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Dates & Schedule

Saturday 28th April 2018

0600 – Coach departs from South Shields (the finish of 140km)

0645 – Coach departs from Warden (the finish of 70km)

0700 – Registration opens at Garrigill Village Hall

0830 – Registration Closes

0845 – Race Brief – All competitors to attend and be race ready.

0900 – Tyne Trail Ultra 70km & 140km Races Start.

2300 – 70km Course Closes.

 

Sunday 30th April 2017

1500 – 140km Course Closes

Locations

All locations for the entire event can be viewed on Google Maps using the following link:

Map of all locations

 

Addresses for the key locations:

Race Registration & StartGarrigill Village Hall, Garrigill, Alston, CA9 3DS.

Race Finish 70kmBoatside Inn, Warden, NE46 5SQ.

Race Finish 140kmBents Park, Sea Road, South Shields NE33 3NB.

Coach Transfer to Start

**PLEASE PRE-BOOK YOUR COACH TRANSFER**

 

Coach transfers will be available on the morning of the race from both finishes to the start. Parking is very limited at the start, however, ample free parking is available at both finishes.  The cost is £12 per person and you can reserve your place when registering through SI Entries. If you have already signed up but you’d like to reserve a place, you can add this to your race entry:

BOOK COACH TRANSFER

 

Whilst we are not aware of any risks to vehicle security at the pick up locations, please do not leave any valuables inside your vehicle.

 

COACH TRANSFER FROM SOUTH SHIELDS (140km):

Coach departs at 6am.

There is free parking at the finish at Bents Park.

Bents Exhibition Park, Sea Road, South Shields NE33 2LA.

 

 

COACH TRANSFER FROM WARDEN (70KM):

Coach departs 6.45am

Use the car park behind the pub at the pickup location. If this is full there is an overflow car park across the road in the field.

The Boatside Inn, Warden, NE46 4SQ.

Drop Bags

Bag tags will be provided at Registration.

 

If you are entered into the 70km race you can deposit a bag at race registration and this will be transported to the finish at Warden.

 

If you are entered into the 140km race you can deposit 2 bags at race registration – one bag will be taken to the checkpoint (70km half way point) at Warden and the second bag will be taken to the finish. Your bag at Warden will be transported to the finish after you have departed the checkpoint. 

Route Navigation

The course is waymarked and the routes are available to view in various formats from the Route Maps page. If you wish to upload a GPX file to your navigation device and are experiencing problems, then please get in touch and we’ll try to help, as we are aware that GPX files do not always import correctly across all devices.

Support Points / Aid Stations

Support/Aid Stations can be viewed on Google Maps:

Map of all locations

 

Support Points/Aid Stations

 

Full list of Aid Stations will be posted here soon.

Final Cut-Off Times

For the 70km race there is a cut-off time of 14 hours (11pm – 28th April).

For 140km race there is a cut-off time of 30 hours (3pm – 29th April).

 

Please note that if you have not completed the race in these times, we will not abandon you! Someone will be waiting for you with your medal and t shirt. However, if your finish time is looking to be excessively long, we will give you the opportunity of a pick up, or if you wish to continue alone then this will be at your own risk and without event support.

GPS Live Athlete Tracking

Tyne Trail Ultra have signed up with Open Tracking to provide each participant with a small GPS tracker which transmits their location to the website. Their latest position is displayed on a map which updates automatically. This is a great additional feature for the participants of the event and also for supporters who wish to track their progress.

Link to the live tracking website is available here:

 

Live Tracker

Mandatory Equipment

A list of the Mandatory and Recommended Kit can be viewed on the Kit List page. There will be random kit checks prior to the start of the races. Please remember “No kit, No go”.

Prize Categories

All finishers will receive a Tyne Trail Ultra medal and t shirt.

 

Trophy plaques will be awarded for:

 

70km – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female

 

140km – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female

Event Rules

A full copy of the race rules can be found HERE.

Information for Supports & Spectators

The route and all locations for the entire event can be viewed on Google Maps using the following link:

Map of all locations

 

Addresses for the key locations:

Race Registration & StartGarrigill Village Hall, Garrigill, Alston, CA9 3DS.

Race Finish 70kmBoatside Inn, Warden, NE46 5SQ.

Race Finish 140kmBents Park, Sea Road, South Shields NE33 2LA.

 

The Tyne Trail Ultra run route is never far from a road, so this is a great event for providing support at whichever point you wish. All participants will be carrying a small GPS tracker which transmits their location to the website. Their latest position is displayed on a map which updates automatically. This is a great feature if you wish to track their progress. Link to the live tracking website is available HERE.

 

Live Tracker