Ultramarathons & Trail Running

The Ultramarathon and Trail Running section in an official sub-section of WDAC made up of runners who seek to either take their running beyond the marathon distance, or who prefer running off-road on trails or rocky terrain for any length of distance.

An Ultramarathon is a race of any distance over that of a marathon (26.2 miles).

Trail Running tends to traverse varying terrain; hills, mountains, fields, deserts, forests, and narrow passages are common. Likewise, steep inclines or rough terrain sometimes may require hiking or scrambling. Runners participating in trail runs must often ascend and descend thousands of feet.


Informal runs are often organised at various times throughout the week - usually shorter distances (up to 90mins) on a Wednesday night and much longer distances on a Saturday or Sunday.  These runs are often along local trails.  Get in touch with Kev O'Reilly on a club night (Kev usually runs with Group 4)

Trail Running Championship

Trail Champs

For the 2014-2015 season, W&DAC are holding a Club Trail Running Championship.

This Championship will comprise of the following races:

Dunstable XC 5 miles Sun 11th Jan 2015
Irchester MT 10 km Sun 18th Jan 2015
Irchester MT 15 km Sun 1st Feb 2015
Ashbridge Boundry 16 miles Sat 14th Mar 2015
Go Beyond Festival 10 km Sun 5th Apr 2015
Dukeries 40 miles May 2015
Colworth 8.1 miles Sat 20th Jun 2015
Shires & Spires 35 miles Sun 7th Jun 2015
Fairlands 12 miles Sun 19th Jul 2015
Dunstable Downs 20 miles Sep 2015
Monster Marathon 26.2 miles Sun 27th Sep 2015
Royston half 13.1 miles Sep 2015
Tring 15 km Oct 2015
Dirt half 13.1 miles Nov 2015

In order to take part in the Trail Championships, at least six races must be completed.  Points totals are done on a sliding scale with the winner of each race getting one point.  Results from the best 6 out of the 14 races will be totalled and points will be added to determine the overall winner.

NAME: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 TOTAL:
NAME: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 TOTAL:

View the Trail Championship results from 2014.