If you don’t have a Garmin or similar GPS device and the navigation is giving you concerns, don’t worry! Ultra Running Ltd has some Garmin Foretrex 410 devices and Garmin Forerunner 310XT devices, both of which can be hired just for race day.
The hire cost is £20.00 for the 401 and £35.00 for the 310XT. 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.
The Forerunner 310XT carries its own rechargeable battery with a life of about 20 hours, so sufficient for the duration of this race. In addition there will be a small insurance premium to pay should the equipment get damaged or lost.
It is expected that these devices will be secured by runners quite quickly, so if you want to hire one then we strongly suggest you book one straight away so feel free to drop us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.