Testway Ultra 2024

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£50 - £60
Showing off the best Hampshire has to offer, from the chalky downs of the North to the picturesque villages of the South, this trail ultra has it all. The well stocked aid stations will keep you going throughout, with a fantastic medal waiting for you at the finish line.
50 Mile and 40 Mile
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8:00am Sat 6th Apr 2024 - 8:30am Sat 6th Apr 2024
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Linkenholt, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Linkenholt Adventure Centre / Campsite, Linkenholt, Andover SP11 0EA, UK
Start times
8:30am Sat 6th Apr 2024
40 Mile:
8:00am Sat 6th Apr 2024
50 Mile:
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Testway Ultra 2024
40 Mile
50 Mile
Route information
Terrain Trails and country roads.
Both routes start from the northern Hampshire / Berkshire border and weave their way south along The Testway, a national trail. You will end in the southern town of Totton in Southampton.
The course encompasses the chalky rolling hills of Linkenholt along with idicllic country villages.
The route will be fully signed by the team the day before the event. The last section of the route is marked using high viz signage for those still going as the sun goes down.
Keep your eyes peeled for red kites and buzzards over head as you set off on this epic adventure.
There will be a shuttle from the finish line back to Linkenholt for an additional £10 if you require transport.
What's included
  • Finisher medals
  • Prizes for first, second and third male and female
  • 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
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
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
Coach Option
There is a coach option for this race for an additional £10. Please select this option when signing up. This is a shuttle bus service from the finish line in Totton back to your vehicle in Linkenholt. If you pull out for any reason you will be transported to the finish line then will catch the bus if you have selected this option.
Event day logistics
06:30 Car park opens
07:45 50 Mile Race Briefing
08:00 50 Mile starts
08:15 40 Mile race Briefing
08:30 40 Mile starts
You are advised to get down to the start line in well in advance of the 8am start time.
Aid Stations
The aid stations will be at every 10 mile mark. On offer will be a mixture of sweet and savoury snacks, water, juice and coke.
There will be marshals throughout to help guide runners, and ensure all participants cross roads with ease.
Shuttle Bus
There will be a shuttle from the finish line in Totton back to your vehicles in Linkenholt. It will cost an additional £10 and can be booked when registering.
Is the Testway Ultra marshalled?
Yes, all road crossings are fully marshalled.
Are there aid stations for the Testway Ultra?
The race features fully stocked aid stations every 10 miles, with medical cover.
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.
35 reviews
Did the race in 2023
After 5 years it was great to return and complete the Testway Ultra. It was good to see options of either 40 or 50 miles and I really enjoyed the longer option. The course was extremely well marked and the aid stations were well stocked, although being at the back end of the course several items were running out. Would recommend for anyone looking to step up to an ultra distance on a great trail course.
Did the race in 2023
Only downside is would be nice to have some additional plant based food/mini sausages to keep us non meat eaters going. Though all the helpers at the aid stations were very friendly.
Did the race in 2023
Really lovely route with well stocked aid stations and friendly marshals.
Did the race in 2023
Testway ultra! My first ever ultra. The course its self was lovely. Great views ect. The mud deep water and rain was very energy sapping. Now I no how the royal Marines fill when training. Only down sides were the check points. Earlier than expected not at the 10 mile points and not very well stocked. Big disappointment as read in race briefing emails before the race. No vegetarian option nothing with clearly marked. One of the checkpoints had run out of juice and that checkpoint was outside and open pub. So i would recommend the Tessway ultra to anyone that wants to do an ultra. As a good starting point. Great organized event with a good atmosphere. The course was good would be lovely when dry. But you have no control over the weather. Probably tested us all to the max. Don’t rely on the on the checkpoints. If you can have supporters on route with all the extras you need.
Did the race in 2023
Beautiful route, (yes it was muddy), well thought through organisation, friendly volunteers and delicious and nutritious food at the finish. As a female runner, the only thing that would improve this is more information about toilets en route. There was only 1 checkpoint with toilet facilities and there was no information about loos in the pre race materials. Appreciate for many of the runners it’s not a huge deal, but if you want to encourage more ladies, please bear in mind for future!
Did the race in 2023
Excellently organised and hosted event, great food at the aid stations and a lovely course, if a little wet and muddy this year.
Did the race in 2023
Very muddy, great people running and well signposted , lovely atmosphere.
Did the race in 2023
Well where do I start. Hang on, mud, mud and even more mud, oh and water, water and even more water. Over all totally amazing trail run.
Did the race in 2023
I enjoyed the experience. Weather wasn't great so made conditions very challenging. I will be back again next year.
Did the race in 2023
Excellent aid stations. Super course, underfoot conditions detracted significantly.
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