BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TIME !!
The Ox Ultra 2015 35 miles of hilly fun in the Wiltshire countryside.
This year we are honoured to have been chosen as part Runfurther race league http://runfurther.com/
What does this mean?
Well it means little old us, have been recognised for laying on a great event *blush* Ox is only in its second year.
And it means there's a few goodies on offer from the League sponsors with prizes and bits and pieces for the goody bags for the intrepid Ultra runners check out http://runfurther.com/
What is Runfurther?
The Runfurther race series is an annual championship based round 12 off-road Ultra running races in the UK. We don’t organise the races, just the tournament scoring. You can join in for free (although you’ll have to pay to enter the races of course). The races will change from year to year, but we plan always to keep a number of old favourites in the series, and to stick to lower-cost races as far as is practical.
We collate the race results into a championship table according to a set of simple rules, and the best runners win! At the end of the year there will be a get-together for an awards ceremony, drinking, and discussion of next year’s plans.
The races fall into three categories: Short (30-35 miles), Medium (36-45 miles) and Long (46 miles plus). There will be four races in each category. and just look at the other events in the league.
Some of the UKs best *blush* again!
- 14/03/2015 Haworth Hobble W Yorks Pennines (32 Short)
- 11/04/2015 Calderdale Hike W Yorks Pennines (37 Medium)
- 25/04/2015 Fellsman Yorkshire Dales (61 Long)
- 10/05/2015 Marlborough Downs Challenge N Wiltshire (33 Short)
- 24/05/2015 The Ox S Wiltshire (35 Medium)
- 13/06/2015 Three Rings of Shap Cumbria (62 Long)
- 27/06/2015 Clif Bar 10 Peaks Lakes Lake District (45 Medium)
- 08/08/2015 Long Tour of Bradwell Peak District (33 Short)
- 05/09/2015 Bullock Smithy Hike Peak District (56 Long)
- 19/09/2015 Hardmoors 60 N Yorks Coast (62 Long)
- 03/10/2015 Isle of Man Mountain Ultra Isle of Man (31 Short)
- 24/10/2015 Jedburgh Three Peaks Ultra Scottish Borders (38 Medium)
Dont panic theres a "shorter" option marathon and half which you nip round in a shake of a lambs tail.
Theres hills btw sorry
Latest News : Jan 12 - Invader opens
White Star update
We go away for one weekend and it all kicks off
Loads of race entries flooding in.
None of the races are full yet but be quick we will have to be strict on numbers for Larmer and Giants Head.
Invader entry open, maps will be on here in March sometime
Larmer Tree maps will be on our website tonight, thanks to Maxs Mum for sorting them out.
In notes on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/notes/white-star-running/how-to-train-for-your-first-wsr-event/892703067427646
we have a write up from Martin Lewis winner of the Giants Head Marathon for the last two years. Hes kindly put together a beginners guide to training for our races.
Martin is an elite athlete and trains runners of all abilities.
many people run our races as firsts
First half, first marathon, first Ultra even first race!
Martins guide will help you through that "OMG what have I done?" stage.
Camping is available at all our races except Larmer none of it is open yet. It will open about 6-8 weeks before each race.
Some of our email disappear into the ether somewhere if you dont here back from us keep messaging or try PM on Twitter @GHmarathon