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Trail Ultra 30

21-Sep-2019 Whirlow Hall farm, South Yorkshire, UK (England)

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Trail Race Race Terrain
48KM / 30Miles
1 Day - 200 Runners

Alternate Distances: 48KM/30M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

Entry From £45 GBP

The Trail Ultra 30 offers trail and road marathon runners a challenging opportunity to step up to ultra marathon distance. 

It’s not easy, with steep climbs and some navigation required, but who wants easy?

The terrain and the views are spectacular, and the route takes in some of the finest trails in the Peak District. 

Expect to run through moorland, forest, past lakes, crags and over the famous Stanage Edge.

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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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FRBlackSheep

07:57 27-08-18

Peaks Trail 30 - 2018 -Great Introduction Ultra, good quality map, easy navigation. Both the guys running the set-up at the base location and those manning the checkpoints are friendly and go all out to provide you with a great experience.

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renderpimp

07:49 27-08-15

Great run, great event, great terrain and views. Very well run. Great support. Had to navigate yourself on 80% of the route but it was not that hard really. 1hour add on if you missed a dib station and the odd one was kinda easy to miss.( unless you prepared well)
I agree more food at the stations would have been better and i was told there would be fuel at the top of Winhill but there wasnt. Would i do it again YES i bloody would and we got a medal and a tee shirt this year WOOT

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David Greenwood

02:23 21-08-15

A great route taking in some of the classic sights (and the cement works) in the Peak District. Whilst the 30 miler takes in some challenging climbs (including the slog up Parkin Clough to Win Hill) it's never particularly exposed and most of the route is on defined trails. This is not a long fell race.

In 2015 the emphasis for the ultras was on navigation, so only the first and last sections of the course were marked, so bear this in mind. Penalties for missed dibbers were fairly high (1 hour for each one missed) so concentration and good navigation is important.

Has the feel of a major event, with sponsorship, prizes and activities throughout the weekend, and attracts a good mix of runners of all standards. Entry fee is on the high side. Food at more of the checkpoints would be an improvement. Well worth it for the amazing views.

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rozmassey

04:59 19-08-15

I ran the intro ultra this year (2015) My first official ultra and I loved every minute. Great organisation and wonderful feed station at Bradwell. Might be up for the big one next year!

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adrian650

02:29 19-08-15

Ran in 2015, my second ultra ever. The event was well run on the day and a really lovely route to follow. Marshalls had a good attitude and made the aid stations a joy. Some of the upfront info could have been better organised and results process seems a bit fragmented.

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