November 2nd 2024
The 30 Just a few short miles up from a marathon, the perfect step to ultra distance
Run, Walk or Crawl your way through fantastic countryside, a well-marked course & aid / water stations every 7.5 miles
It is confirmed we now have GPS tracking for the White Rose Ultra all distances, this will not only provide safety for all our runners it will provide live timing, GPS tracks with flyovers and a whole;e lot more all from the lovely folks at GeoTracks
Amazing Views - Awesome Feed Stations - Perfect Signage
words from previous competitors
This race was always going to be a risk for me being 60% road and DNFing in 2016 with my IT band giving up. I went out slow, kept it slow and it looked like I was n for a PB on the 30 ... but no !! the route was 1.7miles longer with significantly more hills, This messed with my head, I rolled in at 7:19 ... legs were shot, i had had enough. I had a sit down, put some clothes on an had a sarnie. Wane Law made me put my head torch and back light on and kicked me out ... I powered walked the first few miles then i got going ... I overtook 5 people and just kept going .. I didnt see anyone in front or behind ... it was amazing watching the fireworks and bonfires .. I thought I might be last but to come in and be told I was 3rd lady really made my day :D I would actually enter the 100 now ... This is a really exciting race .. have a look for next year :D I'll be looking after you... Mwahahahaha x
I envied all those who were lounging, relaxing and watching football after 30 mile but I had one more lap of 30 to do and two thirds of it was in the night.
- Prashant Pise
Sinead O'Connor, 30 mile, 5:56
Samuel Bolton 100 Mile
John Kynaston 60 Mile, 13:21
Ian Walkington 30 Mile, 5:15
James Young 100 Mile, 23:38
Catherine Attfield 60 Mile, 12:31
Jason Millward 100 Mile 22:45
Louise Rodrigues 60 Mile, 14:47
Erica Spellman 30 Mile, 6:35
Kirk Hardwick 100 Mile 18:58
The volunteers are testament to the event itself and I think I can speak on behalf or probably everyone who entered the event, that it was appreciated, warmly welcomed and just outright amazing the level of commitment the staff and volunteers showed. So thanks to you all! - Sinead O'Connor
Thank to everybody for a fantastic event yesterday. Well-organised race, friendly volunteers, great snacks, really clear signs, (barely had to double-check my Garmin & never touched my map), stunning scenery and even perfect weather After being ill with a horrible bug 10 days out, I was really worried I was going to have to ask if I could defer a second time, and I was always worried about the cutoff, (typically running 30M ultras in 9-10hours), so I was delighted that I felt OK all the way round and got a massive PB by about ~47mins... What hills??? - Jane Shadforth
Before I start this blog post. I just want to say.....I AM AN ULTRA MARATHONER!!!
just want to say thanks to all the White Rose organisers and volunteers. I really enjoyed the event and the support from the checkpoint crews was great (especially the kids!). I have to admit, I wasn't sure how you were going to clearly mark a 30 mile course but you did a fantastic job and the markers were very easy to follow. Thanks everyone! - Laura Davies
I was quite attracted to the fact that it was a 30 mile loop that the 60 mile race does twice. There is also a 30 mile option and for the first time this year a 100 mile option which is 3 loops plus a 10 mile loop at the start. - John Kynaston
WRU150 what can I say? A great experience, but let me start with the thanks.
What a great event, can't fault any part of this race. Well done guys - Ewan Malone
Thank you for a superb event yesterday, really enjoyed it. Hats off to the feed station volunteers and marshals too for being so friendly and enthusiastic. I'll definitely be back next year! - James Rooney
Team OA.. you did it again..
One of the great views of a fantastic day out, many thanks to all involved - Bob Horsman
This race opened my eyes to just how different the ultra crowd are. None of this clock watching, Garmin checking and run past and leave you for dead that you get in road races. - Erica Spellman
A really well signposted route. I had a great time on my first ultra and was delighted to come 3rd Thanks to all the organisers and marshalls - Richard Lightfoot
One of the best day's running ever. Caz and I ran Team OA's White Rose Ultra. Stunningly beautiful route covering 60 miles and 10000ft of elevation gain around the High Peak, the Colne Valley and the Pennines. Highly recommended. There's a 30 mile option for those wanting to move up a bit more gently from the marathon distance.
James Young, 30 mile, 4:32
Sean O'Halloran, 30 mile 7:39
Sarah Marsden, 30 mile, 6:49
Claudia Schroegel, 60 mile, 12:55:06
Tom Farsides, 60 mile, 12:55
Adam Chapman, 60 mile, 11:25
Michelle Maxwell, 30 mile, 4:53:11
David Mayfield, 30 Mile, 6:23
Just to point out the ascent is equivalent to Ben Nevis 🙄🙄🙄 per lap
after completing the WRU 💯, well 110 miles in my case (course was longer and I missed three turnings with a group of people following me on one of them - sorry folks). That final 40 miles tested me mentally and physically more so than any other event that I have signed up for. People presume that I am competitive but I am not, but once I set myself a goal I need to finish what I've started. I had the aim of attempting the WRU 💯 in 24 hours but that wasn't to be, and despite knowing those last 40 miles were going to be slow I just knew that I had to finish what I had started. Thank you to William Mather for battling through with me on that last stretch, and also Linda Isherwood, Fiona Floss Dyson and Angela Buckley for making me and Will go back out. Great support also from Anne-Marie Lord and Howard Dracup. Great catching up with the Gloaturs bunch before and during the event with the highlight of the day being Jessi Ca Ca Scott completing her first 💯 (you are amazing). Now for some much needed rest and recovery from extra long runs until 2019! Kimmy Kens
Thank you all for organizing such a great event last Sunday. Had a brilliant time on the trails, on the roads and in the mud. The whole event was very well organized and the marshalls and volunteers helped out making last Sunday a memorable day. A special thanks to all aid station volunteers standing out there in the cold winds the entire day. I bow my head in gratitude. Greetings from Sweden. - Patrik Verme - 2014 Winner (60 miles)
Thanks for a really well organised and friendly run , your signposting was awesome ... For me not to get lost is a major achievement ( specially as we nearly didn't make it due to me putting the wrong postcode in my sat nav ) . I think if you could've flattened some of those hills first itd have been an ideal first ultra for me ... Maybe something to take on board for the next one - Jayne Moreton
Thank you so much for your fab event yesterday. Even though I came last at just over 9 hours I was so impressed by the support and enthusiasm of all the marshalls/crew. Not one I will come back for (too hilly for us mere mortals) but I will back to help marshall next year! Well done guys. See you at the Chocothlon in April - and if you put on a Cakeathlon I am pretty sure I will be there for that as well! - Jennifer Hawkeby
Amjid Khan, 30 mile, 7.47
David Mayfield, 30 mile, 6.25
Karen Nash, 30 mile, 5.12
James Young, 30 mile, 7.51
Andy Irvin, 30 mile, 5.57
Gary Wane, 30 mile, 6.04
Many thanks to Wane and his team for a super event. The food stations were well stocked and had smiling enthusiastic volunteers. Special mention too to Kati for keeping me supplied with cake, sugary tea and bacon sandwiches afterwards!
I can honestly say that this was one of the best events I have ever participated in. The pre and post race communications were excellent, the team on the day were superb, friendly and even to a first timer like me were very inclusive. An ultra is certainly not easy but anyone with a good level of fitness can do one and more to the point really should do one. The White Rose Ultra was an excellent choice for my first ultra and it could be for you too.
I took a minute to pull out my iPhone and take some pictures to capture the view... Kirk Hardwick