LADYBOWER RESERVOIR TRAIL HALF MARATHON & 50K ULTRA

Hope Valley, Derbyshire

Ladybower, Hope Valley, England, United Kingdom

Sat 14th October 2023

Starting at 07:00

2 races

£28.00 - £50.00

Organiser's Description

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR ULTRAMARATHON AND HALF MARATHON EVENT AT LADYBOWER RESERVOIR ON SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2023!

The Ladybower reservoir in the Peak District National Park is one of the largest reservoirs in the country and a perfect setting for our first event there. With stunning scenery and a team of enthusiastic marshals, the Ladybower Ultramarathon is perfect for both seasoned athletes and first timers!

Ladybower Start Times:
Ultra – 7am
Half Marathon – 9am

Races

  • Half Marathon

    £28.00

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

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  • Ultra Marathon

    £50.00

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  • Half Marathon

    £28.00

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

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  • Ultra Marathon

    £50.00

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What's Included

Chip timed results

Unique themed medal

Free official event photos

Post race goodies.

Parking

Official parking for running festival will be off site, with shuttle buses to the event village.

Location

Event village for the running festival will be underneath the Derwent Dam.

Course Details

HALF MARATHON ROUTE
The Half Marathon route consists of an hilly loop on a mix of surfaces including trail, gravel and road. The route involves climbing Win Hill and traversing west, all the while enjoying unbelievable views over the reservoir. From here you will descend to a double track road along the waters edge, before crossing the dam into Heatherdene parking and your first Aid Station. From here you climb once again, this time up onto Bamford Edge. after running along the top of the rock crags you will wrap around Lees Wood before returning to Bamford and the finish line!

50K ULTRA ROUTE
The 50K ultra route consists of an undulating loop on a mix of surfaces including trail, gravel and road. Starting at Bamford Recreation ground you will ascend Win Hill and enjoy breathtaking views of Ladybower Reservoir to the north. After traversing the ridge you descend to a double track gravel road along the waterfront, cross the dam and pass through our Heatherdene Aid Station. From here you will make a full circumnavigation of Labybower reservoir, passing two further Aid Stations along the way.

Now it is time to climb again! Heading up towards White Tor before descending back down to cross the A57. The final section of the route runs along top of Stannage Edge, with more stunning views of the surrounding area. Throughout this race you will climb and descend approximately 1500m, a great challenge for anyone looking to complete their first ultra distance trail race.

start times

HM - 9am

Ultra - 7am

event village

Event village for the running festival will be underneath the Derwent Dam.

facilities

Baggage

We will have a secure area in the event village where you can leave your baggage. We recommend you bring as little baggage as possible. Your baggage tag is attached to your race number, you simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect, show your number to the baggage staff and they will help you find your baggage.

Toilets

There will be plenty of toilets available within the event village.

Additional information

Due to the nature of this event it is going to be cup-less. This means that we WILL NOT be providing bottled water on course. We will have bottled water in our Event Village for pre race and also every finisher will receive a bottle of Actiph Water after they finish.

Instead, we will have Aid Stations on both the Half Marathon and 50K courses. At these Aid Stations we will provide basic food supplies and un-bottled water in jugs that our marshals can use to refill you water bottles/flasks. We recommend that all Half Marathon and 50K runners use a hand flask, running belt or vest with which to carry essential items, as well as food and water.

RECOMMENDED KIT LIST

ALL DISTANCES
Trail Running Shoes
Running Vest or Belt
Sunglasses
Suncream
Food & Water (to be re-filled at Aid Stations)

REQUIRED KIT LIST (50K DISTANCE ONLY);
Hooded waterproof jacket
First aid kit (to include minimum blister plasters, bandage and tape to secure dressing)
Spare long-sleeved base layer top
Hat & gloves
Whistle
Mobile phone and/or GPS device (fully charged)
Head Torch
Emergency foil blanket or bivi bag
Emergency food & drink

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2 reviews

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Melanie

·3 months ago

Excellent staff and marshalling couldn’t fault the organising team at all, lots of staff and very helpful and friendly, best thing about the event. There was no mobile signal for much of the course which is a risk. A lot of tarmac to run on. A small thing - would have liked more salt snack options at the aid stations.
Randeep

·3 months ago

Great ultra! A fair bit of road running in middle section, the last climb at 27miles is fun!! Well organised and beautiful views.

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Steve Nicholson

Chris Jones

Marc Bown

T. Ray

Location

Hope Valley, Derbyshire

14 Oct 2023

£28.00 - £50.00

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