The third Chiltern Ridge Ultra Trail 50km will take place on Saturday 8th May 2021.
Our 50km route is set in the heart of the Chiltern Hills and follows the iconic Ridgeway National Trail for a large part of the route.
This is a varied ultra marathon that combines forest running, ridge-line views and plenty of picturesque countryside villages and footpaths.
With an elevation gain of ~990m this is a challenging but runnable ultra.
Saturday 8th May 2021
0800-0900 start window
Aston Hill, Wendover, HP22 5NQ
No finishers after 17:30
3 on route
The race starts at the top of Aston Hill (adjacent to Wendover Woods) with a sweeping woodland descent before climbing up to Hastoe and joining the Ridgeway National Trail.
The route follows The Ridgeway to the village of Aldbury and the first pitstop at 10.6km. The next section is both the most beautiful and hilly as runners complete an out and back to Ivinghoe Beacon.
By the time runners return to Aldbury and start retracing their steps to Hastoe, the halfway point is long gone and the race turns flatter and faster on a varied section through Cholesbury and into Swan Bottom and the third and final checkpoint.
From this checkpoint at 38km runners follow the Chiltern Way until it rejoins The Ridgeway to the impressive Pavis Wood. With just 4km to go the end is in sight, but there is one final climb to test your endurance before you can relax with a medal around your neck.
The course record is set by Rory Pond in 04:14:56.
The race will follow the same adapted route that was completed at the October 2020 edition.
There will be three aid stations on route, these are at - 10.8km, 24.1km & 38.3km.
The aid stations will contain the following:
There are toilets at the start/finish, and all three checkpoints.
We will not be providing bottles, so it is essential you have a refillable bottle or cup with you.
Registration to the ultra is £62 (or £60 to attached runners) and includes the following:
Unique t-shirts are available to purchase on our shop
We do not allow transfers or deferrals on this event.
Runners will receive a 70% refund if they voluntarily withdraw before 10th April 2021 — After this date there is strictly no refunds.
The following items are mandatory:
Please bring a reusable cup for use at the aid stations.
All runners will receive a unique finishers medal.
There will be prizes awarded to the race winners, V40+ category and a team prize (first team to have three finishers).
To view a list of our race rules please click here.
The start/finish and event base is located at:
Hill Farm, Aston Hill, Halton, Aylesbury, HP22 5NQ.
Hill Farm has camping facilities which can be booked via their website.
The event base is a 10 minutes drive from Wendover itself, where there are hotels, B&B's and a train station.
If you are travelling via train on the morning of the race, it's best to travel to Tring as typically this line operates earlier on a weekend. You will need to pre arrange a taxi* from the station to the start.
*Arrange the booking to "Aston Hill Bike Park" as this is the closest recognisable address next to our field.
If you have a question please email [email protected]