The Imber Ultra Marathon is a 33 mile race starting and finishing at the Leighton Recreation Centre in Westbury.
It is organised, and run, in collaboration with the Avon Valley Runners. For more information please see Avon Valley Runners website. https://www.imber-ultra.org/AVRevents.html
It starts and finishes at the Leighton Recreation Centre. The runners ascend the escarpment of Salisbury Plain and then follows the Imber range perimeter path. The runners pass through some of the more remote parts of southern England skirting the British Army's Training Area (ensuring not to stray into prohibited land). The going varies from road to tracks and thick mud is usually encountered, the prevailing wind can be counted on to be a headwind where ever you are.
It is usually run in an anti-clockwise direction from the Leighton Recreation Centre, however in 2022 we have decided to reverse the course and the runners will complete the course in a clockwise direction. This will be discussed at great length as we have never mislaid a runner and don't wish to tarnish a clean record!
It is a highly competitive event with up to 150 runners from around UK taking part
Members from Westbury Rotary Club man the refreshment stations and marshall the course, to ensure that it is safe for the competitors.