Event Info - Tyne Trail Ultra
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Dates & Schedule

Saturday 29th April 2017

0600 – Coach departs from Tynemouth (the finish of 150km)

0715 – Coach departs from Warden (the finish of 75km)

0730 – Registration opens at Kielder Castle

0910 – Registration Closes

0910 – Race Brief – All competitors to attend and be race ready.

0920 – Coach transfer to startline.

1000 – Tyne Trail Ultra 75km & 150km Races Start.

 

Sunday 30th April 2017

0100 – 75km Course Closes

1800 – 150km 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 RegistrationKielder Castle, Kielder Village, NE48 1ER.

Car Park at Registration – Behind Anglers Arms, Kielder Village, NE48 1E

Race Start – Deadwater Fell, Kielder, NE48 1EW.

Race Finish 75kmBoatside Inn, Warden, NE46 5SQ.

Race Finish 150kmTynemouth Watch House Museum, Tynemouth, NE30 4DD.

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. The cost is £12 per person. Ample free parking is available at both finishes. To reserve your click on the button below to SI Entries:

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 TYNEMOUTH (150km):

Coach departs at 6am.

There is free parking next to the finish at Priors Haven Car Park, Pier Rd, Tynemouth, NE30 4DQ. The coach is unable to gain access to the car park, so the pick up point is 200m back up the hill next to the entrance to Tynemouth Priory & Castle, Front Street, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ.

 

TTU 150KM Finish Pick up Point

 

COACH TRANSFER FROM WARDEN (75KM):

Coach departs 7.15am

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 75km 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 150km race you can deposit 2 bags at race registration – one bag will be taken to the checkpoint (75km 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 routes are available to view in various formats, please choose from the list below. 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.

 

Due to a significant landslide following exceptional rainfall in December 2015, part of the route between Corbridge and Riding Mill has become impassable. Consequently the route has had to be permanently diverted. The routes published below include this diversion, but if you are navigating using the River Tyne Trail book, then you will need to download the amendments here.

Support Points / Aid Stations

Support/Aid Stations can be viewed on Google Maps:

Map of all locations

 

Printable A4 route maps in OS Map format for use on the run:

Download Route Maps

 

Support Points/Aid Stations

 

25km Kielder Dam NE48 1BX – Outdoor station.

Water, flat coke, bananas.

 

42km Bellingham Town Hall NE48 2AA – Indoor station. Opposite Rose & Crown Pub.

Water, flat coke, Mountain Fuel Energy drink, bananas.

 

55km Wark Sports Club, NE48 3NP – Indoor station.

Hot drinks and snacks, crisps, nuts, bananas, flapjacks, sweets.

 

75km (FINISH OF 75km) Boatside Inn, Warden, NE46 4SQ – Indoor Station

Hot food – jacket potatoes & beans, soup.

 

92km Wellington Pub Car Park, Riding Mill, NE44 6DQ – Outdoor station.

Water, flat coke, bananas.

 

111km Newburn Rowing Club, NE15 8NL – Indoor Station.

Water, flat coke, bananas.

 

123km The Cycle Hub, Newcastle Quayside, NE6 1BU – Indoor Station.

Hot drinks and snacks, crisps, nuts, bananas, flapjacks, sweets.

 

150km FINISH Tynemouth Watch House Museum, NE30 4DD – Indoor Station

Hot food – jacket potatoes & beans, soup.

Final Cut-Off Times

For the 75km race there is a cut-off time of 15 hours (1am – 30th April).

For 150km race there is a cut-off time of 32 hours (6pm – 30th 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.

 

Links to the live tracking website will be available here.

Mandatory Equipment

There will be random kit checks prior to the start of the races. Please remember “No kit, No go”.

 

  • Mobile Phone – Fully charged and functioning mobile phone. You can contact Event Control at any time during the race. Please store this number in your phone: 07393 919 006
  • Water Bottles or bladder – with a total minimum capacity of 1 litre (we strongly recommend that runners carry additional fluids in higher temperatures.)
  • Waterproof jacket & trousers – With a hood sufficient to withstand adverse weather conditions.
  • Spare warm top suitable for the weather conditions (spare means unworn at the start)
  • Emergency rations – Spare Gels/Mars Bar etc.
  • Emergency survival/space blanket – 130cm x 200cm minimum
  • Head Torch – In good working condition with additional spare batteries
  • Whistle
  • Map of the route – Ideally Tyne Trail Guide Book. OS printable map of the route can be downloaded HERE.
  • Warm Hat or Buff and gloves – suitable for weather conditions.

 

We also recommend:

 

  • Smartphone*, GPS Device OR GPS watch capable of displaying a current GPS location in British National Grid Reference format.  A GPX file of the route is available to download from HERE.

*Apps like ‘OS Locate‘ are free and provide a grid reference of your current location.

  • Compass – All competitors will be carrying a GPS tracking device. If you go off course we will be able direct you back onto course will ease provided you have a compass (and phone!)
  • Reflective Clothing
  • Emergency Money
  • Medical Kit – including any personal medications, compeeds and adhesive elastic bandage or strapping (100cm x 6cm)
  • Watch
  • Suncream
  • Spare Head Torch – including batteries
  • Electrolytes (tablets, powder or salt tablets) and other food/fuel sources

Prize Categories

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

 

Trophy plaques will be awarded for:

 

75km – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female

 

150km – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female

Event Rules

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

Information for Supports & Spectators

The route, all locations and support/aid stations for the entire event can be viewed on Google Maps using the following link:

Map of all locations

 

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

 

Registration – Kielder Castle Cafe, Kielder Village, NE48 1ER

Cafe is open from 7.30am

 

Car Parking for Registration – Behind Anglers Arms, Kielder Village, NE48 1ER

Parking is £1.50/hour. 100m walk to the castle.

 

Support Points/Aid Stations

Please note that some of the aid stations are outdoors.

 

25km Kielder Dam NE48 1BX – Outdoor station.

 

42km Bellingham Town Hall NE48 2AA – Indoor station. Opposite Rose & Crown Pub.

 

55km Wark Sports Club, NE48 3NP – Indoor station.

 

75km (FINISH OF 75km) Boatside Inn, Warden, NE46 4SQ – Indoor Station. Pub will be serving food until 9pm.

 

92km Wellington Hotel Car Park, Riding Mill, NE44 6DQ – Outdoor station.

 

111km Tyne Rowing Club, Newburn, NE15 8NL – Indoor Station.

 

123km The Cycle Hub, Newcastle Quayside, NE6 1BU – Indoor Station.

 

150km FINISH Tynemouth Watch House Museum, NE30 4DD – Indoor Station