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Grand Union Canal 145 mile Race (GUCR)

25-May-2019 Birmingham, West Midlands, UK (England)

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Trail Race Race Terrain
233KM / 145Miles
2 Days - 100 Runners

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Advanced  

Entry From £60 GBP

This 145-mile race starts in the centre of Birmingham (Gas Street Basin) and ends in the centre of London (Little Venice) and is run along the Grand Union Canal.

The maximum 90 participants must complete this run in less than 45 hours. Cut offs are in place at 70 miles (19hours).

The organisers recommend that runners put in place their own support teams but some assistance will be provided for 40 unsupported participants. There will be nine feed points with drinks for all participants.

There is no first aid or medical backup available, and some items will be mandatory for the race such as phone, money, foil blanket and maps.

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Keith Godden

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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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Omar

05:17 19-10-18

I completed this race in 2018. It was well organised and the volunteers were super helpful.

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Baz75

08:16 02-06-17

Superbly organised, friendly and welcoming to new and old alike. A testing distance and route that you'll wonder why you hadn't done sooner. Helped along by selfless volunteers, friends of other entrants and iccadionally even members of the public. You won't regret giving this a shot.

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