The British Ultra Fest 2013

6 day race

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02/10/2012 at 21:44

Blimey. How does that work?

02/10/2012 at 22:02

People go round and round in circles till they die of boredom.

03/10/2012 at 09:54

Slightly unfair. I think they change direction every few hours.

03/10/2012 at 11:08


03/10/2012 at 11:57

F*** That Noise

03/10/2012 at 21:56
I just did a 24 hour track race where we changed direction every 4 hours.
seren nos    pirate
03/10/2012 at 22:08

Why on earth would you want to go around a track for hours on end let alone days...........

i could see you travelling cross the country enjoying the views..........not a bloody track.....

03/10/2012 at 22:31
Helllen respect for that I am all for an ultra but need scenery! Six days round a track?not many takers I think!
04/10/2012 at 10:48

to an extent I can see the attraction of this due to the mental toughness you need to have to keep going around and around for that duration.

physical toughness is one thing, but can you cope with the mental side?? interesting

Edited: 04/10/2012 at 10:48
04/10/2012 at 11:21

In light of the mental toughness aspect, I shall be organising fencefest - a 6 day watching paint dry challenge.
Participants have to each paint a panel of my garden fence then watch as it dries.  I will be supplying quite small brushes to prolong the excitement. 

Edited: 04/10/2012 at 11:21
04/10/2012 at 13:05

Ian M - throw in free camping, a swag bag, medal, tech t-shirt, get an electrolyte sponsor and you could charge a few hundred quid per entrant!

I quite fancy a shot at the 48HR having previously done a 24HR (albeit on longer off road loops) ... I'll sign up for FenceFest as part of my recovery!

meface    pirate
09/10/2012 at 00:17

I love the fact that they have a tab for course and don't manage to provide a photo of the whole track.

seren nos    pirate
09/10/2012 at 07:53

Do they provide you with a written description of the course

09/10/2012 at 08:24

They don't want to spoil it for everyone!

I can see the purpose of using a track for these races in terms of having everyone in a small area, you can effectively cover infinate mileage as it is a time race not distance, everyone can be seen at all times, it is likly to be fast and support is dead simple. The overwhelming downside is that it would be more boring than a very boring thing.

22/10/2012 at 12:28

Brilliant post Seren! I was wondering if it was undulating!

I could have seen myself doing the 6day but around a track... for £400! Mmmmm its a price of a small all-inclusive holiday where you could run everyday as well


23/10/2012 at 22:15
You do get all your meals and a bed to sleep in!
24/10/2012 at 13:26

I have got a bone to pick with you lot!!!!!!

I knew nothing about this event until I saw the thread, I started out enjoying the banter on here, I particularly love the posts around the course photo's and route description. This lead to  a quick visit to their site, where a little worm must have burrowed in to my brain and all of a sudden the glorious, absurd, pointlessness of it has taken hold and before I knew it had the form printed filled out and ready to post ... have opted for the short course (48HRS) over the fun run (24HRS) and the total frickin 6 day nutter release programme.

24/10/2012 at 13:55
I wonder if you be chanting an appropriate mantra as you joggers go round and round and round and ......"All the people, so many people
24/10/2012 at 14:44

slaneuk - mmm might manage a tamborine and chant as I strive for transendence, reckon the right shorts will have space for a joss stick or two also!

05/08/2013 at 15:45

6 days to go before the 6 day begins. Bring your own beds and Joss sticks. We have tents and maybe some mats but accoutrements are the individuals responsibility.

Those people who think that 6 day races are boring are dealing with something in their minds. The reality is something else, out there.They have yet to become real ultrarunners.You have never heard from the lips of a 6 day runner about how boring it was. I guarantee you, boredom is not an issue.

The British Ultra Fest is a £400 opportunity to extend yourself in a way you have not experienced before, an opportunity to become something other than what you are now. There's still time to sign-up...


Edited: 05/08/2013 at 15:46
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