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Blade Runner Ultra Marathon Series – Winter

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The Blake Runner Ultra Marathon is a 50km race like no other. See what SAS Selection really takes as you run, climb, slide and scramble your way around the inner most depth of the Brecon Beacon Mountains. The fully marked route is not for the faint hearted. But those who succeed will be rewarded with such prestige as they cross the finish line at the infamous old red phone box, the very place former SAS men have stood tall themselves.

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Blade Runner Ultra Marathon Series – Winter route

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, there is challenging terrain 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 the winter edition starts in early morning darkness, the beginning section of the course will have military level lighting to help you find your way. This said, head torches are still required.

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.

Event Details

What’s Included

There will be an official event photographer and a courtesy finisher photo for each athlete. Should weather conditions permit, there will also be a photographer positioned on the mountain to capture the very best action. Any photos offered are a complimentary service provided to competitors.

All finishers will also receive a distinctive cloth patch as way of recognising your achievement. There will also be prizes on offer to the various male and female age group winners.

Entries include a much deserved post race hot meal and cold drinks free of charge. Hot drinks and food will also be available at the various check points along the route.

Raceday Logistics

The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre will act as Base Camp and the Information Centre. Here is where hot meals will be served and where you can find accommodation and drying rooms.

You'll find the centre on the A470 at the base of Pen y Fan mountain. The closest towns are a 20 minute drive around - Brecon to the North and Merthyr Tydfil to the South. Car parking is available opposite Base Camp and is free of charge.


There are two registration slots available at base camp.

Friday: 17:00 – 21:00
Race Day 05:30 – 06:15

Start Times

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

Further information on the event will be sent out via email to participants in advance to ensure you are fully prepared. This will include but is not limited to information on:

  • Clothing and equipment
  • A brief history of SAS selection
  • Access to a radio group
  • Blade Runner familiarisation day
  • Discounts and how to access DS led training days across the UK
  • Mountain safety

Questions & answers

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    Johanna B
    My hyperthyroidism is really bad at the moment and I’m struggling with severe fatigue, my training has gone down hill and I fear I won’t be able to Finnish safely I am a sole runner and do not want to be a burden to organisers or emergency services it things take a turn for the worse I’ve ran 3trail marathons this year so I know I would be fit to do it but I have had an iron infusion recommended by my specialist a few weeks ago at the hospital, it think it would be prudent of me for everyone if I pulled out of the race , how do I go about applying for a refund ? I am gutted and thought long and hard about my capabilities over the last couple of weeks Yours sincerely Johanna Brighton


    Steph E
    Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. I am so sorry to hear about this and finger's cross you are all okay soon. Do not worry as we can definitely sort a refund out for you. Please can you ping customer support an email and they will help you out - [email protected] Many thanks! :)
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    Diana H
    Hi what are the cut off times for this event?


    Steph E
    Hi there. The cut off limit to reach the halfway point is 3 hours 15 minutes.

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