Following on from the great success of the inaugural Edinburgh Ultra Marathon last weekend, there is more ultra running to look forward to this weekend. The Jedburgh Three Peaks Ultra Marathon returns for the sixth time on Saturday 28 October - with 300 participants expected to take on the 38-mile course.
The race is part of the Jedburgh Running Festival, which also includes a half marathon, 10k and Canicross 7.5K.
The ultra route boasts excellent scenery and fast running conditions. Organisers promise that along the way you will encounter forest trails, hillside paths, quiet country lanes, open fields, wobbly bridges, riverbanks, cows, wooden staircases, disused railway lines, a golf course, historic gravestones, extinct volcanoes, spooky woods, battlefields, villages, more staircases, more views, more riverbanks, more fields, that wobbly bridge again and a horrible tarmac sprint finish – plenty to look out for during your run!
Following the race, finishers will receive a tech T-shirt, a commemorative medal, goody bag and a beer. Spot prizes will also be randomly distributed at the finish line to runners who catch the eye of the organisers for whatever reason. All runners must carry an emergency foil blanket, a mobile phone and a waterproof top.
There's even more though, after the running stops, the party begins – with an informal gathering to be held in a local pub and the race organisers have extended invites to runners, friends, weans and dugs – it’s sure to be a fantastic night!
Further information on the Jedbrugh Three Peaks Ultra Marathon is available here.