Starting and finishing in the village of Ingram, Northumberland. The Montane Goat is the first non-stop race of its kind to cover the Cheviot Hills. Considered to be one of the last true wild places left in England, The Cheviots are a sprawling range of rolling hills straddling the Anglo-Scottish border with one of the lowest population densities of anywhere in the UK.
The Montane Cheviot Goat Winter Ultra will test even the most experienced ultra runner. 55 miles of the harshest winter trails, 9500 ft of lung bursting ascent including the highest summit, The Cheviot, standing at 2,674 ft. Throw into the mix the unpredictable Northumberland weather that includes everything from deep snow, ice, gale force winds and torrential rain and you’ll be tested physically and mentally.
Non-waymarked and unsupported with a start time of 05:30 GMT in the Northumbrian village of Ingram, the inaugural Montane Cheviot Goat promises to be a challenge like no other.
Race Stats & Facts:
- 55 miles / 89 km nonstop ultra trail race in the Cheviot Hills of Northumberland
- 9,500 ft / 2895.6 metres of ascent
- Highest altitude is the peak that gives the range its name; The Cheviot at 2,674 ft
- Inaugural Race takes place on Saturday 2nd December 2017 05:30 GMT
- Event entry closes on Thursday 30th November 2017