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Humanity Direct Tring Ultra

22-Sep-2018 Tring, Hertfordshire, UK (England)

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50KM / 31Miles
1 Day - 260 Runners

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Beginner  

Entry From £48 GBP

Donate £48 or pledge to raise as much as you can instead of paying to enter an ultra marathon - saving & changing the lives of children in developing countries who desperately need surgery.

Places for this event go fast! We give people a special opportunity to enter to run or walk 31 stunning miles of Chiltern Hills for FREE if you sign up to raise some money for patients.

Alternatively, donate £48 to register – all the money will go to an operation to save or vitally improve a little child’s life, and you will have the opportunity to challenge yourself to do something amazing in 2018.

The XNRG Tring Ultra is a unique chance to get a place on an amazing one day ultra for FREE if you fundraise for a Humanity Direct patient, or donate £48.

After a successful Humanity Direct Ultra in 2016, XNRG are partnering with the charity funding vital operations for little children again on 23rd September 2017.

Start and finish at The Tring Cricket Club, HP23 5NG, the 31 mile route takes in many areas of natural beauty in the Chilterns, including Ashridge Forest, the Grand Union Canal and Wendover Woods.

The "Humanity Direct 50Km Challenge" is run on National Trails and Footpaths and has some excellent markings in the form of signposts or post discs. However, since it's made up of sections of these trails and paths the route will be comprehensively marked with signs and confidence tape. 

The event is supported by a course manager to maintain event safety and to manage any serious incidents. A fully qualified medical crew are in attendance, to give first aid and to manage any serious medical problems in cooperation with the emergency services.

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

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RideRunner

08:28 01-10-18

This was my first Ultra, so I wasn't entirely sure what to expect.
I was greeted early on and upon finding out this was my first, offered much helpful advice and the promise of a certificate upon completion to commemorate my achievement, which was a really nice touch!

There isn't a cut off time, which takes so much pressure off the day. There are 3 staggered starts, the walkers, run-walkers and elites. I started with the walkers and was first passed about 15km in. It was actually nice as it means the field spread out and the slower of us weren't running the vast majority alone.

Aid stations were good, as a vegan it lacked a lot of options for me, but I appreciate I'm hard to cater for. salted tortilla chips kept me very happy!

The route was exceptionally well marked. As someone with no sense of direction I worried about this and getting lost, but I needn't have. just when you started to question if you were on the right track, confidence tape appeared, or a helpful orange arrow on the floor.

The weather wasn't on our side, so the latter part of the course became slippy in places, but it was a very beautiful route with very minimal road sections. The mix of pancake flat canal sections and challenging hills was about right in my view. Although with my knee slowly packing up I'll admit i was cursing the last 5km home stretch.

I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for a first ultra.

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Bruce68

01:07 23-09-18

2018 A well organised event, friendly helpful organisers and the feed stations were well stocked with a variety of savioury and sweet treats. Only issue was the lack of vegetarian savioury options and the massive hill at the end.

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