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The Fox with ULTRA Magazine

25 April 2020

Godalming United Reformed Church, Godalming, GU7 3DU

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Event Manager

Rob

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When

25 April 2020 - 07:00

Entries for 2020 are now open at 2019 prices. Please note the 2020 route will be running counter clockwise. More information will be released in due course.

Results and free photos are available HERE

Event List

Chip Timing
First Aid
Hilly
Marshalled Route
Massage
Route Marking
Bag Drop
Village
Water Station
Web Results
Medal

General Information

What

We teamed up with ULTRA magazine again to bring you The Fox Ultra. A 60km circular ultra run route around Guildford.

The route will be fully marked and offer 5 aid stops along the Fox Way. This scenic circular course was devised by Richard Fox, an avid local walker who was amazed by the beautiful and varied countryside he found along the route. Keen to share his findings, Richard set about signing and publicising his "Fox Way."

Support your running with strength training. Check out the official training plan from Field of Fitness HERE.

Other events:
Relay - 3 person team with sections of 19.5km, 21.8km and 21.2km

Individual - 42km or 21km run. 10 am time-trial starts

Head Wraps for all participants, medals for finishers!

Check out our blog post for more ultrarunning advice.

Our charity partner is The Meath Epilepsy Charity which you can make a donation to when registering online for the race.

The Meath has supported people living with complex epilepsy and associated disabilities for over 125 years. Following their last unannounced inspection, the Meath joined the top 1% of care homes to receive an 'Outstanding' CQC rating. The Meath take great pride in providing the best quality of life possible in a homely, yet highly professional environment. Residents are encouraged to fully embrace opportunities as members of their local community. The friendly staff teams assist residents to manage their epilepsy, gain valuable vocational and everyday life skills and to live fulfilled and healthy lives as independently as possible.

Registration

Register online to pay for your place.

On event day, 25th April...

60km participants register in the Godalming United Reformed Church. Collect your timing strap and race number. 


Travel

The 60km event start/finish is close to Godalming train station which has a reliable and a frequent service from London or cycle to the start and get a free bike saddle cover.

42km, 21km and relay participants are requested to avoid leaving cars at their start locations and to share lifts wherever possible.

Parking

Parking in Godalming Crown Court Car Park. £4.90 for 6 hours, up to £9.00 for 10 hours. Parkopedia
There is no parking at the Godalming Reformed Church.
Runners are asked to share lifts or travel by public transport wherever possible.

What to wear

Trainers:
This is a trail-race, therefore, we recommend trail-running shoes are worn. For this race, we recommend our prize sponsors Salming and Trekking and Outdoors in Shere. You'll want to wear sturdy and worn-in running shoes to make sure your feet can cope. For the best results make sure to take advantage of their free and professional shoe-fitting service. 

Socks:
For maximum comfort - and to avoid getting blisters - ensure you wear a proper pair of running socks. aat events recommend Hilly Socks. To learn more about Hilly Socks click HERE

Earphones:
You must be aware of your surroundings and be able to hear marshalls at all times. Therefore the only recommended earphones are Aftershockz bone-conducting earphones - the only earphones to be approved by United Kingdom Athletics. Click HERE for aat-events earphone policy. 

Extra Kit:
In our attempts to reduce one-use plastics we have a couple of suggestions. Firstly, to wear clothing with pockets or a run-belt to carry a cup, buy the aat cup HERE. Or you can support yourself with a water pack.

A waterproof is required in case the weather takes a turn for the worse. Participants are likely to be out on the course for a long time and keeping dry will make the run easier. 

For safety reasons, we also recommend that participants bring a fully charged mobile phone.

Course

A fully marked circular course from Godalming, counter clockwise through the villages of Wonersh, Shere, Ripley, Worplesdon, Normandy, Shackleford. 
Terrain: 30% road / 70% trail

10.5 hour cut off.

First Aid

Medics on the course and present at the start/finish. You will be given a contact mobile number prior to race day. If you or a fellow runner suffer an injury which requires medical attention then call and medics will be dispatched. If the injury is sever please call 999 and then inform event control.

Timing

Timing from EMIT. A chip in wrist strap.

Toilets

Toilets will be available at the start/finish and along the course at feed stations.

Water

Water available at feed stations on course.

Refreshment

Water, flat coke, a lot of food types including salty snacks, water melon, vegetables and dips, peanut butter dip and much more. Kombi Keg will be providing pints of beer/cider and glasses of prosecco at the finish line for £3.

Don't Forget

Head torch, mobile phone, running shoes

Other Information

Key kit - sturdy trainers, appropriate running gear - dress for the weather, waterproof jacket, suitable water bottle, warm hat and gloves. You must carry at least 500ml of water, charged mobile phone (with the number of event control in it), emergency numbers for The Fox event team, any additional nutrition you may require, a waterproof and first aid kit.

Finish line massage from Rebecca Humphries and team. Kick-start your recovery with a 15 minute post event massage to boost recuperation, reduce muscle soreness and restore motion. £15 per 15 minutes.

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