in the Downland 30-Mile Ultra Challenge on Sunday.

Runners had to make their own way using orienteering instructions. The tough route was along the South Downs Way from Clayton to Southease, between Lewes and Newhaven, before returning to Clayton.

The course included over 2,500 feet of ascents and descents with some gradients as steep as 1 in 3 on the Sussex downs. With the hot day adding to the testing conditions, Taylor was pleased to finish in five hours 13 minutes in 38th place out of 108.

The multi-terrain Littleport 10km was on the same day. Of the 118 finishers, Chris Chorley was 24th (43:5), and Bobbie Sauzerapf was 61st (50:02).


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Two nights before they had competed with other Black Dogs in the Worsted Five-miler. Chorley was 45th (32:42), Sauzerapf was 137th (39:27) and Philip Neave 180th (43:11).

Bruce Rayner and Karen Waters finished together in 217th and 218th (46:14). There were 251 finishers.

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