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:
|Colworth||8.1 Miles||Sat 22nd June 2013|
|Fairlands Valley Challenge||12 miles||Sunday 21st July 2013|
|Harvest Trail||Half Marathon||Sunday 22nd Sept 2013|
|Dirt Half Challenge||Half Marathon||Saturday 16th November 2013|
|East Haddon XC||Approx 5m||Sunday 15th December 2013|
|Wellingborough Multiterrain Round 1||5km||Sunday 19th January 2014|
|Wellingborough Multiterrain Round 2||10km||Sunday 2nd February 2014|
|Wellingborough Multiterrain Round 3||15km||Sunday 16th February 2014|
|Go Beyond Running festival||10km||Sunday 20th April 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.
Tracey, Kev, Colin, Guy, Maria, John, Stuart and Andy, pre Grim Reaper 40/70/100 miles!