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Stretford, Manchester

Distance: 50 miles

Runners will start the race close to the grounds of Manchester United Football Club. This unique race is a heavily supported 50 mile ultra-marathon, following the Trans-Pennine Trail and the River Mersey from Manchester to Liverpool. The course is a well-marked, fast 50 mile race with a 14 hour cut-off, and is ideal for the seasoned ultra-runner looking for a PB at the distance, and also a great introduction into ultra-running for beginners. Magnificent support at 7 checkpoints from the GB Ultras Team, with live online GPS tracking.

Northampton Racecourse Park

Distance: 10 km

A fast PB potential course around Northampton Racecourse Park. The course is accurately measured and is 4 laps on footpaths around this beautiful park.;Start Time;10:00am

Wimbledon Common, London

Five miles, every second Sunday of the month, on Wimbledon Common. This low key run provides a perfect way to start your Sunday - a beautiful route over Wimbledon Common where you’ll have a lovely run, and earn a good breakfast afterwards.

Cyclopark, Gravesend, Kent

Distance: 5.25 mile loops;6 hours

For the science geeks amongst us, 2016 marked a significant anniversary being a 100 years since Albert Einstein published his final version of his theories on general relativity. A subject most of us have would (hopefully!) have heard of, and one of the cornerstones of our understanding of space and time. The event medal was so popular that we’ve made it an bi-annual event.;This will be a six hour timed challenge event on a 5.25 mile loop based out of the Cyclopark Complex at Gravesend (although the routes won’t actually be in the Cyclopark area we’re just using their facilities and parking) and the route will be a mixture of trail, bike paths and tarmac, not flat but not too hilly either before you panic!


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