Falkirk 8HR Ultra
02 Feb 2020
Robert & Raymond from R&R Events would like to invite you to our 4th edition of our
"Falkirk 8 Hour Ultra Trail Race"
Now in its 4th year and growing in popularity our next race will be held on the 7th February 2021. Our Ultra Race is suitable for both experienced and novice ultra runners and is a good opportunity to gauge your training and fitness for the year ahead. The race is 8 hours long and runs so that you will run in daylight at all times. It starts at 8am and will finish at 4pm. Some runners will run for the full day, some will run to cover either a half/full marathon distance without a cut off time or if you enjoy the banter and our atmosphere you can stay for the full 8 hours. You wont be dissapointed.
What some of our athletes have said:
R&R Events mission statement is " We put the fun back in to running" They certainly do not dissapoint.
Its 100% truth absolutely greatest marshals I have ever met!!!!
I looked forward to every lap as I got a hug from the marshals when I passed. This is how I managed to keep going.
This was our first ultra race, Thanks for organising such a great event.
Superb day and kudos to the race directors and their merry band of marshals for making it a race to remember.
That last our the atmosphere was absolutly buzzing on that short lap. I still have goosbumps thinking about it. Well done everyone.
What you get for your entry fee:
Free entry to our athletes village were you can pitch up your tent or gazebo with all you need to get you through the day.
A cracking scenic course on mixed terrain of tarmac, trails and woodland through Callendar Park
Fully insured event with 1st aid cover
Electronic timing for all competitors with live tracking so your friends/family can follow your progress
Goody bag with surpise gift
Medal & Hoodie for all finishers
Fully marshalled route with the best marshals on the ultra scene!!!
Tea/Coffee & Cake Van
Water/Food station at start & half way.
Toilet facilities with ample car parking
Post race refreshments water & fruit
8 Hour Solo Race you can run as much or as little as you want. Stop at anytime for a break.
8 Hour Relay Team Race for teams of four. Each runner must complete a lap before handing over the baton to the next runner. All relay runners must run in consecutive order. This promotes fairness to all teams. Relay teams will consist of the following 4 man team, 4 female team and a mixed team which should consist of 2 male and 2 female no other combination will be accepted as part of the prizegiving.
The main race loop is 3.8 miles long and the majority of it is run on forest trails and tracks with a small part on tarmac and a short grassy section.
At 3pm you will have the opportunity to finish the last hour on our shorter 0.38 mile loop. If you feel you would rather run the bigger loop then that’s up to you. Just remember if you do not make it over the finish line by 4pm all that running on the last lap will not count towards your final mileage. The course will be well marked and marshalled so you’ll have no concerns about getting lost and if you require any assistance you are only ever 1 mile away from the finish at any given point during the race.
2021 will continue with electronic timing courtesy of Whats My Time. Live tracking will be available.
There is ample parking close to the start/finish area.
There will also be space near the start/finish for runners who wish to set up a gazebo for their team or club runners.
There will be toilets available within Callendar Park for the duration of the event at the start/finish. There will be portaloos near the start and public toilets in the park will be open from 9am.
We will again be supported by the Bunny Hutch stall where you will be able to purchase soup, sandwiches, coffee,teas and cakes etc.
Please come well prepared for this event as you would for any other endurance race.Please remember to dress for any type of weather.
We will have a First Aid Cover on site for the duration of race but please don’t underestimate the importance of a support crew no matter how experienced you are in running ultra races.
The race team will also be patrolling the course regularly on foot and bike, so don’t be afraid to ask for some company for a lap or two if you feel you need it. Can’t guarantee their conversation is great but it might take your mind off things.
Above all else, please keep an eye out for each other when on the course and let us know if you think someone is struggling or needs assistance.
Suggested Kit List
Head torch w/spare batteries for the first couple of loops.
Full body waterproof clothing.
Hat & gloves.
Some warm layers, spare layers etc.
Basic first aid kit.
Enough food to last the duration.
Any current medication you may be taking.
A sense of humour
Enough supplements, sports drinks, electrolytes etc to last the duration. Drinking water will be provided.
Anything else that will make your race more enjoyable….. within reason!!!!
The above kit is the bare minimum you are expected to have on the day and some of it is just our own recommendations from experience at ultra races. Equipment and food/drink requirements are a very individual thing for each athlete, so please be sure to test things out in training as its the only way to know what will work for you.
Please pack enough variations of clothes to cope with all weather eventualities as well as enough in quantity to ensure you have dry layers to change into.
Athletes are not expected to carry spare kit during the race. Due to the length of the course and the layout, your equipment can be stored in our registration marquee,your car and/or with your support crew.
The schedule of events will typically be as follows:
Sunday 7th February 2021
Race registration will be open at 6.30am
at marquee on grass area in front of Callendar House
6.30 - Race registration opens
7.15 - Marshall briefing.
7.45 - Race registration closes.
7.50 - Athlete briefing on start/finish line.
8.00 - Falkirk Ultra race starts solo & relay teams together.
3.00 - Short loop opens
4.00 - Race finish
5.00 - Prize giving in main marquee.
Prizes for 1st, 2nd 3rd Male and Female solo runners.
Prizes for 1st Male, Female and Mixed Relay Teams
£33.00 for solo’s and £110.00 for relay teams.
Limited to 300 solo runners and 25 x 4 relay teams.
Once booked no refunds will be given. We will however accept tranfers/deferment until 1st December 2020
Transfer details should be arranged between the runners involved before notifying the Race Organiser of any changes which you will be able to do via EntryCentral. We will also allow deferring your entry to 2021 up to the closing date of 1st December 2020. We hope you will find this process fair.
Occasionally we may have to alter the race route and distance due to forestry or other essential maintenance work. If the race is cancelled due to severe weather conditions or any other unforeseen circumstances then we will reschedule the race to a later date.
|15 Dec 2019||£110.00|
|17 Dec 2019||£33.00|
Dates and Status
Date: 02 Feb 2020
|Falkirk 8HR Ultra Relay Teams||??/21||15 Dec 2019|
|Falkirk 8HR Ultra||??/251||17 Dec 2019|