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Thames Trot Ultra
October 2021 now sees the race in its new position in the calendar as a great end to the season. This is the 14th running of this fabulous race and is one not to be missed.
A tough 48 mile run along the Thames from Oxford to Henley. Ever changing scenery on the river with beautiful houses and traditional rowing club houses, this is one of the best way marked routes we have come across.
This is great race with everything from tarmac paths to muddy trails. Using the banks and towpaths of England's largest river, as well as footpaths and bridleways, we have created an ultra distance course that will always keep you interested and challenged. Well stocked feed stations and enthusiastic support complete what promises to be a great day out.
Ultra 48 miles£60.90 BOOK
A Medal and T shirt is provided to all finishers
5 check points with water, and a selection of supplementary energy gels, snacks and the famous Go Beyond fruit cake plus savouries at CP3.
Tea, coffee and snacks available for all athletes at the finish.
Race HQ is situated in the comfortable surroundings of the Hawkwell House Hotel, Church Way, Iffley Village, Oxford OX4 4DZ.
There is limited parking in Iffley. If you are driving to the start you will be directed to street parking areas in the vicinity.
By road: The venue can be accessed from the M40, J8 or 8a. Follow the A40 towards Oxford to its junction with the Eastern by Pass. Turn left, then right where the By Pass meets the A4158.
By train: For anyone travelling by train there is a courtesy shuttle bus from Oxford train station. Please let us know your rail travel arrangements to help us plan. Runners can park in the station car park provided they buy the return train ticket from the ticket office on the morning of the race.
Registration: from 07:00
Time limit: 11 hours
Age Limit: Due to the strenuous physical demands of running 50 miles in one day Thames Trot is restricted to competitors over 18 years of age only.
Toilets: Toilets are available in the hotel; there are also portable toilets at the finish in the pavilion at Mill Meadows, Henley On Thames.
Baggage Transfer: We will transfer a single competitor bag to the finish. Warm, dry clothes will be waiting for you along with our congratulations and free refreshments.
The start is approximately 3 miles South of Oxford. From the Hotel there is a short jog down to Iffley lock and after crossing the river the route takes the towpath heading South. The run follows the course of the Thames to that other great rowing venue, Henley, a short walk from the railway station which is good for car parking or transport back to Oxford. For a GPX file Download gpx route data here
The Thames Trot is run predominantly off road following the clearly marked Thames Path. As with all Go Beyond Ultra events, map books specific to the event will be issued at registration; the download above is available prior to the race to aid course familiarisation. The route is generally well signed but you should not rely entirely on the waymarkers.
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