110k in a Day? The Ultimate Lake District trail race

Early bird entries for the 2015 event are now open.

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Last year’s inaugural Ultimate Trails Challenge was such a success that places are already filling up for the 2015 event.

Supported by Lake District charities Fix the Fells and Nuture Lakeland, the 110 km course is designed to show off the best that the Lake District has to offer and inspire runners as they battle across the fells.

The 110km course begins and ends at the Brockdale Visitor Centre, Windermere and in-between it takes on 6 mountain passes, 14,000 feet of ascent and 5 of the most scenic Lakes that Cumbria has to offer.

The race is tough enough to grant those that complete the 110 km route with 3 qualifying points for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc race- probably the highest profile ultra in Europe, if not the world.

Last year’s race took place in September, but to capitalise on the extra daylight hours the 2015 race has been brought forward much closer to midsummer- in June. With competitors aiming to complete the course in less than 24 hours, any extra daylight will be much appreciated.

Those wishing to enter the 2015 race should get their skates on as, for a limited time only, an early bird discount is being offered to entrants. Discounted early bird entry is available until 31st July and entry numbers are being limited. Already the event is filling up quickly, so organisers are advising people to book now to guarantee their place. Entry includes electronic chip timing, food and drinks along the route, event technical T shirt memento, event finisher’s medal memento, digital photo memento out on the course, a meal at the finish and coach transfer to the start (50km only).

Of course, not everyone is into the ida of 110 km of running and for them, Ultimate Trails has created a slightly shorter (but still ultra) 55km route.

For more info on the Ultimate Trail head to www.ultimatetrails.com.

 

For a bit more inspiration, here’s a video of last year’s race.

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