ARCHIVED RACE: St Begas Ultra @ St Bees Private School, St Bees, Cumbria, United Kingdom on 31 August 2013

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: St Begas Ultra
  • Distance (KMs): 56
  • Distance (Miles): 35
  • Date: 31 August 2013
  • Start Time: 08:00 AM
  • Venue: St Bees Private School
  • Organised By:
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations? Yes - Multiple Water Stations
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes - Has Awards or Prizes

Race Description

Done Marathons? Want something a bit more ‘tasty’?

A journey from the heart of the Lake District to the West Coast, through two stunning valleys and one killer climb. 35 miles (approximately) and 5800ft of ascent.

This race is based on a long distance walk ‘The St Begas Way’. It’s 95% off road, through two of the most stunning valleys in the Lake district. From the wooded shores of Bass lake, it climbs on forest tracks before heading down to the shore of Derwentwater. Through low level woods, the route hugs the lakeshore before heading south, through the Jaws of Borrowdale. Ahead the climb begins, up one of the steepest sections of track you’ll have ever seen, before climbing high over open fell and then descending into the uppermost end of the remote Ennerdale valley. Tracking the full length of this isolated and beautiful valley, the route climbs once more giving the runner their first views of the west coast over the flat and welcome ground ahead. Descending from Dent Fell, the route enters the village of St Bees, the start of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk, where a warm welcome awaits.

This route is a journey, in every sense.

Logistics. Race HQ/registration is located at the Finish in the West Coastal village of St Bees. Coach transport to the start will be provided. Race start 08:00. Course Cut off 12 hrs. Checkpoints/feed stations at 10,20 and 30 miles. The course at 35 miles long, will not be fully signed but a detailed, CLEAR road book will be provided. Navigation skill level required – Low, Dogs unfortunately, are not allowed on this event.

Note: This event is held under UK Athletics rules. Entrants must be 21yrs or over on raceday. Minimum survival kit will be required. GPS navigation file and Road Book will be included
TRA Permit : 74-13.

We are pleased to add another event sponsor The Ultramarathon Running Store who have agreed to offer a 15% discount to entrants, on their entire stock and provide race prizes to the fastest male and female finisher.

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