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The Severn Way Ultra
Holt Heath,DorsetTop Barn Camping, Holt Heath
Sun 23rd May 2021
Please note that ALL our races are now cup-free which means we will not be supplying cups and you will need to bring your own. We will provide water and squash dispensers and cola bottles for you to pour into your own cup.
The Severn Way Ultra
Standard Solo. 60 MilesCLOSED
The Severn Way Ultra
Standard Solo. 60 MilesCLOSED
All finishers will receive a finishers medal. An Original Buff will be awarded to the first male / female competitor, and will be presented to them at the end of the race.
Runners must arrive for registration at Top Barn Camping, Holt Heath, between 06:00 and 06:30 on the 24th May 2020. The race will start at 07:30. Please note if everyone is there before 07:30 we may start earlier.
Please note this is a point to point run – competitors must arrange their own transportation from the finish back home. Relay runners must also arrange their own transportation between checkpoints for their relay team.
Further race details
Typical CP Food
Examples which may be on offer – malt loaf, jam, peanut butter, cheese & marmite sandwiches, sweets, squash and coke. We would ask however that you do not rely on these alone and take only what you need with consideration for the other runners still to come in to the checkpoints.
Camping facilities are only free of charge to those competing in the full Severn Challenge event. If you are only doing 1or 2 days you can camp but at an additional fee and this must be booked and paid for in advance.. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Finishers Medals and Awards
All finishers will receive a finishers medal. The first male / female finisher will receive an Original Buff that will be presented to them at the end of the race.
Please note that entries within four weeks of the event cannot guarantee their medal type. This is because we commit to medal orders at this time.
Hiring of GPS equipment
As with all of Ultra Running Ltd Events, entrants have the facility to hire a Garmin for the duration of the race should they wish to do so at a nominal fee. For more information please click HERE
Link to Maps / GPS / Route Instruction can be found HERE
In line with the race rules, you must maintain a minimum of 4mph. This equates to the following mandatory cut-off times (assuming a 7:30 race start);
Severn Way CP1 will close at 09:15
Severn Way CP2 will close at 11:30
Severn Way CP3 will close at 13:45
Severn Way CP4 will close at 16:30
Severn Way CP5 will close at 20:00
Outside these times you will not be allowed to continue.
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
- Mobile phone
- Emergency food pack consisting of a two chocolate bars,
- Basic first Aid Kit
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.
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.
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.
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Severn Challenge Stages
This event is Stage 4 of the 5 stage 'Severn Challenge'. You can enter as many or as few as you like, or enter the full 'Severn Challenge'.
Stage 1 (26 miles) (10:30 start from Rhyd-y-benwch picnic area)
Hafren to Maesmawr B&B
Thursday 21st May 2020
Stage 2 (45 miles) (07:30 start)
Maesmawr B&B to Wingfield Arms campsite
Friday 22nd May 2020
Stage 3 (60 miles) (07:30 start)
Wingfield Arms campsite to Top Barn, Holt
Saturday 23rd May 2020
Stage 4 (60 miles) (07:30 start)
Top Barn to Manor Farm
Sunday 24th May 2020
Stage 5 (27 miles) (07:30 start)
Manor Farm to 'Severn Beach'
Monday 25th May 2020
Total race distance 218 miles
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