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Endurancelife - Coastal Trail Series - Northumberland

23-Feb-2019 Alnwick, Northumberland, UK (England)

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Trail Race Race Terrain
56KM / 35Miles
1 Day

Alternate Distances: 43KM/27M 21KM/13M 10KM/6M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

Entry From £33 GBP

The only linear 10K, half, marathon or ultra courses in the CTS series, running here will nourish your soul like nowhere else on earth.

The Northumberland coastline boasts some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in the UK and is best known for its sweeping sandy beaches, rolling dunes, high rocky cliffs, and isolated islands.

This striking landscape is steeped in history and there are few sights on earth that compare with Bamburgh Castle and its expansive and exposed bayside setting.

A host of conservation sites, including two National Nature Reserves, testify to the great variety of wildlife and habitats found in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Once here, you will feel as far removed from the pressures of modern life as it is possible to be, so lace those trail shoes tight, take a deep breath and tune into the wind and waves as you let the stunning widescreen panorama unfold!

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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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Alexander

10:55 05-06-17

Ran the Half this last year. Probably one of the best races I have ever done. Well organised and a great race aroung Northumberland countryside. The sand is great for running on as it is very hard.

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Lawsenbauer

07:53 12-03-16

Ran this for the first time in 2013 and always make a place for it in my diary each year (HALF). Don't let views that have a tendency to take your breath away and stop you in your tracks put you off. The terrain is forgiving for majority of the course, however, keep a little bit left in the tank for the final sharp climb up the ramparts of Bamburgh castle. The organisation is as brilliant as the scenery. Can't recommend this event enough.

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Victoria

03:29 06-03-16

Ran the 10k this year (2016), and like all CTS events it was well organised, friendly and along a beautiful route. Not the cheapest but you get a high quality event that's worth every penny. Very flat for a trail run, apart from the hill to the finish line which is mean!

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bluerunnings

10:21 06-03-16

I ran the 10k in 2015 and the half in 2016 and both have been fantastically well organised, very smooth transport links to the startline and well sign-posted and marshalled throughout. A fantastic stretch of British coastline and a fantastic finish, though I must add I think that ending on a hill through the soft-sanded dunes to get to the castle is a little cruel! :P I'll be back next year! Never Give Up!

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