What to bring | Frequently Asked Questions


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What to bring

  • What shoes should I wear?

    Shoes for Running Events:

    The terrain of all our events is a mainly off road on paths, trails and tracks. Depending on the weather the ground underfoot can get very slippery and muddy. You can run all our events in road shoes, but most people use trail shoes with varying levels of grip on the sole. We would not recommend fell running shoes for our events, unless you are used to running long distances in them. What ever you wear please ensure they are comfortable and broken in.

    Shoes for Mountain Bike Events:

    For mountain bike events please use your usual cycling shoes (clip-less, SPD shoes or similar) or suitable comfortable and grippy trainers or hiking boots. Whether using cycling specific shoes or an alternative they should be safe, grippy and comfortable for both cycling and for walking if dismounted from your bike. What ever you wear please ensure they are comfortable and broken in.

  • What kit is compulsory?

    There is no compulsory kit for any of our ultra races. For the Fan Dance there is a list of compulsory kit. We do have a list of recommended kit which can be found by following the link from any of our event pages. This is a minimum and you are welcome to bring whatever you normally run with.

  • What should I wear?

    What you wear is really personal preference, but clearly the conditions will dictate exactly what you wear. When deciding, you need to consider that in the autumn and winter, conditions can change quickly and you will be out on the course for a long time. In the spring and summer you also need to consider weather changes, but also the effect of the sun on your skin. Please view our recommended kit list for extra items of clothing to wear and/or carry.

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