The Imber Ultra Marathon is a trail run of approximately 33 miles. It starts
at the Leighton Sports 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 Sports Centre.
There will be two sweepers, one on foot, one on two wheels.