MEET THE TEAM
GB ULTRAS® EVENTS & OUR RACE-DAY EVENT TEAM ARE ORGANISED AND POSITIONED BY OUR EXPERIENCED TEAM OF RACE DIRECTORS. GB ULTRAS® 50 MILE, 100 MILE & THE 215 MILE 'Race Across Scotland®' CAN HAVE UPWARDS OF 80-120 EVENT TEAM MEMBERS BRIEFED & IN PLACE DURING THE EVENT WITH MULTIPLE CHECKPOINT MANAGERS & MOUNTAIN RESPONSE TEAMS TO HELP ENSURE A HIGH LEVEL OF SUPPORT, EVENT SAFETY & RESPONSIVENESS THROUGHOUT THE ULTRAMARATHON. THE ULTRA'S ALSO BENEFIT FROM LIVE ONLINE PARTICIPANT TRACKING FROM GB RACE TRACKER!
WE'RE EXTREMELY GRATEFUL TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE TEAM FOR HELPING TO MAKE THE EVENT POSSIBLE & FOR LOOKING AFTER EACH AND EVERY RUNNER ON THEIR JOURNEY.
MEET THE RACE DIRECTORS:
RACE DIRECTOR - WAYNE DRINKWATER
ASSISTANT RACE DIRECTOR - LAURA YATES
ASSISTANT RACE DIRECTOR - IAN YATES
At GB Ultras, we offer a unique platform of stunning supported ultra-marathon events along some of the most beautiful trails in Britain, yet you’ll be pleased to know our principle focus has never changed, we focus on supporting the runner as much as we can, regardless of whether the runner is new to ultra-running or already very experienced in the sport.
We also do our very best to welcome the runner to the GB ULTRAS Race Series via our online GB Ultras Community where each runner is the source of inspiration for one another.
Our ambition at GB Ultras is to create a remarkable set of events built for the ultra runner with the build up throughout race season culminating in the 215 mile Race Across Scotland®!
2022 sees the addition of Ultra Wales to the Race Series as well as Live Online GPS Tracking once again being utilised across the ultra-marathons' through GB Race Tracker to maximise the event experience in real-time.
As we continue to move forward through the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to thank everyone for all the continued support they have given to ourselves and others within the community and we look forward to seeing you on the Start line in 2022 or as a member of our remarkable GB Ultras team!
***Behind the scenes, GB Ultras continues to help those in need supporting Exchange and Empower and female athletes in Nepal with further virtual event support raising a £6200 for charity (in addition to the £11,000 raised in 2020) and GB Ultras also raised £2991.11 for orphans in Ukraine displaced and impacted by the war with Russia (Frontline Children). GB Ultras raised in excess of £14000 supporting foodbanks across the UK during the pandemic and supported Homeless organisations up and down the country with funds (2020 and 2021), sleeping bags, clothing and food, with support on the streets directly from the team. GB Ultras also supported Alder Hey Childrens Hospital, MIND, schools in the UK, the USA and Hong Kong during the pandemic.***
Wayne Drinkwater, Race Organiser & Director