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Wenlock Olympian Walk (or run)

15-Jul-2017 Much Wenlock, Shropshire, UK (England)

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100KM / 62Miles
1 Day - 200 Runners

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Entry From £20 GBP

To celebrate Olympic year, a 100km challenge walk or run organised by the Marches group of the Long Distance Walkers Association in conjunction with the Wenlock Olympian Society who inaugurated the Wenlock Olympian Games in 1850.

Much Wenlock is the heart of the modern Olympic movement. It is a charming ancient small town in Shropshire and is the starting point of the event.

Runners or walkers will have a maximum of 28 hours to complete the route which heads over Wenlock Edge to the Brown and Titterstone Clee hills and into Craven Arms.  It then returns to Wenlock via the Caradoc and the Lawley.

There are 5 main feed and drinks stations, a substantial meal at the end, sleeping area, certificate and event memento to all finishers. Walkers start time 8am - runners start time 10am.

Cost - LDWA members £15, non LDWA £20

Entries open 4th January, sign up here.

 

 

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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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expatsamson

09:57 24-03-17

I did this for a training run in 2014. Very affordable, I think it cost £15! If you decide to run this keep in mind it's for walkers and not specifically for runners; don't expect gels etc. at the aid stations. The navigation I found fairly difficult, not a complaint just a comment as I prefer marked courses. The people volunteering were super friendly and the aid stations well stocked. Very nice tour of the area.

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