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South Downs Way Ultra Run - March

Explore ancient woodlands and small villages on this guided 30 mile Ultra run. You will visit some of the oldest trees in Britain and embrace picturesque scenery. Come to join a team of adventurers and to experience ultrarunning at its finest.
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Sat 5th Mar 2022
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Horndean, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Gravel Hill, Horndean PO8 0QE, UK
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Races summary
Here's what races are available for South Downs Way Ultra Run - March
1 Loop
Route information
This looped Ultra will begin and end at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Guided by Matt Buck, you will traverse the fantastic South Downs Way trails before heading towards the coast via ancient woodlands, nature reserves, and small villages. This Ultra will be run at a sociable pace to cater to everyone's needs. Expect some hills which will be a great first taste to become accustomed to the trail running Ultra scene. The final part of the run will take you along the Sussex border path, then on to Stanton way where your loop will end.
What's included
  • Guided tour and running advice by a professional runner.
  • A run that caters to all abilities
  • Stunning Views
How to get there
Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Gravel Hill, Horndean PO8 0QE, UK
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Exact meeting locations will be confirmed closer to the date.
By Car
Queen Elizabeth Park is just off of the A3, with easy accessibility by car.
By Train
If coming from London you can take the Portsmouth & Southsea bound train and get off at Petersfield. From Petersfield, it is only a 14-minute bus ride to Queen Elizabeth Country Park.
Event day logistics
08:00 South Downs Way Ultra Run Starts
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 18 or above to participate in Running Adventures events.
This Ultra Run is not a race. It is an exploration across the South Downs. That said, it does not cater to everyone. The organiser advises you to have run at least 22 miles in training beforehand and be able to run 10 min/miles (6-7 min/km). This is a group adventure and first-time Ultra runners are encouraged to join.
Kit List
A full kit list will be provided closer to the event time and trail shoes are advised.
If the event is cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions the organiser will offer a refund or a transfer to a later date.
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Based out of Guildford, Surrey, but working across the UK and beyond, Running Adventures was founded in 2014 by Salomon athlete; Matt Buck, through a passion for all things running and trails.
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Is the South Downs Way Ultra Run good for Ultra Running newcomers?
Yes, the South Downs Way Ultra Run is great for new runners joining the Ultra Running community as you will be coached by a professional Ultra Runner along the way. You must, however, be able to run at least 22-miles before signing up.
How long will the South Downs Way Ultra Run take?
As this event is inclusive of a 10 min/mile time you must be understanding of other members of your group.
What kit do I need for the South Downs Way Ultra Run?
You must at least have trail shoes, a full kit list will be provided by the organiser in due course.
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