Thursday, 16 December 2021 09:59

Ourea Events unveils expanded programme of races and events for 2022

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Mountain running company Ourea Events has unveiled an expanded programme of events for 2022. The calendar includes two additional races, a training weekend and the return of a dedicated conference for the adventure sports sector.

Expedition Race Training Weekend – 26-27 March

The Ourea Events Expedition Race Training Weekend will provide the prelude to a busy year of mountain running races. Hosted at Rydall Hall near Ambleside, the two day event will be held from 26-27 March. Attendees will hear from past participants of the Montane Dragon’s Back Race® and the Cape Wrath Ultra® and pick up plenty of invaluable knowledge from a range of running experts who will be delivering sessions on subjects such as nutrition, navigation, and training. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions, meet fellow runners, and even enjoy a group run on the fells. The weekend is open to all and aimed at anyone currently entered or planning to enter either the Montane Dragon’s Back Race® or the Cape Wrath Ultra®. For more details and to book at place, visit www.oureaevents.com/news/2021/11/29/expedition-race-training-weekend.

The 2021 Cape Wrath Ultra competitors before the start of day one photo credit No Limits Photography 002The 2021 Cape Wrath Ultra competitors before the start of day one photo credit No Limits Photography

Northern Traverse and Lakes Traverse – 2-6 April

New to the Ourea Events stable of events is the Northern Traverse, a 190-mile self-supported ultra-race that will follow Wainwright’s Coast to Coast route from St. Bees on the west coast, crossing the north of England through three National Parks and finishing at Robin Hood’s Bay on the east coast. Taking in iconic mountains, valleys, moors and over 16,000 feet of ascent, the Northern Traverse is one of the most spectacular ultra-races in the world.

The Lakes Traverse starts with the Northern Traverse in St. Bees and crosses the entire Lake District, finishing in Shap. Participants will have 28 hours to complete the race, from the western coast through Ennerdale, Borrowdale, over Grasmere Common and Fairfield, through Patterdale, over Kidsty Pike, along Haweswater, and into Shap. With a total of 12,000 feet of ascent over 60 miles, this is a challenging yet beautiful ultra.

Entries for the Lakes Traverse and the Northern Traverse are now open at www.northerntraverse.com/enter.

Shane Ohly of Ourea Events comments: “The Northern Traverse and Lakes Traverse both deliver an English expedition style race that perfectly aligns with the Cape Wrath Ultra and the Montane Dragon’s Back Race. We’re delighted to add them to the Ourea Events portfolio of challenging multi-day races in spectacular landscapes, delivering some of the very best mountain running experiences that the UK can offer.”

Georgia Tindley in action in the Glencoe Skyline 2021 copyright No Limits PhotographyGeorgia Tindley in action in the Glencoe Skyline 2021 copyright No Limits Photography

Following the Northern and Lakes Traverse, the Ourea Events team will focus on the return of some well-established races:

The Ourea Events year will conclude with the Adventure Sports Events Conference on Friday 18 November. Returning for a second year after very positive feedback following the inaugural event, the conference will be a chance to be informed and challenged by a selection of expert speakers on a range of topics relevant to those who put on adventure sports events. The conference will be held at the Castle Green Hotel, Kendal, in conjunction with Kendal Mountain Festival. Full details will be published in 2022. Keep an eye on www.oureaevents.com for all of the news from the Ourea Events team.