Info: New entries for this event closed on Thursday 12th March 2020.
The FYA Ancient Trails Challenge 2020 is a competitive trail challenge for both runners and walkers which offers a testing event for all entrants.
Situated in the East Anglian countryside, the FYA Ancient Trails Challenge 2020 takes in part of the historic roman road, switching to the Icknield Way before returning via the entire length of what remains of the Fleam Dyke to Fulbourn
Distance: 15 miles / 24km
Cut-off Time: 8 hours. (Checkpoints have individual cut-off times – please enquire with the Race Director before entry).
Terrain: Mainly trail with a few short sections of pavement/road. Some of the trails are narrow and a good 5 mile stretch is elevated and incredibly narrow so care will be required if passing other participants. Equally, we ask that slower participants make way for those who are approaching more quickly from behind them. Faster participants, please signal your approach to those you are about to pass
Navigation: Marked route, marshalled at key locations.
Timed event: Yes - manual timing system.
Bag Drop: Yes - at own risk (unmanned)
Aid Stations/Checkpoints: Yes x 1 (it will be possible to leave a small named bag/box for each checkpoint at registration should you wish to manage your own event nutrition) - please let us know at registration so we can reduce waste food/drink at the aid stations.
Parking: Yes - parking at the nearby Chaplin’s Farm, £3 for the entire day – 5 mins walk to the start line
Spectator Facilities: Yes - the Start and Finish line is situated at the Fulbourn Centre where there is plenty to explore for family and friends of all ages.
Route sheet/GPX file available to download: Yes - link provided by email shortly before the event.
Finishers medals: A medal will be provided to everyone who finishes the event.
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the first three finishers for each of the running and walking events in the form of trophies.
Finishers/Participants Tees: Available to ALL participants at extra cost – make your choice upon entry to the race.
Toilets at Start/Finish: Yes (in VERY limited number)