2021-2022 GB ULTRAS EVENT & TRAINING CALENDAR

All entrants are invited to join the GB ULTRAS Team on FREE OF CHARGE training runs covering each of the race routes before the event. You can attend as many training runs as you like with the aim of learning the route and increasing confidence prior to Race day.

You’ll also have the chance to meet other runners taking on the Race, meet the team, test your kit and nutrition and see some amazing scenery across the UK.

DECEMBER

Saturday 11th December 2021 – Chester Ultra® Recce 1: Sandstone Trail training run

Section covered & distance:  Starting from Ellesmere Port Sports Village and following the Shropshire Canal to Tarporley joining the Sandstone Trail and finishing at Gresty’s Waste (Delamere Forest).

Start Time:  08:00 – Start/meeting point:  Ellesmere Port Sport Village (Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9LB)

Finish point: Gresty’s Waste. Car sharing: Please arrange your own COVID secure transport.

Sunday 12th December 2021 – Chester Ultra® Recce 2: Sandstone Trail training run

Section covered & distance:  Miles 25 to 50 of the route on the Sandstone Trail from Gresty’s Waste to Ellesmere Port Sports Village, the Finish Venue for the Race.

Start Time:  08:00 – Start/meeting point:  Gresty’s Waste

Finish point: Ellesmere Port Sports Village. Car sharing:  Please arrange your own COVID secure transport.

JANUARY

Saturday 8th January 2022 – Manchester to Liverpool Ultra® RECCE 1:

Section covered & distance: Covering the first 23 miles of the M2LUltra 50 Route

Start time: 08:00 – Start/meeting point: N2 Car Park, Manchester United FC (advised not to park at N2 but possibly at Media City or locally), Sir Matt Busby Way, M16 0RA

Finish Point: Latchford Locks, Warrington, WA4 2XX. Car Sharing:  Please arrange your own COVID secure transport.

Sunday 9th January 2022 – Manchester to Liverpool Ultra® RECCE 2:

Section covered & distance: Miles 23 – 50 of the M2LUltra 50 Route – Start time: 08:00 – Start/meeting point: Latchford Locks, WA4 2XX

Finish Point: North End Sports & Social Club, Melling Rd, L9 0LQ – Car Sharing:  Please arrange your own COVID secure transport.

Saturday 22nd January 2022 – Chester Ultra® 100 Recce 4:

Section covered & distance: Miles 48 to 76 miles of the route from Frodsham to Warrington, Widnes and Runcorn prior to a finish at Preston Brook – Start time: 08:00 – Start/meeting point: Frodsham Community Centre (Fluin Ln, Frodsham WA6 7QN)

Finish Point: Spar Car park, 2 Bridgewater Grange, Preston Brook, Runcorn WA7 3AL. Car Sharing:  Please arrange your own COVID secure transport..

Saturday 29th January 2022 – Race Across Scotland®, Scotland RECCE 1:

Section covered & distance: St Johns Town of Dalry to Sanquhar 26 Miles – Start time: 08:00 – Start/meeting point: St John’s Town of Dalry Town Hall, DG7 3SW (Checkpoint 4 Ultra GB).

Finish Point: Sanquhar Town Hall, DG4 6DF. Car Sharing: Please make COVID secure arrangements..

Sunday 30th January 2022 – Race Across Scotland®, Scotland RECCE 2:

Section covered & distance: Sanquhar to Beattock 26 Miles – Start time: 08:00 – Start/meeting point: Sanquhar Town Hall, DG4 6DF.

Finish Point: Beattock Village Hall, DG10 9QZ (Checkpoint 7 Ultra GB). Car Sharing: Please make COVID secure arrangements..

Manchester to Liverpool Ultra 2020 – 50 miles hard hitting and well marked!
GB Ultras preparation & training

FEBRUARY

Saturday 12th February 2022 – Race Across Scotland®Ultra Scotland® 50 & 100 Mile – Scotland RECCE 3:

Section covered & distance: Beattock to Traquair – Start time: 08:00 – Start/meeting point: TBC.

Finish Point: Traquair Village Hall. Car Sharing: Please make COVID secure arrangements..

Sunday 13th February 2022 – Race Across Scotland®, Ultra Scotland® 50 & 100 Mile Scotland RECCE 4: 

Section covered & distance: Traquair to Galashiels 26 Miles – Start time: 08:00 – Start/meeting point: TBC.

Finish Point: TBC. Car Sharing: Please make COVID secure arrangements..

Saturday 26th February 2022 – Beacons Way Ultra 100 RECCE 1:

Section covered & distance: Covering the first 26 miles of the Beacons Way Ultra 100 route – Start time: 08:00 – Start/meeting point: Abergavenny Castle (Parking available at Castle Street Car Park NP7 5EE).

Finish Point:  Crickhowell Village Hall, NP8 1BB. Car Sharing: Please make COVID secure arrangements.

Sunday 27th February 2022 – Beacons Way Ultra 100 RECCE 2:

Section covered & distance: Covering miles 26-46 of the Beacons Way Ultra 100 route – Start time: 08:00 – Start/meeting point: Crickhowell Village Hall, NP8 1BB.

Finish Point:  Talybont. Blaen y Glyn Uchaf car park, Talybont-on-Usk, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2UT. Car Sharing: Please make COVID secure arrangements.

MARCH

Saturday 12th March 2022 – CHESTER ULTRA® 50 Race Day

Saturday 19th March 2022 – Pennine Barrier® RECCE 1 Free of Charge:

Section covered & distance: Covering the 1st and last sections of the Pennine Barrier 50 Mile route – Malham to Pen-y-Ghent out and back, last section via Janet’s Foss waterfall – 25 Miles approx. – Start time: 08:00 – Start/meeting point: The Buck Inn, Cove Road, Malham, BD23 4DA

Finish Point:  The Buck Inn, Cove Road, Malham, BD23 4DA. Car Sharing – Not Required.

Sunday 20th March 2022 – Pennine Barrier® RECCE 2 Free of Charge:

Section covered & distance: Covering the Yorkshire 3 Peaks of Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside & Ingleborough – 24 Miles – Start time: 08:00 – Start/meeting point: Horton-in-Ribblesdale Yorkshire Dales Car Park, BD24 0HF

Finish Point:  Horton-in-Ribblesdale Yorkshire Dales Car Park, BD24 0HF. Car Sharing – Not Required.

APRIL

Saturday 2nd April 2022 – Ultra Wales training run 1

Sunday 3rd April 2022 – Ultra Wales Training run 2

Sunday 9th April 2022 – Snowdon Ultra 50 Mile – RECCE 1: Start & Return point for the Recce: 8am Betws-Y-Coed Village Green (Covering 1st section past Swallow Falls, joining the Snowdonia Slate Trail to Tryfan & also the last section via Crimpiau, Llyn Crafnant & Llyn Geirionydd).

Saturday 10th April 2022 – Snowdon Ultra 50 Mile – RECCE 2: Section covered & distance: Tryfan’s Heather Terrace and to Snowdon Summit 14 Miles – Start time: 08:00 – Start/meeting point: Outside of Gwern Gof Uchaf (Parking available on the road outside of the campsite), Capel Curig, LL24 0EU

Finish Point:  Checkpoint at Llyn Pen-y-Gwryd Car Park (Pay and Display), nr to Pen Y Gwryd Hotel, LL55 4NT. Car Sharing: Required – unless runners decide to return via Miner’s Track and Cwm Tryfan.

Good Friday 15th April 2022 – Manchester to Liverpool Ultra 50 Miles Race Day

Traverse the Brecon Beacons National Park!

MAY

Saturday 30th April 2022 – Beacons Way Ultra 100 RECCE 3:

Section covered & distance:  Covering miles 46-68 of the Beacons Way Ultra 100 route – Start time: 08:00 – Start/meeting point: Talybont. Blaen y Glyn Uchaf car park, Talybont-on-Usk, CF48 2UT

Finish Point:  Tafarn-y-Garreg Campsite (Opposite the Restaurant), Pen-y-cae, Swanea SA9 1GS. Car Sharing: Please make COVID secure arrangements.

Sunday 1st May 2022 – Beacons Way Ultra 100 RECCE 4:

Section covered & distance: Covering the last 30 miles of the Beacons Way 100 ultra (depending on group pace) – Start time: 08:00 – Start/meeting point: Tafarn-y-Garreg Campsite, Pen-y-cae, Swansea SA9 1GS.

Finish Point: LLangadog Community Centre, SA19 9BR. Car Sharing: Please make COVID secure arrangements.

Saturday 7th May 2022 – Pennine Barrier Race Day

Saturday 14th May 2022 – Snowdon Ultra 50/100 Mile

Section covered & distance: Covering miles 22 – 32 miles of the Snowdon Ultra route including the Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach, Pen yr Ole Wen – Start time: 08:00 – Start/meeting point: Llyn Pen-y-Gwryd Car Park, nr to Pen Y Gwryd Hotel, LL55 4NT.

Finish Point: Gwern Gof Uchaf, Capel Curig, LL24 0EU – parking at layby outside of campsite. Car Sharing: Please make COVID secure arrangements.

Sunday 15th May 2022 – Snowdon Ultra® 100 Mile RECCE 4: (100 MILE ROUTE)

Section covered & distance: Joining the Snowdonia Slate Trail to Beddgelert & also the ascent of Cnicht – 33 Miles – Start time: 08:00 – Start/meeting point: Betws-Y-Coed Village Green, LL24 0AY.

Finish Point: Beddgelert car park, Caernarfon LL55 4YJ. Car Sharing: Please make COVID secure arrangements.

Saturday 28th May 2022 – Chester Ultra 100 Mile Race Day

JUNE

Saturday 11th June 2022 – RACE DAY ULTRA SCOTLAND® 50 MILE RACE DAY

Chris Davies on the stunning Beacons Way Ultra route – the 100 Mile traverse of the Brecon Beacons National Park!

JULY

Saturday 23rd July 2022 – BEACONS WAY ULTRA 100 MILE & 100KM RACE DAY

Saturday 31st July 2022 – Snowdon Ultra® 100 Mile RECCE 5: (100 MILE ROUTE)

Section covered & distance: Covering Beddgelert to the finish heading through the Nant Gwynant Valley and the final ascent of Moel Siabod – 20 Miles – Start time: 08:00 – Start/meeting point: Beddgelert car park, Caernarfon LL55 4YJ

Finish Point:  Capel Curig car park, LL24 0EN – Car Sharing: Please make COVID secure arrangements.

AUGUST

Saturday 13th – 18th August 2022 – ULTRA GREAT BRITAIN® 215 MILE RACE DAY (RACE ACROSS SCOTLAND)

Saturday 27th August 2022 – Glasgow to Edinburgh Ultra® RECCE 1: Details tbc

Sunday 28th August 2022 – Glasgow to Edinburgh Ultra® RECCE 2: Details tbc

Free of Charge training runs on all GB Ultras 2020 Events.
Race Across Scotland 215 Mile, Ultra Great Britain along the stunning Southern Upland Way with Village Hall support across Scotland!

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 3rd September 2022 – SNOWDON ULTRA® 50 & 100 MILE RACE DAY

OCTOBER

Saturday 8th October 2022 – GLASGOW TO EDINBURGH ULTRA® RACE DAY

The training runs are free of charge to attend. Due to ongoing uncertainty regarding COVID-19 please make your own careful arrangements to be picked up/dropped off/car share with friends/family.

Pace wise we’ll be going at a nice gentle pace ensuring all runners stay as a group with brief stops approximately every couple of miles.
Generally our training runs have high attendance and for safety reasons we’ll be imposing a limit depending on feedback. There will be no minimum attendance limit as i feel that if we can help just one runner prior to Race day then its been a success.

Please take into account weather conditions closer to the time. We recommend runners refer to the Mandatory kit section and carry sufficient food/water for the duration of each of the runs.

We hope the training runs help prepare you for the coming Race Season and hope you can join the team for one of the Races in 2022 or the Grand Slam!

Wayne Drinkwater, Race Director.

www.GBUltras.com

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