Extreme Energy & The Hi-Tec Ultra Trail Series

Extreme Energy & The Hi-Tec Ultra Trail Series

Hi-Tec are pleased to announce that the Hi-Tec Ultra Trail Series, which is handled by experience endurance events company Extreme Energy, will continue for 2013.

Last year, Extreme Energy reported a sell-out for every single event, attracting hundreds of participants throughout the year.  Now consisting of 6 multistage events, the Hi-Tec Ultra Trail Series 2013 promises to be bigger and better than ever before, covering a total of 427 miles over 14 days, along some of the most stunning routes in the UK.

Extreme Energy pride themselves on offering a complete package for all events, including overnight accommodation, food, transport and full support throughout.  Furthermore, all participants receive a technical t-shirt and quality medal, and both the overall winners and age categories winners for all 6 Ultra Trail Series events receive a pair of Hi-Tec trail running shoes.


Neil Thubron, Director of Extreme Energy says:

“We’re really pleased with the success of the 2012 Hi-Tec Ultra Trail Series and can’t wait to get going with this year’s events! Each of our events is not just about running or walking, it is a whole weekend experience - we want participants to have a great time from start to finish!”

Laura Greenaway, Hi-Tec Marketing Communications Executive says:

“We couldn’t be happier with what Extreme Energy have achieved through the 2012 Hi-Tec Ultra Trail Series – we value the relationship we have built with the team and all the event participants, and have enjoyed receiving so much positive feedback on our V-Lite Infinity range.  For 2013, we will continue to build on and improve our trail running shoe offering and we're looking forward to the bigger and better Hi-Tec Ultra Trail Series!”

6 EVENTS – 14 DAYS – 427 MILES

First up for 2013 is The Pilgrim Challenge which takes place on 2nd & 3rd February.  This multistage race along the North Downs National Trail, the oldest trade route in England, covers 66 miles over 2 days, and follows the North Downs Way in Surrey, from Farnham through to Merstham.

April 6th/7th sees the new addition to the Hi-Tec Ultra Trail Series - The Cotswold Challenge.  Covering 57 miles over 2 days, along the fully marked Cotswold Way National trail route, taking participants through a quintessentially English landscape of rolling farmland and beech woodland, as well as ancient hill forts, a Neolithic burial ground and bronze age barrows.

Next up is The Pony Express which takes place on 4th & 5th May.  This 2 day race in the New Forest National Park takes runners through 60 miles of ancient woods, pine forests, high heather moors and grass lawns, with wonderful views over high plains and possibly glimpses of the New Forest Ponies! 

Fourth on the 2013 calendar is the Round the Island multistage ultra which follows the Isle of Wight Coastal Path clockwise around the island, covering 70 miles over 2 days.  Always on the same weekend as the famous Round the Island Sailing Race, this years’ event takes place from 1st-2nd June.

Taking place from 20th-22nd September is The Toad Challenge.  Run over 3 days along the stunningly beautiful and reasonably flat Thames Path, runners are treated to 90 miles of wonderful views along the route which winds its way from Oxford through Henley, Marlow, Maidenhead and Windsor.

The sixth and final event is the The Druid Challenge which takes place from 8th-10th November.  Covering 84 miles in 3 days, the race takes place along the oldest roadway in the UK (dating back to 3000BC!).  The route follows the Ridgeway path from Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire to Barbury Castle near Swindon in Wiltshire.

For more information about the events and to book your place please visit Extreme Energy's website


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