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 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 2013-2014 season, W&DAC are introducing a Club Trail Running Championship.

This Championship will comprise of the following races:

Shires and Spires 35 miles Sun 1st June 2014
Colworth 8.1 miles Sat 21st June 2014
Fairlands Challenge 50 km Sun 20th July 2014
Dunstable Downs Challenge 26.2 miles Sun 14th Sept 2014
Royston half 13.1 miles Sun 21st Sept 2014
Tring Ridgeway Run 15 km Sun 12th Oct 2014
Wootton XC Approx 5 miles Sun 9th Nov 2014
TBA    
TBA    

Points totals are done on a sliding scale with the winner of each race getting the most points.  Results from your best 6 out of the 9 races will be totalled and points will be added to determine the overall winner.

NAME: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 TOTAL:
COLIN HARRIS 18 10 19 20 19           86
KEVIN O'REILLY 9 11 16 19 18           73
TIM ELLWOOD 19 12 20               51
STUART MELLOWS 12 14 18               44
MICHAEL QUINN   16     20           36
NEIL McDONALD 20                   20
RICHARD LOADER   20                 20
JON KEMP   19                 19
JULIAN BLACKWELL   18                 18
GUY TRAVERS 17                   17
ANDREW REDDEN   17                 17
MARTIN NEWTON     17               17
IAN MANN         17           17
STEVE KEARNS 16                   16
HOWARD SMITH 15                   15
MICHAEL HANCOCK   15                 15
NAYTHAN BELLAMY 14                   14
ALAN GRIFFITHS 13                   13
THOMAS WARNER   13                 13
KEVIN GLENDINNING 11                   11
AMOS HILL 10                   10
ANDY MANNING   9                 9
 
NAME: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 TOTAL:
JOANNE EDWARDS 16 11   20 20           67
NATASHA WAIN 20 18 20               58
EMMA BILSON 17   18   19           54
VICTORIA WATSON   17 19               36
TRACEY FREEAR 15     19             34
MARY PEARSON 13       17           30
KELLY BARNETT   20                 20
KELLY BURN 19                   19
HARRIETTE WOOLLEY   19                 19
KIM FREEMAN 18                   18
HAYLEY HARDIE         18           18
SARAH ELLWOOD   16                 16
KIM GEEVES   15                 15
KIRSTY HEWITT 14                   14
NICOLA WALPOLE   14                 14
LYNDA ROWSE   13                 13
REBECCA STURGEN   12                 12
MANDY ALLEN   10                 10
DAWN HOLLOWAY   9                 9
NATALIE CLAYTON   8                 8
KIRSTY DODD   7                 7

View the Trail Championship results from 2013.