Round Reading Ultra

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This friendly ultra marathon could be your first step into ultra running. The Round Reading Ultra takes runners on a tour of Reading and offers a multitude of running terrains. Come for the challenge but stay for ultra running community and even run a relay with a friend.
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Where and when
Location
Berkshire County Sports Club, Berkshire County Sports Club, Sonning Ln, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK
Start times
Sat, 30 Jul 2022
Ultra 50k:
7:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Round Reading Ultra
Ultra 50k
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50km
£55.00 - £70.00
Route information
This 50k route is your Reading tour guide. Through river and canal towpaths, open pasture and quaint villages, this long, multi-terrain, 1 lap route provides ample opportunity to take in the scenery.
The final race route will be emailed to all participants a week prior to event day with maps and GPS information including the locations of checkpoints, feed stations and toilets.
If you have chosen to run the two person team relay, you will change over at the halfway checkpoint (checkpoint 3).
Please Note There are cut-off times for each checkpoint. If you arrive at the checkpoint after the cut-off time you will be asked to retire from the race.
You must check-in at all checkpoints regardless of if you require refreshments/ assistance or not.
Checkpoints are located at:
  • Check point 1 (9.2k) cut-off is 10:40am
  • Check point 2 (19.1k) cut-off is 12:25pm
  • Check point 3 (26k) cut-off is 1:40pm (TEAM CHANGEOVER POINT)
  • Check point 4 (33.5k) cut-off is 3pm
  • Check point 5 (42.3k) cut-off is 4:35pm
  • Finish (50k) cut-off is 6pm
What's included
  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal
  • Prizes for top 3 male & female athletes
  • Chip-timed results
  • Fully marked course
  • Free race photos
  • Medical assistance
  • Support vehicle
  • Fully marked and marshalled checkpoints
  • Free ice cream for finishing runners
Train
How to get there
Berkshire County Sports Club, Berkshire County Sports Club, Sonning Ln, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK
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Parking
There will be free on-site parking at the Berkshire County Sports Club.
By Car
Please approach via Sonning (Charvil Lane, Pound Lane, Pearson Road).
Event day logistics
07:00 - 08:00 Ultra starts
There will be staggered start times between 07:00 and 08:00. You will be made aware of your start time prior to event day.
Race Packs
You will be able to collect your race pack between 06:30 and 07:30. Please try to do this 30 minutes before your race.
Bag Drop
Please leave your belongings in your care where possible. There will be a designated indoor area for racers' belongings but this will not be supervised.
Onsite Facilities
Showers, toilets and the bar will be accessible in the Berkshire County Sports Club.
Kit List
  • Fully charged mobile phone with emergency numbers included
  • Water bottle holding at least 500ml of fluid
  • Survival blanket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Money to enable you to taxi/ bus/ train to your destination, should you retire
Check Points and Cut-off Times
  • Check point 1 (9.2k) cut-off is 10:40am
  • Check point 2 (19.1k) cut-off is 12:25pm
  • Check point 3 (26k) cut-off is 1:40pm (TEAM CHANGEOVER POINT)
  • Check point 4 (33.5k) cut-off is 3pm
  • Check point 5 (42.3k) cut-off is 4:35pm
  • Finish (50k) cut-off is 6pm
Team Relay Running
If you have chosen to run a two person relay, you will each run half of the ultra distance. The change over between relay runners will be at the halfway checkpoint. You do not need to be the same age or gender to form a relay team.
FAQ's
Will I be able to register for Round Reading Ultra on the day?
Unfortunately not. Registration for the Round Reading Ultra Marathon 50k closes one week before the event.
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Can I retire from Round Reading Ultra at any time?
You are free to retire when you feel you cannot go any longer but you will be responsible to make your own way back.
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Will there be a bag drop at Round Reading Ultra?
There will be a bag drop but since it will be unsupervised, it is recommended that you do not leave any valuables in your bag.
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Can I leave my own refreshments at Round Reading Ultra checkpoints/ feed stations?
You are more than welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks for the race. Whats more is that they can be delivered from the start line to the checkpoints for free.
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