Race details

A single loop 50km ultra marathon through Bedfordshire's finest countryside.

The 2nd edition of the Greensand Country Ultra Trail will take place on Sunday 29th May 2022.

Join us at the beautiful Shuttleworth Estate and take on our 50KM single loop course - A perfect route for those looking for a fast ultra!

The route showcases some the best local countryside, with plenty of good views and woodland running to enjoy.

Post-race you can relax in the stunning grounds of Shuttleworth Park and enjoy food, drink and even some vintage aircraft taking off from the adjacent air strip!

 

Key Information

Date
Sunday 29th May 2022
Start Time
9am
Event base
Shuttleworth, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP
Distance / Elevation
50.2km / 430m+
Runners
150
Cut off
8.5 hours
Navigation
Arrow markers and orange ribbons
Terrain
Trail
UTMB Qualifier
Yes
Price
£65 affialiated / £67 unaffialiated

Please scroll down to find a list of resources, such as GPX files, maps, videos and more.

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Latest Updates

Race T-Shirt
17th May 2022

Our 2022 race t-shirt is now available to pre-order - Click the image to view.

Flythrough Video
17th May 2022

Train Travel
16th May 2022

Please note that the early train to Biggleswade has been replaced by a slow bus replacement. If this change affects your journey please contact us and we will try and arrange an alternate option.

Interview
11 March 22

We caught up with Liam Ward and Helen Etherington, last year’s winners, to get the lowdown on the course, how their races went, and what advice they’d give runners this year. Read more

Essential info doc
4th March 22

Click on the image below to view our essential info doc. This gives you a snapshot of what you need to know before race day.

Printable map available
3rd March 22

Click on the image below to view our route on an OS Map. This map will also be available at race registration.

Route Map

Route Description

Our 50km route starts from the Shuttleworth Estate following a cross country route on private trails.

Runners then complete an anti-clockwise loop passing through Old Warden, Haynes, Clophill, Chicksands, Shefford and Broom.

CP 1 - Haynes Village Hall
15.1km
WC
CP 2 - Shefford
29.7km
CP 3 - Broom Village Hall
39km
WC

Event resources

Last updated - 17th May 2022

GPX File
OS Maps
Garmin
Google Maps
Printable map
Essential info doc (PDF)
Route Fly-through video
Race briefing video
TBC
Race Navigation

Route Navigation

This race will be fully marked, with our orange arrow markers and ribbons.

Additionally, marshals are positioned on the route, in locations we deem difficult to manoeuvre yourself.

We do ask all runners to carry a digital version of the route, either on a watch or phone, just in case you find yourself off course.

Race checkpoints

Aid stations

All three checkpoints will act as both timing points and feed stations. These will contain the following items:

  • Water
  • Coke
  • Mountain fuel electrolyte drink (pre-mixed)
  • Mountain fuel energy gels
  • Selection of crisps and sweets
  • Tribe energy bars
  • Fresh fruit
Event base

Event base

Our event base, held at the Shuttleworth Estate is designed for runners and spectators to enjoy both pre and post-race.

Hot drinks will be on offer throughout the day, along with delicious food and local beer.

Car parking is available on site, along with toilets and a bag drop facility for runners.

View on Google Maps

Required Gear

Required gear

All runners will be required to carry the following items for the entirety of the run:

  • Mobile phone (emergency number saved)
  • Route map on watch/phone or paper map (provided)
  • Windproof or light jacket
  • Refillable water/hydration system (0.5L min)
  • Cash or bank card

Entry details

Registration is £67 (or £65 to affiliated runners), runners must be aged 20 years or older.

  • Entry to the 50KM race
  • Event permitted by the TRA
  • Car parking at the event base
  • Finishers medal
  • Chip timing with live results
  • Three on-route aid stations
  • Course wide medical support
  • Bag drop at the event base

T-Shirts are available to purchase on our store.

Entry details

Withdrawal options

By entering our race, you agree to the following withdrawal policy. This policy applies to all runners and no exceptions can be made.

Withdrawal date (racing)
Refund %
More than 12 weeks before race day
75%
6-12 weeks before race day
50%
4-6 weeks before race day
25%
Less than four weeks to race day
0%

To make a withdrawal request, please follow the button below and fill in the form.

Withdraw from race
Event withdrawal

The route was well marked and the aid stations very well placed. A thoroughly enjoyable run.

Rachel

Greensand Country 50km, 2021

Well marked and very well organised race - I will definitely participate in another one of your events

Stuart

Greensand Country 50km, 2021

Event partners

Shuttleworth
Greensand Country
UTMB World Series
Athletic Brewing
Ugoku Projects
DRINK Biggleswade
Mountain Fuel
Tribe
Gokce Restaurant

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