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The Cumbria Way Ultra

15-Sep-2018 Ulverston to Carlisle, Cumbria, UK (England)

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Trail Race Race Terrain
117KM / 73Miles
2 Days - 250 Runners

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

Entry From £95 GBP

The Cumbria Way Ultra is a 73 mile, fully waymarked, trail ultra race which passes through the varied terrain of the beautiful Lake District, giving over 10,000 feet of ascent.

The Route

The Cumbria Way Ultra follows the iconic Cumbria Way trail heading south to north through the Lake District, from Ulverston to Carlisle. The event is open to Solo runners, Relay Teams of 2 and Relay Teams of 5. The route is fully waymarked with 5 Checkpoints, runners are also be supplied with a detailed written description of the route and gpx file.

Entry includes event technical t shirt, bespoke medal, Route Notes, tracker hire, free event photographs, all food and drink at the 5 checkpoints and a hot meal and free beer at the finish at Carlisle Castle.

 

Qualifying Points

The Cumbria Way Ultra (solo runners) is a qualifying event for the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc®, with 5 points.

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Gaynor Prior

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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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pasc

11:49 03-10-18

I did the Cumbria Way Ultra in 2018 and I would highly recommend it! The route is very scenic, not too difficult (considering it's the Lakes) nor too steep. The organisation was very good, with well stocked aid station. A great race!

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Jedimaster

08:43 22-09-15

The beauty of the English lakes, excellent friendly organisation, electronic timing and good food at the checks all combined making a great day for Mongol conquest!! The Golde Horde will be back for more next year. Well done marshals and organisers alike.

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gilesthurston

09:53 22-09-15

Fabulous race through an amazing part of the world, well organised with brilliant support and safety cover throughout. Nice long legs between checkpoints, which adds to the mental challenge but each is unique in their own ways. I ran it as a solo in 2015 and while its a long day, if you want to get a real feel for The Lake District this is a superb race to do.

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DCHaworth

06:57 21-09-15

Absolutely amazing route & view's to die for, following the Cumbria way. I ran leg 2 as a relay team in the 2015 race the atmosphere was great and the support at the checkpoints was great too. I plan on coming back as a solo running next

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