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The White Horse Ultras, use a treasured long distance path, through Marlborough, Broad Town, Cherhill, Devizes, Steeple Ashton, Bratton and Pewsey.
1920m of elevation on the 100 mile (Course Record 19:07:35)
1346m of elevation the 50 mile (Course Record 7:51:17)
725m of elevation on the 50k
Along the way the route passes eight white horses (five horses on the 50 mile, four on the 50k) which are cut into the hills and turf of the chalk landscape. It also visits many other historic and prehistoric locations, passing close to the start of the Ridgeway National Trail.
Westbury (1778) the oldest of the White Horses located on Westbury Hill, Bratton Down.
Cherhill (1780) located east of Cherhill village beneath Oldbury Castle earthwork.
Marlborough (1804) a small White Horse can be seen from various points around Marlborough.
Alton Barnes (1812) on Milk Hill, a mile north of Alton Barnes village.
Hackpen (1838) located on the edge of the Marlborough Downs.
Broad Town (1864) three miles south of Royal Wootton Bassett.
Pewsey (1937) set a mile south of the village
Devizes (1999) Located on Roundway Hill, overlooking the village of Roundway
(Note: You will also pass the World Famous Avebury Stone Circle)
The 100 mile event features 1900m of elevation gain. The 50 mile event has 1000m of elevation gain. The 50K has 724m of elevation gain.
Registration will take place in Marlborough from 7am - 9am.
You will be issued with the following :
RFID Chip Timer
GPS Tracking Device from Track Trail®.
The trackers are the kind used for D of E Tracking as well as Scout GPS Tracking, and general GPS Events Tracking.
If Cov-19 guidelines remain in place, start will be staggered, and you will start between 7am and 9am. If a mass start is allowed, that will be at 8am. There is a 32 hour time limit which is 3.1mph. 50 mile runners expected to make the 40 mile CP at 3.1mph, and beyond that, no official time limit for the finish (just within 32 hours!)
This event can be used as a qualifier for:
The White Horse Ultras
100 miles - £135.00
50 miles - £65.00
50k - £45.00
(+etchrock.com's booking fee )
Professional RFID Chip-timing
Live GPS Events Tracking from Track Trail®
8 food/drink refreshment CPs (4 on 50m, 3 on 50k)
White Horse 100m - 30x30cm Slate Tablet
White Horse 50m - 30x30cm Slate Tablet
White Horse 50k - Slate Coaster
Technical T-Shirt - optional purchase
Experienced Race Directors of over 100 ultramarathons
No pacers or walking sticks. Guide runners for visually impaired runners are permitted
Support crews can meet you a minimum of 0.5 mile from a CP
No refunds are possible (unless the event is cancelled) but you can sell your place privately up to 2-weeks before the event at no cost
Qualification (for 100):
Can evidence a 50 mile ultra completed within 15 hours in last 2 years
Mark is a vastly experienced ultrarunner with over 100 finishes worldwide; including multiple Spartathlon, Badwater (including double BW), GUCR, The High, JOGLE (15 days), Trans 333, Yukon Arctic 320, Thames Ring, Atacama, MDS, UTMB and many more... Marathon PB 2:53, 24hr 201k.
Mark transferred many of the key elements of the best races to set up Cockbain Events Ltd; an extreme set of hard to complete challenges including Viking Way, The Hill, C2C, Lon Las, The Tunnel, Chained Ultra, and Dead Sheep Race (a collaboration with Beyond Marathon Ltd)
Richard has many UK ultra finishes, and completed many worldwide 250k events including the MDS, Atacama Crossing, Kalahari Augrabies Extreme, La Trans Aq, Nepal.
Like Mark, Richard has taken the best of those races and in 2009 set up Beyond Marathon Ltd, and more recently Race Drone, TrackTrail and Events Tracking Ltd. Richard organises events such as King Offa's Dyke Race, Escape From Meriden, Deadwater, Convergence, Dusk til Dawn, The Millennium Way Ultra, The Gritstone Grind, 12 Labours of Hercules and others, as well as recent collaborations with Cockbain Events
Richard and Mark are old friends, who have ran together and directed races together in the past.
Cockbain Events Ltd
Beyond Marathon Ltd