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Blade Runner Ultra Marathon Series - Summer 2020

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Push yourself to the limit with this epic 50K ultra-marathon across the Brecon Beacon Mountains. Ideal for those looking for a tough challenge, the route takes you through the heartland of SAS selection and passed many of its iconic features. Sign up to learn what it really takes to be in the SAS.

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Avalanche Endurance Events are not for the faint-hearted but offer truly unique challenges that are designed to test you. It’s not an exaggeration to say that an Avalanche Endurance event can be a genuinely life-changing experience. This is hardly surprising given the Avalanche Endurance Events team is made up of so many sports, outdoors, and adventure lovers, who love to push the limit.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Tue Jul 07 2020

What's included:

  • Official event photography
  • Free access to photos
  • Distinctive finisher's cloth patch
  • Prizes for female and male winners
  • Age-grade prizes
  • Post-race hot meal
  • Aid stations
  • Marked route
  • Medical assistance on-site
  • Pre-event support
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5.0
2 reviews
David
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5.0
Did the 50km in 2019
A very unique running race, theres not many like it. 2 hrs of headtorch running in the early hours of the morning before the mountains appear in daylight. Tough route with some punishing climbs but extremely well organised and executed event. Would highly recommend. … read more
Carmine
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5.0
Did the 50km in 2019
I did not know about AEE events or the Fan Dance/Blade Runner so when I was looking for a mountainous and challenging ultra in January this seemed a good one to enter. It well exceeded my expectations. I loved the nature of the course which was quite challenging, well marked and varied. I loved the organisation which was impeccable, yet had integrity written through and through. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The atmosphere on the course, at checkpoints and at the finish was superb. I have already recommended this event and the sister events to many other runners. 3 days on and I cannot stop thinking about the Bladerunner 50k. Awesome. I am now thinking of entering the Summer version and my son/wife are up for the Fan Dance! It looks like a family trip is coming up. GRAZIE MILLE KEN! … read more
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Route description
Route description

The 50km Bladerunner marked route has it all. With old Roman roads, steep rocky hills to clamber up, trails to dart down and eerie forest paths, the terrain provides a formidable challenge throughout.

There will be strategic check points throughout the route where you must sign in and be assessed before continuing. Here you can grab some much needed food and drinks to fuel up for the next section of the challenge. There will also be medical assistance on hand should you have any issues.

As you start to wrack up a total of 2200m elevation gain across the course, you must endure one final challenge and climb Jacobs Ladder to the top of the impressive Pen y Fan Summit. Here you'll be rewarded for all your hard work standing proud at the top of the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons and the infamous red post-box.

Clean Fatigue:

This is a military term for parachuting without equipment. In this capacity, it means that participants do not have to meet heavy weight carrying requirements. This ticket category is aimed at trail and fell runners who don't wish to wear boots or carry a large bag.

David
Star
5.0
Did the 50km in 2019
A very unique running race, theres not many like it. 2 hrs of headtorch running in the early hours of the morning before the mountains appear in daylight. Tough route with some punishing climbs but extremely well organised and executed event. Would highly recommend.
Carmine
Star
5.0
Did the 50km in 2019
I did not know about AEE events or the Fan Dance/Blade Runner so when I was looking for a mountainous and challenging ultra in January this seemed a good one to enter. It well exceeded my expectations. I loved the nature of the course which was quite challenging, well marked and varied. I loved the organisation which was impeccable, yet had integrity written through and through. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The atmosphere on the course, at checkpoints and at the finish was superb. I have already recommended this event and the sister events to many other runners. 3 days on and I cannot stop thinking about the Bladerunner 50k. Awesome. I am now thinking of entering the Summer version and my son/wife are up for the Fan Dance! It looks like a family trip is coming up. GRAZIE MILLE KEN!
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Logistics and schedule

Schedule:

8th July

1700 – 2100: Registration

9th July

0730 - 0845: Registration

0800: Clean Fatigue starts

Please ensure you arrive at least 45 minutes before the race start time in order to complete the registration process.

Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering then simply follow the link here: http://thefandancerace.com/volunteer/

How to get there

Corn Du, Corn Du, Brecon CF48 2HY, UK

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Address: Storey Arms Outdoor Centre, Libanus, Brecon LD3 8NL

Train:

Abergavenny is the closest major train station. If you're coming from the North you can reach here directly and those travelling from the South must go via Newport.

There is also a smaller train station situated at Merthyr Tydfil (about a 20 minute drive from Base Camp) but the service is much less frequent.

Bus:

Buses go from both Brecon town and Merthyr Tydfil to Storey Arms Outdoor Centre.

Accommodation:

If you're travelling from afar, don't worry there are some great places where you can stay nearby. Event organisers will also send out a guide with personal accommodation suggestions once you have registered.

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