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
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||Sat 20th Sept 2014|
|Wootton XC||Approx 5 miles||Sun 9th Nov 2014|
|East Haddon XC||Approx 5 miles||Sun 21st Dec 2014|
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.