The GMU Challenge

 

Event Details

The GMU Challenge is to follow the same route as The Green Man Ultra races, but at a time to suit yourself.

All that you need to do is join our Strava account so that we can verify your run. Alternatively you can send us your run proof in an alternative format such as Garmin – just email your proof to info@ultrarunningltd.co.uk

Once your run is verified you will also be entitled to have your name and time recorded in the Book of Woodwoses, by the Gaveller. We can also email you a finisher certificate with your name, time and date of the run.

Both distances are available, the full distance the GMU Challenge 45 and the shorter distance the GMU Challenge 30. Each distance has its own unique medal, with the GMU Challenge 30 medal being a little smaller than the GMU Challenge 45 medal.

 

The GMU Challenge 45

The GMU Challenge 45 can be completed either clockwise or anti-clockwise, and the loop generally follows the Community Forest Path, around the city of Bristol.

Date: To Suit yourself – available any time of the year.
Location: Start and finish any where on the looped course, but 100% complete the loop.
Distance: 45 miles / 72 Kilometres
Elevation: 3100 feet / 945 metres
Cut-Off: In order to get into the Book of Woodwoses you have a 12 Hour time limit. But you can take as long as you need to achieve the medal and finisher certificate.

Event Information

All competitors are under their own steam and self-supported.

Please follow the course as indicated on the gpx files.

This is a list of recommended things to take on your run:

  • Details and directions (booklet downloadable from this website)
  • Backpack or equivalent
  • Head Torch with spare batteries if you are likely to be running in the dark
  • Ordnance Survey Maps 155 & 167 (a printed version of our downloadable direction booklet is fine)
  • Compass or GPS device
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone
  • Emergency food consisting of a chocolate bar, Mars or similar
  • First Aid Kit

Green Man Challenge Facebook page

Chris Bloor’s Facebook group (The Gaveller) has many experienced Green Man runners willing to share their advises and encouragement, so joining up to the group is highly recommended.

If you wish to join a group, check out the Green Man Challenge Facebook Group

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GPX File Directions


The GMU Challenge 30

The GMU Challenge 30 can be done in one of two ways:

Anti-clockwise – starting at The Brassmills at Keynsham and concluding at Ashton Mansion, or:
Clockwise – starting at The White Horse at Hambrook and concluding at Ashton Mansion.

Date: To suit yourself – available anytime of the year.
Location: Start either The Brassmills or The White Horse, with completion at Ashton Mansion
Distance: 30 miles / 48 Kilometres
Elevation: 1900 feet / 580 metres
Cut-Off: No cut off, but the run must be completed in one go.

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GPX File Directions


Event Information

All competitors are under their own steam and self-supported.

Please follow the course as indicated on the gpx files.

This is a list of recommended things to take on your run:

  • Details and directions (booklet downloadable from this website)
  • Backpack or equivalent
  • Head Torch with spare batteries if you are likely to be running in the dark
  • Ordnance Survey Maps 155 & 167 (a printed version of our downloadable direction booklet is fine)
  • Compass or GPS device
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone
  • Emergency food consisting of a chocolate bar, Mars or similar
  • First Aid Kit

Entry Options;

  • GMU Challenge 45 – £25.00
  • GMU Challenge 45 plus t-shirt – £34.00
  • GMU Challenge 30 – £23.00
  • GMU Challenge 30 plus t-shirt – £32.00

Upkeep of the Community Forest Path

Please ensure that you do not leave any rubbish along the route and you keep all farm gates etc closed after you pass through. Ultra Running donations to date total £1,100.00 to benefit the upkeep of the Community Forest Path.

What do we get once we complete our challenge?

  • On entering you will be emailed with a personalised Bib
  • If you are within the 12hr time limit you will be included in the Gavellers “Book of Woodwoses”
  • We will email you a GMU Challenge finisher certificate, recording your name, time, and date of the run.
  • Once your run is verified we will post out your medal / medal & shirt.

The organisers reserve the right to change or amend any part of the event.