The FYA Ancient Trails Challenge

The first event we created for you is the two-discipline challenge for trail runners and walkers and takes place over the ancient trails of East Anglia. 

The FYA Ancient Trails Challenge is a competitive trail challenge for both runners and walkers which offers a testing event for all entrants.  

Situated in the East Anglian countryside, the FYA Ancient Trails Challenge takes in part of the historic roman road, switching to the Icknield Way before returning via the entire length of what remains of the Fleam Dyke to Fulbourn

Distance: 15 miles / 24km

Ascent/Descent: 235m/772ft

Cut-off Time: 8 hours. (Checkpoint has a cut-off time – please enquire with the Race Director before entry).

Terrain: Mainly trail with a few short sections of pavement/road.  Some of the trails are narrow and a good 5 mile stretch is elevated and incredibly narrow so care will be required if passing other participants. Equally, we ask that slower participants make way for those who are approaching more quickly from behind them. Faster participants, please signal your approach to those you are about to pass

Navigation: Marked route, marshalled at key locations.

Timed event: Yes - chip timed by Rogue Racer.

Bag Drop: Yes - at own risk (unmanned)

Aid Stations/Checkpoints: Yes x 1 (it will be possible to leave a small named bag/box for the checkpoint at registration should you wish to manage your own event nutrition) - please let us know at registration so we can reduce waste food/drink at the aid stations. 

Refreshments: Yes

Parking: Yes - parking at the nearby Chaplin’s Farm, £3 for the entire day – 5 mins walk to the start line

Spectator Facilities: Yes - the Start and Finish line is situated at the Fulbourn Centre where there is plenty to explore for family and friends of all ages. 

Route sheet/GPX file available to download:  Yes - link provided by email shortly before the event.

Finishers medals: A medal will be provided to everyone who finishes the event.

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the first three finishers for each of the running and walking events in the form of trophies.  

Finishers/Participants Tees: Available to ALL participants at extra cost – make your choice upon entry to the race.

Toilets at Start/Finish: Yes (in VERY limited number)