Chester Ultra® 50 Mile
2023 Marks the Return of the Incredible Chester Ultra 50 Mile Race for its 7th Edition. The Race is hosted by the GB Ultras team with live online GPS tracking from GB Race Tracker & 6 Checkpoints supporting runners along some of the very best & most beautiful natural trails in the region with 849m of Ascent.
This well-marked ultra-marathon links trails along the North Cheshire Way and the Sandstone Trail taking in Helsby Hill, Delamere Forest & Frodsham. The event is also a UTMB Qualifying Race & has ITRA Points assigned!
Saturday 4th March 2023
Mens PB – Jonathan Palmer (GBR) 6 Hours 33 Minutes (2019)
Ladies PB – Sally Ford (GBR) 7 Hours 42 Minutes (2019)
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In the lead up to the Race, GB Ultras Running Club organise training runs covering the entire route section by section to help build confidence and prepare runners for the upcoming 50 Mile Race. There may well be a small charge for attending these optional organised recces due to Event team availability and costs incurred.
Top 100 finishers earn a Gold ‘Chester Ultra’ Medal, 101-200 finishers earn a Silver ‘Chester Ultra’ Medal and 201+ finishers earn the Bronze ‘Chester Ultra’ Medal. The 2023 Chester Ultra 50 Mile is part of the 2023 GB Ultras 50 Mile GRAND SLAM!
Watch the Race Live with GB Race Tracker
You can now watch the entire race unfold live thanks to the live tracking we use for this event
EVENT INSTRUCTIONS BRIEF
Full Race details
- Start & Finish Venue, Event Schedule
- Qualifying Criteria
- Car Parking, Transport, Accommodation & Car Share
- Mandatory Kit
START & FINISH VENUE: Ellesmere Port Sports Village, Athletics Track, Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9LB.
At Start Venue
Friday 3rd March 2023
5.30pm - 9.00pm Registration & Bib Number Collection
Saturday 4th March 2023
4:15am - 5:45am GB Race Tracker & Bib Collection.
6.00am Race Start - Mass Start
In Association with GB Ultras Running Club, the U.K's 1st Dedicated Ultra-Running Club, all entrants are invited to join the Team on training runs covering the 2023 Chester Ultra 50 & 100 Mile route prior to Race day. You can attend as many as you like, one day or both days with the aim of learning the route and increasing confidence should any markings go astray come Race day. You’ll also have the chance to meet other runners taking on the Race. There will be a small charge for attending the training runs.
Date TBC – Chester Ultra® Recce 1:
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 Park, Chester Road, CW6 0SP. Car sharing: Please make COVID secure arrangements.
Date TBC – Chester Ultra® Recce 2:
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, Chester Road, CW6 0SP.
Finish point: Ellesmere Port Sport Village (Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9LB). Car sharing: Please make COVID secure arrangements
Date TBC - Chester Ultra® 100 Recce 3:
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: Required.
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.
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