IMBER ULTRA MARATHON
Sun 3rd March 2019 at 09.00 - 16.00
The 6th Annual Ultra Marathon, which is a trail run of around 33 miles around the Salisbury Plain range path, will take place on Sunday 3rd March 2019. Please see www.imber-ultra.org for details.
The Imber Ultra Marathon is a trail run of approximately 33 miles. It starts at the Leighton Sports Centre in the town of Westbury, at the North West end of the Imber Ranges.
Over the first couple of miles the runners ascend the escarpment of Salisbury Plain, then follow the Imber Range Perimeter Path in an anticlockwise direction.
In the first ten miles they pass around the town of Warminster and a number of Iron Age Hill Forts on footpaths, then they run on metalled roads, bridle paths and tracks, going East then North.
On the way they pass through some of the most remote parts of Southern England. The final 10 miles are Westward along the northern side of the training area. Here the going is good along roads or big tracks, but it is usually against the prevailing wind, which adds to the challenge. The final few miles includes the biggest descent of the day, back to the finish at the Leighton Sports Center.
The Rotary Club of Westbury will set up five check points around the course and there will be two sweepers, one on foot and the other on two wheels.The Charities supported by the Rotary Club of Westbury this year will include the Prostate and Breast Cancer research charities and a Ugandan Well project as well as some local charities.