The Winter Green Man Ultra

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£10.00 - £175.00
About
The classic Green Man Ultra is back for the winter 2023 edition in and around Bristol. There'll be a 45 mile and 30 mile ultra option, both entirely along the Community Forest Path. Come for the self-navigation challenge and receive a unique finisher's medal to mark your incredible achievement.
Participants
30 miles and 45 miles
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Calendar
Sat, 4 Mar 2023
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Bower Ashton, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Ashton Park School, Blackmoors Ln, Bower Ashton, Bristol BS3 2JL, UK
Start times
Sat, 4 Mar 2023
30 miles:
11:00am |
45 miles:
8:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Winter Green Man Ultra
30 miles
Distance
30mi
£10.00 - £78.00
45 miles
Distance
45mi
£15.00 - £175.00
Route information
45 Miles
Terrain: Trail
Elevation: 3100ft/ 945m
Route Type: Loop
Start Location: Ashton Park School, Bristol
Finish Location: Ashton Park School, Bristol
30 Miles
Terrain: Trail
Elevation: 1900ft/ 580m
Route Type: Point to point
Start Location: The Lock Keepers, Keynsham
Finish Location: Ashton Park School, Bristol
Runners of both courses will trail this looped route anticlockwise through the stunning greenery of Community Forest Path, finishing at Ashton Park school. Both courses tackle great climbs, with the 45 mile route reaching an incredible 3100 feet, and the 30 mile reaching 2657 feet. This is a self-navigating course.
Those less confident with navigation may want to consider running with a Timelord. See Raceday Logistics for more information on Timelords.
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What's included
  • Unique Finisher's Medal
  • Technical t-shirt
  • Trophies for Top 3 male and females in each race
  • Well stocked water & feed stations
  • Chip-timed results
Train
How to get there
Ashton Park School, Blackmoors Ln, Bower Ashton, Bristol BS3 2JL, UK
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45 Mile Start Location: Ashton Park School, Blackmoors Ln, Bower Ashton, Bristol BS3 2JL, UK
30 Mile Start Location: Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2DD, UK
By Train
Parson Street station is the closest train station to Ashton Park School, located 1.4 miles away. This can be walked in roughly 30 minutes. Alternatively, you could use this distance as a warm up and jog.
By Bus
The nearest bus stops are Winterstoke Road and The Ashton, in which you can ride the 24-cityline buses, that travel to and from the Parson Street railway station.
Parking
There are two car parks near to the start location, named Ashton Event Parking and Church Lodge Car Park.
Event day logistics
08:00 Ultra 45 mile race starts
11:00 Ultra 30 mile race starts
20:00 Event ends
Race Pack
You must collect your race pack from the start location at least 30 minutes before the start of your race, allowing time for everyone kit to be checked.
Age Restrictions
You must be at least 20 years old on the day of the event to participate.
Checkpoints and Water Stations
There will 4 checkpoints in total, used there to monitor timers and well-being of participants and to provide water and nutrition. There will be a selection of food and drinks at each station, including sandwiches, jelly babies, malt loaf, crisps, savoury items, water, squash, red bull, coke, tea etc.
You must sign in at every checkpoint as this will affect your chip-timed result. Any participant found to not follow the predetermined race route will be disqualified.
Cut-off Times
The cut of times for the races are as follows:
  • Ultra 45 - 12 hours
  • Ultra 30 - 9 hours
Timelords
Timelords will run the course, at a reasonably consistent pace and are there for runner s who feel less confident about the navigation aspect of this event.
  • The 9hr Time Lord will depart: CP1 at 9.30am, CP2 at 10.45am, CP3 at 1.00pm, CP4 at 3.30pm and finish at 5.00pm
  • The 10hr Time Lord will depart: CP1 at 9.45am, CP2 at 11.15am, CP3 at 1.50pm, CP4 at 4.40pm and finish at 6.00pm
  • The 11hr Time Lord will depart at: CP1 at 10.00am, CP2 at 11.40am, CP3 at 2.30pm, CP4 at 5.10pm and finish at 7.00pm
  • The 12hr Time Lord will depart at: CP1 at 10.10am, CP2 at 11.55pm, CP3 at 3.15pm, CP4 at 6.00pm and finish at 8.00pm.
Backpack
Kit List
Mandatory Kit List
  • Checkpoint details and directions (booklet downloadable from this website)
  • Backpack or equivalent
  • Head Torch with spare batteries
  • Ordnance Survey Maps 155 & 167 (a printed version of our downloadable direction booklet is fine)
  • Compass or GPS device
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone
  • Emergency food consisting of a chocolate bar, Mars or similar
  • First Aid Kit
FAQs
How old do I have to be to enter The Winter Green Man Ultra?
All entrants must be 20 years and older to enter the event.
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Are there cut-off times for The Winter Green Man Ultra races?
Yes, there are cut-off times for the The Winter Green Man Ultra races. It is 12 hours for the Ultra 45, and 9 hours for the Ultra 30.
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What kind of food will be available at checkpoints for The Winter Green Man Ultra?
Yes, the route is self-navigating. It is mandatory to carry the downloadable checkpoint details and directions and carry them with you throughout the entire course.
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What kind of food will be available at checkpoints for The Winter Green Man Ultra?
A selection of food and drinks will be provided including sandwiches, jelly babies, malt loaf, crisps, savoury items, water, squash, red bull, coke, tea etc. The White Horse at Hambrook provide the food & drink at CP3 for the runners and the pub is open for normal fayre after 12:00. Competitors should cater for their own special requirements.
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