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Dust off your fancy dress and join us for a 5km dash or a 2km fun run around Whitlingham Country Park and lake. All profits go to the Norwich Foodbank. Please bring a food donation too if you can.
Registration: 10 - 11am
Race starts: 11 am(Santa Dash)and 11.15am (Fun Run)
Back for the second time, on the 5 October 2024. Again there are 50 mile and 50km race options, both following the fabulous Weavers' Way Trail from Acle or Stalham and finishing at Cromer Pier. (see gallery for 2023 race day photos)
20th July 2024 sees the second race in our series. 50km through ancient lands where Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni once reigned, thwarting the Roman occupiers. A well marked trail on good running surface.
We are long term members of a triathlon club in Norwich and have competed in all distances of triathlon but if we are both honest, we are runners at heart.
We started training together in 2018 and since then we have completed more than 20 ultras together and a few more separately. We love the ultra scene, it is totally different from triathlon and can be both beautiful and brutal at the same time. We are Janice and Kevin, we live near Norwich and have extensive knowledge of the Norfolk trails. We look forward to sharing them with you.
Our base is Norfolk with Janice living just south of Norwich and Kevin lives in a village on the Broads. We are blessed with some of the most unspoilt countryside anywhere in the UK and as such are well endowed with numerous trails. Our inaugural race will be on the Weavers' way which starts in Acle, a small town about 12 miles East of Norwich. The trail runs in a northerly direction with a few wiggles to end at the coastal town of Cromer with its victorian Pier. The course is on good terrain with only 470m of elevation so is perfect for first time ultra runners and for those who want to race a fast race.
Ultrarunning is a fantastic sport. It takes a lot of character to finish an event of this length but the feeling of satisfaction afterwards makes all the hard work worthwhile. We are both finishers rather than podium athletes and have experienced the stress of being close to cut offs on many occasions. This stress is often something that puts people off and so we aim to put on races that have less pressure and achievable cut offs. We also will allow spectator support along the course.
By having a relaxed race atmosphere we aim to encourage first timers to sign up to our races, to believe that they can achieve the seemingly unachievable. We want you to run your first ever ultra with us.