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The Ocean Floor Race

 

 

 

Date of race – 4th February 2013 (Meeting organisers at pick up point on 2nd Feb 2013)
Location – Egyptian Western Desert – Specifically The White Desert
Distance – 160 miles
Format – Non stop footrace with entrants being guided by gps.

 

Main OFR website can be seen at www.oceanfloorrace.com

 

With a time limit of 4 days to complete this ultra marathon event, entrants will be directed through the Egyptian Western desert and specifically the Egyptian White Desert to check-points every 15 miles, where they will have access to water and their drop bags filled with food.

This is a true test of courage and determination, and undoubtedly one of the most challenging events on the planet.

 

The race has limited availability (50 places) so please bear this in mind to avoid disappointment.

Enter before 1st Sept 2012 to receive £100 off the entry fee for the 2013 event.

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Woodland Half Marathon


Date- 10th June 2012

Location- Bourne Woods (south Lincolnshire)

Limited to 300 runners

The Woodland Stampede is a Half Marathon trail race (13.1 miles) set in the beautiful Bourne Woods in South Lincolnshire.

The race will take place on Sunday the 10th of June 2012.   Bourne Woods is a quiet, ancient woodland with mixed conifers and semi-natural broadleaf trees.

The stunning location is home to a huge variety of wildlife including deer, muntjac, woodpeckers and herons, and has many trail routes through the trees.

The route for the race is focused on the main woodland trail and open farmland.

Woodland Stampede competitors must be at least 18 years of age on the day of the race. The route twists and turns through the woodland on hard limestone trails and field trails. Drink stations will line the route approx every 2-3 miles with water being distributed in plastic cups. The race is open to both club runners and novice runners which gives the event a great friendly atmosphere. The race has limited availbaility (300 runners) so please be aware of this to avoid disappointment.

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The Grim Reaper (40 , 70 or 100 miles)

13th July-14th July 2012 (26 hrs time limit)

In its 3rd year The Grim Reaper UltraMarathon has gained a loyal following year on year and has proved hugely popular.  Grimsthorpe Castle (www.grimsthorpe.co.uk) in Lincolnshire, is the fantastic venue for the event, which will run from Friday 13th of July (morning start) to Saturday 14th July (exact times yet to be confirmed). Grimsthorpe is an historic house, park and garden in Lincolnshire.

Three races of varying distances will start at the same time (40, 70 and 100 miles) and continue with a time limit of 26 hours for all three races

The race is non-stop and will continue through the night with the route being lit with glow sticks during the evening hours. The route will incorporate multiple loops through the beautiful grounds of the Grimsthorpe estate. The terrain is a mixture of a limestone trail and field trails.

All competitors will be expected to manage their own time, deciding how long to spend resting and refueling during the event.

 

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Rutland Water Marathon

 

Date – 4th November 2012

Limited to 1000 runners

Managed in partnership with Anglian Water and the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust, this internationally famous nature reserve provides one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain.

Regularly home to over 20,000 waterfowl, it is designated as a European Special Protection Area and also home to the fantastic bird of prey, the Osprey. This stunning location will be the setting for the Rutland Water Marathon, covering 26.2 miles along the designated trail route around the reservoir.

Starting a few hundred metres from Normanton Church and taking in the Hambleton peninsula, this trail race has some of the most scenic and picturesque views of any race in the UK. Marshals will provide water at checkpoints every 2-3 miles. Toilet facilities are provided at Normanton south shore car park.

 

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Grimsthorpe Half Marathon

Race Date- 15th July 2012

Limited to 500 runners

Following on from the fantastic 2010 and 2011 race we are pleased to announce that the 2012 Grimsthorpe Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 15th July at Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire. This fantastic trail race is set at the Grimsthorpe Castle estate in south Lincolnshire and boasts fantastic scenery and wildlife. The race is open to novice runners and club runners which creates a great atmosphere as familys come to pic nic on the grass while the runners weave through the castle grounds.

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