The Cow Shed Backyard Ultra follows the same format as Big’s Backyard Ultra.
In simple terms that means competitors must complete the 4.1-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 memento, free camping for you and your family throughout the event and access to hot and cold water/tea/coffee/fruit/sweets etc.
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. 500ft of elevation gain on each loop, saying that, it can easily be completed inside the 1-hour time limit. It is a mixture of farmland, single-track trail, and woodland dirt tracks. Our event takes place on private land, it is therefore not possible to recce the route before race day!
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.
There will be onsite catering to purchase during the event, either a chip van, pizza van or burger van and a pop-up shop selling spare running kit from our friends at Run Unlimited.
This event offers the option to purchase Booking Protect, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.