Go long in the country at the Warwickshire Bear Ultra
Super scenic event for new and experienced runners.
Any runner looking to go further than a marathon can test themselves over 60K at the Warwickshire Bear Ultra which is making its debut on Sunday 19 September. A picturesque out and back course awaits the newcomer and ultra experienced athlete alike.
Organisers Big Bear Events have devised an event that caters for all abilities and with a cut off time of 10 hours means it is doable for a great many people. It is possible to power walk the distance if you can manage 4 miles an hour and make the five hour cut off at half way and the overall cut off of 10 hours – but you need to be a speed hiker!
The race starts from Rugby and continues along a fast and flat course towards Leamington Spa at the turnaround point before heading back to Rugby. The route is mostly off-road and consists of canal towpaths, fields, cycle paths and an old railway line which will be fully marked – ideal for anyone unfamiliar with the area. No need for a map and compass either which means runners can enjoy the views of the Warwickshire countryside.
The aid stations are at pubs so handy for crews providing race support and for family and friends to relax over a drink or two whilst waiting for their runner and give them a few words of encouragement.
Big Bear Events who are environmentally aware and keen to avoid single use plastic, have gone ‘cupless’. Runners have the option of carrying water via a hydration vest or a foldable cup which can be refilled at the aid stations.
Every finisher will receive an attractive medal for their well deserved effort.
For more information about the ultra and to enter, visit the Big Bear Events website.
Image courtesy of Big Bear Events.