What a cracking day! Thank you so much to everyone that marshalled/helped and huge well done to everyone running. Fantastic event! 🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️
Great to be back out n about and catching up with folk !! Weather behaving itself too – what a bonus ☀️
McDonald’s barely touched the sides – post race nutrition so badly needed ( don’t judge me )
As ever , thanks to Ryk & Co for a great day 👍🏃♂️
Cheers to everyone involved with today. It was a great first ever event for me. Shout out to the bald guy in blue, didn’t get the name but was full of encouragement on the way around. 🏃🏼 now its stella time 🍺 😀
My 4th Welcome Ultra and fastest one to date 👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿 Great to be racing again and huge thanks to Ryk and the fantastic Marshall’s for letting have a great day out! Luckily limited mud and very few cows to be seen anywhere! Looking forward to the next PP event I can get to!
Absolutely fantastic route! Had a blast! Thanks again Ryk and the team
First ultra ticked off. Very tough but what an amazing day. Really well organised. Great support from the marshals. Thank you
Fab race. Usual amazing punk spirit. Quite emotional to see and catch up with so many old Punk friends who I’d not seen for ages. Fozzy Fozzy Matt Gibson Stephen Kirk Daz Lambert Caroline and Chris William Woodhead and so many more.
Thanks Ryk Downes for organising. I now want to drink beer, eat my weight and fall asleep in front of the telly.
Welcome Back Ultra 2021. I had a great day out despite the stomach cramps, thanks again to Ryk Downes and the marshalls.
My Video report can be found here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLZj4rPyfyKcgOgtGekf4HA
What a day yesterday, atmosphere out on the course was unreal, enjoyed chatching up with people. Well apart from the strange man in the middle of a field asking people their number…..
Great mixed terrain Ultra with some interesting technical sections last 4 1/2 miles was fun🙃.
Big thank you to checkpoint marshals, especially those who set up extra early to accommodate the early starters much appreciated!
Looking forward to the challenge of
The Rive Aire Ultra next….Let’s have it….🏃🏻♀️🏃♂️🏃🏻♀️🏃♂️🏃🏻♀️🏃♂️
It was a tough but great day , I was talked (shamed) into doing the long course but I comforted myself with the knowledge that after the the Chevin it would be a simple matter of cruising downhill to the finish in the last 4.5 miles of lovely mostly runnable and wide Chevin paths . Before getting to the Chevin it was a classic Punk Panther event , smooth registration , great organisation , challenging course , Marshalls simply outstanding , cheerful and , encouraging in equal measures with the chance to catch up with some lovely people at the checkpoints . I eventually got to the Chevin ready to start the easy 4.5 miles downhill, 4.5 miles later I shuffled into the finish thinking WTF was that and I never learn. Since when does Ryk Downes make a course easier when he modifies it ? 😂 The Welcome has always been a tough course , now with new route it is now truly hardcore and next year in March weather it will not be for the fainthearted !!!