INspiring EVENING SPEAKERS
We are very pleased to be able to look forward to two inspiring talks on the Saturday evening, from Rory Coleman and Eray Cakir!
Rory has spoken at all of our Druid Challenges since we started in 2009 and his knowledge of how to succeed at the MDS is 2nd to none. He will be talking about “The Ultra mindset needed to succeed in the MDS” - a great topic especially in the wake of the 2021 race.
Eray is an ultra runner who would love to share his experience of MDS 2017 and his learnings from the ultra world.
I always wanted to challenge myself, therefore, I have completed Marathon Des Sables in 2017 and featured in Ultra-Trail® World Tour 2017
documentary. I have also completed London 2 Brighton Ultra Marathon in 2019 (110km), Alps Ultra 2021 (1065km), Winter Walk 25km and Summer Walk 25km. I am trying to gain enough UTMB points to qualify for UTMB CCC race. I always had "I can do anything" attitude. I don’t consider myself an experienced runner but would like to share my life changing Ultra Marathon experiences with others.
You can enter the whole weekend event including food and accommodation or individual days.
Entries will close one week before the event (or when full). A waitlist option will be available if the event becomes fully booked.
Start / Finish
Registration will be open from 08:00 on Friday at Tring Cricket Club, London Rd, Tring, Hertfordshire HP23 6HA.
Start on day 1: Ivinghoe Beacon, LU7 9EB ///pound.friends.vacancies
Finish on day 1: Watlington Social Club, Shirburn Rd, Watlington OX49 5BZ (SU691948) ///disarmed.rider.mirroring
Shuttle bus from day 1 finish to overnight location:
Lord Williams's Lower School, Towersey Road, Thame OX9 3NW
Registration for day 2 only entrants: please register and pick up your timing chip at Lord Williams's Lower School, Towersey Road, Thame OX9 3NW
Start on day 2: Watlington Social Club, Shirburn Rd, Watlington OX49 5BZ (SU691948) ///disarmed.rider.mirroring
Finish on day 2: Chilton Community Room, Horsa Lane, Chilton, Didcot OX11 0UE (SU480858) ///staining.groom.workloads
Shuttle bus from day 2 finish to overnight location:
Didcot Leisure Centre, Mereland Road, Didcot OX11 8AY
Registration for day 3 only entrants: please register and pick up your timing chip at Didcot Leisure Centre (address above).
Start on day 3: The Ridgeway Car Park OX11 0RW (SU479840) ///firewall.targeted.encourage
Finish on day 3: Alexandra House Hotel, Wroughton SN4 0QJ ///orders.shaky.nodded
A broad track that takes the higher ground, the Ridgeway is a unique route that passes through the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), often quite a distance from any towns or villages, giving a real sense of peace and seclusion. You'll experience open views of the rolling chalk downland, peppered with ancient monuments including Stone Age long barrows, Bronze Age round barrows, Iron Age forts and white horse chalk figures. It's a National Trail with plenty of clear signposts and post discs. You'll also be given a route card, designed to get you through any trickier sections. We recommend familiarising yourself with the route before the start of the race - for more information download our full race instructions.
MAPs Day 1 Day 2 Large files, look in download folder
There will be three checkpoints each day at regular intervals, fully stocked with water and food.
We're going green
Help us do our bit to reduce the impact our events have on the environment by bringing your own reusable or collapsible cups for drinks at checkpoints. Some suggestions we love: the Salomon soft cup and the X cup.
As part of your entry fee you will get an event T-shirt, or you can choose not to have the T-shirt and the money we would pay for the T-shirt will go to Trees not Tees and a tree will be planted instead.
For more details visit their website - https://treesnottees.com/