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Race day queries

  • What group should I start with?

    The 3 start groups are based on a mileage per hour

    • Walker start: 3 miles per hour (20 minute miles)
    • Main Start: 4 – 6 miles per hour (10 minute miles)
    • Elite Group: 7 – 9 miles per hour (>10 minute miles)

    It is important that you do not start too early as the checkpoint and finish opening times are based on the above timings.

  • When will I receive my race number?

    Your race number will be given to you at registration on day 1 of the event.

  • What Transportation is available?

    For all our events there is an option to be picked up from a local station and dropped back at the end of the event. For more details please see the race specific page on the website. We will also have available transportation to pick up any people who cannot complete a day, or who are injured. There is no planned transportation for competitors who only do one day and want to get back to the start to pick up their cars. In the past competitors have shared a taxi.

  • What happens to our luggage when we are running/walking?

    When competitors have finished with their bags at the start and subsequent mornings, they will be loaded onto a van and transported to the day's finish. There they will be laid out on the accommodation floor for you to collect when you finish. Please limit yourselves to one bag (leave your hair straighteners at home guys).

  • What are the facilities at the start and finish?

    All our events (except the Pilgrim Challenge) have shower facilities at the finish. All our overnights have excellent facilities for showering, sleeping and eating. At all starts and finishes there will be the option to have tea / coffee and snacks.

  • How will I find my way? Will I be given a route card and directions?

    Most of our events are run on clearly marked national trails or route marked paths. At all events you are given a route card. For some events we also provide OS maps with the route clearly marked. For all events you also have the option to download GPS route data.

  • How much luggage can I bring?

    Whilst we want you to be comfortable, please consider that all luggage has to be transported by the team every day. We would like each competitor to bring one reasonably sized bag which can hold your sleeping bag, over night gear and a change of clothes for each days running. There is no need to bring a dinner jacket or party frock, 5 different pairs of running shoes, and the kitchen sink!

  • Do you have a race cut off time for competitors in the Ultra races?

    No! We wait until the last person still running/walking has finished.

  • Does the Ridgeway200 Enduro have a time limit?

    The Event itself will technically not have a time limit however the event must be completed in the hours of daylight due to the obvious problems of night riding activities.

  • On the Enduro do you provide transport back to Wendover?

    If you are only booked on Day 1 you will need to arrange your own transport home. Anyone who has booked the full Enduro and has to retire will be transported to the finish.Anyone who can’t continue on the Sunday will be transported back to Wendover when we return to set up the finish.

    Entrants planning to complete one day of the Ridgeway200 only:

    If you are planning on only attending one of the two days of riding you will need to organise your own transport back to your point of start. 

    Entrants not finishing both days of the Ridgeway200 Enduro:

    However if you are competing both days and retire on day two due to bike technical issues or fatigue you will be transported back John Colet School at the end of day two.

  • Druids pick up at Tring station.

    It's a shuttle service, 3 mini-buses, just wait a few minutes and one will arrive. Depending on your start time you ought to allow an hour to register, change, listen to the briefing before being bussed to the start (well at the bottom of Ivinghoe Beacon anyway!.)

  • Druids,do I have to book a pick up time at Tring station.

    It's a shuttle service, 3 mini-buses, just wait a few minutes and one will arrive. Depending on your start time you ought to allow an hour to register, change, listen to the briefing before being bussed to the start (well at the bottom of Ivinghoe Beacon.)

  • Are cani-cross entries welcome at your events?

    Cani-cross entries are very welcome, with a maximum of 10 per event. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate you at our overnight stops, so you will have to make alternative arrangements if you are taking part in one of our multi-day evenmts. And, runners accompanied by dogs are not eligible for prizes.

  • Are there toilets at the check points?

    Our check points don't have toilets. However, our events take place on National Trails, on the route there are public toilets and public houses are generally welcoming about using their faciltiies

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