Road Half Marathon:

  • Water (330ml minimum)
  • Mobile Phone
  • Pocket Essential Event Information
  • Money
  • Nutrition – minimum of 400kcals of rations (eg. 2 sports gels). 

Bike section:

  • Road worthy bicycle. Time trial (TT) bikes and tri/aero bars fitted to a road bike are not permitted
  • The ability to repair punctures and/or replace tubes
  • Helmet
  • Bike lights – to increase your visibility during daylight (a flashing front and rear light is recommended)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Mobile phone
  • Pocket Essential Event Information
  • Money
  • Ability to carry at least 1.5 litres of water
  • Windproof upper body layer
  • Nutrition – minimum of 400kcals of rations (eg. 2 sports gels). 

Trail Marathon:

  • Running pack or vest Link to Run Ultra 12 pack
  • Ability to carry 1.5 litre of water
  • Long sleeved upper body cover
  • Waterproof upper body cover
  • Full waterproof leg cover
  • Survival Bag
  • First aid kit
  • Mobile phone
  • Whistle
  • Pocket Essential Event Information
  • Money
  • Trail running shoes
  • Headtorch
  • Nutrition – minimum of 400kcals of rations (eg. 2 sports gels). 

*Note – Mandatory kit is split into three sections and not all kit is mandatory at all stages. You must, however, have all of the relevant mandatory kit with you on each section. For example, a phone is required at all stages and must be carried throughout. A helmet is of course only required during the bike section and can be left behind.

There are a number of logistics in place to help your kit move around when not in use. 1 RED and 1 BLUE bag will be provided at registration and all kit must fit inside the bags provided. No other bags will be transported.


You can leave the RED bag with your bike at the run-to-bike transition when you register and drop your bike off. This bag can contain all of the mandatory kit necessary for the bike section. Remember that you must carry items that are mandatory for the first run section from the start to this location.

You can also leave items at the run –to-bike transition when collecting your bike. These will be transported on to the bike-to-run transition for collection after the event*. Please note that you will not see this bag or the items within until after the event. Anything left behind cannot be collected for the final run.


You can leave the BLUE bag at Registration to be transported to the bike-to-run transition for you. This must be left during registration on the Saturday. Nothing will be transported on the morning of the event*.

This bag can contain your mandatory kit specific to the final run section. You can also leave your bike specific kit in this bag and attach it to your bike for collection after the event.

*The RED bag, BLUE bag and your bike can all be collected from the bike-to-run transition after the event.