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 July 2016
Dunstable Downs 26.2m 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                   8 55m
Richard Loader   1   1 1                   3 45m
Mark Boyce 2       7                   9 24m
Ben Shirley       2                     2 16m
Martin Newton         3                   3 14m
Zac O'Neil       4                     4 16m
Stuart Humphrey         4                   4 14m
Kevin Glendinning         5                   5 14m
Stuart Rowse         6                   6 14m
Kevin O'Reilly         8                   8 14m
Ian Mann         9                   9 14m
   
 
NAME: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 TOTAL: MILES:
Kirsty Hewitt 3     1 5                   9 40m
Rebecca Sturgen   2     7                   9 29m
Lynda Rowse   3     6                   9 29m
Nicola Walpole 1                           1 10m
Amy Vaughan   1                         1 15m
Amanda Davis       1                     1 16m
Natasha Wain         1                   1 14m
Mandy Crabb 2                           2 10m
Kelly Wedge         2                   2 14m
Kim Geeves         3                   3 14m
Sally Hewitt 4                           4 10m
Jo Edwards         4                   4 14m
Mandy Allen 5                           5 10m
Lorraine Kirk         8                   8 14m
Julie O'Reilly         9                   9 14m
Jane Cuthbert         10                   10 14m
Kirsty Dodd         11                   11 14m

View the Trail Championship results from 2015.