Manor Crescent, Compton, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 6NU
- Distance20 miles
- Water stations
Every 5 Miles
- Traffic free
- Wheelchair accessible
Virtually a figure of eight which allows runners to switch from the forty mile event to the twenty (or vice versa) at 19.5 miles depending on how they feel at that stage.
Terrain is mainly footpaths, tracks and bridleways (which can all be fairly muddy) with some short, almost traffic free, road sections linking them.
Course is route marked, but description is available from website.
(A supporters'/baggers' route is also available.)
Course ascends/descends by 3,900 feet for the 40 miles; 2,200 feet for the 20 miles.
Start time is 0900 hours, with a time limit of 11 hours, to finish by 2000 hours.
Team entry is by club declared on entry form, of either or mixed sex with first 3 finishers to score on a total time basis.
Prizes for 1st 2nd 3rd overall: 1st in age 40, 50, 60, 70 categories (both sexes, both races): 1st team (both races).
There are 8/4 checkpoints at approx 5 mile intervals, all with water and squash, some with hot drinks and snacks.
Changing rooms, toilets and showers. Free hot meal (with vegetarian option) for all entrants post-race. Free 'indoor camping' on gym mats in school hall on Friday night.
(no dogs on Downs School site please)
Supervised bag storage
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