100 Mile Run Cotswold Way Challenge – May
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The Cotswold Way is a beautiful 102 mile national trail running from the picturesque town of Chipping Campden in the North to the stunning Georgian city of Bath in the south. En route the trail passes through stunning and quintessentially English countryside, beautiful Cotswold stone villages and along the majestic Cotswold Hills.
Ultramarathon - 4 Day Event , and Ultramarathon - 2 Day Event
Fri 10th May 2019
Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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Where and when
The Priest's House, Lower High St, Chipping Campden GL55 6AS, UK
Ultramarathon - 2 Day Event :TBC |
Ultramarathon - 4 Day Event :TBC
We have produced an overall map for you so you can see the full distance you will be travelling….please remember, part of this challenge is to navigate yourself. In our opinion, the best small book out there to help you navigate the route is the' Trailblazer Cotswold Way', but this is not a necessity, the trail is extremely well marked, and where there can be any doubt we will inform you at the start of each day.
The Cotswold Way is an excellent national trail. It’s in very good condition and well signposted throughout. However as with every trail, if there is a prolonged period of wet weather the trail could get very slippy and muddy. Depending on the time of year, there may be sections of the path which have weeds and stinging nettles overlapping the trail which can sting anybody with bare legs. Please remember, if you do participate, you participate at your own risk.
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Run the beautiful Cotswold Way over 4 Days.
100 Mile Run Cotswold Way T-Shirt for each participant.
Medal for all finishers.
Check-points along the route with water and snacks provided.
Campsites (Runners Village) along the route with hot showers and toilets included in your entry fee.
Option to pay a little extra for a pre-erected tent at each campsite.
Runners Village with sports massage (£15 for 10 minute massage) and ice baths for participants use.
Runners Village with entertainment, food and drink each night and morning included.
Luggage transfers from campsite to campsite each day.
Transfer from Bath to Chipping Campden on the first morning of the run included in your entry fee (4 day event only).
Amazing friendly atmosphere created along the run.
How to get there
The Priest's House, Lower High St, Chipping Campden GL55 6AS, UKGet full directions
If you are joining us for the 4 day event, the simplest way for you to join us at this event is to get yourself to Bath before 7am on the morning of the start of the event. There are excellent long stay parking options online (look at visitbath.co.uk), and some hotels will allow you to leave your car with them if you book for the night before and the night after the race. Public transport links are also excellent to Bath. Then simply meet us at Riverside Coach park and hop on your chosen executive coach for the free transfer up to the start line.
If you are joining us for the 2 day event, or if you don’t want to join the coach in Bath, please meet us at Chipping Campden. If you’re on the 2 day event you’ll need to meet us at 7am for registration, or between 9-11am if you’re on the 4 day event. However, please be aware that public transport links to and from Chipping Campden are sparse.
Event day logistics
On day one the 4-day event starts at midday in Chipping Campden, and the 2-day event starts at 8am in the same location. However on days 2, 3 and 4 of the 4-day event the run starts at between 7 and 9am depending on the terrain and distance, but again full info will be given for the following day when you arrive in camp. If you intend to walk the Cotswold Way, you can leave before the runners “to get a head start”, but we must have the 1st checkpoint (approx 6 to 8 miles away) fully operational by the time you arrive at it. The 1st checkpoint is normally in place by 9.30am so you can roughly work out how early you could start if you did want to get away a little earlier. You cannot set off on any morning until you have heard the days safety briefing from the Race Manager.
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The Cotswold Way 101 offered a real running challenge, and also offered the opportunity for walkers to fully participate. This is a really good challenge for people who know they can run a marathon - 30 miles, and really want to test themselves by running basically 4 days in a row of an equiv marathon each day. The atmosphere and camaraderie throughout the event was just heart warming, while health and safety for the runners was prioritized at all times. Each day when finishing your running you had options for ice baths, sports massage and/ or yoga. Evening meal and breakfast were provided and each camping site had full amenities. The evenings were punctuated with live music - which I listened to from my sleeping bag and loved every minute of legs up and the relaxing atmosphere. I will be running with this group again, the staff really care about the competitors and trying to offer a friendly advice, guidance and checkpoints. Checkpoints were regular throughout the 4 days and if you had any concerns for fellow competitors the team were onto it immediately - even if all were safe - always best to check. It was a fabulous experience of running, from Chipping Camden to Bath Abbey - through the trails and hills of the Cotswold Way. the event's atmosphere was created with fellow competitors and the Cotswold 101 team - I would not hesitate to sign up with them again. By the way - the views were the best I could have hoped for, from start to finish!! Lots of fantastic memories, and a thirst for more ultras.
4.7Did the Ultramarathon - 4 Day Event in 2019
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