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Cotswold Way Challenge

10-May-2019 Chipping Campden, South West, UK (England)

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Trail Race Race Terrain
161KM / 100Miles
4 Days - 100 Runners

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

Run 100 miles over four days along the beautiful Cotswold Way Trail, staying each night in our runners villages.

The Cotswold Way is a beautiful 102 mile national trail running from the picturesque town of Chipping Campden in the North to the stunning Georgian city of Bath in the south. En route the trail passes through stunning and quintessentially English countryside, beautiful Cotswold stone villages and along the majestic Cotswold Hills.

The concept

The concept is simple, each day you will run, jog, walk or stagger your way along the trail, until you reach our campsites or “runners villages” as we like to call them. Our campsites will be equipped with toilets and showers, entertainment, food and drink, sports massage and ice baths. You can bring your own tent and pitch it yourself each night, or book a pre-erected tent which will have airbeds included and will be up and waiting for you on arrival. You don’t need to worry about your luggage; we will transfer it to the next campsite while you are on the trail.

The Cotswold Way 100 mile run is intended to be an amazing challenge, but something which is achievable to anybody who has a reasonable level of fitness. The social side of the run will be amazing, and we guarantee you will meet some amazing people and form some fantastic friendships along the way! This is not a race, we will not time you at any stage, and there are no prizes for coming first. Its also your responsibility to navigate along the trail and find the route, however don’t worry, the Cotswold Way is really well waymarked.
 

Run the beautiful Cotswold Way over 4 Days.

What you get

100 Mile Run Cotswold Way T-Shirt for each participant.
Medal for all finishers.
Check-points along the route with water and snacks provided.
Campsites (Runners Village) along the route with hot showers and toilets included in your entry fee.
Option to pay a little extra for a pre-erected tent and airbeds at each campsite.
Runners Village with sports massage and ice baths for participants use.
Runners Village with entertainment, food and drink each night.
Luggage transfers from campsite to campsite each day.
Transfer from Bath to Chipping Campden on the first morning of the run included in your entry fee.

Amazing friendly atmosphere created along the run.

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Rick Morgan

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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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BenjaminAPotts

09:47 23-06-15

5-8 June 2015. If you run trail marathons and want to embark on your first multi-day ultra then this is the run for you! Its a great entry event at this level. This event is not timed and is not a race. The terrain is reasonably demanding but the event is not timed so you have plenty of time to reach the finish line on each day. The facilities at the camps were mixed (the first day there was only 2 male showers). There is plenty of hot food for breakfasts and main meals. Ensure you take a decent map and GPS if you have one. Good organisation by Pillow Travel (event organisers) and a great bunch of runners / walkers to top things off. Would recommend.

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bowennielsen

10:19 13-06-15

June 2015. Great event - my first ultra-marathon. The Cotswold Way course is demanding but varied and the views along the 100+ miles route are amazing. The breakfasts and evening meals were good and wholesome. We were blessed with near perfect weather. The atmosphere was excellent and I enjoyed the talk and banter along the route and in the evenings. I recommend bringing good maps or a GPS as you cannot rely wholly on the way markers (and the maps provided by the organisers were pretty useless). The massages in the afternoon and evenings were fantastic - the team worked incredibly hard. There was entertainment in the evening, but the singer on the first evening was a bit 'iffy'. Overall I would recommend it highly.

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jenfifield

08:30 12-06-15

Great 4 days! It was my First multi day event, and I'd recommend it. Its well supported and well organized. I would recommend having a map and some basic map reading skills and not just just relying on the way marrkers though! I would def do it again as I met some amazing people hada great laugh!
June 2015

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