2019 Training Dates: GB Ultras

PREPARING OUR RUNNERS FOR THE 2019 ULTRA GREAT BRITAIN RACE SERIES

by Wayne Drinkwater – Event Director

Saturday 5th January 2019 – Chester Ultra RECCE 3:

8am: Cover the 12.5 Mile – 28 Miles of the route.  Start point for the recce: Meeting at Towers Road/Raymond Street, Chester, CH1 4EL to CP4 then coming off the trail for finishing near the Frodsham car parks at Costa Coffee (14 Church St, Frodsham WA6 6QL). Car Sharing Required.

Saturday 12th January 2019 – Manchester to Liverpool Ultra RECCE 1:

8am: Start N2 Car Park, Manchester United FC (advised not to park at N2 but possibly at Media City), Sir Matt Busby Way, M16 0RA. Finish Latchford Locks, Warrington, WA4 2XX. Covering 23 Miles of the M2LUltra 50 Route. Car Sharing Required.

Saturday 26th January 2019 – Manchester to Liverpool Ultra RECCE 2:

8am: Start Latchford Locks, WA4 2XX to North End Sports & Social Club, Melling Rd, L9 0LQ – Race Finish Venue (Covering 23 to 50 miles) – Car Sharing Required

Saturday 2nd February 2019 – Chester 100 RECCE 4:

8am: Beeston Castle to Jubilee Park, Sherrymill Hill Car Park, Whitchurch, SY13 1BN (Covering 45 to 63 miles) Also Covers the out and back section 63 – 74 Miles.  Car Sharing Required.

Sunday 3rd February 2019 – Chester 100 RECCE 5:

8am: Goldford Lane, Malpas, Bickerton, SY14 8LN to Waverton Village Hall, CH3 7QT (Covers 74 – 101 Miles). Car Sharing Required.

Saturday 9th February 2019 – Ultra Great Britain, Scotland RECCE 1:

8am: Start at Castle Kennedy, Stranraer, Scotland, DG9 8RY to Glentrool Village Hall, Bargrennan, DG8 6SY (Covering 13 – 42 miles).  Car sharing required

Sunday 10th February 2019 – Ultra Great Britain, Scotland RECCE 2:

8am: Start at Glentrool Village Hall, DG8 6SY and finish at St Johns Town of Dalry, Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 3SW (Approx marathon distance). Car sharing required

Saturday 2nd March 2019 – Chester Ultra 50 Race Day

Saturday 16th March 2019 – Beacons Way RECCE 1:

8am: Start at Abergavenny Castle (Parking available at Castle Street Car Park NP7 5EE) to Crickhowell Village Hall, NP8 1BB ( Covering the initial 26 Miles).  Car sharing required

Sunday 17th March 2019 – Beacons Way RECCE 2:

8am: Start at Crickhowell Village Hall, NP8 1BB to Talybont. Blaen y Glyn Uchaf car park, Talybont-on-Usk, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2UT ( Covering the 26 Mile – 46 Mile section). Car sharing required

 

Saturday 23rd March 2019 – Beacons Way RECCE 3:

8am: Start at Talybont. Blaen y Glyn Uchaf car park, Talybont-on-Usk, CF48 2UT to Tafarn-y-Garreg Campsite (Opposite the Restaurant), Pen-y-cae, Swansea SA9 1GS (Covering 46 Miles – 68 Miles). Car sharing required.

Sunday 24th March 2019 – Beacons Way RECCE 4:

8am: Start at Tafarn-y-Garreg Campsite, Pen-y-cae, Swansea SA9 1GS to Carreg Cennen Castle (22 Miles) or LLangadog (Covering the last 30 Miles depending on group pace). Car sharing required

Saturday 6th April 2019 – Pennine Barrier RECCE 1:

8am: The Buck Inn, Cove Road, Malham, BD23 4DA to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Car Park, Horton in Ribblesdale, BD24 0HF. (Covering the 1st and last sections of the Pennine Barrier 50 & 100 Mile route, including Gordale Scar of the 100 Mile Race) Either Out & Back or Car Share.

Sunday 7th April 2019 – Pennine Barrier RECCE 2:

8am: Start & Finish at Horton in Ribblesdale, Yorkshire Dales Car Park, BD24 0HF. Covering the Yorkshire 3 Peaks of Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside & Ingleborough.

Good Friday 19th April – Manchester to Liverpool Ultra 50 Mile Event Day

Late April – Early May 2019 – Ultra Everest 135

Saturday 18th May 2019 – Chester Ultra 100 Mile Event Day

Saturday 1st June 2019 – GB 24 Event Day

Saturday 22nd June 2019 – Pennine Barrier 50 & 100 Mile Event Day

Saturday 13th July 2019 – Beacons Way Ultra 100 Event Day

Saturday 27th July 2019 – Ultra Great Britain, Scotland RECCE 3:

8am: Start at Beattock Village Hall, DG9 8RY to Innerleithen (near Traquair on the Southern Upland Way),  (Covering 120 – 153 miles). Car sharing required

Sunday 28th July 2019 – Ultra Great Britain, Scotland RECCE 4:

8am: Start at Innerleithen and finish at Lauder Village Hall, Scottish Borders, TD2 6TR (Approx marathon distance). Car sharing required

Saturday 17th August 2019 – Ultra Great Britain, the Race Across Scotland Event Day

Saturday 31st August 2019 – Snowdon Ultra RECCE 1:

8am: Start & Return to Betws-Y-Coed (Covering 1st section past Swallow Falls, joining the Snowdonia Slate Trail to Tryfan & also the last section via Crimpiau, Llyn Crafnant & Llyn Geirionydd).

Sunday 1st September 2019 – Snowdon Ultra RECCE 2:

8am: Start at Checkpoint 1, Gwern Gof Isaf, Capel Curig, LL24 0EU to Checkpoint 4, Llyn Pen-y-Gwryd Car Park (Pay and Display), nr to Pen Y Gwryd Hotel, LL55 4NT – Taking runners over the Heather Terrace and to Snowdon Summit.Car sharing required

Saturday 14th September 2019 – Snowdon Ultra RECCE 3:

8am: Start , Llyn Pen-y-Gwryd Car Park, nr to Pen Y Gwryd Hotel, LL55 4NT to Gwern Gof Isaf (Covering 23 miles to 36 miles including the Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach, Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn & Pen yr Helgi Du). Car sharing required.

Sunday 15th September 2019 – Snowdon Ultra RECCE 4:

8am: Start & Return to Gwern Gof Isaf, Capel Curig, LL24 0EU (Covering 70 miles to 89 miles taking in the route to Bethesda via Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn before making the return through the valley)

Saturday 12th October 2019 – Snowdon Ultra 50 & 100 Mile Event Day

GB24 – TBC Winter Event Day

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