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50km Ultra Trail

Update (23rd Sept): Due to a request from the National Trust, we have now changed the 50km route. Please click here to read further.

Please read and download our PDF race information document.

COVID: This event will be going ahead with COVID secure restrictions in place. For more details please click here.

Rolling start: This race will operate a rolling start between 0815-0900.

  • Race date

    Saturday October 3rd 2020
    Rolling start between 0815-0900

  • Event base

    Aston Hill, Wendover, HP22 5NQ

  • Distance

    50km

  • Elevation change

    990m

  • Cut-off

    No finishers after 17:00

  • Aid stations

    3 on route

  • UTMB/ITRA points

    2 points

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Route details
Route/elevation maps
Aid stations
Entry details
Gallery
Mandatory Kit
Rules
Getting there

Route details

50km 990m

The race starts at the top of Aston Hill (adjecent to Wendover Woods) and starts with a sweeping woodland decsent before climbing up to Hastoe and joining the Ridgeway National Trail. You follow this pathway through to its end point at Invinghoe Beacon, 16.5km into the route.

Ivinghoe is the furthest point east and is surrounded by the National Trust's beautiful Ashridge Estate. Following these paths you complete the outer loop and find yourself in Aldbury, just over half way through.

You retrace your steps to Hastoe and then move onto the Chiltern Way trail, before merging back onto The Ridgeway and making your way home to the finish.

The course record set in our inguaral race by Jacob Brubert was 04:27:58.

There will be stalls serving coffee, food and local beer throughout the day until 5pm.

Route map & elevation

Please note - This route map is provisional and subject to minor changes.

Aid stations

There will be three fully stocked aid stations on route, these are at the approximately - 10.8km, 24.1 & 38.3.

The aid stations will contain the following:

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

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.

Ultra marathon volunteers

Entry details

Registration to the ultra is £60 (or £58 to attached runners) and includes the following:

  • Entry to the race
  • Free car parking at event base
  • Unique finishers medal
  • Timing wristband
  • 3 aid stations
  • Medical support
  • Bag drop at event base

T-Shirts

Unique t-shirts are available to purchase on our shop

Transfers

Transfers are now closed.

Withdrawal

If you can no longer race, please let us know by emailing [email protected].

Unfortunately we cannot offer deferals or refunds to those choosing to withraw after September 19th.

Mandatory Kit

The following items are mandatory:

  • Trail running shoes
  • Mobile phone (fully charged at start of race)
  • Refillable Water/hydration system (min 500ml)
  • Windproof jacket
  • Additional base layer
  • Basic first-aid kit (Plasters, antiseptic wipes, bandage, safety blanket)
  • Whistle
  • Map (provided)
  • Cash (£20)
  • Face covering & antibacterial hand gel

Please bring a reusable cup for use at the aid stations.

Prizes

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).

Race rules

To view a list of our race rules please click here.

Getting there

The start/finish and event base is located at:
Hill Farm, Aston Hill, Halton, Aylesbury, HP22 5NQ.

Click here to view on Google Maps

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.

Useful information

If you have a question please email [email protected]

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