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The 100k and 50k Foxton Hound Ultras take runners on an epic journey through beautiful countryside and villages that surround Market Harborough. You will traverse the Harborough Road long distance footpath through Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, enjoying spectacular views as you go. Whether you're a seasoned Ultra runner or looking to take your next step beyond the marathon distance, this will be a fantastic day out for all.
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Foxton Hound 100k Ultra and Foxton Hound 50k Ultra
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Sat, 17 Aug 2024
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Winwick, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Elkington Ln, Winwick, Northampton NN6 7PD, UK
Start times
Saturday, 17 Aug 2024
Foxton Hound 100k Ultra: 7:00 amFoxton Hound 50k Ultra: 8:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Foxton Hound Ultra
Foxton Hound 100k Ultra
Distance
100km
£73 - £75
Foxton Hound 50k Ultra
Distance
50km
£48 - £50
Route information
Providing a challenge for seasoned ultra runners, and a great stepping stone for those looking to go further, the 100k & 50k Foxton Hound Ultras take runners on a journey through the beautiful countryside and villages that surround Market Harborough as they traverse the Harborough Round long distance footpath through Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.
Both routes enjoy some decent elevation, but there are some lovely downhills as well to compensate! You can view the routes and download the GPX files using the links below.
(use the ‘More’ button, then ‘Export as FIle’ to download the GPX Track file)
The routes intersect with, and/or use parts of, the following long-distance footpaths: The Jurassic Way, The Leicestershire Round, The Macmillan Way, The Midshires Way, The Richard the Third Trail, and The Uppingham Round.
What's included
  • Medals for all finishers
  • Prizes for top 3 male and female finishers
  • Free race photos
  • Fully stocked aid stations (7 on the 100k, 3 on the 50k)
  • First aid
  • Parking
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How to get there
Elkington Ln, Winwick, Northampton NN6 7PD, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
Precise Location
Winwick Hall, Winwick, Northants. NN6 7PD.
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Parking
There will be parking available at Winwick Hall Estate.
Event day logistics
05:45 Registration opens
07:00 100k race starts
08:00 50k race starts
17:00 Cut-off time - 50k
01:00 Cut-off time - 100k
Age Requirements
All runners must be aged 20 or older on the day of the event.
Start/Finish
The start and finish for both events is: Winwick Hall Estate, Winwick, Northampton. NN6 7PDExternalLink.
Cut-Off Times
The race cut-off time for the 50k event is 9 hours at the Finish; there are no Checkpoint cut-offs.
The race cut-off time for the 100k event is 18 hours and there will be progressive cut off times from Checkpoint 3 onwards.
Details on the location of the Checkpoints and cut-off times can be viewed/downloaded hereExternalLink.
Navigation
Both routess follow many of the long distance footpaths which make up the Harborough Round. There are GPX files available above for you to download onto your watch/navigation device.
There are also map books available for you to download and print for race day if you would prefer to read from a physical map. (To follow)
For those who prefer written instructions, these will be available for the 50k route. (To follow)
Ultimately, the routes rely on self-navigation, but we will be marking some of the more ‘tricky’ sections with tape and arrows the day before the race, as well as sections where footpaths come on and off of the road. There is always a chance of the tape / arrows being removed/tampered with, so do not rely solely on the course markings to get you round.
Kit List
Trail shoes are advisable as there will be a mix of terrain throughout.
The mandatory kit includes:
  • Full charged mobile phone including the numbers of the Race Director and Race Medic
  • Water bottle/Bladder capable of carrying a minimum of 1 litre
  • Survival blanket
  • Head torch (with spare batteries) - essential for passing through the Kelmarsh Tunnel
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Whistle
  • Long-sleeved base layer or fleece top
  • This race is cupless, so you will be required to bring your own cup
  • Reflective top/bands (100k only)
  • Hat and gloves (100k only)
FAQs
What happens if I am not going to make the cut-off time at the Foxton Hound Ultra?
The cut-off times are there to ensure your safety and that of the volunteers out on the course. If you do not make the cut-off at a checkpoint you will be withdrawn from the race and asked to return your timing chip. If you do not have a way of returning to the finish, we will provide a sweeper vehicle to ensure you are able to get back to Marston Lodge.
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Is the course difficult at the Foxton Hound Ultra?
This is a hefty course, with some tricky climbs and elevation gain. However, it is a good stepping stone for those wanting to increase their mileage.
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Is there a minimum qualification standard required in order to enter this event?
No, we do not ask for evidence of a qualifying race to have been completed before entry. However, please be aware that 100k is not a distance to enter on a whim and we expect that participants will have actively trained for the event.
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How many aid stations are there on the route?
There are 7 fairly-evenly spaced aid stations on the 100k route, 3 on the 50k route, which will each have on offer water, electrolytes and a selection of food.
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Is the course marked?
The route follows a number of long distance footpaths, including; The Jurassic Way, The Leicestershire Round, The Macmillan Way, The Midshires Way, The Richard the Third Trail, and The Uppingham Round. There will be a mapbook available but we will also do our best to make sure you stay on track!
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£48 - £75
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