Update Day 3
The inaugural running of the Trans Britain has been treated to some fabulous weather and the runners have enjoyed some stimulating and challenging running.
The race got away at 09.00 from Gretna and headed south via Carlisle to Calbeck in the foothills of the Cumbrian mountains, after 35 miles first in were David Wilson and Greame Chamberlin in 8:48:40. Karen Levy was next in very closely followed by Andrew Green with Jen Jackson closing the gap in the last section of the day.
1st = David Wilson 8:48:40
1st = Greame Chamberlin 8:48:40
3rd Karen Levy 9:35:15
4th Andrew Green 9:35:56
5th Jen Jackson 10:31:06
A mercifully shorter day on day 2 but included the first of the climbing that would certainly be a feature of the next day. David Wilson and Greame Chamberlin were once again neck and neck but Andrew Green turned the tables on Karen Levy with Jen Jackson once again closing the gap in the last section of the day.
1st = David Wilson 4:57:59
1st = Greame Chamberlin 4:57:59
3rd Andrew Green 6:21:07
4th Karen Levy 6:21:09
5th Jen Jackson 6:48:10
This stage of the race was the one that goes higher than the rest of the race covering 5 of the Cumbrian peaks. The weather was perfect for running in the “tops” and David Wilson showed his fell running credentials by getting clean away from the field finishing in a very impressive 4:47:59 which spookily was exactly the same as the previous day. Andrew Green also had a great run finishing second in 5:53:11.
1st David Wilson 4:57:59
2nd Andrew Green 5:53:11
3rd Greame Chamberlin 6:23:38
4th Karen Levy 7:02:52
5th Jen Jackson 8:16:58
Starting in Scotland, finishing in Wales and taking in the best of what England has to offer this six day, six stage foot race is truly the first multi stage Ultra event for which “Britain” means something. The countryside is spectacular as can be seen from some of the snaps we took when designing the route.
We start at Robert the Bruce’s cave and work our way south to the foot of the Cumbria Mountains, two stages in the mountains (who will be the King (or Queen) of them?) before we take on the Dales for two stages and finally (via our magic bus) to Wales for the final stage and an epic finish in an epic setting.
Go Beyond Ultra Trans Britain
We have taken care to ensure that the routes through the mountains will take your breath away but with still a strong focus in safety and we will be supported in this by the local professionals.
Each of our race villages will be in sites where showers and loos are available as well as decent food. Although you will be carrying your kit we will replenish your drinks at each of our checkpoints and even provide some snacks, you carry only the food you choose to take.
Go Beyond Ultra Trans Britain
The route through Ribble Valley and the Dales is stunning and we top all this off with the final leg to a castle in Wales (www.ruthincastle.co.uk) which is not only the venue for our finish but our celebration dinner too.
We have taken very possible care to ensure that this is an enjoyable experience and you arrive at the start line in the best possible shape each day BUT this is a tough race, the equivalent of 6 marathons in six days,
climbing to 5 peaks in two days and 3 legs of Ultra distance ? no shortage of bragging rights will be earned here.
The total Entry Fee is £750 of which a £250 deposit is required with entry with entry and the balance of £500 due by 30th June 2009. See section below for charity places and costs.
Our goal is that you should remember this as an experience of a lifetime
Go beyond supports: www.teach-africa.org
As many people might know Go Beyond supports a charity set up in 2005 by Steve Adams to support the cost of secondary education for children from the Nairobi Slums.
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