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Langham Hotel Weald Challenge Trail Races

2 races scheduled · 275 participants · Sun 13th Jun 2021 · Lewes
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About this event

These off-rad Half Marathon and Ultra races in the Langham Hotel Weald Challenge Trail Races are set to challenge runners. Runners will travel through scenic woodlands and be rewarded with a finisher's medal as they cross the finish line.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Sat Jun 12 2021

What's included:

  • Chip race timing

  • Refreshments at checkpoints

  • A quality bespoke Weald Challenge finishers medal

  • A quality bespoke handmade Weald Challenge event coffee mug

  • Complimentary filter coffee or tea following the race, served in the handmade coffee mug, plus homemade organic cake to enjoy

  • Free car parking within a field adjacent to race registration and the race start / finish

  • A 10% discount on all of their already discounted products at the Lets Run Store

  • First aid and medical cover

  • Event insurance

Online entry charges included

50 Km Ultra Trail
8:00am Sun 13th Jun 2021

Run 50km

Trail Half Marathon
9:15am Sun 13th Jun 2021

Run 13.1mi

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What people think
Dan
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4.3
Did the 50 Km Ultra Trail in 2019
Logistics were perfect. Course and signage spot on. A great combination of speed and challenge. A friendly, well organised but low-key event.… read more
Daren
Star
4.7
Did the 50 Km Ultra Trail in 2019
A low key race through the Weald of Sussex and the Ashdown Forest. Friendly atmosphere, great aid stations, a medal and a mug for finishers plus coffee and cake. … read more
Stuart
Star
5.0
Did the Trail Half Marathon in 2019
Beautifully scenic course, great organisation and genuinely friendly support crew. <br />Well positioned and stocked hydration stations, and lots of post race cakes. Loos deserve a special mention for being immaculately maintained!… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Is there a cut-off time for each race?
Trail Half Marathon - 5 hours Ultra Trail 50K - 8 hours… read more
FAQ
Is there a Minimum age for each race?
Yes, the minimum ages for each race are as follows: Trail Half Marathon - 17 years old Ultra Trail 50K - 18 years old… read more
FAQ
Will the event be timed?
Yes the event will be chip-timed.… read more
Route description
Route description

The Weald Challenge Trail Races follow the long distance paths of the Wealdway and the Vanguard Way.

As the two long distance paths travel through East Sussex, the two paths run parallel in a northwards direction, not too far apart, with the two paths meeting at three points; Chiddingly, Blackboys, and the Ashdown Forest. The Weald Challenge Trail Races therefore take advantage of these three meeting points, resulting in the perfect distances for the 50km Ultra Trail and the Trail Half Marathon. It was as if the Weald Challenge Trail Races were just 'meant to be'!

The start for both races is at Chiddingly. The half marathon route heads north along the Wealdway to the meeting point at Blackboys, then returns south along the Vanguard Way back to Chiddingly. The 50km ultra trail route heads north along the Wealdway, all the way into the spectacular Ashdown Forest to the third meeting point within the Ashdown Forest, then returns south along the Vanguard Way back to Chiddingly.

The race routes are approximately 75% (trail half marathon ) - 85% (50km ultra trail) off-road.

Dan
Star
4.3
Did the 50 Km Ultra Trail in 2019
Logistics were perfect. Course and signage spot on. A great combination of speed and challenge. A friendly, well organised but low-key event.
Daren
Star
4.7
Did the 50 Km Ultra Trail in 2019
A low key race through the Weald of Sussex and the Ashdown Forest. Friendly atmosphere, great aid stations, a medal and a mug for finishers plus coffee and cake.
Stuart
Star
5.0
Did the Trail Half Marathon in 2019
Beautifully scenic course, great organisation and genuinely friendly support crew. <br />Well positioned and stocked hydration stations, and lots of post race cakes. Loos deserve a special mention for being immaculately maintained!
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Logistics and schedule

Due to the current situation, race numbers will be sent out in the post the week before the race.

Race numbers are to be worn on your front.

Upon receiving your race number, please ensure you complete your emergency contact information on the back of the race number.

Start Times:

08:00 - 08:30 50km Ultra Trail

09:00 - 09:30 Half Marathon

Spectators

The nicer places to watch the runners are probably as follows:

At Buxted Park Hotel / Buxted Church, the runners run out along the driveway. A quiet, scenic spot to watch the runners.

At checkpoint 2, there is a quiet country lane which is accessed by driving through the village of Fairwarp, which is off the B road from Maresfield to Ashdown Forest.

Near the summit of Ashdown Forest, near the Ultra most northern turn point, just to the south of the turn point there is a carpark, and it is possible to cheer the runners still heading north, and then wander back to the car par (200 metres away) and cheer them on their return journey probably 3 – 4 minutes later.

A little under 2 miles later, the runners cross the A26 at Poundgate where checkpoint 3 is located. Located at the checkpoint is the Crow and Gate Pub, so a possible place for a quick drink or snack to allow time for your runner to make their way south towards Blackboys. The A26 can be at times rather busy, so probably not the quietist place to watch.

Further south on the return journey, the runners pass through Blackboys, and cross the B2192 heading south out of the village. Where they cross the road is a really good pub with a garden bar. So an excellent place to sit and relax with a drink whilst cheering all of the runners as they run past.

Please note that checkpoint 1 / 4 is located down a private drive, so there is no vehicle access to this checkpoint.

How to get there

Chiddingly School, Lewes BN8 6HN, UK

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Address: Chiddingly Primary School, Muddles Green, East Sussex, BN8 6HN

The Weald Challenge Trail Races are part of the RaceLifts car sharing scheme, specifically set up for runners to car share to running races. Closer to the date of the race the facility to offer and/or request a car share will become available on the Racelifts website.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Is there a cut-off time for each race?
Trail Half Marathon - 5 hours Ultra Trail 50K - 8 hours
FAQ
Is there a Minimum age for each race?
Yes, the minimum ages for each race are as follows: Trail Half Marathon - 17 years old Ultra Trail 50K - 18 years old
FAQ
Will the event be timed?
Yes the event will be chip-timed.
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