Beyond Marathon recommended Ultras

Beyond Marathon run many ultra events in the UK. They are great value for money, friendly and fun. My first ultra (26 October 2013) was Dusk til Dawn and I have gone back to run it every year since. I have volunteered at many of their events and they have a great community spirit. Some of their events are below, check out their website for more, and the full details.

  • Dusk til Dawn, 50 miles circular route in the peak district, in the dark.
  • The Millennium Way Ultra, good for a first ultra, fairly flat and easy to nav for the most part, following cycle paths, river, canal for much of it.
  • Apocalypse – a 50 and 100 version, set in the hills of Shropshire around Church Stretton, steep but short hills and plenty of them.
  • Gritstone Grind – 35 miles, so again another good first ultra, following one trail along a liner route, a great day out.
  • King Offa’s Dyke – 185 miles from the bottom to the top of the Welsh/English border – helped out, but not run this one.