The JOGLE

18th March to 3rd April

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LATEST NEWS  – The 1st place finisher will also win a relaxing break for two at our own Pengethley Manor, or can choose to upgrade to any of our International Ultra Squad experiences.

Take on the challenge of this incredible journey, covering over 850 miles (1369km) over 17 days. That’s averaging 50 miles (80km) each day!

JOGLE ENTRIES FOR 2022:

  • David Hudd (UK)
  • Steve Gordon (UK)
  • Anthony Hugill (UK)
  • Richard James (UK)
  • Sarah Evershed (UK)
  • James Peters (UK)
  • Hamish Magoffin (UK)
  • Michael Williams (UK)

JOGLE ENTRIES FOR 2023:

  • Steven James (UK)

JOGLE ENTRIES FOR 2024:

  • Rick Cooke (Australia)

Top photograph:

Left: Jean-benoit Jaouen (RD of La Trans Gaule) came over especially from France to support his friend Jean-louis Vidal, who not only completed the challenge but also set a course record of 185 hours 4 minutes.

Lower photograph:

Jean-louis Vidal is joined by Kenneth Chan from Hong Kong who also succesfully finished the JOGLE.

 

Full Race Details

Race Overview:

The Route:

The route follows the classic journey from John O’Groats to Lands End and is almost all on road. Every year we make route amendments to improve the safety of competitors and to offer a more enjoyable running experience. URL also provide each competitor with several hi-viz technical t-shirts and a hi-viz jacket. All these items are personalised with the competitors name, the year, and the race name.

It is important that competitors bring along other suitable clothing and equipment to counteract all types of weather conditions. Some of the roads can be quite busy, and it is important to realise that in isolated area’s great care and consideration needs to be given during the run. It is on this basis that if URL consider any competitor not fit to continue we will remove them from the race. In addition, there is a minimum 4 mph requirement – falling below the 4 mph you will be withdrawn without debate.

Competitor numbers are limited to 10.

Time restraints:

The JOGLE is incredibly demanding and few athletes will have the fitness or resolve to complete the entire 17 days. As such Ultra Running has preset cut-off times along the route, based on a minimum average of 4 mph / day. If you fall below this minimum requirement you will be advised and given a warning. If the consecutive day is also below 4 mph you will be withdrawn without debate.

Under no circumstances will a runner be allowed to continue on the course after 22:00.

The JOGLE is a Cup-Free, so please bring your own re-useable cup (available in our store).

Accommodation:

URL provides accommodation at the end of Day 1 through to the end of Day 16. It is each competitors responsibility to book their own accommodation at John O’Groats and after their finish at Land’s End.

URL has arrangements in place with Hostels, Hotels, B&B’s and Travelodges along the route, so you can be assured that after the long days run you have a bed and shower / bath facilities available. These facilities will be on a shared room basis. It is imperative that these establishments are respected and kept clean and tidy by competitors. Failure to do so could mean disqualification from the race and additional charges.

Check-point food:

Rember – The JOGLE is a cup-free race, so you need to bring your own reuseable cup.

We operate a flexible check-point strategy on the JOGLE.

It is important that we gain an early understanding of the group of entrants each year. From Day 1 we look to offer check-points at 8 mile intervals. Generally though this gets extended in distance by the request of runners. That said, if just one runner needs extra support, we will be there for them.

Example CP food items (which may change) are:

Malt loaf, cake, jam, peanut butter, cheese or marmite sandwiches, sweets, squash, cola and water.

After the Day 1, we soon find out the likes and dislikes of competitors, and where possible we will try to source special requests by competitors, although this may take a day or two depending on our location and the need to support the race.

We will ask you to fill in our dietary needs form to note your food preferences and highlight and allergies that you may have. You will be burning a significant number of calories so it is important we provide food which is suitable for you. If you do have a special dietary requirement we may ask you to provide supplementary food items to accommodate this.

JOGLE entry options:

Run the JOGLE for our preferred charity and pay only a non-refundable deposit of £300.00 – and then commit to raising a minimum of £4,500 for the charity. We advise that you book early to maximise your time to raise the money. The minimum value needs to be raised within four weeks of the race to secure your place. On this basis you can also secure a place for the 2022 or the 2023 event which would allow more time to raise the sponsorship money.

All deposits and payments are on a non refundable basis. However, during the check-out stage you will have an option to upgrade and include your own personal protection insurance (See tab on left for details).

Total cost by instalment of £3,500.00, payable by:
A deposit of £800.00 secures your place, and
4 x instalment payments, paid as follows (latest payment dates):
Aug 30th 2021 – £675.00
Oct 30th 2021 – £675.00
Dec 30th 2021 – £675.00
Feb 28th 2022 – £675.00

Or for full entry fee payment for 2022, the race entry is discounted to £3,000.00.
(This is available until the end of 2021 for 2022 competitors and then reverts to the full £3,500.00 on January 1st 2022.)

The Bling!

All finishers get:

  • JOGLE Medal
  • JOGLE Finisher technical t-shirt
  • JOGLE Trophy
  • Bottle of Champagne

In addition, the 1st place finisher now has the option of experiencing one of the Ultra Running Squads International Adventures in either Tenerife or the UK. (more destinations coming online soon).

T&Cs apply. Maximum flight contribution £200.

JOGLE Maps and gpx files:

URL are continually adapting the route and it is a work in progress that has, and continues to, cost us a not insignificant amount of money and time.

It is for this reason that we only provide mapping and gpx information to our own competitors. This information is emailed directly to competitors four weeks before the event.

Route profiles:

Day 1 – 53.1 miles, Ascent – 1,149 m, Descent – 1,124 m
Start – John O’Groats
Finish – Helmsdale Hostel, KW8 6JR

Day 2 – 45.7 miles, Ascent – 788 m, Descent – 789 m
Start – Helmsdale Hostel
Finish – Westmore B&B, Alness IV17 0QQ
Total distance – 98.8 miles

Day 3 – 55.5 miles, Ascent 1276 m, Descent 1082 m
Start – Westmore B&B
Finish – Aviemore Youth Hostel, Aviemore PH22 1PR
Total distance – 154.3 miles

Day 4 – 56.2 miles, Ascent 1,107 m, Descent 1,192 m
Start – Aviemore Youth Hostel, Aviemore
Finish – Pitochry Youth Hostel, Pitlochry PH16 5HJ
Total distance – 210.5 miles

Day 5 – 56 miles, Ascent 1,247 m, Descent 1,263 m
Start – Pitochry Youth Hostel
Finish – Travelodge Dunfermline, KY11 8RY
Total distance – 266.5 miles

Day 6 – 51.7 miles, Ascent 1,359 m, Descent 1,241 m
Start – Travelodge Dunfermline
Finish – The Gordon Arms, TD7 5LE
Total distance – 318.2 miles

Day 7 – 55.4 miles, Ascent 1,071 m, Descent 1,277 m
Start – The Gordon Arms
Finish – Travelodge Carlisle Central, CA1 1NL
Total distance – 373.6 miles

Day 8 – 56.5 miles, Ascent 1,279 m, Descent 1,244 m
Start – Travelodge Carlisle Central
Finish – Travelodge Burton, LA6 1JF
Total distance – 430.1 miles

Day 9 – 55.4 miles. Ascent 653 m, Descent 658 m
Start – Travelodge Burton
Finish – Travelodge Haydock, WA11 9TL
Total distance -485.5 miles

Day 10 – 57.7 miles, Ascent 651 m, Descent 594 m
Start – Travelodge Haydock
Finish – Premier Inn, Harmer Hill, Shreswbury, SY4 3DS
Total distance -543.2 miles

Day 11 – 55 miles, Ascent 1,183 m, Descent 1,273 m
Start – Premier Inn
Finish – Travelodge Worcester, WR1 2QS
Total distance -598.2 miles

Day 12 – 55.5 miles, Ascent 527m, Descent 488 m
Start – Travelodge Worcester
Finish – Travelodge Bristol Filton, BS34 5GN
Total distance – 653.7 miles

Day 13 – 54.7 miles, Ascent 712 m, Descent 710 m
Start – Travelodge Bristol
Finish – Travelodge Wellington Somerset, TA21 9AD
Total distance – 708.4 miles

Day 14 – 48.3 miles, Ascent 760 m, Descent 702 m
Start – Travelodge Wellington Somerset
Finish – Travelodge Okehampton, EX20 4LY
Total distance – 756.7 miles

Day 15 – 47.8 miles, Ascent 1,475 m, Descent 1,732 m
Start – Travelodge Okehampton
Finish – Travelodge St Austell, PL25 5BU
Total distance – 804.50

Day 16 – 30.6 miles, Ascent 871 m, Descent 898 m
Start – Travelodge St Austell
Finish – Travelodge Hayle, TR27 5DG
Total distance -835.1 miles

Day 17 – 19.1 miles, Ascent 411 m, Descent 357 m
Start – Travelodge Hayle
Finish – Lands End, TR19 7AA
Total distance – 854.2 miles

Navigation and Tracking:

Maps and GPX downloads will be available to entrants only – (don’t forget to bring a waterproof map case). Tracking of competitors can be viewed at real-time by logging into the map link available off this web-page (only available during the race).

Competitors must carry the following items:

Backpack or equivalent
Head Torch with spare batteries
Maps will be provided prior to the days race
Compass or GPS device
Whistle
Mobile phone
Basic First Aid Kit, blister treatment, pain relief etc
Waterproof map case
Trail shoes are advisable for a small section of Day 6, approx 4 miles.

URL will provide each competitor with a tracking devise which will enable individuals progress to be monitored and recorded. The tracking devices also have inbuilt SOS buttons in case of an emergency or required assistance.

Please visit our shop to see a wide range of race related products;

  • Personalised Hoodies
  • Personalised Shirts
  • Personalised Caps
  • Personalised Race mugs with your name and finishing time
  • Reusable race Cups

Breakfast:

Where possible we do get a hot breakfast, but this isn’t always possible, depending on where we are staying and how earlier the race has to start. If we can’t do the hot option, we generally go for fruit, yogurts, porridge pots etc. Any special requests are also considered.

Evening meals:

Most evening meals are eaten out in restaurants. Alternatively micro-wave meals at the hostels or take-away options, pizza, fish and chips, chinese etc. Nobody goes hungry.

Fully paid JOGLE entrants will benefit from:

  • 50% discounts on any entry to any of our other URL events leading to up the JOGLE race day date. If you are paying on instalments the discount will pro-rata to the amount you have paid.
  • Your 50% discount also allows you access to any URL event, even if it is sold out or closed!
  • At John O’Groats you will be provided with Hi-Viz clothing which will consist of a showerproof jacket and six technical tops. This clothing will be branded with the URL Logo, the race name ‘JOGLE’ and your personal name.

JOGLE Time Restrictions:

The JOGLE is incredibly demanding and few athletes will have the fitness or resolve to complete the entire 17 days. As such Ultra Running has preset cut-off times along the route, based on a minimum average of 4 mph / day.

Under no circumstances will a runner be allowed to continue on the course after 22:00.

On completion of Day 1, URL will be able to determine the slower entrants against the quicker entrants. At this time you may be requested to start at split times to make race support for everyone viable. For some this may be an earlier start time than expected, for others a later start time. In doing this URL gives everybody the best opportunity of completing the challenge.

Earlier starters still need to maintain the minimum of 4 mph.

For a historical summary of all of our JOGLE competitors times please see the ‘Previous Years Results’ below this page.

For each day’s completion times please click Historical List of Entrants Times JOGLE

You are now able to add a Personal Cancellation Insurance Policy at the time of your booking.

The policy is provided through Event Protect Limited.

Please review what is covered under the policy HERE.

If you choose not to take out the Personal Cancellation Insurance Policy:

You still have the option to defer your entry until the following year through the entry system for just £15.00. This option is available up to four weeks of the event. After this time no transfers or deferrals are possible as URL commits financially to various race costs at this time.

JOGLE Competitor retirement:

If a competitor fails to complete any individual day, at any stage of the race, they will be deemed from immediate effect to be out the race, and will be transferred at the discretion of URL to the nearest train station or other agreed terminus.

By signing up to one of Ultra Running Ltd events you agree to abide by our general race rules;

The following are the race rules that apply to all Ultra Running Ltd events and should be adhered to by all race participants.

Each participant will be given a race number which must be clearly attached by safety pins to the front chest. If this is not clearly visible you may be delayed at checkpoints.
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. For a Team to successfully complete the race, a minimum of three members of that Team must finish.

Each participant must make sure he/she is carrying all items detailed in the mandatory kit list

You cannot change your race entry category or team once the race has started.

Relay team members: All originally designated members of a team must complete the leg they have chosen, and the following team member must not start the race until the person they are handing over from has arrived at that CP, otherwise automatic disqualification will apply. Changes to the team members and/or race order can only be made up until the team has signed in on the day of the race.

Competitors must go through all check points and it is their sole responsibility to ensure that the check point attendant has recorded their race number and entry/exit time along with any injuries; failure to do so at any check point will mean the competitor has failed to complete the race and will be disqualified.

All entrants must be 20 years or over on the start day of the race.

Mandatory Kit List

Competitors must carry the following items. Random bag checks will be made on registration. Anyone found not to have the correct kit will not be allowed to start the race

Backpack or equivalent
Head Torch with spare batteries
Ordnance Survey Map 150 (Our downloadable maps are ok)
Compass or GPS device
Whistle
Mobile phone
Emergency food pack consisting of a two chocolate bars,
Basic first Aid Kit

Competitor Retirement

If any competitor has to retire for whatever reason they must contact the race organisers immediately, either by advising a checkpoint attendant or by telephoning the emergency number which will be written on the race numbers of each competitor.

Time Constraints

The organisers want to give every competitor the opportunity of completing the race and will, where reasonable practicable, allow generous opening times of CP Stations; the allowance should be within an average of 4.0 miles per hour. If you fall below the 4.0 miles per hour you will be pulled from the race without concession.

Cancellation

In the event of Ultra Running Ltd. having to cancel the event, an alternative date will be provided. If re-scheduling of the event isn’t possible, or a competitor cannot make the revised date. URL undertakes to refund payments received, less any out of pocket expenses which are determined at 25%.

For all other circumstances, including Competitor cancellations due to personal reasons, refunds are not allowed. But at the discretion of the organisers an entry may be transferred to the following years race providing the request is within four weeks of the event date.

Any ‘transferred races’ or ‘reduced rate races’ are not refundable or transferable in any respect.

Race Photography

Ultra Running Ltd. reserve all exclusive rights relating to photographic coverage of their races. By entering an event, participants agree that Ultra Running Ltd may exclusively use any photographic or textual content captured during the event for advertisement purposes.

Ultra Running Limited (URL) Terms & Conditions

The Agreement

This document constitutes an agreement between you (the Entrant) and URL (the Organiser). Entry into any of the URL races (the Events) is strictly conditional upon the entrant agreeing to all of the terms and conditions contained within this document (the Agreement). It is all entrants responsibility to have read and accepted this agreement before entering/registering for one or more of URL events. All entrants must be aged 18 and over.

Registration Process

Entrants are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of their personal records within the event database. Should any information change between registration and participation, it is the individual entrants’ responsibility to ensure that they contact URL to update their records accordingly.

Entry Fees must be paid in full before entry to the event will be confirmed.

All event fees are NON REFUNDABLE under any circumstance.

By entering one of URL events, all entrants have acknowledged that they have read and agree to the event terms and conditions prior to their entry in to the event being confirmed. By doing so, the entrant is unreservedly accepting all of the terms and conditions of this agreement.

Use of Personal Data

The organiser or their agents will maintain a registration database for all entrants and their chosen emergency contact. All information will be collected, stored and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

The organiser may use the entrants contact information to keep them informed of the event or to notify them of other events organised or promoted by URL.

Entrants give permission for the organisers, their agents, or any other associated organisations to use any photographs, video tapes, motion pictures, website images, recordings, or any other record of the event. Such articles may be used or included on websites, social media publications, advertising, promotional information, or other publicly accessible sources.

Personal Ability to Participate

It is the entrants’ responsibility to ensure they train appropriately and have the requisite level of fitness to be able to complete safely.

Entrants must ensure their personal health is suitable for participating in the event. If in any doubt the entrant should consult their doctor.

It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure the organisers are informed at the point of entry of any medical conditions that could be relevant for any first-aid treatment.

If a participant believes that it is unsafe for them to continue in the event, it is their duty to notify an event official as soon as practicable.

Participants must be competent runners & confident in their ability to complete the course safely.

Participation in the Event

The event is a race. Athletes compete within their respective age and gender category. Relay Teams compete against each other as separate categories.

Prizes are awarded to podium finishers in all categories except where a low number of entrants means it is impractical to do so. This is down to the organisers discretion.

All finishers will receive the stated prize, as per each individual race.

Participants must act in accordance with the law and adhere to both the Highway Code and the Country Code, where applicable.

Participants are responsible for competing safely and with due respect for others.

Participants must comply with the instructions of the organisers and other course officials.

The majority of URL event routes are NOT signed, the onus of remaining on course rests with the athlete. Marshall’s are places in appropriate places, according to the individual event and are there for your safety.

Should circumstances dictate, or in the interest of safety, the organisers reserve the right to make such changes to the published event routes as may be deemed necessary at their absolute discretion. In the event of the landowner e.g. the Forestry Commission or National Trust deeming it necessary to close access to the public, we the organisers reserve the right to a) reschedule or if this is not possible b) cancel the event. This will, in all cases be a last resort.

The organiser reserves the right to require a participant to retire from the race where their conduct is considered to be inappropriate. If required to retire the participant must surrender their race number to an event official and take no further part in the event.

Participants have a duty to report to an event official as soon as practicable, anything that they see or hear which they reasonably believe may impact on the safety or welfare of themselves or others, connected to the event or otherwise.

Whilst appropriate risk assessments will be carried out before the event, competitors assume full and complete responsibility for any injury or accident which may occur whilst travelling to or from the event, during the event, or whilst on any premises related to the event.

Racing in public places can be dangerous, all participants in this event must agree to waive, release and forever discharge the event organisers, sponsors, promoters, and each of their agents, representatives, successors and assigns, and all other persons associated with the event, from any liabilities, claims, actions, or damages that they may have against them arising out of or in any way connected with participation in this event. This includes any claims, whether caused by negligence, the action or inaction of any of the above parties, or otherwise.

Cancellation & Refunds

Entry fees for all URL events are NON REFUNDABLE under any circumstance.

Should circumstances dictate, or in the interest of safety, the organisers reserve the right to make such changes to the published event routes as may be deemed necessary at their absolute discretion. In the event of a force majeure, we the organisers reserve the right to a) reschedule or if this is not possible b) cancel the event. This will, in all cases be a last resort.

Entry fees are only valid for the original event, for which they were purchased. Places can be deferred to the next edition of the event (an additional cost of £15 is charged), where the event is more than four weeks away. After this point, this option is no longer available. In special circumstances, the organisers may be able to transfer names of individuals to another events. This is at the organisers discretion. Transfers can be requested by email up to 4 weeks before the event in question. No runner is permitted to enter or participate using another persons details.

If, for any reason what so ever, an entrant finds themselves unable to participate, they should notify the organisers as soon as reasonably practicable of their intention to withdraw from the event. This will allow the vacancy to be reallocated to anyone who may be on the event’s reserve list.

Entrants must exercise their own experience and judgement regarding their ability, equipment and preparedness to cope with the prevailing elements before they commence.

General Provisions

This agreement constitutes the whole agreement between the parties and any prior agreement, oral or written, are excluded.

Any failure by any party to enforce or to exercise at any time any term or any right under this agreement shall not be deemed to be a waiver of that term or right and shall not affect that party’s right to later enforce or to exercise it.

If any term of this agreement is found to be illegal or unenforceable it shall be deemed to be omitted from the agreement and shall not affect the validity of the remainder of the agreement.

Nothing in this agreement confers any right on third parties to enforce the provisions of this agreement under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

  • Distance in miles

    854

  • Ascent in metres

    16,604

  • Descent in metres

    16,589

  • UTMB Points

    6

  • Course Record

    185:04:00

Previous Years Results

Previous years JOGLE photos