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.
Participants
50km
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Calendar
Thu, 9 Jul 2020
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Corn Du, Corn Du, Brecon CF48 2HY, UK
Start times
Thu, 9 Jul 2020
50km:
8:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Blade Runner Ultra Marathon Series - Summer 2020
50km
Distance
50km
£65.00
Route information
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.
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
Train
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.
Event day logistics
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.
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Backpack
Kit List
There will be a pre race inspection to ensure that each participant has the below items with them:
  • Small backpack
  • Warm jacket & waterproof jacket
  • Hat & gloves
  • Emergency bivi
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Head torch & spare batteries
  • Compass & Whistle
  • Watch & phone
  • Route map
  • Food and drinks
FAQs
How fit do I have to be to participate in the Blade Runner Ultra Marathon?
You do not need to be an SAS soldier to complete this course, however a committed training programme will be needed. Anyone who is able to walk 15 miles including uphills can take part.
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What do Blade Runner finisher's receive?
All competitors who complete the event will receive a coveted Fan Dance Race cloth finisher’s patch and a post march meal. Additionally, there will be special prizes for the winners in each category as well as True Grit& Fortitude awards.
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What is the pre-event support for the Blade Runner Series?
Once you have entered, competitors will receive a series of information about the race, which includes: - Clothing and equipment check lists - SAS Selection and finisher's patch history/story - Access to group radio - Blade Runner familiarisation day - Access and discounts to DS led training days across the UK
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How fit do I have to be to participate?
You do not need to be an SAS soldier to complete this course, however a committed training programme will be needed. Anyone who is able to walk 15 miles including uphills can take part.
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What do finisher's receive?
All competitors who complete the event will receive a coveted Fan Dance Race cloth finisher’s patch and a post march meal. Additionally, there will be special prizes for the winners in each category as well as True Grit& Fortitude awards.
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What is the pre-event support for the Blade Runner Series?
Once you have entered, competitors will receive a series of information about the race, which includes: - Clothing and equipment check lists - SAS Selection and finisher's patch history/story- Access to group radio - Blade Runner familiarisation day- Access and discounts to DS led training days across the UK
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Reviews
5.0
2 reviews
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5.0
Did the race 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.
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5.0
Did the race 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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