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Chopwell Backyard Ultra

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Saturday 13th to Sunday 14th February 2021

Entries Open
Friday 18th December 2020
Entries Close
Wednesday 6th January 2021
Entry Fees

£60 (affiliated)
£62 (unaffiliated)

Event Organiser - Mark Marchant
07833 958 038
  • Unlimited Pizza and hot and cold drinks throughout the event.
  • Fully waymarked and marshalled route
  • Bespoke Eco medal for all participants
  • Prizes for the last man and woman still running
  • Race start at 10am on the dot, on the 13th, parking available from 8am

Venue: Chopwell Woodland Park, High Spen, Gateshead. 

Chopwell Backyard Ultra follows the exact same format as the famous “Bigs 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 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. 550ft 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.

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