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Frequently asked questions

We've covered off the common questions below. If your question is still unanswered then please email or message through our Facebook page.

I am no longer able to attend the event, what can I do?

You can transfer your entry to another runner for free up until August 16th 2020.

We offer a 50% refund* for any withdrawals before August 1st 2020.

Please visit our Transfers & Withdrawals page for more details.

**We do not operate a full refund policy as this encourages drop outs and puts a high risk on covering operational costs.

When do bookings close?

If the race does not sell out bookings will close at midnight on September 9th 2020.

After I've made my booking, what should I expect?

You will receive a confirmation email with a receipt of your booking.

We will send you a digital copy of the event manual a few months before the race.

Will I be sent anything in the post?

No, you will pick up your timing chip and race number at the registration desk on race day.

Do I have to wear trail running shoes?

Yes, it is compulsory to wear trail running shoes. The course is predominately off-road on public footpaths where the ground will be soft and uneven.

What time should I arrive for registration?

Registration is between 07:30-08:30.

Can I run with my dog?

No, due to insurance purposes we are not able to allow dogs on the course for this event.

Can I listen to music during the race?

Yes, headphones are permitted, however we ask that you remove them for the start of the race and at any road crossings.

How is the course marked?

The course will be fully marked with navigation signs and aided by course marshals.

We will be circulating the course GPS data to all registrants and recommend that you upload this to your watch if possible, and also print out a paper version of the course for backup.

What will be available at each aid station/checkpoint?

The aid stations will contain the following:

  • Water
  • Electrolyte drink
  • Coke
  • Fresh fruit
  • Sweets
  • Crisps

How difficult/technical is the course?

The course is predominately off road on well maintained public footpaths and isn't particularly technical.

Most of the course is undulating but with very few prolonged climbs, making the course tough but very runnable.

What type of terrain is encountered on the course?

The majority of the route is on dirt footpaths or on grass through fields. There are some connecting sections on country lanes.

Due to the time of the year we don't anticipate the ground to be too soft, but it is likely to be muddy or wet in places.

What kit is mandatory?

Please check the ultra event page for mandatory kit list.

How are road crossings navigated on the course?

All road crossings will be marked by signage in advance. Each runner is responsible for their own safely while crossing roads, and if necessary runners will need to stop to allow traffic to pass. We will not have right of way.

At any busier crossings we will provide marshals to increase safety.

Are pacers allowed?

No, there are no pacers allowed on the course.

Is there someone where to leave a bag at the event base?

Yes, there will be a gazebo at the event base to leave bags.

What happens if I'm injured or need to withdraw during the race?

If you sustain a serious injury on the course in the first instance you should contact the emergency services. Once you have done this you can also contact our event medical team using the event mobile number (provided closer to race day).

If you voluntarily withdraw it is essential you alert the race staff and return your timing wristband to event HQ.

Alternatively if you withdraw at or near a aid station you can alert the marshals and we can arrange transport back to the event base.

What is the additional unattached entry fee?

Under UK Athletics Rules (Rule 3) any Competition Provider granted a Trail Running Licence by UKA must impose, in addition to the basic entry fee, an additional fee of £2 (to be known as the 'Additional Unattached Entry Fee') on every entrant in a Senior Open Trail Running race who is not a member of a Club affiliated to a National Association or is not a registered member of the TRA.

Useful information

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