Ideas please..


I'm looking for recommendations for a "short" Ultra say 30 to 40 miles ish, trail rather than real off road ideally and suited for beginners. I reckon a bit of walking will be needed to keep us together as want to enter as a family event. Mid year sometime. Pretty relaxed with location but I'm Lancashire and fellow runner is South Midlands.

Separately I'd like to dip my toe into multi day, 2 or 3 days, A bit more on the wild side. Not one of these 25 miles a day over 2 days with entertainment at a Butlins type mid race stopover. More the bivvy bag in the hills. A mini Cape Wrath Ultra? 



  • Shires and Spires

    Ticks all the boxes and can personally recommend.
  • Hangman Ultra is great, 50k, fairly flat, the nicest people run it and it has the best checkpoint food I’ve ever seen ?

    Haven’t tried any of the hardcore bivvy bag in the hills multidays, have enjoyed a few of the 3-4 day Butlins type though! ?
  • The Railway Ultra - How Hard Can It Be Events is laps on an old railway path so very accessible and in the Midlands.
    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
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