Welcome to Lamarth Backyard Ultra
I think we should start with a little history
The original backyard ultra was in 2011 and was invented by Gary
"Lazerus Lake" Cantrell and is called the Big Dog's Backyard
But its origins can be traced as far back as 1910!
What is a backyard ultra?
In simple terms, its a 4.167 mile loop which has to be completed in a
one hour time window and then repeated at every hour.
Lamarth is a working farm set in the beautiful rolling
countryside of Southwest Cornwall
Its comprised of compacted fields and tracks
Backyard Ultras are not for the feint hearted
The distance is 4.167 miles because that will get you to
100 miles in 24 hours
Are you the one to put yourself to the test?
Your guide to the race
The race is a 4.167 mile loop, starting and finishing in the events field
Start time is 8:00 am on Friday 23rd August 2024
You must complete each loop within the hour and be ready to start
the next loop at the commencement of that next hour
Camping is from the 22nd August until the morning after the end of the event.
Please visit Lamarth Campsite to see what facilities they have
(click on any picture below to take you to their site)
The concept of Backyards is quite simple but there are a few rules
You must be ready to run and in the starting box when the bell
sounds, you must start at the bell
There is a warning sound 3, 2 and 1 minute before the bell
You are not allowed to leave the course ( toilet breaks are permissible)
No outside assistance on the course but it is allowed between completed laps
No non competitors on the course including DNF runners
There is a an aid station adjacent to the starting box with hot and cold food
The winner is the last person to complete a whole lap within that hour
All other runners are DNF
If no runner can complete one more loop than anyone else then there is