The Ultra X Sum­mit Is Back

Writ­ten By Jam­ie Sparks

Jam­ie is one of the Ultra X Co-Founders. He enjoys ram­bling on about a vari­ety of top­ics; motor­bikes, cyc­ling, adven­ture, and, of course, ultra run­ning.

7 Feb­ru­ary 2020

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The Ultra X Sum­mit is back! And it’s going to be big­ger and bet­ter than ever. The Sum­mit is the high­light, and only (for now), UK event in our cal­en­dar. Last sum­mer we wel­comed over 200 of you to run, drink, eat, laugh, talk, and listen. It was a com­plete blast. This year we are expect­ing to be double the size and we are going out of our way to up the anti.

The event spans just 24 hours and will be based as it was last year at Her­riard Estate, Basing­s­toke, just a 40 minute train jour­ney from Lon­don. Everything we do is about exper­i­ence and access­ib­il­ity which is why we designed the Sum­mit to be just this. Not only is it close to Lon­don but it’s very afford­able. Tick­ets start at just £30 if you are quick and, at most, £45 if you aren’t! We wel­come solo attendees, run­ning groups, couples, fam­il­ies, you name it. All you need to do is pack your sleep­ing bag and tent, bring your train­ers and be up for a good time.

You can buy a vari­ety of food and drink on-site. The estate gates will be open at 11am on Sat­urday and you will be back on the road and head­ing home by noon the fol­low­ing day. Hit the trails (vary­ing dis­tances for all abil­it­ies), hear from three amaz­ing speak­ers inside and out­side the industry and enjoy one hell of a BBQ, yoga, hot tubs, it’s all there.

For 2020, we are delighted to be wel­com­ing Arc’teryx to the Sum­mit Vil­lage and trust us, you are not going to want to miss what they have in store.



1100: Arrive and set-up your tent (unless you’re sleep­ing wild, which we love)

1200: Option of a led 10km or 20km trail run

1400: Grab some lunch from one of our on-site food stalls. All diets will be catered for.

1430: The bar is open so find your­self a hay bale, get com­fy and get ready for three 20-minute chats from lead­ers in their fields.

1600: Drink up, it’s beer mile time. Get into your teams of 4 and get ready to race it out for £1,000 in cash delivered then and there at the fin­ish line cour­tesy of the Ultra X beer mile fund. The win­ning team will have the oppor­tun­ity to double or noth­ing their win with a second run. Last year they took the money. Will they be braver this year?

1800: “Let’s put a shrimp (or hal­loumi, tofu, corn dog) on the bar­bie”

1900: The even­ing is yours; relax at the bar, on the grass and enjoy yourselves. The hot tubs will be, well, hot.


0700: Tea or cof­fee and an enorm­ous bowl of por­ridge with fresh fruit will be avail­able to pick up from the centre of the field. Vegan options avail­able.

1030: Sunday morn­ing shake. Hit the trails, stretch out with a bit of yoga or exper­i­ence our friends at Mid­night Run­ners’ fam­ous “boot­camp” ses­sion! All fit­ness levels wel­comed.

1300: Pack up and roll on out.

1500: If you haven’t left by now, you’ll be giv­en the boot.

#theul­traX­per­i­ence awaits.

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