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Leicestershire Round Series Leg 1

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Undertake the ultimate endurance challenge with this ultra series through Leicestershire's scenic countryside. Great for experienced athletes seeking to break new boundaries, the first leg of this 3-part series sees 53km of formidable climbs and mixed terrain from Hinckley to Glooston.

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Leicestershire Round Series Leg 1 route

Sole2Soul is bringing you an epic 3-part Leicestershire Round Series this year, where experienced ultrarunners can take on 1, 2, or all 3 of the legs through the stunning Leicestershire countryside.

The first leg is 53km long. It will be well-marked as the Leicestershire Round, as well as with Sole2Soul markets.

This event starts off at Burbage Common in Hinckley. From there you will pass through a number of small villages and towns to include Aston Flamville, Sharnford, Claybrook Magna/Parva, Frolesworth, Liere, Dunton Bassett, Ashby magna, Willoughby Waterleys, Peatling Magna, Bruntingthorpe, Sheersby, Saddington, Gumley, Foxton Locks, East Langton and Finish in Glooston Village Hall.

The route will be run on a variety of trails, with lots of challenging terrain and hills to keep things interesting. Please be aware that some spots on the route could be quite uneven on the foot and quite boggy at times. This event is recommended for experienced trail runners.

Distance: 53km

Climb: 560m (1850ft)

Checkpoints:

Checkpoint 1: Claybrooke Magna Primary School 13km (8 miles) - Equipped with water and sweets.

Checkpoint 2: Holt Lane, Ashby Magna 23km (14.5 miles) - Equipped with water, coke, flapjacks, fruit and a selection of sweet and savoury items.

Checkpoint 3: Back Lane, Shearsby 34km (21 miles) - Equipped with water, coke, flapjacks, fruit and a selection of sweet and savoury items.

Checkpoint 4: Park Close, Foxton Village 42.5km (27 miles) - Equipped with water, coke, flapjacks, fruit and a selection of sweet and savoury items.

The finish line at Glooston Hall will be equipped with water, coke, hot vegetable stew, flapjacks and a selection of cakes.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Sole2Soul running medal
  • Sole2Soul Tech t-shirt
  • Certificate of completion
  • Post-race home cooked meal
  • Light refreshments on route
  • Waymarked course
Raceday Logistics

Schedule:

07:00:
Registration opens

08:00:
Race starts

18:00: Event ends

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the race start to ensure there is plenty of time to complete the registration process.

Age Limit:

Participants must be at least 20 years old to participate

Kit List

It is essential that every runner takes all of the below items with them on the ultra-marathons race.

Unfortunately, if you do not bring the complete kit with you then this will result in disqualification and not being able to take part in the race.

  • 500ml of water
  • Nutrition (energy bars)
  • Waterproof jacket with taped seams
  • Emergency blanket (can get small foil ones)
  • Hat or buff
  • Head torch
  • Whistle
  • Gloves
  • Mobile phone
  • Mapped route
  • Emergency mobile number of the race organiser/director which is 07856292688 (must be stored in your mobile phone)

This kit is essential and standard for all of the Sole2Soul Running ultramarathon running events.

If there is a significant change in weather then the list could change so make sure you check this too. Any update will be made via email and social media prior to the event.

Volunteers

Please email https://sole2soulrunning.co.uk/contact-us if you wish to volunteer. Volunteers will receive free entry into a single race of your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the race have an age limit?
Yes, all entrants must be at least 20 years old on race day.
Will there be a kit-check prior to the race start?
Yes, all kit will be checked as per the kit list. If you do not meet the minimum requirements then you risk being disqualified from the event.
What is the total distance and climb?
The route is a total of 56km in length and climbs 734 metres over the duration.
What will I receive if I complete all 3 legs of the Leicestershire Round Series?
If the whole 100 mile route is completed over the 3 races then you will also receive the Leicester round badge free of charge.
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Leicestershire Round Series Leg 1 weather forecast

15°C
Predicted highs
9°C
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 9mph

Meet the organizer

Welcome to Sole2Soul Running Ultramarathon Events! Curious about ultramarathons trail running? It's a lot more fun off the beaten track. Welcome to Sole2Soul Running, Leicestershire's dedicated ultramarathon trail running event company. We are a professional team with experienced led runners and full support staff ensuring you are happy and well looked after. Sole2Soul ultramarathons start in Leicestershire's beautiful countryside, are all a minimum of 54km and are ran over a variety of challenging courses and terrain. Our main race is the Leicestershire Round course which run's through stunning scenery and famous landmarks. The Leicestershire round is a series of three ultramarathons which completes the full 100 mile route. At the end of each race when finished you will be rewarded with a Sole2Soul running medal, tech t-shirt and not forgetting a home cooked meal. As you go through the route there will be check points which will provide you with light refreshments.

Leicestershire Round Series Leg 1 reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
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    Paul C

    Did the Ultramarathon in 2019

    Route was well mapped, checkpoints well stocked, amazing event will be back next year thanks for putting on the event.