The Cotswold Ultra 2019

Running (UKA) Running (UKA)
Date 08 Aug 2019 08:00
Length 45 miles
HQ Kemble Station GL7 6AW map
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The Cotswold Ultra - also Day 1 of The Thames Challenge

Competitors of the Thames Challenge & the Cotswold Ultra, must arrive at Kemble Station for registration and equipment checks, between 7.00am and 7.30am. Race start will be 8.00am following a race brief. Full details of options for getting to the source will be provided later, but all competitors must be self-sufficient in this respect.
After a short trek from Kemble Station, along the Thames Path to the source, competitors retrace their steps back to Wysis Way then continue on The Thames Path through Neigh Bridge Country Park and on to Manor Ho.
Crossing back and forth over a couple of bridges you pass Lower Mill Nature Reserve to the right, Aston Keynes and onto Cricklade the first township of the Thames.
From Castle Eaton village the route strays from the river until Blackford Farm where it re-joins the Thames briefly before again departing over meadows until meeting again just before Lechlade.
Taking in several meanders, pretty bridges and locks, going through Shifford Lock, and Newbridge, eventually arriving at Bablock Hythe which is Camp-Site One or the conclusion of The Cotswold Ultra.
Competitors must be self sufficient, and carry the following mandatory items:
-Backpack or equivalent
-Head Torch with spare batteries
-OS Map or our downloadable maps are acceptable
-Compass or GPS device
-Mobile phone
-Emergency food pack consisting of a two chocolate bars, Mars or similar
-First Aid Kit