The Windsor Ultra

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£35.00 - £90.00Free injury protection
Take on the third leg of one of the toughest runs in the UK. This 48 mile Ultra along the Thames Path is perfect for ambitious trail runners. The epic course is mostly flat and hugs the river for much of its length, producing stunning scenery throughout.
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The Windsor Ultra
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Sat, 13 Aug 2022
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Location
The Eyot Centre, Riverside, Wargrave Rd, Henley-on-Thames RG9 3JD, UK
Start times
Sat, 13 Aug 2022
The Windsor Ultra:
8:00am
Here's what races are available for The Windsor Ultra
The Windsor Ultra
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48mi
£35.00 - £90.00
The Thames Challenge is an 184 mile race along the longest riverside path in England. The whole event is split into 4 stages, over 4 days, making it a gruelling event for runners.
If you don't feel like tackling the whole route, you're welcome to take on just 1 stage of the race. Here with the The Windsor Ultra, runners will take on the third stage of the event.
Stage 3
The Windsor Ultra
Distance 48.3 miles
From Henley runners will continue down river to Seven Corner Alley and Marlow Lock. At Cookham Bridge you will leave the river briefly, into the village and onto the open common, Cookham Moor. Returning to the river at Formosa Place runners take the river crossing at Maidenhead Bridge. Head under the M4 motorway bridge and continue into the field of Dorney, Thames Field.
Runners will then head along several meanders, taking in Boveney Lock, the Windsor Racecourse and the bathing places for the school boys of Eton.
Now enter Brocas Meadow, with Windsor Castle in full view, over Windsor Bridge. You will continue through Runnymede, Bellweir lock, Staines Bridge and the intake to the vast Queen Mary Reservoir.
Nearing the end of the race you will head past Shepperton Lock, along Walton Lane, then through Teddington and on to Albany Canoe & Sailing Centre which is Camp-Site Three for Thames Challenge competitors, or the conclusion of The Windsor Ultra.
Checkpoints
Competitors must go through all check points and it is their sole responsibility to ensure that the check point attendant has recorded their race number. Id you do not do this at any check point it will mean you have failed to complete the race and you will be disqualified.
The whole event is split into 4 stages, over 4 days, making it a gruelling event for runners. You can enter the whole Challenge or any of the individual stages.
  • Finisher's medal
  • Event t-shirt
  • Trophies for top finishers
  • Checkpoint drinks and nibbles
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Finisher's Medal
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Train
The Eyot Centre, Riverside, Wargrave Rd, Henley-on-Thames RG9 3JD, UK
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Start & Finish
Competitors must be self-sufficient in their transportation to the start of the race and also at completion of the event.
By Car
Henley can be accessed from Reading, London or Oxford. The M40 and the M4 both provide good access to the town and the start of the race.
By Train
Henley Station will be walking distance from the race start.
Accommodation
Camping facilities are available, at an additional cost of £35.00 per person. This includes pitch cost and tent hire.
07:00 - 07:30 Registration
08:00 Race Starts
Cut-off Times
Runners must complete the race faster than 4mph average. If this isn't achieved you will be withdrawn from the race.
Age Restrictions
Runners must be at least 20 years old to take part.
Mandatory Kit
  • Backpack or equivalent
  • Head Torch with spare batteries
  • OS Map or the organiser's downloadable maps are acceptable
  • Compass or GPS device
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone
  • First Aid Kit
  • Reusable cup for checkpoints and water stations
Checkpoints
At the checkpoints there will be unlimited water and some nutritional nibbles. Please remember that all Ultra Running events are cup free so you should have a reusable cup with you. Competitors should not rely on the nibbles at the checkpoints to sustain them, they should have some food of their own with them.
All competitors must go through all checkpoints. Please ensure that the checkpoint attendant has recorded your race number or you could be disqualified.
Do I have to complete the whole Thames Challenge?
No absolutely not. Entrants are able to enter each section of the race independently from the whole run, so if you don't fancy the whole run, you're more than welcome to enter a section separately.
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Will I receive food during the race in The Windsor Ultra?
There will be some nutritional nibbles at the checkpoints. You should also bring some food of your own on the course.
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Is there a cut-off time for The Windsor Ultra?
Runners must complete the race faster than 4mph average. If this isn't achieved you will be withdrawn from the race.
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Do all finishers receive a medal at The Windsor Ultra?
Yes all finishers will receive a bespoke medal.
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Can I book camping for The Windsor Ultra?
Camping facilities are available, at an additional cost of £35.00 per person. This includes pitch cost and tent hire.
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Did the The Windsor Ultra in 2021
The course was amazing! The volunteers were super friendly but I think that I would have appreciated more checkpoints with food and drink than 3… it was pretty drilling to have 3 only especially since the distance was an ultramarathon… I have done others of the same distance (77km) and even longer where checkpoints were at least every 10Km. For mental as well as physical health, one every half marathon was horrible. But otherwise, a race I would recommend 100%
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