The first Greensand Country Ultra will take place on Sunday 13th June 2021 for a field of 150 runners.
This event is now sold out, thank you to all those who have signed-up.
Sun 13th June 2021
0800-0900 start window
Shuttleworth, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP
Please use any of the following platforms to follow or download the race route.
To view or print the full route map, please use the PDF documents below. This map will also be given to you upon registration on race day and it is mandatory to carry it with you during the run.
Our 50km route will commence from the Shuttleworth Estate and will initially follow a cross country route on private trails within the grounds.
Leaving the estate the route heads west and joins the Greensand Ridge Walk taking you through Warden Great Wood and to the first checkpoint (~15km) in Haynes.
Continuing anti-clockwise along the looped route you pass through Clophill and Chicksands and then along to Shefford where the second checkpoint is situated(~30km).
After Shefford and a short stint along the River Ivel you pass up through Broom (CP3 39km) and along to Jordan's Mill.
To complete the circle the route turns towards Old Warden and through some magnificent woodland to re-enter the estate, past Shuttleworth House and through the finish arch.
The total distance is 50.6km with around 440 metres of elevation change.
07:15 Event base opens for parking
07:30 Registration opens
08:00 Start window opens
08:30 Registration closed
09:00 Start window closed
17:00 Finish line cut-off
There will be stalls serving coffee, food and local beer throughout the day until 6pm.
There will be a minimum of three fully stocked aid stations on route, these are at 15.4km, 30.2km & 39.2km.
Please note there are toilets at the start/finish and all three aid stations.
The aid stations will contain the following:
We will not be providing bottles/cups, so it is essential you have a refillable bottle or cup with you.
Registration is £62 (or £60 to affiliated runners) and includes the following:
Unique t-shirts will be available to buy closer to the race date.
We do not allow transfers or deferrals on this event.
Runners will receive a 70% refund if they voluntarily withdraw before 16th May 2021 — After this date there is strictly no refunds.
The following items are mandatory:
Trail shoes are not mandatory and you may wear road shoes if you are confident running on firm off-road terrain in them.
All runners will receive a unique finishers medal.
There will be prizes awarded to the race winners, V40, V50 male and female winners and a pairs prize..
To view a list of our race rules please click here.
The start/finish and event base is located at:
Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9DX. Please enter via the Old Warden Village entrance on Bedford road.
The closest train station is located from Biggleswade, an 8 minute taxi ride from the event base.
If you have a question please email [email protected]
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