Fantastic opportunity to run a National Trail in a day!
30th January 2016
Good support throughout, well stocked checkpoints approximately every 12.5 miles. You must have completed a run of at least 26.2 in the last 12 months. Medals and T shirt awarded to everyone who completes within 12 hours.
Colin Stark winning time in 2014 was 6:14:13 and Karen Doak was the first lady in 8:17:20 in ideal conditions!
Dan Connors winning time in 2015 was 7:29:00 and Karen Doak was the first lady in 8:17:00 in less than ideal conditions!
Giles Thurston concluded his blog after the 2015 edition with the following.”Final word goes to the race organisers Positive Steps. What a totally superb race! Extremely well organised and marshalled, a total blast, I would highly recommend it to anybody looking for a winter ultra.”
The event was sold out by November for the 2015 edition.
Start Time: 8:00
This race will be staged under UK Athletics rules (permit 93)
Online entry only. No postal entry, No entry on the day. Closing date for entries will be 15th January or when race reaches capacity
Entry Costs UKA affiliated*: £36. Non-UKA affiliated +£2 per entry
*UKA affiliated entries must quote UKA URN on entry
Transport: A coach will be available to take runners from Holme next the Sea (finish) back to the start leaving at 06:00 on 30th January. Can be booked at the same time as entering. Cost £10
Accommodation on Friday 29th January: will be available at the Village Hall Holme Next The Sea. Can be booked at the same time as entering. Cost £10
Start: Knettishall Heath (TL 944807)
Start Facilities: NO facilities available at the start (middle of no where!)
Finish: Village Hall Kirkgate, Holme Next The Sea PE36 6LH (via the beach!)
Finish Facilities: Toilets, hot food, drink
Personal Drinks – Boxes for each check point will be available at registration for Runners personal drinks. These need to be clearly labelled with Name/Race Number
Drop Bag – A small drop bag can be transported to Castle Acre checkpoint (26 miles). These need to be clearly labelled with Name/Race Number
Finish – All finishers will be awarded a bespoke medal and T shirt
First Aid – First Aiders will be present at the start/finish and along the course. If you develop medical problems please alert the nearest marshall and prompt assistance will be provided
To enter the race, you must be aged 21 years or over on the date of the race
You must have completed a run of at least 26.2 in the last 12 months and also have experience of running off-road
Anyone caught littering on the course be disqualified from the race.
Running numbers must be worn on the front and must be clearly visible at all times.
Runners compete in this event entirely at their own risk.
Pacers will not be permitted during this run
All competitors must compete on foot.
The course is not suitable for wheelchairs.
Cut-off times: Must be ready to leave Castle Acre checkpoint by 2:30pm
The following kit is mandatory:
- Carry during the race sufficient water/food to last up to 13 mile
- Carry full waterproofs and an additional base layer, hat and gloves
- Suitable torch to be carried for night hours
- Wear reflective bib/clothing
- Carry fully charged mobile with emergency numbers programed in contacts
- Wear suitable running shoes for off road running
- Carry a suitable map of the route
The above is the minimum requirements, please don’t skimp on kit especially if weather is bad. Please note there will be a kit check to ensure you have the mandatory items.
By entering, I declare that I agree to abide by the rules of the race and accept full responsibility for my actions (and the actions of my supporters) throughout the day of the race. I can confirm that the medical details provided are accurate as of the time of submitting my entry, and I will be responsible for providing updated medical details to the organisers on the date of the race should my medical circumstances change. I also agree that my name can be shared on the entry list any videos or photos taken during the event can be used by the race organisers for marketing purposes. I understand that the race organisers will keep my contact details on record for communication purposes only and won’t provide details to any third parties.