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The Imber Ultra

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Sunday, 5th March 2017, at 09:00

ARC Licence Number: ARC 16/136

This event will be held under ARC rules

This event is the joint enterprise of AVR and the Rotary Club of Westbury
 

The proceeds from this event will be divided and given to Dorothy House - Hospice care; Julia's House - Children's hospice
and charities supported by the Rotary Club of Westbury Charitable Trust


Entries for 2017 are open

Results 2016 and about 500 photographs of the event.


The souvenir prize, a special mug, which was so popular last year will once more be awarded to all finishers

A trail run of about 33 miles

Passing through the village of Chitterne
Sign along the Imber Range Path
Follows the Imber Range Path

The Imber Ultra Marathon is a trail run of approximately 33 miles. It starts at the Leighton Recreation Centre in the town of Westbury at the north west of the Imber Ranges.

Over the first couple of miles runners ascend the escarpment of Salisbury Plain, then follow the Imber Range Perimeter Path in an anti clockwise direction.

In the first 10 miles they pass round the town of Warminster and a number of iron age hill forts on footpaths. Then they run on metalled roads, bridleways and tracks east then north.

On the way they pass through some of the most remote parts of southern England, apart from a German village around the halfway mark! The final 10 miles are westward along the north side of the training area. Here the going is good on roads or big tracks, but it will be against the usually prevailing wind to add to the challenge. The final couple of miles include the biggest descent of the day, back to the finish at the Leighton Recreation Centre.


Read the article found on the RunUltra website, written by UKRUNCAT


The film taken in 2015 could be viewed here, but is no longer available.

The 'drone guys' from OCUAIR - want you to know that the 'not just a marathon, this is the Imber Ultra Marathon' film, shot throughout in 4K

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