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What you need to know about Ultramarathon Running

An ultramarathon is any running race longer than a traditional marathon of 26.2 miles. Most of them take place on trails, often surrounded by spectacular scenery, and involve continuously stuffing your face to keep your body going mile after mile. At the extreme end, ultras can involve running more than 300km over multiple days through mountains, deserts, jungles and snow. But if this is your first ultra, you might want to start with something a little shorter, like a “gentle” 50km.

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Conquer the Cotswolds. Take on the Tower.
A double marathon through the heart of the idyllic Cotswolds
Unrelentingly beautiful. Unforgettably challenging.

HEINEKEN Race to the Tower is a true outdoor challenge. The current full route is slightly over a double marathon at 52.6 miles. Through quaint traditional villages and medieval burial grounds, youll finish at the magnificent Broadway Tower, home to one of the best views in the country.

Find the package to suit you:
We know one size doesnt fit all. That is why we have a range of packages on offer over the weekend. Check out the options below and then get rallying a team of people to join you on the start-line. If youre thinking about breaking it into two days and are not sure about camping, rest assured that it is a highlight of any weekend with Threshold. Forget pokey showers and cold beans; think proper food, good bars, and an awaiting tent. Its not 5 star luxury its a lot more fun!

Heineken Race to the Tower

Stroud, GB
2 races
£109£204
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Take on the UKs most iconic ultra in 2018 back for the 7th year running. Take on 69 stunning miles through the historic Hadrians wall country in a continuous fully supported and way marked adventure.

Your journey will take you from Carlisle Castle to the Gateshead Millennium Bridge over a mixed-terrain route that incorporates both on and off-road sections. There are 69 miles to be conquered in just one day. The Wall awaits.

THE ATMOSPHERE IS ELECTRIC, THE SUPPORT IS AMAZING, THE SCENERY IS BEAUTIFUL, THE CAMARADERIE IS AWESOME A TRUE TEST OF YOURSELF!

The Wall

Ypres Block, Cumbria, GB
1 race
£190£235
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The Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones is a fully supported 100km challenge along the iconic Ridgeway. You can run it or walk it from the start line in Oxfordshire to the finish next to the 5,000-year-old stone circle at Avebury. Complete the 100km non-stop or break it into two days staying at our overnight basecamp.

Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones

Watlington, Oxfordshire, GB
7 races
£54£214
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Take on the dramatic landscape straddling the England & Wales border - an area of outstanding natural beauty. A Chepstow start then through woodlands and the limestone cliffs of the Wye gorge, with the magical twisting riverside path passing Tintern Abbey enroute to Ross-on-Wye at half way. You'll climb Capler Hill to the Iron Age fort, and traverse above the river before Hereford's cathedral comes into view, and a welcome finish line after an amazing 100km journey with full support and the best hospitality all the way.

It's Your Challenge - Your Way.

It will be fun, rewarding, and absolutely achievable with some training, determination and spirit! Join us and 2,000 other adventurers for an unforgettable weekend in this stunning British countryside, and push yourself further in 2018!

Join us for an unforgettable weekend - get in shape and push yourself further in 2018.

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Wye Valley Challenge

Coleford, GB
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Starting on the bank of the Usk river in the market town of Brecon, the Beacons100 ultra marathon will take you on a journey across the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains, an area we absolutely adore due to its beautiful scenery, and unforgiving terrain.

In a similar fashion to our winter event, the Beacons Ultra, you will find very tough terrain, fell in abundance, changeable weather conditions and the finest support to get you to the finish line. Completion = 6 UTMB points for your efforts.

To enter the Beacons100 it is expected that you will have completed a minimum of one 40 mile trail event in the 2017/2018 season and you can navigate effectively. We will host free navigation and footcare seminars leading up the event so if you are unsure about your navigation ability don't let that put you off. We welcome runners and hikers alike. Be aware that this is an incredibly tough adventure!

The Beacons 100 will begin at 20.00hrs on the 17th of August with a cut off time of 18.00hrs on the 19th of August.

Beacons 100

Brecon, Powys, GB
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With great success from lasts year inaugural Dark Peaks 30 Ultra Trail, and some fantastic feedback from competitors.
Being described by the elite field of runners as one of the best but hardest 30 mile ultras they have ever raced and truly a classic in the making. We where excited to bring this event back!!!

Starting from the village of Hope, This Ultra will take you into the heart of the Peak District national park, where the total elevation will be well over 7000ft!!

Starting off on the iconic Pennine way you will soon be greeted with some brutal climbs, high ridge lines and fast technical descending, with the time of year and the nature of this course this one will surely push you to your limits!!

Dark Peaks 30 Ultra Trail

Hope, Derbyshire, GB
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For the Millennium Way Back, in April, youll park and register at Newport Cosy Hall, and then board the coach for a the 41 mile trip to Burton on Trent.

Youll run as fast as your little legs will carry you along the pretty much flat course all the way back to your car. You have a leisurely 12 hours in which to do it too. Yes you did read that right, the course is essentially flat, for 41 miles. There is a miserable 300ft of climbing on the whole course. Beyond Marathon are normally well known for tough hilly events, so weve gone soft on this one. Well, we like to throw you a bone now and again. Just this once mind you. The next event we setup; well ensure theres 5 miles of vertical to make amends for this.

The Millennium Way Back

Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, GB
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The Highland Fling is a 53 mile trail race which takes place every year in April. The route follows the West Highland Way, Scotlands oldest official long distance footpath, through the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

Our aim is to put on an event which will allow as many runners as possible to experience Scotlands beautiful scenery and also the camaraderie that exists within the Scottish ultrarunning community.

The Highland Fling Ultramarathon

Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire, GB
1 race
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Starting and Finishing in Aintree. The return of the well supported Liverpool to Manchester 100 Mile Out and Back Ultra Marathon following the Trans-Pennine Trail and the River Mersey. With 10 Checkpoints en route, the team from GB Ultras will be there to be support your journey.

L2M Ultra Double

Liverpool, Merseyside, GB

The SILVA GL3D is an adventurous three-day mountain marathon with a unique, relaxed and friendly atmosphere that attracts both runners and long-distance walkers. Over the years the event has built up a dedicated following of participants who enjoy the challenge of three long, consecutive days in the hills.

Participants can choose from either the Expert, Wainwright, or Caf course. Participants simply enter the event, and then choose whichever course they prefer on the day e.g. Wainwright for all three days, Wainwright then Caf on day 2, or any mix-and-match combination. All participants still share the same overnight camp. The Caf Course is specifically aimed at experienced walkers and slower runners.

Rather than complex navigation, the emphasis is on long mountain journeys, spectacular scenery and enjoying an amazing mountain experience. Participants should expect mostly mountain trails and footpaths, along ridges and through valleys, rather than contouring and bogs. We start and finish in the same location just three days apart! So that participants can get maximum enjoyment, we transport their overnight equipment between each camp.

Participants should be prepared for 6 to 12 hours on the hill each day, be competent mountain runners or walkers with the ability to navigate and be totally self-reliant. The first day is generally a little longer and the last day a little shorter. The friendly nature of the SILVA GL3D means that many solo participants join into informal groups to share each day on the hill. Although some participants race, there are no prizes, just the respect of your peers for finishing!

The relaxed atmosphere of the event is best summed up in the flexible starting arrangements; each morning participants simply pack up their kit (which is then transported) and set off between 0700 and 0900. The faster participants start last, whilst the slower participants start earlier. Free hot water is available both mornings and evenings and a complimentary cake (or hot drink), or optional beer, at the end of each day's running... it is usually well deserved!

Great Lakeland 3 Day

Coniston, Cumbria, GB

Malvern Hills Ultra entrants can choose various race distances, between 22, 29, 38, 45 & 90 miles (The Double). The total ascent of the 45 mile race is over 6,000 ft, the 90 mile race is obviously double that!

The race is open to Solo Runners and Relay Teams. Trophy Categories consist for the individual winners for men and women of all race categories, veteran men and women for the 45 & 90 Ultra races only, teams of three, and a relay team event where team members just run between checkpoints. Checkpoints are a minimum of 7 miles and a maximum of 10 miles apart. Completion of the Malvern Hills Ultra 45 mile race allows two qualifying points for Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc Race. The 45 mile race (Purple Route) and the 90 mile race (Black Route) both start and finish at the Abberley Hall School and then to The Admiral Rodney Inn at Martley which is CP1. CP1 is also the starting point for the 39 mile race (Red Route). From Martley the route follows the Worcestershire Way, over Ankerdine Hill and into Storridge where The New Inn is CP2. CP2 is also the starting point for 29 mile race (Yellow Route). Continuing on the Worcestershire Way, over the Malvern Hills and to The Malvern Hills Hotel which is CP3. It is at CP3 that all competitors turn and retrace their tracks back to the finish at the Abberley Hall, utilising previous CP Stations. CP3 is also the starting point for the 22 mile race (Blue Route). For the 90 mile race competitors repeat the same route.
The Race Start time for the MHU 90 and the MHU45 is 7.00am on Saturday 5th May 2018, signing in and checks open at 5.45 am, and close at 6.30am (PROMPT). Late entrants may be refused entry. A race brief will then follow and a group photograph. Food: for the 2017 race the food at the finish was chilli and rice and 2018 race will be on a similar basis. Check points will have unlimited water, coke, orange squash together with a selection of items such as malt loaf, peanuts, jelly beans, jam or peanut butter sandwiches, cakes. Under no circumstances is litter to be left along the route.

MHU – Malvern Hills Ultra

Great Malvern, Worcestershire, GB

Roche Abbey is definitely a hidden gem, its not very well known, and nevertheless its very beautiful. Roche Abbey is nestled away in South Yorkshire near the picturesque village of Maltby. The races will start and finish within the grounds of the glorious Roche Abbey and will encompass trail and track running through Lord Scarboroughs land, which originally formed part of Sherwood Forest.

Roche Abbey was founded in the 12th century by Cistercian monks; it was once home to 50 monks and 20 lay brothers. It is beautifully set in a valley landscaped by Capability Brown. The ruins of Roche Abbey are now the centre piece of the beautifully designed landscape.

Apparently Roche Abbey is a paranormal hotspot with lots of scary activity. The Abbey house which is only 240 years old, which now houses the Abbey shop as many tales surrounding it. One tale is of a Lady in Grey who can be seen looking out of the upstairs window where the sound of a wailing child can also be heard. Towards the end of the Abbey there lies a small stone coffin and it is said if one stares at it long enough, a face will appear.. Yikes!
So come running with us for miles with smiles and enjoy the hidden away treasures in this lesser known part of the world.

Roche Abbey Trail Running Festival

Maltby, South Yorkshire, GB

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