Chopwell Backyard Ultra

*****Chopwell Backyard Ultra- SOLD OUT*****

  • By Mark Marchant
  • Rowlands Gill, England, United Kingdom
  • February
  • 10:00

Venue: Chopwell Woodland Park, High Spen, Gateshead.

Backyard Ultra- In simple terms that means competitors must complete the 4.16-mile loop on the hour every hour until only 1 runner remains.

The bell will be sounded exactly on the hour and if you have failed to make the starting area before the bell rings, then you will be disqualified from the event and will become one of the many DNF’s!

There will be only 1 athlete who does not receive a DNF and they will be crowned the champ!

All competitors will receive an event medal, unlimited Pizza, hot and cold drinks, and access to sweets etc.

Due to Covid restrictions, your spare kit, and personal items must remain in your car, you have access to it on every lap, but any time taken must be within your 6o mins to make the start line for your next loop.

​You will need to get your pacing right, as go to fast and you are going to be hanging around at the start waiting to go again, but take it too easy and you may find yourself working harder than you need to, to make the time limit.

​The course is not flat and has approx. 640 ft of elevation gain on each loop, saying that, it can easily be completed inside the 1-hour time limit. It is a mixture of gravel paths, and single-track trail.

​​As this event is taking place in February, you must wear appropriate clothing for the weather, if the event team feel that you are not appropriately dressed you will not be allowed to continue. If you are tough enough to run all day and into the night, you’re going to need a headtorch and spare batteries.

Race Details

Loop Details
Runners will run the same loop for the entire race
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Feet of Climb (day loop)
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Venue Surface (day loop)
trail, dirt and gravel
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