60 mileby Ian Loombe Mar/2012
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The Ultra Tour of the Peak District! Covering some of the most beautiful and challenging scenery in the UK. At around 60 miles the route takes in some of the finest trails and climbs in the Peak District. The route has roughly 2722 metres of ascent and whilst there are no monster climbs the continued hilly nature of the course earmarks this race as a tough one to complete.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ROUTE SHOWN BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND FULL RACE NOTES ARE SENT TO EACH COMPETITOR BEFORE THE RACE.
The route has been chosen because of its stunning scenery and the tough nature of the route. Whilst most of the route is on good tracks and Public Rights of Way it also crosses some inhospitable terrain where good navigation skills will be needed.
Whilst developing the race we have worked closely with local landowners and the Peak District National Park Authority to ensure that the race is sustainable and avoids sensitive areas. For this reason there are some strict route restrictions in place on some areas of the race. Please follow these wherever indicated.
The route will be marked in some areas but for 95% of the time navigation will be necessary. Sport ident dibbing stations will be in place along the route – each of these must be visited (along with aid stations), failure to do so will mean disqualification from the race.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ROUTE SHOWN BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND FULL RACE NOTES ARE SENT TO EVERY COMPETITOR PRIOR TO THE RACE.
Each person should be able to navigate, potentially at night, in poor conditions and in hostile weather. Please ensure you are well practiced!
The race will be part of a weekend of races to be held at Whirlow Hall Farm Trust in Sheffield (camping available). As well as the Ultra there will be several other races starting and finishing over the weekend.
Who can take part?
We have a minimum age of 18 but no maximum ages.
What facilities will there be?
We will have food and drinks on site along with toilets and changing facilities. Camping is also available on site – please pre book.
Kit List Mandatory requirements
Full body cover (windproof/waterproof)
Compass and full route map
Spare water and food
There will be three support stations along the route at (approximately) 14 (SS 1), 28 (SS 2) and 42 (SS 3) miles. At registration you will be able to drop bags with spare kit/food which will then be transported to the support stations for you. These bags must be clearly marked with your name and support station number i.e. 1, 2 or 3.
Please note that strict cut off times will be in place at each Support Station.
Distance: 36.18 miles (58.23 km)
Total ascent: 2,846m
Steepest Gradient: 32% (1 in 3)
Time: 8 – 24 hours (Trail running)
Whirlow Hall Farm Trust, Whirlow Lane, Sheffield S11 9QF, SK310832
Whilst most of the route is on good tracks and Public Rights of Way it also crosses some inhospitable terrain where good navigation skills will be needed.
Public transport is available from Sheffield
Camping is available on site at Whirlow Hall Farm – please pre book
The individual event will hold six categories – Senior Male, Senior Female, Veteran Male, Veteran Female, Veteran Male (over 50) and Veteran Female (over 50).