Foxton Hound Ultra

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Foxton Hound Ultra
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Two brand new Ultras for the Race Harborough calendar, 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. The courses have some fantastic views, as well as places of historical and cultural interest, including Houghton on the Hill, West Haddon, Coton and Stoke Albany as well as visiting Foxton Locks and the Naseby Battle Field. Both races are great challenges for seasoned ultra runners, as well as providing a great stepping stone for those looking to go beyond marathon distance, 50k or 50 miles towards longer distances in the future.
Foxton Hound 100k Ultra and Foxton Hound 50k Ultra
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Sat 19th Aug 2023
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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(36 Reviews)
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Where and when
F227+64 Market Harborough, UK
Start times
Sat 19th Aug 2023
Foxton Hound 100k Ultra:
8:00am |
Foxton Hound 50k Ultra:
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Foxton Hound Ultra
Foxton Hound 100k Ultra
£60 - £65
Foxton Hound 50k Ultra
£40 - £45
Route information
Both races start and finish at: Marston Lodge, Dick’s Hill (off Sibbertoft Road), Marston Trussell, Market Harborough, LE16 9TT.
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 below.
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
  • Race photos
  • Fully stocked aid stations (7 on the 100k, 3 on the 50k)
  • First aid
  • Parking
How to get there
F227+64 Market Harborough, UK
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Precise location
Marston Lodge, Dick’s Hill (off Sibbertoft Road), Marston Trussell, Market Harborough, LE16 9TT
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By Car
Please approach Marston Lodge via Sibbertoft Road and NOT via Dicks Hill
For precise directions use the following address on Google maps:
There will be parking available at Marston Lodge.
Event day logistics
06:30 Registration opens
08:00 Both races start
17:00 Cut-off time - 50k
01:00 Cut-off time - 100k
Age Requirements
All runners must be aged 18 or older on the day of the event.
The start and finish for both events is: Marston Lodge, Dick’s Hill (off Sibbertoft Road), Marston Trussell, Market Harborough, LE16 9TT
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 17 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.
Please pay particular attention to the notes for Checkpoints 1 & 2 where NO crew/supporters are allowed under any circumstances.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
36 reviews
Did the race in 2023
Great event and set up. 50k is just to far for me haha. I’d recommend to friends who wanted to do but I wouldn’t recommend to the light hearted haha
Did the race in 2023
Really well organised and super friendly event. Some beautiful views of the Leicestershire countryside. Great for first-time ultra runners who want a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. I’d highly recommend!
Did the race in 2023
On the positives, the volunteers/staff were really lovely. I also like it's In August. The medal was fun! I also like they extended the cut off to people and this was fair as I passed alot of really stressed people on route. It was a warm day and definitely tougher than advertised. The navigation wasn't clear and alot of route is trekking through ploughed fields without clear paths. This takes time. The gpx towards the end is tacky + unhelpful.This race would be improved if there was an earlier start time to allow more time in daylight. Most importantly the aid stations need to be stocked properly. This was extremely disappointing and simply unfair when it was advertised as being fully stocked. When I Arrived there were about four crisps on a table and I was mid pack.In saying that, I'd have been happy with the 50k organisation.That was better served and a nice route. I personally wouldn't do it again but I do think the race director seemed commited to hearing feedback and wanting to make things better so maybe next year this event will shine!!
Did the race in 2023
Aid stations appalling with pretty much nothing there - few segments of satsumas only at one, melon only at another. If the aid stations are going to have no food, then that’s fine but you need to tell participants it’s a self sufficient race in advance in that case.
Did the race in 2023
Very friendly and relaxed
Did the race in 2023
Good event! Aid stations not great and course sign posting could be clearer (visible as you approach). But a fun day and a nice medal!
Did the race in 2023
Great course, suits novice and experienced Runners.
Did the race in 2023
Great event, fantastic atmosphere would definitely do again.
Did the race in 2023
Really well organised race, with all relevant information communicated well in advance. A bit of feedback:1. Please consider an earlier start time to allow more runners to finish in daylight hours2. More toilets at the start & on the course3. More food (quantity and variety) at checkpoints
Did the race in 2023
Great route, lovely scenery, an extra checkpoint / water point would be good on the 50k route.
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