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.

Training

Informal runs are often organised at various times throughout the week - usually shorter distances (up to 90mins) on Wednesday night and Friday nights and much longer distances on a Saturday or Sunday.  These runs are often along local trails.  Get in touch with Gary Thacker on a club night (Gary usually runs with Group 2/3)

Trail Running Championship

Trail Champs

For the 2015-2016 season, W&DAC are holding an Ultramarathon & Trail Series Championship.

This Championship will comprise of the following races:

Dukeries 10m 13th Feb 2016
Belvoir Challenge 15m 27th February 2016
Wendover 13.1m 5th March 2016
Ashridge 16m 19th March 2016
Obelisk ‘Obble 14m 26th March 2016
Dukeries 30m 14th May 2016
The Ox 10k 21st May 2016
Shires & Spires 35m 5th June 2016
Colworth 8.1m 25th June 2016
Fairlands 26.2m 17th July 2016
Dunstable Downs 26.2m 4th Sept 2016
Royston Harvest Trail 13.1m Sept 2016
T'Owd Man 13.1m Sept 2016
Tissington 13.1m 9th Oct 2016
Remembrance (TBC based
upon 3CXC)
11k TBC

In order to take part in the Trail Championships, at least six races must be completed, which must include at least one marathon or ultramarathon.  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 15 races will be totalled and points will be added to determine the overall winner.
A prize will also be given to the person or persons who cover the most miles within the series.

 
NAME: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 TOTAL: MILES:
James Terry 1 2   3 2     6 11           25 98.1m
Richard Loader   1   1 1       1           4 53.1m
Mark Boyce 2       7 2       1         12 80.2m
Kevin Glendinning         5 1   8             14 69m
Kevin O'Reilly         8       15 2         25 48.3m
Ben Shirley       2       1             3 51m
Martin Newton         3       10           13 22.1m
Michael Quinn               4 9           13 43.1m
Ian Mann         9       16           25 22.1m
Nicholas Sinnott               2             2 35m
Jon Kemp                 2           2 8.1m
Craig Clements               3             3 35m
Julian Blackwell                 3           3 8.1m
Zac O'Neil       4                     4 16m
Stuart Humphrey         4                   4 14m
Grant Nixon                 4           4 8.1m
Guy Travers               5             5 35m
Jason French                 5           5 8.1m
Stuart Rowse         6                   6 14m
Mike Gooch                 6           6 8.1m
Neil McDonald               7             7 35m
Tim Ellwood                 7           7 8.1m
Andrew Redden                 8           8 8.1m
Mike Farrow               9             9 35m
Tom Warner               10             10 35m
Gordon Carstairs               11             11 35m
Tom Newton                 12           12 8.1m
Gary Thacker                 13           13 8.1m
Guy Emmans                 14           14 8.1m
Les Rolfe                 17           17 8.1m
   
 
NAME: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 TOTAL: MILES:
Nicola Walpole 1         1   2 3 1         8 109.3m
Lynda Rowse   3     6 3     12 4         28 93.3m
Kirsty Hewitt 3     1 5       14           23 48.1m
Amy Vaughan   1       2     7 3         13 79.3m
Rebecca Sturgen   2     7 4                 13 59m
Natasha Wain         1       6           7 22.1m
Kim Geeves         3       4           7 22.1m
Jo Edwards         4       9           13 22.1m
Sarah Rowse                 17 2         19 34.3m
Amanda Davis       1                     1 16m
Helen Etherington               1             1 35m
Kelly Barnett                 1           1 8.1m
Mandy Crabb 2                           2 10m
Kelly Wedge         2                   2 14m
Justin Keech                 2           2 8.1m
Tracey Carstairs               3             3 35m
Sally Hewitt 4                           4 10m
Mandy Allen 5                           5 10m
Louise Kemp                 5           5 8.1m
Lorraine Kirk         8                   8 14m
Jill Shinnick                 8           8 8.1m
Julie O'Reilly         9                   9 14m
Jane Cuthbert         10                   10 14m
Margaret Bond                 10           10 8.1m
Kirsty Dodd         11                   11 14m
Theresa Clark                 11           11 8.1m
Loreto Sheils                 13           13 8.1m
Felicity Aries                 15           15 8.1m
Yasmin Gooch                 16           16 8.1m

View the Trail Championship results from 2015.