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The Chiltern Challenge
Course Records - Jess Gray 04:34:40, Tim Beckett 04:38:26.
Extreme Energy is delighted to announce a number of one day 50 km challenges. These events are open to walkers and runners, young and old, experienced or in-experienced.
Our objective is to create a 50km “intro” Ultra Distance Event.We have made everything easy for our competitors on a scenic trail route, which is easily accessible by road and rail. It is fully marked and very well supported en-route.
Why an “intro” ultra? Whilst the experienced competitor will enjoy taking part in these events, we wanted to attract more people into the great world of ultra running by putting on an all encompassing one day event.
The Chilterns are a stunning part of the country side and the route, whilst hilly in places, has great views and a mixture of terrain.
Navigation and Support.
The "Chiltern 50Km Challenge" is run on National Trails and Footpaths and has some excellent markings in the form of signposts or post discs. However, since it's made up of sections of these trails and paths the route will be comprehensively marked with signs and confidence tape. In addition, you will be given a map, which is designed to help on any tricky sections, to provide information on any route changes and to indicate where the checkpoints are. The event is supported by a course manager to maintain event safety and to manage any serious incidents. A fully qualified medical crew are in attendance, to give first aid and to manage any serious medical problems in cooperation with the emergency services.
£40 - before the 1st February 2015
£48 – standard price before 1st June 2015
£55 – late entry price
Please Note: A 3% service charge, levied by this registration software, will be added to your final amount.
What you get for your money
Transport to and from Princes Risborough station
Free parking at Princes Risborough School
A fully recced and marked route to make the event special and challenging for all
Full medical cover throughout
A quality finishers Technical T Shirt.
Quality finishers medal
Toilets/showers and changing facilities
Checkpoint food and water throughout
Free tea, coffee and cake at the finish
Prizes and trophies for overall winners and category winners
A great atmosphere and a fun, but challenging day out
Action photos en-route, free to download
By Rail – Chiltern Railways
Trains to Princes Risborough leave from London Marylebone about every half hour with a duration of between 30 and 58 minutes. Trains from Birmingham leave about every 30 minutes and take about 1h 30 min.
Mini-bus shuttle to and from station.
Princes Risborough is about a 20 minute drive on the A4010 from Junction 4 of the M40 (High Wycombe) or 20 minutes on the B4009 from Junction 6 of the M40 .
Free parking all day.
07:00 Minibus pick up starts from Princes Risborough Station
07:00 Registration open
07:30 Walkers briefing
08:00 Walkers Start
08:30 Runners race briefing
09:00 Runners Start
09:30 Elite runners briefing (target time below 6 hours)
10:00 Elite runners start
14:00 Massage and refreshments available
16:00 Prize giving or when enough winners have finished
Minibus to the station running all afternoon