Guernsey Ultra GU36

16 May 2021
Liberation Monument, St Peter Port, Guernsey, UK (Channel Islands)
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mixed race
58 KM
1 day
200 Runners
Difficulty:    Intermediate
ENTRY FEE:    40 GBP

A 36 mile mixed terrain race around the island of Guernsey in the Channel islands. 

Easy navigation – the course is fully marked and you just need to keep the sea on your left!

The race starts in the picturesque town of St Peter Port before leading on to 16 miles of beautifully rugged cliffs.  There will be a water stop checkpoint at 8 miles with the first full checkpoint at Portlet, the end of the cliff section.  Here you can access your drop bag, water, get food and drinks from the checkpoint and hot drinks and ice-cream from the beach kiosk (included in entry).

From here it is fairly flat going along the west coast, where you will enjoy the view of the sweeping bays and beaches. Take some money as you may want to treat yourself to an ice cream or a cold drink from one of the kiosks.

At around mile 25 there will be another fully stocked checkpoint and kiosk to replenish you before continuing around the north coast of the island and finally the east coast back to St Peter Port and the finish.

Trail shoes are recommended for the cliffs – you can always put a change of shoes at the Portlet checkpoint for the flatter section as there are some unavoidable road sections.

This is an ideal race for those wanting to step up to ultra distance.  With the checkpoints further apart than you may be used to when running marathons, this will accustom you to the more self-sufficient way  that most ultra races are run.
The safety and enjoyment or our runners are important to us.  We will do our best to give you first class race support and help you on your way to the finish.  

T-shirt and medal for all finishers.
Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st Female, 1st Male.
Ascent/Descent: Around 1000 metres.

Event Organiser

Peter Tiffin

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