Peddars Way Ultra (a fantastic opportunity to run a national trail in a day!)
28 Jan 2017

The Peddars Way runs from the Suffolk border to the North Norfolk Coast, all very runnable, even in the winter and TRA_Logo_PMS_v2navigation is easy! Total distance 48 miles approx.STA60149

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!

Nick Greene won in 2016 in a time of 6:34:00 and once again Karen Doak was the first lady in a time of 7:59:24.

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 December for the 2016 edition.

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Date: Sat 28th Jan 2017

Start Time: 8:00

This race will be staged under UK Athletics rules (permit will be applied for)

Online entry only. No postal entry, no entry on the day. Closing date for entries will be 20 Jan or when race reaches capacity

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Entry Costs UKA affiliated*:  £36. Non-UKA affiliated +£2 per entry

*UKA affiliated entries must quote UKA URN on entry

Refunds – Up to 6 weeks before the day of the race you will be entitled to 60% refund if you are unable to take part. If you wish to defer your entry to next year due to injury then you must do so at least 3 weeks prior to the event to allow us to fill your place.

Transfers will only be allowed with permission of the Race Director and not any closer than 2 weeks before the event.

Transport: A coach will be available to take runners from Holme next the Sea (finish) back to the start leaving at 06:00 on 28th January. To be booked at the  same time as entering. Cost £10

Accommodation on Fri 27th Jan may 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 nowhere!)

Finish: Village Hall Kirkgate, Holme Next The Sea PE36 6LH (via the beach!)

Finish Facilities: toilets, hot food, drink

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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


Race Rules

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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.




Entries open on 1st August 2016