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Ennerdale Trail Run

20-Oct-2018 Ennerdale Scout Centre, Ennerdale Bridge, Cumbria, UK (England)

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Trail Race Race Terrain
50KM / 31Miles
1 Day

Alternate Distances: 25KM/16M 10KM/6M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

Entry From £25 GBP

Ennerdale is a a remote valley on the western fringes of the Lake District National Park. A truly spectacular location for trail running with a fantastic combination of trails in a unique natural environment.

It is an enclosed valley surrounded by some of the Lake Districts most iconic mountains; Great Gable, Pillar and Haystacks, providing a natural backdrop of dramatic ridges and wooded slopes

Terrain

All routes are undulating and low level encompassing a great mixture of technical singletrack, forest roads and lakeshore trails. The path surface along the south side of Ennerdale Water is very rough underfoot and rocky, with a short exposed scramble around Anglers Crag. Trail shoes are strongly recommended.

Included

Professionally run event, qualified & experienced personel at various checkpoints, qualified medical support, online registration, event memento, refreshments at finish, hydration & feed stations (50k & 25k), fully marked routes, on site catering, event photography, free event parking, toilets, showers.

Entry Fee

£25 - 10k & 25k

£35 - 50k

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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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jimmymacke

06:23 31-12-15

I ran the 50km Trail Ultra in 2014, my first ever ultra marathon. The pictures on the website showed a glorious day, however we were met with an over cast sky, gale force winds and sweeping rain. The two laps around Ennderdale water comprise of a fire road, single track and a technical section of wet routes for a good half mile plus towards the end of each lap. The height gain is minimal and the navigation is easy. I found this was a great introduction to the sport, as it allowed runners to concentrate on running rather than nav. The views at either end of Ennerdale are stunning, whether open or in the confines of a glacial valley.

A low key event, part of the HiTerrain Events series, the volunteers, Race Director and spectators were all very friendly and the remote location gave the race a grand feel.

I thoroughly recommend the event for anyone who wants their first ultra experience in the hills.

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MarkR

09:57 21-12-15

Great ultra course, ideal for novices as you're running round a lake, so no need for tricky navigation. The two 25k laps mean you're never far from safety, plus there are stunning views and a varied course that's always runnable. Read my full race review at http://projectultra.org/

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Catliz123

08:43 04-11-15

This was a beautiful, well organised event, perfect for my first time trail race. I did the 10k option and the laid back chat at the start calmed any nerves I might have had. The other runners were all so friendly, even lending me an arm to hold on to down the short scramble. The last three kilometres were very tough, but again I got so much encouragement from fellow runners. The marshals were also very encouraging. Would definitely do it again, maybe train hard and try the 25k. Love the technical tshirt too.

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CatSlater

10:48 04-11-15

Love this event, ran it for the last 2 years...find my review at http://catslaterblog.wordpress.com

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Kirk

07:33 26-03-15

This was my first ultra back in 2012 selecting the 50k option. The route entails two loops of the Ennerdale water and beyond. The course was also fully marked so no need for nav skills. The event centre was great and had the requisite shower facilities needed after such a muddy excursion.

The first 7-8 miles had runners ascend up into the valley along a pleasantly runnable and gently undulating trail, before looping around the far side of Ennerdale Water. This back end of the Water has amazing technical rocky terrain, really giving a great trail running experience.

The organisers were incredibly friendly and accommodating to peoples needs throughout the day.

I would highly recommend this for all trail runners. To summarise; stunning scenery and a well organised race on a cracking little route.

Race report on my blog - http://enhancingexistence.blogspot.co.uk

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Amanda

04:35 25-03-15

Great 10km trail, the return route along the side of the lake is tricky but as an inexperienced trail runner I really enjoyed it. Friendly, happy marshals (despite the wind and rain) and Ennerdale is a beautiful place so don't forget to take in the view!

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martyorm

03:27 25-03-15

brilliant, well organised event. the run back along the side of the lake is something to behold, if you get a chance to look up!!!

would recommend to beginners and the more experienced alike.

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Fatlass

02:41 25-03-15

Great trail race. Fast and flat on the way out. Tough and rocky on the way back but good fun.

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