Stage 6 – Rush to the Castle



Day 6 at Deadwater

Day 6 at Deadwater and emotions were running high as competitors closed in on the finish line. A great week with a great group of competitors Deadwater lived up to everything we hoped it would be. Time to start training for next year.

Posted by Beyond Marathon on Friday, 4 August 2017


Well, this is it, the final stage.  Typically final day stages are short and easy. That’s not how we do things. Sure this stage is pretty flat, as you are on the Cheshire plains, but it’s still 32 miles long. You’re going to have to dig deep run your 6th ultra in a row, to earn that chunky medal.

You leave the final camp and soon follow the Manchester Ship Canal through Warrington, where you pickup the Bridgewater Canal to Preston Brrok. You’ll join cycle trail and some road into Frodsham. You’ll briefly tackle a few little hills at the start of the Sandstone Trail, before joining the 12 mile Longster Trail to the outskirts of Chester. then the last couple of miles of road and canal to finish in the shadow of Chester Castle and the Abode Hotel.

Collect your medal, and dine at the gala awards dinner. It has been well earned.

Download the route GPX files from this page