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Trail Monkey Double Top Ultra Marathon

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St Catherines Breakwater, Jersey, Jersey

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Distance Date
Ultra ?

40.00ML

Run

May 2, 2020

Overview

Starting at St Catherines making your way to Grosnez via the beautiful and dramatic coastal path, a little loop out to Le Tacq and then heading back along the same route back to St Catherines. One way is tough, but there and back is monumental!

-Numerous beautiful sights

-12 Hour Cut off

-One will of iron needed….

Upon discretion of race organizers, evidence of having completed a marathon or trail marathon or similar (open to interpretation..) may be required. This is a long, difficult race with a 12 hour cutoff, as a duty of care we are liable to ensure the suitability of entrants.

We are proud to be a UTMB qualifying race for 2020 (3 Points) as well as a ratified member of the ITRA

Points to Note: 

Please note that trail shoes are mandatory for these races as the trails are slippery and with the potential to slip. There will be other mandatory kit items for this race which will be announced in due course. The race is a Ultra marathon (40 miles) however the distance will definitely not be bang on 40 miles, so please mentally prepare yourself for this. The course is marked to ensure that at decision points you will be told where to go, the general principle of these types of races is one of adventure so each twist and turn will not be marked, however as long as you keep the sea on your right on the way out, on the left on the way back, follow footpaths unless indicated to do otherwise and pay attention to the signage on the course you will be fine. If you have any doubt about the course we have provided a GPX file of the course on this page. It is advisable to download this to a device for reference. 

Water stations are 7 miles apart on this course and you are expected to carry water receptacles to carry enough water to sustain yourself between these stations and if it is a hot day whilst we will ensure we have sufficient water at the checkpoints to ensure your safety it is your responsibility to carry enough water to hydrate yourself. From 2020 we will be going cupless, therefore if you wish to drink coke or squash at water checkpoints you will be required to carry your own re usable cup. Because the race is in May, it will generally be expected that it may be hot – please train in anticipation of this and take all necessary precautions to ensure your comfort on the day.



What athletes are saying

The characteristics which best describe Trail Monkey Double Top Ultra Marathon, as voted on by past participants.


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The Event

Great medal 34
Useful pre-race info 26
Bucket list event 17
Spectator friendly 15
Family friendly 15
Ideal for beginners 10
Good public transport links 8
Supports good cause 7
Well-stocked goody bag 5
Festival atmosphere 4
Exciting event village 3
PB potential 2


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Course Profile

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Review Highlights

Below are the top three aspects of the Trail Monkey Double Top Ultra Marathon, as determined by athlete reviews.

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Natural Beauty
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Uniqueness
All Time Average
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2019 Average
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Latest Reviews

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Anthony Tobin
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Reviewed 1 month ago

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This was my very 1st ultra which I thought was going tobe nightmare, It was!  It was that bad I cannot wait for 2020 Double topJ  this was amazing and fun challenge and have already signed up. I got to see places I have never even seen in my live all the north coast an...Read full review

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Pete Wright
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Reviewed 1 month ago

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This is a tough event, but also an event where you are surrounded natural beauty. Terrain is challenging but very manageable. It is well marked and you really can’t get lost. A great challenge in itself or a good prep race for a 100 miler or multi day. This was my final rac...Read full review

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Awards & Accolades

Racecheck Badge Award

Bronze Award - 2019



Course Maps & Features



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Reviews (36)

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2019 Average
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Ease of Navigation
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Local Support
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