With just under two months until athletes once again take to the Cornish coastline at the Asics Coast Ultra Xtreme, organisers have announced that the event has been upgraded to offer five ITRA points as well as being a UTMB qualifier.
Whether racing as a relay or individual, athletes taking on the challenge will be taking on 215km with 7400m of vertical ascent over the five days of running – from the 6th to the 10th of October.
The upgraded ITRA points will be awarded to all athletes completing the course, adding a greater incentive to enter already attracting athletes from around the country.
“The increase in the points available just shows how well the event has been received across the ultra-running community,” said co-founder and organiser Ben Mason of Votwo Events. “We still have spots available for runners to join with the deadline for entering rapidly approaching.”
The Coast Ultra Xtreme is in its second year with the first event last year heralded as a huge success by all those who entered.
Ry Webb, winner of the men’s 2020 CUX event, said: “I loved the variety the event threw at you. One minute you were up on the clifftop paths, and next you were running along the beach itself. From the breath-taking views to the technical scrambles – there was always something to interest and inspire you to the finish line.”
This year’s event is presented by Sportsshoes.com, and will take runners from Porth Mellin to Padstow, with stages ranging from 27km to 60km each day. The new course follows some of Britain’s best coastline trails including plenty to interest the world’s best elite athletes yet is achievable for newcomers to the sport.
To register for the 2021 Asics Coast Ultra Xtreme visit: www.votwo.co.uk/asicscux