Testway Ultra

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About
Featuring both 40 Mile and 50 Mile options, this renowned trail event starts off in the picturesque Linkenholt and winds through some of Hampshire's most picturesque villages. This race is perfect for runners of all calibre - come down for the generous 14hr cut off, or the hot meal post race.
Participants
50 Mile, and 40 Mile
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Calendar
Sat 13th Nov 2021
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Linkenholt, United Kingdom
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4.8
(4 Reviews)
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5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Linkenholt Adventure Centre / Campsite, Linkenholt, Andover SP11 0EA, UK
Start times
40 Mile:
8:30am |
50 Mile:
8:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Testway Ultra
40 Mile
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40mi
£40.00 - £50.00
50 Mile
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50mi
£50.00 - £60.00
Route information
From the northern Hampshire/Berkshire border, will the 40mi course and 50mi have runners weave their way south along the iconic Testway footpath, to the southern town of Totton in Southampton.
The course encompasses the chalky rolling hills of Linkenholt along with idicllic country villages.
There will be a shuttle from the finish line back to Linkenholt for an additional £10 if you require transport.
What's included
  • Signed route
  • Marshalled major road crossings
  • Fully stocked aid stations every 10 miles
  • Full medical support
  • Hot meal at the finish line
  • Shuttle service (£10) back to Linkenholt
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Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
Linkenholt Adventure Centre / Campsite, Linkenholt, Andover SP11 0EA, UK
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Start: Linkenholt activity center, Linkenholt, Hampshire, SP11 0EA
Parking: There is lots of parking available at the start point. Participants can leave their vehicles at the start and then take the shuttle back (for an additional cost).
Finish: The Empire Hall, 2 Salisbury Road, Totton, Southhampton, SO40 3PY
Event day logistics
08:00 50 Mile starts
08:30 40 Mile starts
You are advised to get down to the start line in well in advance of the 8am start time. There is a cut-off time of 14 hours for both races.
Please Note: There will be a shuttle from the finish line in Totton back to your vehicles in Linkenholt. It will cost an additional £10.
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FAQ's
What is the cut off time for the Testway Ultra?
Both races have a 14 hour cut-off time.
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Is the Testway Ultra marshalled?
Yes, all road crossings are fully marshalled.
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Are there aid stations for the Testway Ultra?
The race features fully stocked aid stations every 10 miles, with medical cover.
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How do I get back to my vehicle after I have finished the Testway Ultra?
If you do not have a support crew to drive you back, there is an optional shuttle service for an additional £10 that can drive you back to Linkenholt.
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Reviews
4.8
4 reviews
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5.0
Did the 40 Mile in 2021
The support crew were lovely with an interesting choice of snacks and always helpful. Lovely scenery [in the daylight anyway], luckily more hills at the start so a little helpful. Really could have done with at least one toilet en route as 40 or 50 -ish miles is a long way without a decent bathroom break. Good facilities at the start and finish with a lovely hot meal and awesome medal!
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5.0
Did the 50 Mile in 2021
Lovely friendly atmosphere - well signed, lovely course. Thank you to all the crew and race director.
Dave S
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5.0
Did the 40 Mile in 2019
My first ultra and love it. Really well organised, good aid stations, stunning route, will do again.
Victoria H
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4.3
Did the 40 Mile in 2019
Great race. Really well organised with a fab new start location and a nice trail meandering through the Hampshire countryside.
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Recent Questions
Sarah Brown
10/4/2021
Hi, How tough is the cut off for a novice? What is the total elevation of the race?
Rich Roberts
11/26/2021
I've walked the Test Way in under 14 hours, not as part of this race just as a walk - so if you are running any of it 14 hours should be easy (ish).
craig wood
10/2/2021
Is there a mandatory kit list for this event?
craig wood
10/2/2021
Is there a mandatory kit list for this race?
Manon VT
8/27/2021
Is this a UTMB qualifier?
Mark O'meara
9/1/2021
I'm afraid not.
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