Breaking news for 2017 Ė A new start and finish location is now confirmed as Abberley Hall. This is a magnificent location with unlimited parking, showers, catering facilities etc and stands in its own 90 acres of grounds. The other point of interest is that the Worcestershire Way actually goes through the school grounds which means the MHU is now all WW. Race distances will be revised and updated shortly, but will not differ greatly from previously advertised, although slighty shorter Ė we will ensure that the two longer races will not fall below 50 miles or 100 miles.
Malvern Hills Ultra entrants can choose various race distances, between 7, 25, 32, 42, 50 & 100 miles. The total ascent of the 52 mile race is over 6,000 ft, the 104 mile race exceeds 12,000 ft.
To view the one hundred top finishers ďHall of FameĒ click HERE.
Previous years race photos can be found HERE.
The race is open to Solo Runners and Relay Teams. Trophy Categories consist for the individual winnerís for men and women of all race categories, veteran men and women for the 50 & 100 Ultra races only, teams of three, and a relay team event where team members just run between checkpoints. Checkpoints are a minimum of 7 miles and a maximum of 12 miles apart. Completion of the Malvern Hills Ultra 50 mile race allows two qualifying points for Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc Race. The 50 mile race (Purple Route) and the 100 mile race (Black Route) both start and finish at the Abberley Hall School and then to The Crown at Martley which is CP1. CP1 is also the starting point for the 42 mile race (Red Route). From Martley the route follows the Worcestershire Way, over Ankerdine Hill and into Storridge where The New Inn is CP2. CP2 is also the starting point for 32 mile race (Yellow Route). Continuing on the Worcestershire Way, over the Malvern Hills and to The Malvern Hills Hotel which is CP3. It is at CP3 that all competitors turn and retrace their tracks back to the finish at the Abberley Hall, utilising previous CP Stations. CP3 is also the starting point for the 25 mile race (Blue Route). For the 100 mile competitors the route repeats, going out and back along the same route for a second time, turning at the Malvern Hills Hotel and back again via The New Inn and The Crown.
The Race Start time for the MHU 100 and the MHU50 is 7.00am on Saturday 7th May 2016, signing in and checks open at 5.45 am, and close at 6.30am (PROMPT). Late entrants may be refused entry. A race brief will then follow and a group photograph. Food: for the 2016 race the food at the finish was chilli and rice and 2017 race will be on a similar basis. Check points will have unlimited water, coke, Red Bull, orange squash together with a selection of items such as malt loaf, peanuts, jelly beans, jam or peanut butter sandwiches, cakes, and GU Energy gels. Under no circumstances is litter to be left along the route.
The Worcestershire Way is a well signposted route, however you are still required to carry copies of our free downloadable maps and route directions available off this website. In addition we provide a gpx file which can be downloaded onto your GPS device if you so wish. We also have the ĎTime Lordsí who will run at desingnated hourly paces Ė 10 hour, 11 hour, 12 hour, 13 hour and 14 hour.
If you are confident about being able to navigate the course consistently at any of these times, please email email@example.com to check availablity. Time Lords will benefit from free race entry and a unique ĎTime Lordí finisher medal.
Garmin Foretrex 401
If you are new to Ultra Running and donít have a Garmin or similar gps device and would like to have a go at using one Ė URL has invested in 40 Garmin foretrex410 devises, which you can simply hire just for race day. The hire cost is just £20.00. Each unit comes with the route already downloaded onto it. For the Foretrex 401 you would need to supply your own 2 batteries (triple A type / AAA) and carry a further spare 2 batteries within your kit bag. Dependant on your quality of battery you should achieve 18 hours with a set of batteries, but you should always carry a back-up set. If you want to hire one click Hire now!
Camping: Pre race camping can be arranged, please email us for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Finishers will receive an official MHU medal and a technical MHU T-Shirt. Event options: MHU 50 (Purple Route), MHU 100 (Black Route),Team Relay entries (Grey Route), MHU 42 (Red Route), MHU 32 (Yellow Route), MHU 25 (Blue Route). Raise Money for St. Richardís Hospice and go free (conditions apply).
Checkpoint details, maps & gpx Route Directions for the 2016 52 mile race
MALVERN HILLS ULTRA RULES
The course is very challenging and for competitors own safety and fairness the following rules must be adhered to. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from this and future events. The Event
The Malvern Hills Ultra (MHU) is organised by Ultra Running Limited and is open to runners, walkers, teams of two or more, and relay teams. All entrants must be 20 years of age or over at the start of the race. Each competitor must ensure that they carry with them all of their individual requirements needed to complete the race. Every entrant must confirm that they have read these rules and other event information and therefore understand the nature of the event and that participation is at their own risk.
MHU 50 (Purple Route) and the MHU 100 (Black Route) will start at 7.00am
MHU 42 (Red Route) starts from The Crown at Martley and will start at 8.15am.
MHU 32 (Yellow Route) starts from The New Inn at Storridge and will start at 10.30am.
MHU 25 (Blue Route) starts from The Malvern Hills Hotel and will start at 12.00pm: Transport for MHU44, MHU34 & MHU26 competitors can be provided to the various start locations which will cost approx £10.00 per person and you can secure your transport by selecting that option during your booking process. On the day, each participant will be given a race number which must be clearly attached by safety pins, to either the back or front and be clearly visible. It is the competitors responsibilty to ensure all CP stations have recorded their time as they pass through (this is in addition to the chip-timing system). All Teams must have pre-registered before the day and consist of at least three competitors who will also count as individual competitors amongst the rankings. Relay team members in categories of either 2/ 3 or 4/6 will carry chip-timed battens.
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