Gemma Wells did the AW 20 and sent in this report
AW20 31st Match 2019
Adur and Worthing 20 mile run was hosted by Sussex Trail Events and it was a new road race for 2019. It is an out and back run and starts at Shoreham Beach Green, it does a loop around Shoreham Beach before heading along the seafront through Lancing and Worthing to Ferring. The 10 mile turnaround point is just beyond Sea Lane, Ferring and then you head back again to Shoreham Beach. The wind was against us heading back along the seafront to Shoreham which was hard work! It is a flat course and ideally timed so it can be used as a last long run before Brighton or London marathons which was why I decided to do it and there were lots of others taking part who were also using it as part of their marathon preparation. There were 4 well stocked aid stations which provided an array of yummy snacks. We were made aware in advance but you needed to take your own cup or bottle for water as these were not provided in an effort to reduce plastic waste. Approximately 150 runners took part so it did feel like I was running on my own for a lot of the time but overall it was a good experience, well organised and definitely helped me to get my 20 mile run in!