147 miles non stop in 40 hours in WINTER........the 6th edition of the Viking Way Ultra..... 26/27th Jan 2019.
Colder, darker, harder.
The race will start outside the old coastguard station at the Humber Bridge viewing area, down Waterside Road, Barton Upon Humber. There is ample parking, some shelter and possible toilet facilities, but they are not guaranteed to be open before 7am.
The race will start at 7am sharp on the Sat morning.
VIEW LATEST NEWS-LETTER HERE for information and a list of local accomodation before the race.
Race numbers will be given to you at registration which will be the evening before the race, or on the day. All runners must have signed the disclaimer provided before starting. All runners must register no later than 6:30am on the day. All runners must provide their latest mobile phone number and emergency contact details.
There will be around 8 CPs in total, spaced at approx 15-18 miles apart. There will be two major CPs. One at around 50 miles which with have a cut off time(departure time) of 12.5 hours, and another at around 100 miles with a cut off time of 26.5 hours. ALL RUNNERS WILL NOW BE TRACKED BY RACEDRONE.
The route is beautiful and well marked with the yellow Viking Way logo. It varies from grassy tracks and paths to country lanes and navigation through small villages and towns. All very runable. Please be respectful of farmland and avoid running across cropped fields and take care crossing busy roads. Please keep noise to a minimum through villages especially at night. NO GPS allowed.
All runners must be able to carry upto 2 litres of water, and have personal emergency snack food for the entire race.
Runners can have ONE kit bag that can be accessed at the two major CPs ONLY (around 50 and 100 miles). This should contain foods personal to the runner. NOTE THIS RACE IS NOT FULLY SUPPORTED FOOD WISE.
Basic foods such as sandwiches, rice, jam, bread, and cake will be available at major CPs. Hot drinks not guaranteed.
Snacks such as biscuits and energy bars, gels will be available at all CPs, along with water and coke. There are also plenty of shops along the route for snacks.
Compulsary kit must be carried at all time for your own safety which consists of a 2 litre water container/camelback or bottles, space blanket, waterproof jacket, emergency food, head torch, money, a reflective band for the night and a fully charged mobile phone.
The finish of the Viking Way and the race is at Oakham library. Runners must reach the finish by 11pm Sunday. Runners finishing after this time will not be ranked and will not receive finishers awards. There is ample parking for relatives here, but please be respectful of noise levels in this residential area. There are nearby hotels for those who require accomodation and the train station is about half a mile walk.
All finishers within 40 hours will receive a Viking Way Ultra Finishers medal, and finishers t-shirt.
Results and photos will appear on this site after the race.