Urban Ultra

The Sunderland Strollers Urban Ultra is a 35 mile race (or 17.5 mile relay) which takes place on the 11th of November 2017, it starts and finishes in the heart of Ashbrooke and covers an eclectic route of paths, roads, tracks, streams and other byways to the south of the area. There are 5 checkpoints at roughly equal distances of 6 miles apart where competitors can take on board the proffered food and drink. Competitors are provided with a full route book although may conduct recce runs in advance, they are also provided with printed maps with the route marked.

The current route book is here Urban Trail booklet 2017  and the maps are here Map 1 Map 2 Map 3 Map 4 Map 5 Map 6.

There are cut-off times along the route, these are as follows (times based on 08:30am start):

CP 1 – 5 miles – 1 hr 40 mins (10:10am)

CP 2 – 13.7 miles – 3 hrs 30 min (12 noon)

CP 3 – 20 miles – 5 hrs 30 min (2pm)

CP 4 – 25 miles – 7 hrs 10 min (3:40pm)

CP 5 – 30.5 miles – 8 hrs 40 min (5:10pm)

There are shower and changing facilities available at the Ashbrooke Sports Club (Race HQ) and there will be hot food and drinks for all competitors. Relay runners will change over at CP 3, transport will be provided from Ashbrooke and will also recover all first leg runners back to Ashbrooke. There will also be free sports massages available to finishers although we would ask that you make a charitable donation for this service.


Despite the route rarely being far from civilization (well Houghton) we INSIST that all competitors carry all of the following kit throughout the event:

Waterproof top / 500ml emergency drink / emergency food / torch / whistle / hat (or buff) & gloves / mobile phone, fully charged with HQ numbers loaded / map pack & route book

Further we recommend you carry:

Waterproof Trousers / Cash / Spare long sleeve base layer

All competitors will be issued with a route book and map pack at registration (from 7:30am) but these will not be waterproofed.

If none of the above has put you off then you can enter here http://my4.raceresult.com/79654/

Finally after the event we will have LIVE music in the Ditchburn Room at Ashbrooke provided by The Big Boys Bouncing Blues Band led by Stroller’s own Phil Outram. The bar will be open and the event is open to everyone so why not come down and hear about the joy of completing an Ultra Marathon and get yourselves enthused by Urban Ultra 2018!!

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