The Joust 12hr & 24hr race

25th - 26th June 2022

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The Joust 24hr race with two options:

  • Take on the full 24hr challenge, either as a Solo, Team of 2, Team of 3-5 or a Team of 6-8.or
  • Take on the 12 hour challenge where your target is to run 50 miles. As soon as you have the 50 mile completed you can relax

You can only enter one of the above categories.

About the event:

The Joust 24hr (J24) and 12hr (J12) are off road races suitable for teams and solo runners.

The race will be run over a looped course circa 5.5 miles (due to course being on private farm land the route changes slightly each year).

The course is well marked and marshalled, easily navigable and relatively flat.

Buckles for 100 mile Solo runners and 200 mile Team runners:

Can you achieve the “Buckle Standard”? If you can you will benefit from an additional Joust Buckle as well as your Joust Medal.

 

 

Full Event Information

The JOUST 2022

Dear Competitor

You are receiving this email because you have entered either the Joust 24hr race or the Joust 12hr race on the 25th / 26th June - with just under two weeks to go.

If you are a lead team member receiving this email please ensure the rest of your team have also received a copy, as they may not have!

All other race information can be gained from our website page.

ARRIVAL

You can arrive and set up for camping anytime on Friday till 8.00pm. The race start on the Saturday is 10:00 prompt, so there will be a race brief at 9:40, so if you are arriving on the Saturday please ensure that you are set-up and ready to go by 9:30 latest as this is when registration will close.

Please see attached the "Welcoming Letter" which is a guide produced by the campsite. To highlight - that no peg length can exceed 400mm doe to power cables at a depth of 600mm. All tents must be 5m apart (as previous years) but our marshall will show you where to pitch.

If you have family or friends who are coming and they intend using a pitch, they will need to pay a pitch cost as noted on the website. If this hasn't been done, you will need to pay on arrival. Competitor pitch costs are included in the race entry fee. Cars can be parked adjacent to tents.

If you require power or tent pitches for non Joust attendees these must be paid on arrival.

Directions - the Welcome letter does provide what three words, but when you leave the main road into Top Barn, simply follow the yellow direction arrows - continue past the Top Barn Farm Shop on your right. You will then reach a small junction with the Activity Centre Lake to your left, continue ahead (not right up a hill) along a tarmac drive. As you near the farm yard the drive bends right along a hard track to Top Barn Camping area where we are situated. At the entrance to the camping area you will meet a marshall who will direct you where to go and pitch up. If for any reason there isn't a marshall at the entrance at your arrival time, head towards the large white marquee and a marshall should be around there to offer direction. If not, just call 07860 418040 and the RD will advise you where to go.

Once you are settled on arrival, please feel free to come to the main marquee to collect your Bib number and Joust Mug. Team competitors will be given all of their Mugs and numbers to their first registrant.

As mentioned above, we aren't providing T-Shirts this year, we are going for Mugs. Every competitor will be given their 2022 edition Joust Mug at registration.

Water Provision:

Although the government has lifted most restrictions due to COVID, we are still obliged to carry out risk assessments and put in place policies that we believe could make a difference to the safety of our competitors and our staff.

The water at the camp-site is on a self serve basis and available from the already installed drinking taps on site. Please use hand-sanitiser after you use these taps - we will also clean these taps throughout the duration of the event.

Likewise, when you use the toilet or shower facilities please use hand-sanitiser immediately afterwards. Again, we will intermittently clean these facilities.

We will be providing hand-sanitiser at key locations, but please also be responsible and carry your own portable sanitiser.

Rubbish:

Please can all teams / friends families etc, bring secure black bags for your rubbish. It's a horrid job each year having to clear open carrier bags which are too full or split. The camp site provide two large bins and anything in addition to that we take to the local rubbish centre. So please bag bag it and seal it, don't overfill, use another bag if needed.

The Solo Run Through

If you are a solo runner we will again be providing a solo only run through area where squash, cola, jelly babies and other bits and bobs are freely available to you. This will be located by the Marshall / Control desk in the Marquee, adjacent to the route.

Is the 2022 course the same as 2021?

The farm is a continuous changing facility and as such it is likely that there will be changes to previous years routes. That said, the course is well marked with yellow Ultra Running arrows, and will in the main be the same:

  • From the campsite area you will head towards the Wagon Wheel pub check-point then you will continue past the churchyard through the village for approx 0.2 miles on footpath, then go left through a gate also signed "footpath". Obviously this will all be yellow arrow signed by us.
  • The route is 100% cow-free.
  • Unlike last year, we intend running the route through part of the marquee, which will give a nice twist. Thus the timing control and Solo run through will be located also inside the marquee.
  • We get asked most years for a course map so that people can do a recce. This isn't possible. Top Barn Farm is a privately owned working farm and the only agreed access is during race time. Outside of that time, livestock is prevalent together withe working farm machinery. This is why it is essential that everybody sticks within the agreed course markings during the race.

Food

We have April doing the catering this year. April was Joust Caterer in 2019.

Littering

Previous years competitors have been fantastic, so please keep up the standard - DO NOT LEAVE ANY LITTER on the course as we will penalise people found doing this.

Massage & 1st Aid

We have Jim Wallis and his team providing the massage service throughout. Jim will also be your first point of call for first-aid. We have several other first-aiders on course and if you aren't near the camp-site area you can call Steve's mobile number (07860 418040) (The RD) who's number is also printed on the front of your race bib.

The Ultra Running G4 Discovery also has an AED Defibrillator installed, and there's another defib located on the farm within the business area, some five minutes walk from the campsite.

Kids Races

If you have kids please bring them along to the Kiddies race. We do ask parents to watch and make sure the kiddies are ok. The kids route this year will take place in the same fields that we use for camping and we are introducing a large inflatable run through, with nerf guns - but the kids will only get squirted if that want to (or they're not behaving). We charge £5 per child which helps go towards covering part of the cost. The kiddies medals are the same as the main medals but smaller, and will take place between 2pm & 3pm. See the marshals Matt or Donna inside the marquee to book you kids place on the day.

The Joust 24hr Race and the Joust 12hr Race will both start promptly at 10:00 and we will have a race brief at 9:40 so please do not be late for either of these. If you miss the brief you may have a delayed start!

For the Joust 12hr Race your target mileage is 50 - once you have completed your final lap and reached the 50 mile your race is complete. If you do less than 50 mile that's fine and you still get your medal. For those wanting to achieve the 50 mile accolade but unsure on pacing themselves, we have Mike Jeavons who will be providing Time Lord Services - so just buddy up with him from the start.

Night-time running

Night-time running - Although not compulsary, we recommend at nightime buddying up - even with a support runner who isn't a Joust entrant, or another team member. Or run with one of our Knights of Worcester - noticeable by their electric orange tops. Several of these will run intermittently throughout the hours of darkness for your comfort and support.

Post-Race

On conclusion of the race we will try to be super efficient in giving out all the medals and trophies - this normally starts within 30 minutes of the conclusion of the race. If you are a solo entrant and for any reason require to leave early before the event has finished, please call Steve on 07860 418040 and he will ensure that you have your medal before you go. The Team medals will be handed out in one batch on completion of the event.

You will also need to decamp at this point also and depart by13:00, unless you have agreed and paid for an addition pitch cost.

May we take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and look forward to kind weather and a fantastic event.
Yours

The Team at Ultra Running Limited

Welcome letter from Top Barn Camping:

In case of emergency call 999:       TOP BARN, HOLT HEATH, WORCESTER, WR6 6NH

What3Words:

  • for entrance to Rally field is payout.hardens.verb
  • for entrance to Top Barn Farm is farmed.condition.planting

 

We thought it might be useful to put together information on the farm, the local area and site safety to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay!   Top Barn is a working farm with lots of other activities taking place so please take care and note the following:

 

  • BE AWARE: OF OVERHEAD CABLES – DO NOT PITCH BELOW THEM, FLY FLAGS OR KITES NEAR THEM – VERY DANGEROUS!
  • BE AWARE: ELECTRIC CABLES RUN UNDERGROUND AT 0.6M – PEGS MUST BE LESS THAN O.4M .
  • FIRE RULES:
    • Please ensure that caravans/tents have at least a 5m gap between them to reduce the risk of fire spreading and for the same reasons please site caravans/tents at least 10m away from the marquee. Please do not site caravans/tents by entrances to fields in case access needed by emergency vehicles.
    • Fire extinguishers are in the field and fresh water taps too.
    • If using the marquee – please note that there is no smoking/candles/naked flames allowed in the marquee and ensure that there is at least one set of doors open in case a quick exit is needed eg fire.
    • No open fires are allowed on site.
    • Disposable bbqs are not allowed
    • Gas/coal bbqs are allowed – the user must have relevant fire extinguisher on hand in case of fire.
  • There is no lighting on the fields other than in the toilets so please use a torch at night when walking as the ground is uneven.
  • Please report any faults with hookups/toilets/elsan point to us before you leave.
  • The marquee can be used for gatherings but we cannot allow any form of entertainment to be used. All noise must be finished by 11pm weekends and 10.30pm week days.
  • Please be aware this is a working farm with lots of traffic.
  • Please do not let your children wander around unaccompanied due to the traffic at the business centre/farm shop and farm and please do not let them play on machinery, with farm animals or in buildings. Please keep them in sight at all times.
  • Please be aware of deep fishing pools around they are not fenced off – no swimming allowed.
  • Please shut gates behind you – we have livestock – and keep dogs on leads.
  • Please take rubbish home with you and clear up any dog mess.
  • When driving around the farm – please be aware of pedestrians and children playing. Please stick to speed signs.
  • Please note that toilets and showers will be cleaned for your arrival and then cleaning materials will be left for your convenience to maintain them during your stay.

 

Now the fun part!  www.topbarn.co.uk           http://www.holtworcester.com/

 

On the farm we have fishing pools – you do need an environmental agency licence for children over 12 and all adults, which is obtained from the Post Office.   If you want to fish just turn up and the bailiff will collect your money while you fish.  Full rules on http://www.topbarnfishery.co.uk/

 

On-site there is a well stocked farm shop, deli and butchery at the entrance to the farm.  They also run seasonal events in their farm park- Harvest Shop (01905 621954). The Severn Way – a public footpath – runs through our farm – you can walk in parts along the River Severn into Worcester itself.

 

We hope you have a lovely time – please call us if you have any problems – our phone is on 24 hours.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS

In case of emergency call 999: Top Barn Farm, Holt, Worcester, WR6 6NH

What3Words:

for entrance to Rally field is payout.hardens.verb

for entrance to Top Barn Farm is farmed.condition.planting

 

Attractions                         Witley Court, Great Witley                                         01299 896636

Hanbury Hall, Droitwich Spa                                      01299 896636

The Commandery, Worcester                                     01905 361821

Worcester Cathedral                                                     01905 732900

(Early May) Shrawley Blue Bell walk   https://www.forestryengland.uk/shrawley-wood

Caravan Sales                    Chris Jones Leisure                                                       01905 622550                                                                                    Top Barn Business Centre

 

Chemist                              Ogles, St Johns WR2 5AH                                          01905 428028

 

Church                                St Martin’s Holt WR6 6NJ         benefice.admin@hallowchurch.co.uk

St Phillips & St James in Hallow WR2 6PW

 

Dentist                                Ombersley Dental practice, WR9 0EN                   01905 621881

 

Doctor                                Ombersley Medical Centre, WR9 0EN                  01905 622900

 

GAS                                      Severn Gas Supplies                                                      01905 621488

Top Barn Business Centre

 

Hospital                              Worcester Royal, Charles Hastings Way, WR5 1DD          01905 763333

 

Laundrette                         about 3 miles, next to Tesco Express WR2 6EU

 

Pet Food                             Henwick Park Pet Supplies WR2 6EU                    01905 748280

about 3 miles, next to Tesco Express

 

Petrol station                    on the A443 about a mile before Worcester city centre on the right.

 

Post Office/ Stores           Hallow, Main road                                                        01905 640270

Pubs/Restaurants             The Crown, Hallow                                                       01905 640408                                                                              The Wagon Wheel, Grimley                                        01905 640340

The Crown and Sandys, Ombersley                          01905 620252

New Inn Shrawley                                                        01299 822701

Shops                                  Harvest Shop – on site                                                 01905 621954

Holt Fleet                                                                        01905 620196

Ladygo, Hallow                                                              01905 640270

Tesco Express about 3 miles

Sainsbury/Coop about 5 miles

 

Tourist Information         City Centre                                                                      01905 726311

 

Vet                                       Henwick Vets, WR2 5PG                                           01905 424374

 

Village Hall                         Hallow: Anne Bowlcott                                               01905 640980

Holt Heath: Brenda Gale                                             01905 620538

 

Race Overview:

The Joust 24hr race, as the name suggests is run over a 24 hour period. Any lap which isn't concluded within the 24 hours won't be counted. The race is held at Top Barn Campsite WR6 6NH. The route is on private farmland as agreed with the owner and only available during the race, we therefore do not disclose a map of the course.

Also on offer is a 50 Mile Challenge (J12) – A Race within a Race. You have 12 hours to complete the 50 miles. Once you have done the 50 miles your race has finished.

Both the J24 and the J12 start at the same time - 10:00 on the Saturday.

About the events:

The Joust 24hr (J24) and 12hr (J12) are off road races.

The J24 is available for Solo, Pairs, Teams of 3-5 and Teams of 6-8.
The J12 is only available for Solo competitors.

Camping:

Camping is included within your entry fee for both Friday and Saturday night, at Top Barn Camp Site. Any additional booking of camping facilities for friends, family and other non competitors must be through Ultra Running Ltd - and an option for this is available through our booking system.

The course:

The route is on private farm land and only available once the races get underway. The race will be run over a looped course circa 5.5 miles (due to course being on private farm land the route changes slightly each year).

The course follows parts of the Severn Way along the river until Grimley then returning back to the camp site through a mixture of fields, footpaths and very quiet lanes.

The course is well marked and marshalled, easily navigable and relatively flat.

Water / Checkpoint Stations

The course benefits from three water stations around the route.

Solo Joust Competitors:

For the benefit of Solo runners only, the Campsite Checkpoint Station will have some complimentary nibbles available.

Example of items (which may change) on offer previous years:

  • Sweets, jelly babies
  • Cake or similar
  • Squash and Cola

The 'complimentary' supplies are limited, so please don't rely on these for your full nutrition, as they are not offered on that basis. The event benefits from excellent outside catering where you can purchase, burgers, breakfast baps, hot drinks, etc.

Please remember that the Joust races are cup-free so competitors must bring their own re-usable cup. See our "merchandise section" if you need to buy one.

We would ask however that you do not rely on these alone and take only what you need with consideration for the other runners still to come in to the checkpoints.

Entry Options:

You can enter the J24 either as a solo runner, a pair, a team of 3-5, or a team of 6-8. You can only enter the J12 as a solo competitor.

J24 Competitors:

The J24 competitors will start their race at 10:00 Saturday, and will proceed to run as many laps as they can in 24 hours.

The Soloists have preferential camping pitches which are very close to the course itself. They will also be allowed to have a support crew should they wish, although separate pitch costs must be purchased and are available through the booking system as 'non-competitor pitches'.

For the J24 Pairs, Teams of 3-5 and Teams of 6-8, competitors must complete one full lap of the course before switching over with their team mate and passing on the joust (relay batten).

Once the event has begun teams cannot change the members of their team but they may change the order in which they run.

Should one member wish to do several laps in a row this will be allowed.

J12 Solo Runners:

The J12 event also starts at 10:00 on the Saturday, and will conclude at 22:00 giving a race duration of 12 hours.

The J12 event is only for competitors wishing to achieve the accolade of completing 50 miles within a twelve hour period. In order to achieve this accolade you must have completed the 50 miles before 22:00.

Once you have completed the 50 miles you have finished your race.

Thomas Hunt provided Time Lord duties in 2021, leading runners around the course to achieve 50 miles in the 12 hours. Hopefully we will provide another 12hr Time Lord for 2022. Alternatively you can go at your own pace.

Kiddies Joust:

Always popular, the Kiddies Joust is run in a neighbouring field to the campsite where children can run/walk/jog over a 1 hour period.

The Kiddies Joust will be Saturday afternoon only (14:00 – 15:00). Each team member can run/walk/jog as little or as much of the course as they like. For each lap run the kids will collect a ‘lap band’. Once they have finished running we just add up the lap bands to confirm distance run. The course is set up in the second camping field which is very safe and everybody is clearly in view at all times.

New for 2022 - the Kiddies medals are the same quality as the main event (only smaller), so it is imperative that places are booked early to ensure medal availability.

All children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times whilst they take part.

Joust entry fees:

All deposits and payments are on a non refundable basis.

  • Enter as a Solo (J24) – £85.00
  • Enter as a Solo (J12) – £70.00
  • Enter as a Relay Team of 2 (J24) – £110.00
  • Enter as a Relay Team of 3- 5 (J24) – £275.00
  • Enter as a Relay Team of 6-8 (J24) – £350.00
  • Enter the Kids Joust event - £5.00

Running through the hours of darkness:

It is compulsory for all runners to wear a head torch or carry a hand torch from 20:00, runners will also be expected to carry a switched on mobile phone and a whistle.

The course will not be lit but the way will be well marked with yellow direction signs and temporary spray paint.

It is very much encouraged that during the hours of darkness competitors run together with either support crew or other competitors – this isn’t a mandatory requirement, just a recommendation, and the decision rests with each individual competitor.

The Knights of Worcester:

Also during the hours of darkness, the race will benefit from several non-competitive runners who will run loops of the course and they will happily join any competitor (subject to availability) along the route purely on a support basis.

The number of Knights are limited. Therefore all knight must take a mandatory break after each lap of fifteen minutes. This is to allow for a rest period and also offer a fair spread of Knight availability throughout all the competitors. It is not accepted that a Knight should just support one runner throughout the entire night period - any competitor requiring that should source their own companion before the event.

If you fancy being a “Knight” please message us to note your interest.

Each Knight will receive a Knights of Worcester tech t-shirt and a Knights of Worcester bespoke medal as a thank you.

Joust medals, t-shirts & trophies:

The Joust T-Shirt:

When you arrive at the race campsite, you will collect your running Bib, timing chip, and you will also be presented with your Technical Joust T-Shirt.

The Joust Medals:

All you need to do is complete a single lap to be entitled to your medal.

The J12 medals are given out as you complete the race, so no waiting.

The J24 medals are given out at the end of the race during Presentation, which we try our best to do within 15 minutes of the clock going over 24 hours. For anybody who needs to leave earlier, you can locate the RD who will happily award you the medal at that time - that said, if the RD is busy, please show a little patience.

The Kiddies Joust medals are given out at the conclusion of the childrens race.

Trophies:

Trophy presentations will also be given out at the end of the race during Presentation. But again, if you do need to leave early, please seek out the RD who will do his best to accommodate you.

J24 trophies - Awarded to each of the top 6 male and female, plus male and female Vet (over 55's).
J12 trophies - Awarded to both male and female finishers, plus male and female Vet (over 55's).

Buckles:

For Solo runners of the J24 who achieve the 100 mile distance - in addition to the standard J24 medal, you will also be awarded the 100 mile buckle.

For Teams of the J24, if you manage to break the 200 mile barrier - each member will be awarded the 200 mile buckle.

Current Record Holders J24:

  • Mens Solo – 2019 Andy Persson – 22 laps in 23:47:14 (122.32 miles)
  • Ladies Solo – 2018 Emily Seward – 19 laps in 23:52:32.67 (105.64 miles)
  • Mens Solo Vet – 2014 Jules Taylor – 21 laps in 22:30:00 (100.8 miles)
  • Ladies Solo Vet – 2015 Jude Dayne – 15 laps in 16:23:00 (72 miles)
  • Mens Pairs – 2014 Neil Herron and Lee Jones – 28 laps in 23:41:00 (134.40 miles)
  • Mixed Pair – 2014 “Team Petrified” – Alison Carr and Nick Herbert – 26 laps in 23:26:14. (124.8 miles)
  • Ladies Pair – 2017 (Club BPJ) “A Right Pair of Plums” – Ruby Johnson and Denise Morrison – 17 laps in 23:50:50 (81.6 miles)
  • Mixed Team of 3/5 – 2017 (Club MJ) “WTF…Where’s the finish?” – 36 laps in 23:29:05 (172.8 miles)
  • Team of 3-5 Mens – 2018 “Malvern Buzzards Running Club” – Dave Woodward, Jack Abbotts, Glen Curran, Adam Dyson, Marc Heptinstall – 31 laps in 23:33:14.83 (172.36 miles)
  • Team of 3-5 Ladies – 2019 “Impact Fitness” – Lois Newell, Sarah Harris, Zoe Dyer, Ann Pritchard – 18 laps in 23:01:01 (100.08 miles)
  • Team of 6-8 – 2019 “Buzzards 200” (Malvern Buzzards Running Club) – Simeon Foreman, Jack Abbott, Adam Wilson, Mark Alston, Tom Hall, Matt Downes, Sam Burnage, Paul Dolphin – 39 laps in 23:36:53 (216.84 miles)

The Round Table:

The first 6 men and 6 women earn a place at The Round Table and are awarded the following titles. To qualify as a Vet you need to be 55 years of age. 2021 Members:

  • Mens Winner – King Arthur (Ben Carroll)
  • Ladies Winner – Queen Guinevere (Ewelina Skolimowska)
  • Mens 2nd Place – Sir Lancelot (Marek Sabadasz)
  • Ladies 2nd Place – Princess Morgan Le Fay (Malwina Ollik)
  • Mens 3rd Place – Sir Gawain (Grzegorz Dabek)
  • Ladies 3rd Place – Princess Ygerna (Sarah Jackson)
  • Mens 4th Place – Sir Galahad (Bill Adsett)
  • Ladies 4th Place – Princess Anna (Jess Woolley)
  • Mens 5th Place – Sir Tristan (Marc Soley)
  • Ladies 5th Place – Princess Elaine (Taryn Taylor)
  • Mens 6th Place – Sir Percivale (Barrett Abernethy)
  • Ladies 6th Place – Princess Morgause (Jody Donaldson)
  • Mens Vet Winner – Merlin, The Magical Wizard (Bill Adset)
  • Ladies Vet Winner – Nimue, Lady of the Lake (Lynda Broadway) from 2019

Please see the section towards the bottom of the page for 'Previous Years Results'.

For competitor lap splits:

For 2021, please click - Splits for Joust 2021

For 2019, please click - Sadly not available.

For 2018, please click - Splits for Joust 2018

For 2017, please click - Splits for Joust 2017

For 2016, please click - Splits for Joust 2016

For 2015, please click - Splits for Joust 2015

For 2014, please click - Splits for Joust 2014

For 203, please click - Splits for Joust 2013

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

  • Personalised Hoodies - with your name and a choice of colours
  • Personalised Shirts - with your name and a choice of colours
  • Personalised Caps - with the Joust logo and a choice of colours
  • Personalised Race mugs with your name and finishing time
  • Reusable Joust race Cups

Joust Photos:

We will have photographers on course throughout the event, but if you take any interesting photos yourselves please let us have them.

Ultra Running Ltd. reserves all exclusive rights for photo coverage of its events.

Participants agree that Ultra Running Limited may use exclusively their individual or collective names and pictures for anything related directly or indirectly to their participation in this event.

Facilities:

Top Barn Camping has several showers and toilets - please keep the facilties clean and tidy.

There are also several drinking water points for you to use throughout the event.

Electrical hook-up:

For those requiring electrical hook-up, this is available at £5.00 per night per socket. This is payable on arrival and will be collected from you by a URL member of staff.

Tent Hire:

Ultra Running will have thirty solo tents available for hire. These tents will take prime positioning – right next to the course! They are for Solo hire only and will be erected prior to your arrival and packed away by Ultra Running staff, so you simply turn up and forget about the hassles of setting up. Simply choose this option through the booking system.

As a competitor, your pitch cost is included within your entry fee for Friday & Saturday night. Any supporters, friends etc. (non-competators) can also buy a pitch through our booking system for both the Friday and Saturday nights.

For non-competator pitches - the camping location provided may be in a different location to the competitor camping areas.

There will be a quiet time on the campsite between the hours of 22:30 – 07:00 - please respect this.

Catering:

Onsite catering is provided by Natalie Guy of Food Court who will be providing a selection of food for the duration of the event for those not wishing to bring their own food. This will be individually priced by the catering company. Should you wish to bring your own food/BBQ you are welcome to but disposable BBQ’s are not allowed. All litter must be taken with you at the end of the event, so please bring your own black bag.

Massage:

A massage service will be provided throughout the event, previously by Eric from Malvern Buzzards who also covered 2019.

Water Stations:

Please remember that the Joust is a cup-free event, and you need to bring your own reuseable cup. Please see our 'Merchandise' section if you need to buy one.

The Campsite benefits from several water stations. There are two more on the course, one at The Wagon Wheel pub and another midway on the course.

First Aid:

We have several first-aiders at the event. If you need their assistance please ask any of the URL marshall's to get a first-aider. If that isn't possible then let another competitor know. On each competitor's Bib is the RD mobile number.

If for any reason you decide to withdraw from the event, it is very important that you let the RD know. If you have difficulty contacting the RD, simply send a text together with your reasons for departure.

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.

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.

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.

TOP BARN INFORMATION: HOLT HEATH, WORCESTER, WR6 6NH

Message from Top Barn Camping:

We thought it might be useful to put together information on the farm, the local area and site safety to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay! Top Barn is a working farm with lots of other activities taking place, please note the following:

BE AWARE OF OVERHEAD CABLES – DO NOT PITCH BELOW THEM, FLY FLAGS OR KITES NEAR THEM – VERY DANGEROUS!

There is no lighting on the fields other than in the toilets so please use a torch at night when walking as the ground is uneven.

BE AWARE: ELECTRIC CABLES RUN UNDERGROUND AT 600mm – PEGS MUST BE LESS THAN 400mm .

Please ensure that caravans/tents have at least a 5m gap between them to reduce the risk of fire spreading and for the same reasons please site caravans/tents at least 10m away from the marquee. Please do not site caravans/tents by entrances to fields in case access needed by emergency vehicles.

Please report any faults with hookups/toilets/elsan point to us before you leave.

Fire extinguishers are in every field and fresh water taps are in each field too.

If using the marquee – please note that there is no smoking/candles/naked flames allowed in the marquee and ensure that there is at least one set of doors open in case a quick exit is needed eg fire.

The marquee can be used for gatherings but we cannot allow any form of entertainment to be used eg band, duo, comedian, karaoke, disco. A stereo/Ipod may be used as long as noise levels are low and it is switched off by 11pm weekends and 10.30pm week days.

Please be aware this is a working farm with lots of traffic.

Please do not let your children wander around unaccompanied due to the traffic at the business centre/farm shop and farm and please do not let them play on machinery, with farm animals or in buildings.

Please be aware of deep fishing pools around they are not fenced off – no swimming allowed.

Please shut gates behind you – we have livestock – and keep dogs on leads.

Please take rubbish home with you and clear up any dog mess.

When driving around the farm – please be aware of pedestrians and children playing.

Please note that toilets and showers will be cleaned for your arrival and then cleaning materials will be left for your convenience to maintain them during your stay.

www.topbarn.co.uk

On-site there is a well stocked farm shop, deli and butchery (great homemade burgers and award winning sausages!) at the entrance to the farm. During May/June there is strawberry and raspberry picking and farm park open from April – details at the Harvest Shop (01905 621954).

There is also a lovely function room and kitchen to hire on-site: 01905 620386.

The Severn Way – a public footpath – runs through our farm – you can walk in parts along the River Severn into Worcester itself.

We hope you have a lovely time – please call us if you have any problems – our phone is on 24 hours.

  • 24hr Solo record in miles

    122

  • 24hr Pairs record in miles

    134

  • Team 3-5 record in miles

    172

  • Team 6-8 record in miles

    216

  • Fastest Solo Joust 12hr

    07:52:12

Previous Years Results

Previous Years Joust Photos