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Glasgow to Edinburgh Ultra - G2E Ultra

10-Oct-2020 Riverside Museum, Glasgow, Glasgow, UK (Scotland)

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89KM / 56Miles
1 Day - 250 Runners

Alternate Distances: 89KM/56M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

Entry From £69 GBP

11th Edition! 2020 see’s the Return of the brilliant Scottish race G2E Ultra® starting in Glasgow from the ‘Hyper-Modern’ Riverside Museum beside the Victorian Tall Ship Glenlee!

Under the new management of GB Ultras providing great support, a well marked route, live online tracking via GB Race Tracker, new venues, new ideas, ITRA and UTMB Points, its a race that will make you smile!

A  great opportunity to extend the stay, bring the family and explore two great cities before and after the event. The route also passes the Falkirk Wheel and the Antonine Wall, the Northernmost point of the Roman Empire (Vallum Antonini – dating back to AD 142).

Following the River Kelvin, Sustrans Route 754, the Forth and Clyde Canal, the Union Canals, and the Water of Leith from Glasgow to Edinburgh.  Glasgow with its vibrant culture is home to 41% of Scotland’s population and Edinburgh, Scotland’s Capital, with its ‘Old Town & New Town’ and ‘Royal Mile’ a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is famed for its Castle, Holyrood, Scottish Parliament & Artur’s Seat.

G2E Ultra® has live online GPS tracking from GB Race Tracker, great NEW venues & brilliant support at checkpoints along the journey, the G2E Ultra® has all the makings of a great race!

Top 100 finishers earn a Gold G2E Ultra® Medal, 101-200 finishers earn a Silver G2E Ultra® Medal and 201+ finishers earn the Bronze G2E Ultra® Medal.  There are additional Bespoke GB Ultras Trophies for the Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female finishers and for the 1st 3 Teams (based on the accumulated times of their first 3 runners).

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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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MCV93

10:30 14-04-16

This was my first experience running an Ultra-Marathon. As a novice, I didn't know know what to expect. I couldn't have hoped for a better introduction to long distance running. The event was extremely well organised. All participants were friendly and helpful. The route follows along the canal which provides a serene quality, allowing you to persevere without encountering uneven or steep terrain. I personally found the repetitive landscape more mentally challenging than the physical fatigue. I'd highly recommend this run to anyone who is thinking of doing their first ultra. I had the time of my life!

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j0hncassidy

02:02 12-04-16

Absolutely awesome event. Great, simple information prior to and on the morning of the event. Fantastic marshalls, and the finish was simply amazing. Post race massage was just the ticket (thanks Grant). I'll be back!

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owen69

12:28 12-04-16

4th time iv run this race and still love it.
The race gets better each year, well organised so thanks guys. Look forward to running it a again.

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Kevdwyer

04:35 11-06-15

I ran this in 2012 as part of my preparation for the Comrades.
Brilliant organisation, a cracking route along the Canal towpaths and finishing right outside a pub in the heart of Edinburgh made this truly memorable.

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