Ultra Marathon in North East England

I'm considering in getting involved in Ultra Marathon running but races in the North East of England seems quite limited.I was just wondering if anyone knew of any clubs,races or links which mght be useful.




  • where in north east england..?
    sheffield tri club i know of
  • Sorry should have been more specific.Newcastle upon tyne area.


  • Closest that I've seen are North Yorkshire.

    Lyke Wake and Osmotherly Phoenix, both listed as Northallerton on the same day (7th July 2007).

    Search in events tab (not forums).
  • Lyke wake is evil

    there is also the Hull 24 hour track race
  • seem to be alot of trail ultras north of the border too.

    round rotherham?
  • Now that event is highly spoken of
  • done round rotherham the last 5 years..
    brill race 52miles
    its in december
    go to rotherhamharriers.org for details
  • I just noticed your post as I was posting this about a Yorkshire Ultra Race.  

    Just a quick heads up on the Rosedale Ultra to remind everyone of the Rosedale Rumble this coming weekend.  13, 30 and 40 mile distances.  There are 125 competitors registered for this inaugural  race, so the event is looking to be well attended.  Race starts at 07:30 on Saturday at the Hutton Le Hole village hall in North Yorkshire. 

  • Apart from the usual NE clubs that members do frequent marathons, there is also the NE Marathon club who have put together a local marathon season.


    I don't know of a specialist ultra club in the area - joining a club is a good idea if only for some company and proper coaching

    Where to you live in the toon?

    North - Gosforth Harriers

    Central - Claremont RC

    West - Elswick Harriers  http://elswickharriers.co.uk

    East - Heaton Harriers

  • Avid Runner (http://www.avidrunner.co.uk) are hosting two race weekends next year in the North East of England.

  • I like the look of those avid runner ultras. Quite tempted by the tyne one in September. The 4 cities one could be quite a challenge, having to run through middlesbrough or sunderland in the middle of the night could throw up all sorts of interesting scenarios.
  • I plan to host a 50km fat ass next year. Starting at Penshaw monument and heading past the angel of the north, Tanfield Steam railway, Causey Arch, Beamish and then back to Penshaw. Will be around the 50km mark and will run the route in early May or   late August. Will start publishing the route in the New Year. Was supposed to be doing this now, but man flu has claimed my Christmas running.

  • Yay to the Fatass! I reckon the way to go in these cash-strapped times is to sort out something with mates and self-support. The brief route overview sounds intriguing - deffo in for it.

    Saying which, I have an entry for The Wall, which will be my first ultra event.

    My plan after that is to run St Cuthbert's Way in the autumn - reckon Mrs Bees will fancy a night in Melrose the night before, and another on Lindisfarne the next. Just need to convince her that she'd like to lunch in Kirk Yetholm and that's the half-way support point taken care of. image

  • Hi All,

    I've booked myself into the Northern Cities Ultra in Sunderland on June 29th (40 miles). There is also 60 & 100.


    Anybody else thought of doing this one? The 'AvidRunner' forum has no activity on at the moment.

  • It would be nice to see a published route for these runs.

    I don't like to enter races without knowing what the route would be like. 

    I pulled out the Hadrian's wall run when I found out it hard large sections on public roads.

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