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Saint Cuthbert's Way Ultra 100KM

From Holy Island to Melrose

29th June 2019

100

KM

Distance
8067

Ascent

Feet
7765

Descent

Feet
19.5

Hours

Cut Off
200

Runners

Entry Limit
Enter Race
29/06/2019

Saint Cuthbert's Way Ultra 100KM

Trail Outlaws present Saint Cuthbert's Way Ultra. Bridging the national borders between Scotland and England. Starting at Holy Island in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Northumberland coast. The route follows a way marked path heading Westwards crossing large sections of the Northumberland National Park and the beautiful Scottish Borders region. Finishing at Melrose, which is where Saint Cuthbert's journey is thought to have started. The race qualifies for 4 new UTMB points. All runners are given a GPS tracker, which is great for friends and family tracking you from home or on route.

SCW100

Entries

The race opens for entries on 1st October 2018. There will be 200 places available for the 100K race. The entry fee is £73/£75 for the 100K race.

Qualification requirement

All entrants must have completed a race of at least marathon distance within the time limits for that race. The race should have been completed within the last 3 years. If you have not run a race of least marathon distance, but will be running one before this race takes place, then you can enter in advance.

Cut Offs

The 100 KM race must be completed within 19.5 hours. There are additional cut off times for the checkpoints. Please see the Checkpoints Tab for further information.

Route and Course Markings

The route follows way marked Saint Cuthbert's Way markings and does not deviate from the official route.

First Aid

All of the check points have basic first aid facilities. If you suffer an injury or accident that warrants direct medical attention and you are not able to get to an aid station, then please phone one of the race directors(07734309500 or 07984307900). If you have no phone contact, ask any runners or members of the public that pass you to relay the message. If you are injured but able to walk, please make your way to the nearest check point. If you suffer a severe injury, encounter someone in serious difficulty or are in any doubt at all please call 999. If you are on/beside a driveable tarmac road then please ask for the Ambulance service. If you are not by a drivable road then please request the Police and request Mountain Rescue.

Borders General Hospital, Huntlyburn, Melrose, TD6 9BS. 01896 826000

Awards

All entrants get their race t-shirt, if they enter at least two weeks before the race. All finishers get a race medal.

There are also male and female prizes for the categories shown below.

Senior 40-49 50-59 60 plus
First Three First finsher First finsher First finsher

Saint Cuthbert's Way Ultra 100KM - Schedule

  • FRI 28/06/2019 - 15:00 - 21:00Melrose Rugby Club

    Race Registration.

    Collect race number.

    Drop Bag Hand Over.

  • SAT 29/06/2019 - 06:15Melrose Rugby Club

    Coach leaves Melrose for Holy Island.
  • SAT 29/06/2019 - 07:55Holy Island

    Race Briefing.
  • SAT 29/06/2019 - 08:00Holy Island

    Race Start.
  • SUN 30/06/2019 - 03:30Melrose Rugby Club

    Race cut off.

Check Point Food and Snacks

There will be water, coke and snacks at every checkpoint. Snacks will include sweets, fruit and savoury options.

Hot drinks a wider selection of snacks/food will be available at Wooler and Morebattle.

But it is advised that you use your own nutrition and drop bags if you require substantial food types and choice.

At the finish there will be hot drinks and more substantial food stuffs. But again should you require a small meal (and it is highly advisable after an ultra distance event). Please but something in your finish bags.

Drop Bags/Finish Bag

For the 100K race two drop bags will be allowed. The first will be at Wooler and the second Morebattle.

Please keep the drop bags to a reasonable size. (A carrier bag size at most). Don't put too much food and drink in there as many people, end up not using most of what they put in their drop bags. Drop bags MUST be clearly labeled, write on your name/number and drop bag location.

Drop bags are not returned or taken to the finish if unused. So please do not put anything in that you would want back!

Finish Bag

We can also take items taken to the start back to finish ie keys, wallets, warm clothes. These should be put in a bag labeled finish and also have your name on the bag. Again please remember that space is limited, so only fetch essential items to the start with you.

Mandatory Kit

  1. Whistle
  2. Head torch(with spare batteries)
  3. Survival bag
  4. Compass
  5. Maps
    1. St Cuthbert's Way: XT40 Edition
    2. OR 3 OS maps OS Explorer: 338,OL16,340
  6. Hat and gloves
  7. Waterproof jacket
  8. Waterproof trousers
  9. Minimum of 500ml water
  10. Emergency food/sport bar
  11. Personal cup
  12. Mobile phone number of the race directors +447734309500 (Tim) +447984307900 (Garry)
  13. Fully charged phone
  14. Flashing LED lights for night running

Main Rules

  1. All competitors must be running under their own names and numbers. No swapping of numbers or running in another’s place will be accepted. If you are found to be running in another’s place you will be disqualified.
  2. You must log your number with race marshals at each check point. It is your responsibility to make sure the marshal takes your number.
  3. Any competitor who is deemed unfit to continue by the race directors, marshals or medics will be withdrawn from race. The decision will be FINAL.
  4. Runners must carry all mandatory equipment at all times during the race unless stated otherwise at Race Briefing by the Race Director. If found to be not carrying the required kit at any time, you will be disqualified.
  5. If you decide to retire from the race you must notify a marshal. You must surrender your race number and you will not be allowed to continue.
  6. Unsporting behaviour (cheating) will not be tolerated and result in immediate disqualification. This includes but not limited to, not carrying mandatory kit at all times, taking short cuts, use of PEDs.
  7. We strongly advise against the using of NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs i.e Ibuprofen) during the events, as they are proven to cause harm during endurance events. Doing so against this advice is strictly at the competitor’s risk.
  8. All runners take full responsibility for their own navigation during the event.
  9. You must have your bib number visible at all times or easily accessible to show the Check Point team.
  10. If you do not leave an aid station before the cut off time you will not be allowed to continue for safety, cut-off times will be strictly enforced. If you get to the finish line after the final cut off you will unfortunately not be listed as an official finisher and will not be eligible for awards.
  11. Littering will result in immediate disqualification. We must respect the trails at all times. Some of our events take place in SSSI (Sites of Special Scientific Interest), and securing permission to host events in these areas is very difficult. If you litter you not only jeopardise the events future, but more importantly you jeopardise the area.
  12. Dogs are NOT allowed to take part in the event. They present a trip hazard to other runners and a risk of upsetting livestock of local land owners.
  13. You do not have a right of way priority over any other users of the course, you must respect other users of the course throughout the duration of the event.
  14. No mules(A pacer or crew member or any other carrying kit/equipment that you should be carrying.) allowed during the event.
  15. The use of pacers IS allowed on Ultra distance events, however they should offer no physical assistance. They should not open and close gates for you, as this is classed as physical assistance and gives and unfair advantage over runners who have to so themselves.
  16. We actively encourage all runners to have crew support (motorised where possible) as Trail Outlaws cannot help in the transporting of crew members. We believe that the distance and course is challenge enough and that our friends and family put up with our training and time away, so actively encourage them to be with you at the event. However all crew must abide by the rules of the event at all times and listen to and take heed of any event staff direction. Crews must not jam up any of the trails or byways or highways during the event. Any violations of the rules by the crew and or pacers will result in the disqualification of the runner.
  17. You must carry a fully charged mobile phone and the number must be given to event staff prior or at the registration of the event.
  18. You must be 18 years of age on the day of the event to take part in a 50 mile + event. You must be 21 years of age on the day of the even to take part in a 100 mile + event.

Coach Transfer for the Race

Coach Transfer

Every Trail Outlaws Ultra has a race day coach that gets you from the end of the race to the start of the race. This enables you to leave your car and key belongings at the end of the race. If you missed this option during race entry. Then you can purchase a coach ticket using the form below.

Buy coach tickets for Saint Cuthbert's Way Ultra 100 KM

Accomodation

Accommodation options for Wooler can be found via this link.

Accommodation options for Melrose can be found via this link.

SCW Accommodation

Race Registration and Finish Location

Melrose Rugby Club,

The Greenyards,

High Street,

Melrose,

TD6 9SA

Map for Melrose Rugby Club

Race Start Location

Lindisfarne Castle,

Holy Island,

Northumberland,

TD15 2SH

Map for Holy Island
Male Category Year Time
Ross Christie M 2017 10:49:53
Nick Green M40 2017 11:17:44
Roland McCraw M50 2016 13:17:32
Richard Scroop M60 2016 18:01:20
Female Category Year Time
Elspeth Berry F 2017 12:29:47
Jenny Yeo F40 2017 13:43:47
Karen Nash F50 2016 13:25:00
TBA F60 TBA TBA
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