Has anyone done this before?

40 mile ultra, generally on footpaths, around the outside of Coventry at a radius of about 5 or 6 miles from the City Centre, so generally through fields, woods, etc.

A guy in my club (who won it a couple of years ago), described it a "flat as a pancake" and he is a road runner so it must be pretty flat! Though I think there's in the region of 150 stiles throughout the course.

I've never done this sort of distance on the flat, so am slightly apprehensive about being able to keep the pace up, particularly as this race is only 8 days after the Lakes Mountain 42!

But i'm tentatively hoping to get 6hrs-something, which would put me near the front.