Monday, 25 June 2012

SDW 100 Sweeper

As some of you will know, the South Downs Way 100 mile race is taking place this weekend and it promises to be a fantastic race in the front of the pack with some runners going for the triple crown.

I have secretly been a little jealous of the guys running it as I would have loved to have had a go at the full distance but there are only a certain number of long runs my poor old body can take. However, I was on Facebook earlier and I saw the following message from Centurion Running:

"Due to a last minute drop, looking for an experienced runner to sweep from Washington mile 54 to Southease Mile 83 on Saturday night Sunday morning. Let me know if you're interested."

Well you know me, I snapped up the opportunity to do a 29 mile run, in the dark, by myself (or just behind) the last runner. So sent a message back saying:

"Very interested, I am a TP 100 veteran and avid night runner."

and I was promptly sent an email by James, the organiser. So it is official, I am the Aid Station 7 to 12 Sweeper for Saturday.....I am now officially very excited, what a great opportunity to put a little bit back into the sport. I'll keep you updated with any plans and little ideas I have but I am really pleased to say that the Delightful Mrs S is very supportive of me doing this due to the overt stress I am under at work. :-)


  1. Nice one Jerry - the perfect job.

  2. An absolute glutton for punishment!! And the Mrs says.....??? lol

    1. Oooo, just read the last bit (it didn't show up a secondon ago!) and the Mrs. S. is cool aabout it! Well take it easy Jez, we need our Sergeant Major back in ranks! :-)

  3. Awesome! That is a great opportunity! Enjoy!

  4. Congrats to the avid night runner.
    Glad that Mrs S. is very supportive. I have a very supportive wife too. We are lucky.