18th March 2018
40 Mile loop from the Castleshaw centre with landscape that varies from moorland to urban canal, expect some spectacular views along this one of the newest routes in the UK
The anti-clockwise route, leaves the Castleshaw centre following Cote lane, passing between Castleshaw lower & upper reservoirs to join the Oldham way just below New Years Bridge reservoir, then onto Denshaw then around the north of Shaw and Royton to meet the Rochdale Canal at Chadderton Hall Park. from here it follows the canal south through Chadderton to Failsworth, after which the route joins the Medlock Valley to Daisy Nook and Park Bridge before climbing over Hartshead Pike to Quick & on to Dove Stone Reservoir near Greenfield, and continues over Saddleworth Moor where it leaves the Oldham way and follows Standedge foot road back to the castleshaw centre.
Checkpoints roughly every 9 Miles* cut off 12.5 hours at 33 miles NO exceptions, 33 miles, checkpoint 3, Binn Green car park, Dovestones reservoir. A basic level of navigation will be an advantage, this is a way marked route, we will supply you with the relevant map extracts just incase the markers are missing!
Medal & all the cake you can eat.
As a step towards zero waste at any of our events, we intent to go cup-less for the 2017 Oldham Way Ultra, this simply means that if you are not carrying a water bottle etc, you will need to bring some form of cup, that way we don't have to dispose off over 600 plastic cups! Before anyone suggests we are been tight, we only pay about £1.99 /100 its simply a huge amount off waste!
BAC Outdoor Leisure all ready have in stock the Hydropack Speed cup (just an example of what is available)
Details / important info
Registration: Castleshaw Centre, Castleshaw, Delph, OL3 5LZ
Catering: Food & drink will be available throughout the day at the event centre, feed & water stations are on the course at approximately every 10 miles.
Accommodation: at the Castleshaw centre, self catering £25 per person per night
Nearest Railway Station: Greenfield (GNF)
Social Medea & News: facebook.com/OldhamWayUltra
Strava Group: OWU 2015 Training Group
Times: Registration 6:30
Race briefing 07:20
Start 07:20 - 07:30
Costs: £38** (Solo) entry limited to 150
Closing Date: March 10, 2017
Start List: View Start List (available soon!)
Oldham Way Ultra - 2014