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Millennium Way Ultra 2017

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Burton on trent

Burton upon Trent

DE14 2BB

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Beyond Marathon are back with the 4th edition of this really popular event (It sells out very fast every year, so book early). It is based on the same format of our other “Trail in a Day” event; The Gritstone Grind. We have tried to keep the cost down and the satisfaction level high. We present a one-way run across the entire width of Staffordshire County. Included in the event cost is:

  • Electronic Chip Timing, using RaceTimerPro
  • Finisher Certificate
  • Paramedic Support from Ultra Medix
  • Food and Drink at Three Checkpoints
  • Food and drink at the finish
  • Experienced race director and event insurance

The Way for the Millennium is a national trail that was setup 16 years ago to celebrate the millennium, and is now 41 miles long. You can either park and register at Burton-on-Trent (6:15 am to 7am) (Derbyshire border) and then board the coach for a trip to Newport (on the Shropshire border), or you can opt to provide your own transport and meet us at the start line in Newport. Race start is around 8:15am

Then you’ll run as fast as your little legs will carry you along the pretty much flat course all the way back to your car. You have a leisurely 12 hours in which to do it too. Yes you did read that right, the course is essentially flat, for 41 miles. There is a miserable 300ft of climbing on the whole course. Beyond Marathon are normally well known for tough hilly events, so we’ve gone soft on this one. Well, we like to throw you a bone now and again. Just this once mind you. The next event we setup; we’ll ensure there’s 5 miles of vertical to make amends for this. In 2015 extended out the already super-generous time limit by a full extra hour – giving you a 12 hour time limit (3.4mph average speed) this is a great choice if you are either:

  • Looking to clock a fast time on a flat course
  • New to ultramarathons

We’ll feed and water you along the way, at each of three manned checkpoints too. Rather than include extras in the entry fee you may not want, you can choose the following as extras:

NOTE: If "No travel/Coach" option sells out, you can't buy the "coach" option, and then turn up to Newport in order to get a place, as your race number will not be there! We have only 50 slots for "no coach" and only race numbers 1-50 will be brought to Newport. We have limited time and no indoor venue at Newport, so we can register 50 only.

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Burton on trent

Burton upon Trent

DE14 2BB

United Kingdom

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