looking to do a few long distance (c. 50-75k) events this year that dont have the format of 'do as many laps as you can in an alloted time'. I've tried events like Mountain Mayhem, SiTS, HtN etc but i just dont get on with the format. Another thing i dont like about them is that they are not run on established trails and so if the weather is bad, as it always seems to be, the trails cut up the moment a second rider gets on the track, let alone 400 others!
So, would something like a Merida Marathon suit me more. I've spotted a few events, Meridas, Marin Rough Ride and maybe even the Viking Challenge. I live in the midlands and am willing to travel about 2 hours to an event (ones in scotland are probably out).
Are there any other events of this style that i should be looking at? only wanting to do 3 or so across the season (April-October)