ULTRA X RUN : FAIRFIELD HORSESHOE 2 LOOPS, MIXED ROAD AND MOUNTAIN

 

DISTANCE : 26 miles (42km)

ELEVATION GAIN : 6,059 ft (1847m)

 

START : T2 - WATERHEAD - AMBLESIDE

FINISH :  WATERHEAD - AMBLESIDE

 

ULTRA X RUN MAP

 

The run section is 2 Laps of the Fairfield Horseshoe both clockwise and anti-clockwise. Competitors return to transition timing station between laps.

 

LOOP 1 - Fairfield Horseshoe - Clockwise 13 Miles (21km) 3,027ft (923m)

 

Heading North from T2 competitors take the back roads for 1.5 miles (2.5 km) to the hamlet of Rydal before entering the mountain section. Once through Rydal competitors face the steep, pitched (stone steps) switchbacks leading to the top of Nab Scar 1,492 ft (455m). At the top of Nab Scar the climb becomes less steep and the path opens to a wide grassy ridge, taking in the false summits of Heron Pike 2,007 ft (612m) and Great Rigg 2,513 (766m) before summiting Fairfield 2,870 ft (875m). Descending back to transition timing station via Hart Crag 2,696 ft (822m), High Pike 2,152ft (656m) and Low Pike 1,666ft (508m)

 

Competitors return to transition timing station (T2A) at Waterhead 164ft (50m) turnaround before setting off on loop 2

 

LOOP 2 - Fairfield Horseshoe - Anti-clockwise 13 Miles (21km) 3,027ft (923m)

 

Returning to Rydal the same way as loop 1, competitors reverse the run over Fairfield Horseshoe in an anti-clockwise direction. From Rydal competitors ascend Fairfield via Low Pike 1,666ft (508m), High Pike 2,152ft (656m) and Hart Crag 2,696 ft (822m) onto Fairfield summit 2,870 ft (875m). Descending back to the finish via Great Rigg 2,513 (766m), Heron Pike 2,007 ft (612m) and Nab Scar 1,492 ft (455m). Finish Waterhead Transition 164ft (50m) 

 

FINISH WATERHEAD - AMBLESIDE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRIATHLON X - ULTRA X - JUNE 18th 2023

 

NEW FOR 2023 TRIATHLON X BRING YOU THE ULTRA X - FULL IRON DISTANCE TRIATHLON

PART OF THE TRIATHLON X ULTRA FESTIVAL WEEKEND

 

DISTANCE : 140 MILES (226 km)

ELEVATION GAIN : 19,291 ft (5,880 m) 

AMBLESIDE - CUMBRIA - UNITED KINGDOM