The Meridian Ultra Road Race 50/100k
Open 50 and 100k Road races, incorporating the British ATHLETICS NATIONAL 100k Road Race Championship, the Anglo celtic plate home countries 100k racE AND ENGLAND ULTRA DISTANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS 50K.
Date: May 21st 2017.
Registration: At the Race HQ
Saturday 20th May between 16:00 and 21:00
Race day, Sunday 21st May
100k athletes between 06:00 and 07:00.
50k athletes between 08:00 and 09:00.
50k suitable for wheelchair athletes, see below for further details.
Race Start Times: 100k: 07:30 and 50k: 09:30
Time Limits: 100k: 13 hours and 50k: 10 hours
Minimum Age: 20 (on race day)
Race HQ: Patrington Haven Leisure Caravan Park, Patrington, HU12 0PT
National Selectors can contact us here to allow us to invoice and provide your entry codes for your selected athletes.
The race starts less than two kilometres from the Greenwich Meridian Line, which in 1884, became the Prime Meridian of the World; Longitude 0º. Every place on earth is measured in terms of its distance east or west from this line. If you are looking for a photo opportunity a plaque and sign can be found on Welwick Rd just after the Equestrian Centre, to the south east of Partington village.
Starting by the picturesque lake on Partington Haven Leisure Park, you head out through the village and turn right on Main St, at 1.5k having battled the 2 metre climb, turn left into the wide open countryside on Outstray Rd.
Turning south onto Newlands Rd you then continue towards Sunk Island, aptly named as at this point you are running less than one metre above sea level. A little shimmy at Newlands Farm and a right turn onto Stray Rd take you to the 5k point (5M above sea level).
A sharp left onto Channel Rd takes you round the sweeping loop along East Bank Rd, past the 10k point and to the quaint church on your right at the Sunk Island crossroads. Here you head straight across towards Stone Creek and the turn point, then it's back along the same route to the park where you finish with a pop around the lake to complete 25k those who entered the 50k will need to do this twice to earn their medals, 100k runners four times.
ABOUT THE EVENT
The race encapsulates the following events:
An open 100k/50k measured road race, incorporating British 100k road championship and the England Ultra distance championships for 50k. This race can be participated by any runner, of any ability who can meet the time limits and experience requirements of the race.
The 100k race also incorpates the annual Anglo Celtic Plate home countries event. Competed by Nationally selected athletes from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Please click here for a history of the Anglo Celtic Plate Compeition.
The 50k (31.1 miles) is one of only two certified accurately measured 50k road events in the UK in 2017. It is an ideal test for anyone wanting to attempt his or her first ultra and is also a perfect distance for a measure of your current fitness levels for longer races you plan or may have entered.
The 100k is, to our knowledge, one of only two certified accurately measured 100k road events in the UK in 2017. It is a perfect opportunity for experienced ultra runners and marathoners to challenge themselves over the internationally recognised distance of 100k. It is also an ideal event if you are aiming for a longer 100-mile ultra later in the summer.
Both races will benefit from our live results every 5k, great for trainers and supporters to keep track of their runners progress. Click on the image to see all the information that will be available during the race.