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Chiltern Way Ultras

25-Aug-2018 Hemel Hempsted, East Anglia, UK (England)

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214KM / 133Miles
1 Day - 50 Runners

Alternate Distances: 100KM/62M

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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.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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SarahCrunning

01:10 23-09-18

I started the 100k in 2018 but pulled out at 42 miles due to stomach issues and feeling dangerously close to hypothermia in the extremely wet conditions. The DNF rate for this event suggests many find it tough, although there is nothing overly technical about the route. There are only three checkpoints. On a hot day, that would make things tough in terms of carrying sufficient water. This was not an issue for me this year, but I realised I had underestimated the mental boost you get from checkpoints. The navigation was tricky in places, and being drenched isn't much fun when you've gone off track. It is such a small event that you can easily not see anyone else for miles.

None of the above is a criticism of the race organisation. The weather is what it is and the checkpoint details were made very clear. I was extremely grateful that a volunteer was able to collect me when I dropped out, and everyone associated with the event was lovely. It wasn't my day, which was disappointing, because the route is runnable and the Chiltern Way is lovely. Huge kudos to those that took on the 214km version of the event!

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UltraMonkey

08:44 25-12-16

Definitely not a Beginner event, tough as nails, absolutely epic... Should be on everyone's Bucket List!!!

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