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JOGLE 24

Wick, Highland Council

A836, Wick KW1 4YL, UK

Fri 8th March 2024

Starting at 09:00

1 race

£3,200.00

Organiser's Description

An incredible challenge, an incredible journey: a run from John O' Groats to Lands End - 860 miles over 17 days. That's averaging 50 miles each day! The JOGLE follows a classic route, all on road; it's incredibly demanding and athletes will need all their fitness and resolve to complete it.

The 1st place finisher will also win a relaxing break for two at our own Pengethley Manor, or you can choose to upgrade to any of our International Ultra Squad experiences

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Course Details

The route follows the classic journey from John O’Groats to Lands End and is almost all on road. Every year we make route amendments to improve the safety of competitors and to offer a more enjoyable running experience. URL also provide each competitor with several hi-viz technical t-shirts and a hi-viz jacket. All these items are personalised with the competitors name, the year, and the race name.

It is important that competitors bring along other suitable clothing and equipment to counteract all types of weather conditions. Some of the roads can be quite busy, and it is important to realise that in isolated area's great care and consideration needs to be given during the run. It is on this basis that if URL consider any competitor not fit to continue we will remove them from the race. In addition, there is a minimum 4 mph requirement - falling below the 4 mph you will be withdrawn without debate

Distance in miles
854

Ascent in metres
16,604

Descent in metres
16,589

UTMB Points
6

Course Record
185:04:00

What's Included

All finishers get:

JOGLE Medal
JOGLE Finisher technical t-shirt
JOGLE Trophy
Bottle of Champagne

In addition, the 1st place finisher now has the option of experiencing one of the Ultra Running Squads International Adventures in either Tenerife or the UK. (more destinations coming online soon).

T&Cs apply. Maximum flight contribution £200.

50% discounts on any entry to any of our other URL events leading to up the JOGLE race day date. If you are paying on instalments the discount will pro-rata to the amount you have paid.

Your 50% discount also allows you access to any URL event, even if it is sold out or closed!

At John O’Groats you will be provided with Hi-Viz clothing which will consist of a showerproof jacket and six technical tops. This clothing will be branded with the URL Logo, the race name ‘JOGLE’ and your personal name.

How to Get There

Competitors are self-sufficiuent getting to the start and from the finish

time restraints

The JOGLE is incredibly demanding and few athletes will have the fitness or resolve to complete the entire 17 days. As such Ultra Running has preset cut-off times along the route, based on a minimum average of 4 mph / day.

Under no circumstances will a runner be allowed to continue on the course after 22:00.

On completion of Day 1, URL will be able to determine the slower entrants against the quicker entrants. At this time you may be requested to start at split times to make race support for everyone viable. For some this may be an earlier start time than expected, for others a later start time. In doing this URL gives everybody the best opportunity of completing the challenge.

Earlier starters still need to maintain the minimum of 4 mph.

As you reach Day 10 of the JOGLE we may offer more leniency on the 4 mph restriction.

Accommodation

URL provides accommodation at the end of Day 1 through to the end of Day 16. It is each competitors responsibility to book their own accommodation at John O’Groats and after their finish at Land’s End.

URL has arrangements in place with Hostels, Hotels, B&B’s and Travelodges along the route, so you can be assured that after the long days run you have a bed and shower / bath facilities available. These facilities will be on a shared room basis. It is imperative that these establishments are respected and kept clean and tidy by competitors. Failure to do so could mean disqualification from the race and additional charges.

check point food

The JOGLE is a cup-free race, so you need to bring your own reuseable cup.

We operate a flexible check-point strategy on the JOGLE.

It is important that we gain an early understanding of the group of entrants each year. From Day 1 we look to offer check-points at 8 mile intervals. Generally though this gets extended in distance by the request of runners. That said, if just one runner needs extra support, we will be there for them.

Example CP food items (which may change) are:

Malt loaf, cake, jam, peanut butter, cheese or marmite sandwiches, sweets, squash, cola and water.

After the Day 1, we soon find out the likes and dislikes of competitors, and where possible we will try to source special requests by competitors, although this may take a day or two depending on our location and the need to support the race.

We will ask you to fill in our dietary needs form to note your food preferences and highlight and allergies that you may have. You will be burning a significant number of calories so it is important we provide food which is suitable for you. If you do have a special dietary requirement we may ask you to provide supplementary food items to accommodate this

maps & gpx

URL are continually adapting the route and it is a work in progress that has, and continues to, cost us a not insignificant amount of money and time.

It is for this reason that we only provide mapping and gpx information to our own competitors. This information is emailed directly to competitors four weeks before the event.

Route profiles:

Day 1 – 53.1 miles, Ascent – 1,149 m, Descent – 1,124 m
Start – John O’Groats
Finish – Helmsdale Hostel, KW8 6JR



Day 2 – 45.7 miles, Ascent – 788 m, Descent – 789 m
Start – Helmsdale Hostel
Finish – Station Hotel, Alness IV17 0SG
Total distance – 98.8 miles



Day 3 – 55.5 miles, Ascent 1276 m, Descent 1082 m
Start – Station Hotel
Finish – Premier Inn, Aviemore, PH22 1PX
Total distance – 154.3 miles



Day 4 – 56.2 miles, Ascent 1,107 m, Descent 1,192 m
Start – Premier Inn, Aviemore
Finish – Atholl Villa, Pitlochry PH16 5BX
Total distance – 210.5 miles



Day 5 – 55 miles, Ascent 1,247 m, Descent 1,263 m
Start – Atholl Villa, Pitochry
Finish – Travelodge Dunfermline, KY11 8RY
Total distance – 265.5 miles



Day 6 – 51.7 miles, Ascent 1,359 m, Descent 1,241 m
Start – Travelodge Dunfermline
Finish – The Gordon Arms, TD7 5LE
Total distance – 317.2 miles



Day 7 – 55.4 miles, Ascent 1,071 m, Descent 1,277 m
Start – The Gordon Arms
Finish – Travelodge Carlisle Central, CA1 1NL
Total distance – 372.6 miles



Day 8 – 56.5 miles, Ascent 1,279 m, Descent 1,244 m
Start – Travelodge Carlisle Central
Finish – Travelodge Burton, LA6 1JF
Total distance – 429.1 miles



Day 9 – 55.4 miles. Ascent 653 m, Descent 658 m
Start – Travelodge Burton
Finish – Travelodge Haydock, WA11 9TL
Total distance -484.5 miles



Day 10 – 57.8 miles, Ascent 651 m, Descent 594 m
Start – Travelodge Haydock
Finish – Travelodge Battlefield, Shreswbury, SY4 3EQ
Total distance -542.3 miles



Day 11 – 55 miles, Ascent 1,183 m, Descent 1,273 m
Start – Travelodge Battlefield
Finish – Travelodge Worcester, WR1 2QS
Total distance -597.3 miles



Day 12 – 54.7 miles, Ascent 527m, Descent 488 m
Start – Travelodge Worcester
Finish – Travelodge Bristol Filton, BS34 5GN
Total distance – 652 miles



Day 13 – 55.1 miles, Ascent 712 m, Descent 710 m
Start – Travelodge Bristol
Finish – Travelodge Wellington Somerset, TA21 9AD
Total distance – 707.1 miles



Day 14 – 47.5 miles, Ascent 760 m, Descent 702 m
Start – Travelodge Wellington Somerset
Finish – Travelodge Okehampton, EX20 4LY
Total distance – 754.6 miles



Day 15 – 47.8 miles, Ascent 1,475 m, Descent 1,732 m
Start – Travelodge Okehampton
Finish – Travelodge St Austell, PL25 5BU
Total distance – 802.4 miles



Day 16 – 30.7 miles, Ascent 871 m, Descent 898 m
Start – Travelodge St Austell
Finish – Travelodge Hayle, TR27 5DG
Total distance -833.1 miles



Day 17 – 19.2 miles, Ascent 411 m, Descent 357 m
Start – Travelodge Hayle
Finish – Lands End, TR19 7AA
Total distance – 852.3 miles

  • Don’t forget to bring a waterproof map case
  • Tracking of competitors can be viewed at real-time by logging into the map link available off this web-page (only available during the race)

kit list

Competitors must carry the following items:

Backpack or equivalent
Head Torch with spare batteries
Maps will be provided prior to the days race
Compass or GPS device
Whistle
Mobile phone
Basic First Aid Kit, blister treatment, pain relief etc
Waterproof map case
Trail shoes are advisable for a small section of Day 6, approx 4 miles.

URL will provide each competitor with a tracking devise which will enable individuals progress to be monitored and recorded. The tracking devices also have inbuilt SOS buttons in case of an emergency or required assistance.

Meals

Breakfast:

Where possible we do get a hot breakfast, but this isn't always possible, depending on where we are staying and how earlier the race has to start. If we can't do the hot option, we generally go for fruit, yogurts, porridge pots etc. Any special requests are also considered.

Evening meals:

Most evening meals are eaten out in restaurants. Alternatively micro-wave meals at the hostels or take-away options, pizza, fish and chips, chinese etc. Nobody goes hungry.

Included is the evening meal only, we don't pay for starters or desserts or drinks - these are at the costs of the individual.

Example of the likely itinerary:

Day 1 - Concludes at Helmsdale Hostel
You will have opportunity to have your own breakfast at your hotel and then you will deposit your baggage in our support vehicle at 8:00, walk down to the John O'Groats sign ready for a start at 8:30 (or sooner if everybody is ready).

The evening food at the hostel will be soup, microwaveable meal which we provide and serve to you, unlimited tea and coffee.

Breakfast will be porridge pot, yoghurt, toast and jams.

Day 2 - Concludes at The Station Hotel, Alness
You will eat at the hotel which serves excellent food. The hotel will also provide you with a continental breakfast for in the morning which will be given to you at the end of the evening meal. Tea and coffee making facilities are available in your rooms. It is likely that start times for the day will be split with slower runners starting at 7:00 and faster runners at 8:00.

Day 3 - Concludes at Premier Inn, Aviemore
You will eat in the hotel which serves a good selection of meals. Breakfast will be porridge pot, yoghurt, fruit, tea / coffee in your room. Similar split start times of 7:00 and 8:00 for runners.

Day 4 - Concludes at Atholl Villa, Pitlochry
Due to finishing times a lot of restaurants and facilities are closed. So this day is Pizza night. Breakfast will be porridge pot, yoghurt, fruit, tea / coffee in your room. Similar split start times are likely of 6:00 and 7:00 for runners. This is due to eating facilities closing early at Dunfermline.

Day 5 - Concludes at Travelodge Dunfermline
So long as runners finish on time, they can eat either at the Harvester or they also deliver. If the Harvester is closed we have Burger King options and Fish & Chips. Breakfast will be porridge pot, yoghurt, fruit, tea / coffee in your room. Similar split start times are likely of 6:00 and 7:00 for runners.

Day 6 - Concludes at The Gordon Arms, Selkirk
You will eat at The Gordon Arms. A menu choice will be emailed to you before the start of JOGLE to make your choices. Breakfast will be porridge pot, yoghurt, fruit, but generally The Hotel has provided us with bacon baps for us to take away which we can give to you on route or a CP1. Similar split start times are likely of 6:00 and 7:00 for runners.

Day 7 - Concludes at Travelodge Carlisle
You will eat at Weatherspoons which has a good selection of food and 5 minutes walk away. Or late finishers / runners who just want to stay in the Hotel, Travelodge does provide a reasonable meal selection. Breakfast will be porridge pot, yoghurt, fruit, tea / coffee in your room. Similar split start times are likely of 6:00 and 7:00 for runners.

Day 8 - Concludes at Travelodge Burton
Limited choices here. We have a Burger King, but also a M&S store which does a reasonable selection of salads etc. Breakfast will be porridge pot, yoghurt, fruit, tea / coffee in your room. Similar split start times are likely of 6:00 and 7:00 for runners.

Day 9 - Travelodge Haydock
A short 5 minute walk across the road to Lyme Farm Dining (similar to a Harvester), with a great selection of food. Breakfast will be porridge pot, yoghurt, fruit, tea / coffee in your room. Similar split start times are likely of 6:00 and 7:00 for runners.

Day 10 - Travelodge Shrewsbury
Next to the Travelodge is Two Henrys (similar to a Harvester), with a great selection of food. Breakfast will be porridge pot, yoghurt, fruit, tea / coffee in your room. Similar split start times are likely of 6:00 and 7:00 for runners.

Day 11 - Travelodge Worcester
The Travelodge has a dining room with a good selection of meals. Breakfast will be porridge pot, yoghurt, fruit, tea / coffee in your room. Similar split start times are likely of 6:00 and 7:00 for runners.

Day 12 - Travelodge Bristol
The Travelodge has a dining room with a good selection of meals. Breakfast will be porridge pot, yoghurt, fruit, tea / coffee in your room. Similar split start times are likely of 6:00 and 7:00 for runners.

Day 13 - Travelodge Wellington
The hotel is adjacent to Skylark (similar to a Harvester), with a great selection of food. Breakfast will be porridge pot, yoghurt, fruit, tea / coffee in your room. Similar split start times are likely of 6:00 and 7:00 for runners.

Day 14 - Travelodge Okehampton
Limited choices here. We have a Burger King, a Greggs & a Subway. The petrol station does have a large store with a large selection of other items, salads etc. Breakfast will be porridge pot, yoghurt, fruit, tea / coffee in your room. Similar split start times are likely of 6:00 and 7:00 for runners.

Day 15 - Travelodge St Austell
The Travelodge has a dining room with a good selection of meals. Breakfast will be porridge pot, yoghurt, fruit, tea / coffee in your room. This is a short mileage day so we look to start at 8:00.

Last facility provided - Day 16 - Travelodge Hayle
Across the road is a Brewers Fayre, with a great selection of food. Breakfast will be porridge pot, yoghurt, fruit, tea / coffee in your room. This is a short mileage day so we look to start at 8:00.

JOGLE Competitor retirement

If a competitor fails to complete any individual day, at any stage of the race, they will be deemed from immediate effect to be out the race, and will be transferred at the discretion of URL to the nearest train station or other agreed terminus.

race rules

By signing up to one of Ultra Running Ltd events you agree to abide by our general race rules;

The following are the race rules that apply to all Ultra Running Ltd events and should be adhered to by all race participants.

Each participant will be given a race number which must be clearly attached by safety pins to the front chest. If this is not clearly visible you may be delayed at checkpoints.
Teams must have pre-registered before the day and consist of at least three competitors who will also count as individual competitors amongst the rankings. For a Team to successfully complete the race, a minimum of three members of that Team must finish.

Each participant must make sure he/she is carrying all items detailed in the mandatory kit list

You cannot change your race entry category or team once the race has started.

Relay team members: All originally designated members of a team must complete the leg they have chosen, and the following team member must not start the race until the person they are handing over from has arrived at that CP, otherwise automatic disqualification will apply. Changes to the team members and/or race order can only be made up until the team has signed in on the day of the race.

Competitors must go through all check points and it is their sole responsibility to ensure that the check point attendant has recorded their race number and entry/exit time along with any injuries; failure to do so at any check point will mean the competitor has failed to complete the race and will be disqualified.

All entrants must be 20 years or over on the start day of the race.

Mandatory Kit List

Competitors must carry the following items. Random bag checks will be made on registration. Anyone found not to have the correct kit will not be allowed to start the race

Backpack or equivalent
Head Torch with spare batteries
Ordnance Survey Map 150 (Our downloadable maps are ok)
Compass or GPS device
Whistle
Mobile phone
Emergency food pack consisting of a two chocolate bars,
Basic first Aid Kit

Competitor Retirement

If any competitor has to retire for whatever reason they must contact the race organisers immediately, either by advising a checkpoint attendant or by telephoning the emergency number which will be written on the race numbers of each competitor.

Time Constraints

The organisers want to give every competitor the opportunity of completing the race and will, where reasonable practicable, allow generous opening times of CP Stations; the allowance should be within an average of 4.0 miles per hour. If you fall below the 4.0 miles per hour you will be pulled from the race without concession.

Cancellation

In the event of Ultra Running Ltd. having to cancel the event, an alternative date will be provided. If re-scheduling of the event isn’t possible, or a competitor cannot make the revised date. URL undertakes to refund payments received, less any out of pocket expenses which are determined at 25%.

For all other circumstances, including Competitor cancellations due to personal reasons, refunds are not allowed. But at the discretion of the organisers an entry may be transferred to the following years race providing the request is within four weeks of the event date.

Any ‘transferred races’ or ‘reduced rate races’ are not refundable or transferable in any respect.

Race Photography

Ultra Running Ltd. reserve all exclusive rights relating to photographic coverage of their races. By entering an event, participants agree that Ultra Running Ltd may exclusively use any photographic or textual content captured during the event for advertisement purposes.

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