The UK’s Top Endurance Events for 2018

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Find out where some of the best endurance events are taking place this year across the UK.

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Do you like to push yourself to the limit? We’ve put together a perfect list just for you. Here you’ll find over 80 grueling, challenging and even muddy events for you to throw yourself into in 2018. Why not test yourself and smash your goals this year?

If you love nothing more than pushing yourself to the limit, getting the adrenaline pumping and smashing through “the wall” then this list of the UK’s best endurance events being held in 2018 is sure to serve up something right up your street. We’ve compiled some of the most difficult and gruelling endurance challenges featuring deep mud, icy water and imposing mountain challenges with all the information you need to get involved.

Whether you’re an experienced endurance athlete or you’re taking your first steps into endurance training, this list provides you with all you need to know to push yourself further than ever before in 2018; and you’ll be able to find all the equipment you need to do it right here at GO Outdoors.


Events in March 2018


The Mighty Deerstalker

Date: 3rd March 2018
Location: Innerleithen, Scotland
Type of Event: Night Race

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

One of the hardest and most gruelling off-road runs around, The Mighty Deerstalker is an incredible test of endurance and agility. Taking in beautiful forests and crossing through tough terrain, rivers and even mountains; it’s an ultimate test devised by endurance specialists Rat Race. The rewards for completing the night race will be waiting at the end of this run with a heated tent featuring evening entertainment, food and drink – plus breakfast in the morning!

Find out more at: http://ratrace.com/mightydeerstalker/


 

OMC Motor Group Ron Hill Accrington 10k and Fun Run

Date: 4th March 2018
Location: Accrington Market Hall, Peel Street, Accrington
Type of Event: 10k and 1-mile Fun Run

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

A race for all ages and abilities, Cannonball Events are staging the OMC Motor Group Ron Hill Accrington 10k isn’t one of the most competitive but it provides the perfect stage for you to get out on the road and test your endurance to the max. Whether you’re a seasoned 10k-runner or you set yourself the target of doing one on 2018, this is a largely traffic free event with road closures around; or you can strap on your trainers with the little ones in the new 1-mile fun run which is perfect for everyone wanting to give it a go!

Find out more at: http://cannonballevents.co.uk/omc-ron-hill/


 

Thames Meander Marathon and Half Marathon

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Date: 10th March 2018
Location: YMCA Hawker Centre, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey.
Type of Event: Marathon (26.2 miles) and Half Marathon (13.1 miles)

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

As the name suggests this Marathon and Half Marathon works its way along the banks of the River Thames. One of the most scenic runs in London, the course loops its way around the YMCA Hawker Centre, Canbury Gardens and Barn Elms Rowing Club; and is ideal for those attempting their first endurance event due to its flat and picturesque nature.

Find out more at: https://www.hermesrunning.com/thames-meander/


 

Viking 100 Endurance Even

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Date: 10th & 11th March
Location: Brook Lane, Reculver, Herne Bay
Type of Event: 100-mile Endurance Run

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

Held on the land where the Vikings first set foot in Britain, the Viking 100 Endurance Run is a 6.25-mile looping circuit on and around the local farmland. With a mixture of off-road trails, tarmac, concrete farm access roads and cycle tracks there is plenty of good terrain to run on. With a 6-hour timed challenge on the Saturday and an additional challenge to see how many laps of the circuit you can manage, plus the main event, participants have a number of different Viking-themed options and plenty of wonderful Kent countryside to do it in.

Find out more at: http://www.saxon-shore.com


 

Vertical Rush

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Date: 15th March 2018
Location: Tower 42, London
Type of Event: Skyscraper Challenge

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

Tower 42 is one of London’s most iconic buildings and while taking the stairs may not appeal to those who work there, tackling London’s third-tallest skyscraper does appeal to an increasing number of participants taking on the Vertical Rush challenge. With 42 floors and 932 steps standing between you and one of the most spectacular views across the capital, you can be one of 1,000 or more runners scaling the building individually or as a team of five for the charity, Shelter.

Find out more at: http://england.shelter.org.uk/support_us/events/charity_challenge/vertical_rush


 

The Questars Dorset Coast Adventure Race

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Date: 24th March 2018
Location: Purbeck Sports Centre, Wareham, Dorset
Type of Event: Solo, Pair or Team Duo Race, Trio Novice or Trio Masters

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

Take in some of Britain’s most picturesque coastline in this solo, pair or team adventure race along the Dorset coastline. With views out over the sea where you can spot the Needles and the Isle of Wight, and a mountain bike trail that takes on the Purbeck Hills around Corfe Castle; participants have the opportunity to either run and bike or run, bike and kayak in an attempt to complete this beautiful yet challenging circuit on the south coast.

Find out more at: https://www.questars.co.uk/adventure-race-1.html


 

Wild Mud Run

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Date: 24th March 2018
Location: Osmaston Manor, Derbyshire
Type of Event: Obstacle Course

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

Osmaston Manor in Derbyshire is transformed into one of the UK’s muddiest obstacle courses for one weekend in March. The Wild Mud Run was recently voted as the best obstacle race of the year and the organisers are striving to make this year’s event better than any that went before. The thick mud, swampy terrain, undulating hills and natural woodland around the Manor mean this is one event you don’t want to miss!

Find out more at: http://xrunner.co.uk/events/wild-thing-mud-run-obstacle-race/


 

Canalthon

Date: 25th March 2018
Location: Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire (50km starts in Ancoats, Manchester)
Type of Event: Ultra Marathon

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

Another great endurance event organised by Cannonball Events, Canalthon returns to the Lancashire-Yorkshire borders for an Ultra-Marathon unlike any other. Runners can test themselves on either 50km, 75km or 100km courses taking in mountains, hills, fells and trails that take in some of the most beautiful surroundings in the north of England. Places are limited to be sure to book in advance.

Find out more at: http://cannonballevents.co.uk/cannonball-canalathon/


 

Brynkinalt

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Date: 25th March 2018
Location: Brynkinalt Estate, Shropshire
Type of Event: 5km, 10km and 20km

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

With forest paths, fields and countryside tracks – plus unique elevations – the Brynkinalt run is fun and challenging whichever distance you choose to take on. Situated on the Welsh border, Brynkinalt Estate provides a picturesque backdrop and plenty of fun for the whole family even if you’re not involved! If you’ve got children desperate to see what the fuss is all about, there will also be a children’s event on race day so they can follow in your footsteps.

Find out more at: https://www.uphilldowndale.com/events/brynkinalt


Events in April 2018



 

Greater Manchester Marathon

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Date: 4th April 2018
Location: Old Trafford, Manchester
Type of Event: Marathon

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

A marathon might not sound like the kind of thing you want to attempt as a beginner but the Manchester Marathon is one of the flattest on the circuit, making this the ideal place to get a real feel for what it is to complete a 26.2-mile run. Heading off from the start line between the city centre and Old Trafford football ground, runners can take the fast, flowing course at their own speed before heading back to the finish line at Old Trafford cricket ground.

Find out more at: http://www.greatermanchestermarathon.com/


 

Kielder Ultra

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Date: 7th April 2018
Location: Kielder Water and Forest Park, Northumberland
Type of Event: Ultra Marathon – 50km and 100km

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

With incredible scenery, beautiful trails that provide a great surface to run on and of course wonderful lakes and woodland giving you something to look at on the way around your chosen distance; the Kielder Ultra is a genuine test of endurance through the largest forest in England and around the largest man-made lake in northern Europe. Both the 50km and 100km routes are clearly signposted so there is no need to worry about map-reading, just pushing yourself to the finish line.

Find out more at: https://www.highterrainevents.co.uk/kielder-ultra


 

London Marathon

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Date: 22nd April 2018
Location: Blackheath, London
Type of Event: Marathon

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

One of the world’s most famous Marathon’s, this year’s London Marathon is the perfect place for you to push yourself to the limit while raising money for your chosen charity. Starting from Blackheath the course takes in some of the capital’s most famous sights with road closures in place that enable you to see London like never before while striving to reach the finish line on The Mall.

Find out more at: https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/


 

Endurancelife

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Date: 28th April 2018
Location: Little Haven, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
Type of Event: 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon or Ultra Marathon

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

Pembrokeshire is the only National Park in Britain that has a coastline and that makes this particular Endurancelife event one of the most breathtaking and challenging. Famous for its rugged cliffs, tricky terrain, beautiful coastal villages, quiet coves and truly beautiful bays hidden away from the world; participants can choose between a 10k circuit, half marathon, marathon or even an ultra-marathon in a true test of endurance in a part of the UK just waiting to be explored.

Find out more at: https://www.endurancelife.com/pembrokeshire


 

Highland Fling Ultra-Marathon

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Date: 28th April 2018
Location: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland
Type of Event: Ultra Marathon

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

One of Scotland’s most popular trail races, the Highland Fling Ultra-Marathon returns in 2018 allowing as many runners as possible to see the wonderful sights of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Covering 53 miles of rugged Scottish terrain along the West Highland Way, the marked course is 90% trail and 10% road meaning you’ll have to be well prepared for “the wall”. The total elevation of 7,500-feet means you’ll be running up and down plenty of hills, but trust us, the views will be well worth it!

Find out more at: https://www.highlandflingrace.org/


 

Fellsman

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Date: 28th & 29th April 2018
Location: Ingleton to Threshfield, Yorkshire
Type of Event: Endurance Walk/Run

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

Venturing out across rugged moorland and covering a total distance of 61 miles between Ingleton and Threshfield, the Fellsman event is a great way to test your endurance and see the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales at the same time. Going out across privately owned land it is a test of your physical endurance as well as your map-reading skills, and the event climbs over a total of 11,000-feet meaning you’ll need to be well prepared for the challenge.

Find out more at: https://www.fellsman.org.uk/


Events in May 2018



Isle of Wight Challenge 2018

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Date: 5th & 6th May 2018
Location: Chale, Isle of Wight
Type of Event: Ultra Marathon

Skill Level: Immediate to Expert

The Isle of Wight plays host to this now annual challenge series event whereby participants tackle the 106km circuit of the island. Starting out from Chale you can walk or run your chosen distance – the full challenge or you have the option of doing a half or quarter circuit – with some spectacular views on your lap. There are a number of rest stops and support along the way and you’ll experience everything from steep inclines and rugged terrain to tarmac and coastal paths.

Find out more at: https://www.isleofwightchallenge.com


 

Great Birmingham 10K

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Date: 6th May 2018
Location: Birmingham City Centre
Type of Event: 10K

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

See the streets of Birmingham from a new perspective as you walk, jog or run the Great Birmingham 10K. Rather than sitting in traffic or walking through the pedestrianized areas, the city is broken down into a street circuit enabling you to test your endurance through the city centre. Whether an experienced middle distance runner or attempting your very first endurance event, this relatively flat city street circuit is the perfect place to hit your personal best.

Find out more at: http://www.greatrun.org/great-birmingham-10k


 

Pembrokeshire Coastal Ultra Races

Date: 9th-13th May 2018
Location: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Type of Event: Ultra Marathon

Skill Level: Expert

With a choice of three ultra-marathon events participants can explore every step of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path in an ultimate test of endurance. The Pembrokeshire 3-day stage race is a 100-mile ultra-marathon with an overnight stop at each of the stages; while the Pembrokeshire 180 is a 5-day challenge along the entire length of the Coast Path from Amroth to St Dogmaels. If you feel like pushing yourself in one day, the non-stop Pembrokeshire 100 is a race on the same stretch taking in 100-miles for a one-day challenge in incredible surroundings.

Find out more at: http://www.pembrokeshireultra.co.uk/


 

Preseli Beast

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Date: 12th May 2018
Location: Preseli Hills, North Pembrokeshire
Type of Event: Off-Road/Fell Running

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

The Preseli Hills might look beautiful, but there is a beast out there waiting to be tamed! The Preseli Beast is scenic, exciting yet incredibly tough fell running event set in the heart of the Welsh countryside and covering approximately 24 miles. With around 4,700-feet of inclines in total, which is nearly one and a half times the height of Snowdon, you’ll need to be prepared to push on through the trail paths, woodland and boggy ground in order to tame the Preseli Beast.

Find out more at: http://preselibeast.com/


 

Rat Race Dirty Weekend

Date: 12th May 2018
Location: Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire
Type of Event: Obstacle Course

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

With insane obstacles, endless amounts of mud and a festival-style campsite for participants to enjoy; the Dirty Weekend returns to the grounds of the beautiful Burghley House in Stamford in what has become one of the world’s largest assault courses. With either a 13-mile or 20-mile course to tackle, entrants have the ability to try a smaller option with 150 obstacles in their way or the full 200 obstacle course – or go even bigger with the Dirty Double, a 40-mile 400-obstacle circuit.

Find out more at: http://ratrace.com/dirtyweekend2018/


 

London Revolution

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Date: 12th & 13th May 2018
Location: Lee Valley Athletics Centre
Type of Event: Ultra Cycle Marathon

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

With 300km in total to cover the London Revolution has become one of the biggest UK cycle events. With the legendary festival camp at the halfway stage for those undertaking the two-day event you can work up a sweat on day one and finish the course the next day, or you can undertake the Ultra Challenge by going for the full distance in one day depending on your ability. The course starts out at Lee Valley Athletics Centre before heading out of and around the city.

Find out more at: https://www.london-revolution.com/


 

Zone 3 Monster Mojito

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Date: 13th May 2018
Location: Peterborough Rowing Lake
Type of Event: Triathlon

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

Not exactly the relaxing mojito you know and love, this particular Monster Mojito is a triathlon starting from Peterborough Rowing Lake with a 1.5k swim followed by a 38k cycle loop of the beautiful lake and a 10k run through the nearby Nene Park on mostly off-road trails. The course has been designed for both first-time triathletes and seasoned athletes alike on what is a fast and predominantly flat triathlon.

Find out more at: http://monsterracing.net/mojito2018/


 

Bury to Clare Challenge 2018

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Date: 13th May 2018
Location: Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds
Type of Event: 18-mile Run or Walk

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

Open to all ages and abilities this is an 18-mile run or walk where you can test your endurance while keeping the focus on raising money for charity. The event is held in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care and the route takes in some of the best scenery Suffolk has to offer. With gently undulating rural surroundings, beautiful villages and more country delights to see along the signposted route, the Bury to Clare Challenge finishes in the grounds of Clare Castle Country Park.

Find out more at: https://positivestepspt.co.uk/events/bury-to-clare-challenge-2


 

Durham Trails 10

Date: 13th May 2018
Location: Durham City Centre
Type of Event: 10-mile Trail Run

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

A new addition to the Urban Trails Series for 2018, the Durham Trails 10 is a 10-mile event that takes in many of the wonderful sights of this historic city. Beginning in the very heart of the City of Durham, more than 400 runners will head out and along the river before going into the city’s beautiful woodland and rising back towards the Cathedral and its wonderful grounds. Entrants have 3-hours to complete the marked circuit which ascends a total of 1,080 feet.

Find out more at: https://urbantrails.co.uk/durham.php


 

Thames Ridgeway Trail Challenge

Date: 19th May 2018
Location: Cholsey, Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Type of Event: Trail Challenge

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

The Thames footpath and The Ridgeway are widely regarded as two of the UK’s most beautiful National Trails, and this particular challenge is set along them both. Starting and finishing in the Oxfordshire village of Cholsey, this is a 20km or 40km walk that you can tackle solo or as part of a team along some of Britain’s oldest roads and trails.

Find out more at: https://jdrf.org.uk/event/thames-ridgeway-trail-challenge/


 

Cotswolds Adventure Race 2018

Date: 19th May 2018
Location: Pershore College
Type of Event: Solo, Pair or Team Duo Race, Trio Novice or Trio Masters

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

The largest area of natural beauty in Britain is transformed into the second stage of the Questars Adventure Race Series for one adrenaline-fuelled weekend in May. The Cotswolds is often seen as a quiet, picturesque part of the country that is great for walkers and holidaymakers, but the Cotswolds Adventure Race takes a slightly different view. With the ability to run and cycle or run, cycle and kayak your chosen course; you’ll make your way through medieval villages, over rolling hills and across the river Avon in this extreme endurance event.

Find out more at: https://www.questars.co.uk/adventure-race-2.html


 

Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool

Date: 19th & 20th May 2018
Location: Albert Dock, Liverpool
Type of Event: 1-mile, 10K, Half-Marathon and Marathon

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

With four different options, the Rock’n’Roll series moves to Liverpool for a fantastic event filled with athletes and music lovers alike. Each of the routes take in some of the city’s most famous areas, streets and landmarks with music all the way around to help you complete your chosen distance in the best possible time. Many of the roads through the city have been closed providing a unique way of getting around Liverpool with entry open to novice and experienced distance runners.

Find out more at: http://www.runrocknroll.com/liverpool/


 

Great Manchester 10K & Half Marathon

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Date: 20th May 2018
Location: Portland Street, Manchester City Centre
Type of Event: 10K & Half Marathon

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

Manchester has countless iconic landmarks, buildings and sights which you can take in in nearly one go with the Great Manchester 10K and Half Marathon. Known for its incredible atmosphere, the Manchester 10K heads out from the city centre before lapping Old Trafford football ground and finishing back on Deansgate in the heart of the city. For those attempting the half marathon the route follows a similar start before going out to the Etihad Stadium and back into the city where finishers will be greeted by cheers, music and more.

Find out more at: http://www.greatrun.org/great-manchester-run


 

London 2 Brighton Challenge 2018

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Date: 26th & 27th May 2018
Location: Richmond, London
Type of Event: Endurance Walk/Run

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

Walkers and runners of all ages and abilities will be setting off on this popular capital-to-cast route from London to the south coast. Venturing along the Thames, over the North Downs and South Downs right through to the southern coast and the city of Brighton to finish; participants can tackle this great endurance even in their own way. There are also quarter and half distance options available if you aren’t able to tackle the full 100km challenge.

Find out more at: https://www.london2brightonchallenge.com/


 

Edinburgh Marathon

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Date: 27th May 2018
Location: Edinburgh
Type of Event: Marathon

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

Like all marathons the Edinburgh Marathon is one of the biggest tests of endurance a runner can undertake. This year’s event takes on a new route around the Scottish capital and is held to raise money for MacMillan to help those affected by cancer. A flat and fast route, the Edinburgh Marathon also has smaller circuits available including a half marathon, 10K, 5K or team relay giving as many people as possible the chance to get involved.

Find out more at: https://www.macmillan.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising-events/event-detail/1530/edinburghmarathon


Events in June 2018



Blenheim Palace Triathlon

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Date: 2nd & 3rd June 2018
Location: Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Type of Event: Triathlon

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

The grounds of Blenheim Palace are transformed into a truly incredible venue for a triathlon, providing a perfect backdrop for a true test of fitness, strength and endurance. The UNESCO World Heritage Site hosts the event that offers a Super Sprint, Sprint or Weekend Warrior course with varying distances for those of differing abilities – and goals! What better way to see the grounds than to swim, cycle and run around them!

Find out more at: http://livetotri.co.uk/blenheim/


 

Dragon Tour by le Tour de France

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Date: 8th June 2018
Location: Glanusk Estate, South Wales
Type of Event: Endurance Cycling

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

If you’ve always fancied a go at the Tour de France then the Dragon Tour will give you an excellent sense of just what a stage of the world’s most famous cycling event is like. Sweeping the Welsh countryside and tackling steep inclines and descents, the Dragon Tour starts from the Glanusk Estate at the foot of the Black Mountains, and offers two to three days of technically challenging endurance cycling.

Find out more at: http://www.letapeuk.co.uk/wales/dragon-tour/


 

Keswick Mountain Festival

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Date: 8th-10th June 2018
Location: Crow Park, Keswick
Type of Event: Ultra Marathon

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

The Lake District offers tranquil surroundings and spectacular scenery, but it also offers a wonderful array of trail running. The Keswick Mountain Festival is a 50K trail race ultra-marathon that races across Fells, with this particular course graded “Very Hard” by organisers. The course itself is well marked throughout the 50k with views of the Watendlath, Borrowdale, Butteremere and Newlands Valleys. There are a mixture of wide tails, single tracks, long ascents and fast technical descents standing in your way; along with some potentially tricky terrain and the scenic valleys.

Find out more at: http://www.keswickmountainfestival.co.uk/sporting-events/trail-marathon


 

The Great North Swim

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Date: 8th-10th June 2018
Location: Brockhole, Windermere, Lake District
Type of Event: Endurance Swimming

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

The Lake District and Lake Windermere always look beautiful, but how do you fancy jumping in and attempting an open water swim? With distances to suit all ages and abilities this event has moved to Brockhole for 2018 with around 10,000 swimmers expected to take part. Courses range from a short 250 metres to 5k and even 10k, enabling you to enjoy the great outdoors and Lake District with the family.

Find out more at: http://www.greatrun.org/great-swim/great-north-swim


 

Wicklow Way Race

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Date: 9th June 2018
Location: Wicklow, Ireland
Type of Event: Ultra Mountain Marathon

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

Although not in the UK we still felt this race was worth a mention in this year’s list simply because the beauty of Co. Wicklow is worth the battle. A part of the Irish Mountain Running Series, the Wicklow Way Race covers 127km of tough terrain along the infamous Wicklow Way towards Clonegal. Runners will have a maximum of 21 hours to complete the night race, starting at midnight and following the path north. The route itself is fully marked, providing runners with clear directions on where to go, enabling you to focus on overcoming the trail paths and tricks played by the light.

Find out more at: https://www.imra.ie/events/view/id/1578


 

Great Strides Ultra Marathon

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Date: 9th June 2018
Location: Guildford, Surrey
Type of Event: Ultra Marathon

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

With a recommended finish time of within 10-hours, the Great Strides Ultra Marathon is a 65km (40-mile) ultra-marathon that aims to raise as much money as possible for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust. A self-navigated route starting and finishing on the Hampton Estate, runners face an epic battle across a wealth of terrain including stone, sand, rock, mud and more.

Find out more at: https://www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk/GS65ultra


 

Rat Race Runstock

Date: 9th June 2018
Location: Boughton House, Kettering
Type of Event: Endurance Run

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

The fabulous setting of Boughton House on the outskirts of Kettering is transformed into the stage for the Rat Race Runstock event where fun runners and experienced distance runners alike come together to rack up as many laps as possible in an 8-hour time limit. Each lap of the course is 5km long and you can compete individually or as a team with hot food, drinks, live music and much more waiting at the end.

Find out more at: http://ratrace.com/runstock/


 

South Downs Way 100

Date: 9th June 2018
Location: Chilcomb Sports Ground, Winchester
Type of Event: 100-mile Endurance Run

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

The South Downs Way takes in some truly spectacular countryside and this Centurion Race spans 100 miles of which 97 of those miles are on the Way. With various obstacles along the route including 95 gates or stiles to pass through – or over – your map reading skills will need to be of the highest level throughout. Should little ones look to get involved there is a 1-mile taster option.

Find out more at: http://www.centurionrunning.com/races/south-downs-way-100-2018


 

Nightrider London

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Date: 9th & 10th June 2018
Location: Lee Valley Velopark, London
Type of Event: Endurance Cycling

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

A charity bike ride with a difference, the fantastic initiative that is the Nightrider London event takes place throughout the night with either a 50 or 100km route taking in some of London’s most famous sights and busiest streets by night when the roads are quieter and the sights are lit up. With full support and rest stops along the way, riders have a new way to ride the streets of the capital with breakfast provided at the end.

Find out more at: https://www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/events/bike-rides/nightrider-london


 

Endure 24 Reading / Leeds

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Date: 9th June 2018 (Leeds) and 30th June 2018 (Leeds)
Location: Wasing Park, Reading and Bramham Park (Leeds)
Type of Event: 24-hour Run

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

The Endure 24 is a unique event whereby participants take to the parks and woodland for a 24-hour run, in what has been described as a Glastonbury for runners. With events in Reading and Leeds, two iconic festival venues in the UK, these running fests are open to solo, paired and team runners around the 5-mile trail and woodland circuits in their chosen city.

Find out more at: http://www.endure24.co.uk/


 

South Downs Trail Marathon

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Date: 16th June 2018
Location: Slindon College (Marathon) Queen Elizabeth Country Park (Half Marathon), South Downs
Type of Event: 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

The South Downs Trail Marathon takes on a new format for 2018 with new venues and routes designed to test the endurance of all runners.  The Country Park makes for a wonderful host venue for the Half Marathon sector of the event, while Slindon College is the starting point for marathon runners seeking to set a new personal best in this popular yet relatively quiet event compared to city-based marathons.

Find out more at: https://www.209events.com/uk-running-events/south-downs-trail-marathon-slindon-to-qe-park-petersfield


 

Midnight Mountain Marathon

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Date: 23rd June 2018
Location: Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon
Type of Event: Half Marathon and Night Marathon

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

The Midnight Mountain Marathon is unlike any normal long distance event. Taking place at night in the Brecon Beacons, this Marathon involves trekking over rugged terrain, through thick forest, beyond waterfalls and up mountains – all while carrying a hefty rucksack similar to those used in Special Forces Training. If you don’t fancy that there is a shorter half marathon option if you want to try your hand at night time marathons over a shorter distance.

Find out more at: http://www.brutalevents.co.uk/mmm.html


 

The Buckingham Cycle Sportive

Date: 24th June 2018
Location: The Buckingham School, Buckingham
Type of Event: Endurance Cycling

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

If you’re looking for a way to kick-start your cycling season then The Buckingham Cycle Sportive is the perfect platform for you to dust off the gear and get back out on the roads. With quiet country lanes, picturesque countryside and plenty of rolling hills on the 40-mile short course or 60-mile long course you can test your endurance and fitness to the max.

Find out more at: http://www.purplepatchrunning.com/index.php/the-buckingham


 

Race to the King

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Date: 23rd-24th June 2018
Location: Slindon Estate, Arundel
Type of Event: Trail Running

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

Starting out at the Slindon Estate and running off towards Winchester Cathedral along the South Downs Way, this ancient path becomes a playground for trail runners. With panoramic, unspoilt views and numerous historical sites to catch your eye, the 52.4-mile circuit finishes with a burst towards the steps of the Cathedral as you Race to the King!

Find out more at: https://www.racetotheking.com/


 

The Cotswold Way Challenge

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Date: 30th June-1st July 2018
Location: Bath
Type of Event: 25K, 50K and 100K Run

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

The Cotswolds might sound like a beautiful part of the countryside, but trust us when we say there are more hills than you might expect! The Cotswold Way Challenge takes the historic road from Bath all the way to Cheltenham, or you can take the shorter options that take in some of the most fabulous sights the West Country has to offer. With gorgeous views towards the Severn Estuary and a number of picturesque villages lining the route, the challenge takes on various uphill and downhill sections that will really test your fitness.

Find out more at: https://www.cotswoldwaychallenge.com/


Events in July 2018


 

The Lakes Sky Ultra

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Date: 14th July 2018
Location: Ambleside, Lake District
Type of Event: Ultra Marathon

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

Described by many as the most technically challenging race in and around the Lake District, the Lakes Sky Ultra pushes participants to the max physically and mentally. The 56km run and ascent of 4,500 metres can break even the most seasoned of runners, and the various Lake District trails, paths and tussocks will present their own series of challenges. The area is well-known for its natural beauty and there will be plenty of opportunities to see the most famous, and secluded parts, from both ground level and up high.

Find out more at: https://www.lakedistrictskytrails.com/details


 

The Race to the Stones

Date: 14th-15th July 2018
Location: The Chilterns
Type of Event: 100K

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

The Ridgeway is one of the UK’s oldest paths and for one weekend in July it is transformed into a 100K running trail designed to test your endurance to the limit. From experienced endurance runners to those up for a serious challenge, the Race to the Stones is a two-day endurance challenge where you can press on through the night or get your head down at basecamp overnight before hitting the home stretch. There is also a new 50K option.

Find out more at: https://www.racetothestones.com/


 

Ironman UK – Bolton

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Date: 15th July 2018
Location: Bolton
Type of Event: Ironman

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

An open water swim, mammoth cycle and long-distance run stand between you and the Ironman challenge in Bolton. Swimming in the beautiful Pennington Flash in the heart of this historic Lancashire town is the start of the event, followed up immediately by a 112-mile two-loop circuit from the lake into the hills and surrounding countryside. If that’s not enough, the final four-circuit looped run in and around the town centre, culminating with the final dash for the line in Victoria Square.

Find out more at: http://eu.ironman.com/triathlon/events/emea/ironman/uk.aspx#axzz55CCIz4Bx


 

The British 10K

Date: 15th July 2018
Location: Westminster, London
Type of Event: 10K

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

London is a fabulous city and one that many of us don’t get to REALLY see with all of the traffic, hustle and bustle. The British 10K which weaves its way through the streets of the capital is a great run which enables you to see many of the leading sights as you work your way from Westminster to the finish line passing Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, the Embankment and more with a fabulous street party to spur you on.

Find out more at: https://uk.virginsport.com/event/westminster-2018


 

Rat Race Man vs Lakes 2018

Date: 21st July 2018
Location: Gibraltar Farm, Silverdale, Lake District
Type of Event: Adventure Ultra Marathon

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

As far as Ultra Marathons go this one is pretty surreal. We’ve come to expect plenty of variation, obstacles and challenges from organisers Rat Race but in the case of Man vs Lakes it’s gone to a whole new level. Participants begin with a fairly surreal crossing of Morecambe Bay and its treacherous quicksand (the Coast Guard is on-hand and an alternative route is planned if a safe crossing is not available). There is no swimming involved and the hilly terrain covers a total of 26.2 to 30 miles towards the finish at Coniston depending on the availability of the Bay crossing.

Find out more at: http://ratrace.com/manvslakes2018/


 

Lakeland 50 and 100 Races

Date: 27th-29th July 2018
Location: Coniston John Ruskin School
Type of Event: Ultra Marathon

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

There are a number of ways to see the Lake District but one of the best ways of combining the sights and sounds of this beautiful part of the country with a passion for endurance running is to get involved in the Lakeland 50 and 100 races. The Lakeland 100 is a two-day circular route starting in the evening and covering the whole of the Lakeland fells which includes a total ascent of more than 6,000-metres; while the Lakeland 50 completes the second half of the circuit and has a time limit of 24-hours for completion at Coniston and the finish line.

Find out more at: http://www.lakeland100.com/


 

Dorset Invader Marathon

Date: 28th-29th July 2018
Location: East Farm, Winterbourne, Dorset
Type of Event: Marathon and Half Marathon

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

A trail that is dominated by hills the Dorset Invader Marathon returns to East Farm and runs along the river Stour. This year participants will be running along the dismantled railway line and there is a half marathon course designed for beginners and those not able to run a complete marathon but still looking for a bit of the action!

Find out more at: http://whitestarrunning.co.uk/dorset-invader/


 

Rat Race City to Summit 2018

Date: 28th-29th July 2018
Location: Edinburgh to Fort William
Type of Event: Run-Cycle-Run

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

Marathons don’t come much more exciting than this one, and it’s the ideal way to mix up the disciplines if you don’t fancy a fully run marathon. The City to Summit even starts off with a run from Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, and ventures off in an attempt to reach the UK’s highest summit, Ben Nevis, in Fort William. Athletes will attempt to complete three stages in a run-cycle-run marathon with a 14.9-mile run to start followed by a fantastic 114.5-mile bike ride forming the second stage of this two-day event which concludes with a 24.5-mile run.

Find out more at: http://ratrace.com/citytosummit/


 

Ride London

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Date: 28th-29th July 2018
Location: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford
Type of Event: Endurance Cycle

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

A closed-road cycling event set in the heart of London, the Ride London event is back for a fifth edition and enables experienced and amateur endurance riders to take to the streets in an attempt to go from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to the Mall. With two different circuits to complete, the ride takes in some of London’s most popular sights on a predominantly flat route over 46 or 100-miles.

Find out more at: https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/


Events in August 2018

 


The London Triathlon

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Date: 4th-5th August 2018
Location: ExCel, London
Type of Event: Triathlon

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

This iconic sporting event has become one of London’s most popular with tens of thousands of participants and spectators flocking to the ExCel Centre each year. With four different adult distances available you can choose your circuit based on your ability and fitness and you can take part individually or as a team on two of the events. The run is around London’s iconic Docklands while the cycle event differs depending on your chosen distance with the event ranging from a 400m swim, 10km cycle and 2.5km run right up to a 1,500m swim, 80km cycle and 10km run.

Find out more at: http://livetotri.co.uk/london/


 

Peak Skyline 2018

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Date: 5th August 2018
Location: Buxton Community High School, Derbyshire
Type of Event: Endurance Run

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

Not one of the faint-hearted the Peak Skyline event returns with its choice of two distances for runners to cover over the tough Peak District terrain. Each of the fully marked courses tackles incredibly difficult terrain so you’ll need to be prepared to run on a mix of open ground, gravel, tarmac and more – and then there is the changeable weather and 2,000 metres of elevation to contend with on the full-distance 50k course. The shorter 24k circuit is plenty tough enough, too!

Find out more at: http://www.peakskyline.co.uk/


 

Rat Race The Crossing

Date: 10th-12th August 2018
Location: Whitehaven, Lake District
Type of Event: 3-Day Mountain Biking

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

Another of Rat Race’s showpiece events, this time for the mountain bikers, The Crossing takes in three of the UK’s most beautiful areas of the course of three days. With more than 200 miles of tough off-road terrain to cover between The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors you’ll have the opportunity to really test your mountain biking ability as well as your endurance. Be prepared for one amazing adventure and to feel the burn, all over!

Find out more at: http://ratrace.com/thecrossing/


 

Total Warrior

Date: 15th August 2018
Location: Lake District
Type of Event: Obstacle Course

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

As the name suggests the Total Warrior event in the Lake District is one designed to push the fittest and strongest to the absolute limit. With seemingly endless hills, river crossings, plenty of mud and of course the beautiful yet rugged terrain of the Lake District to contend with it’s easy to forget to mention the countless obstacles that stand in your way.

Find out more at: http://www.totalwarrior.co.uk/total-warrior/the-lake-district


 

The Ridgeway Challenge

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Date: 25th-26th August 2018
Location: Ivinghoe Beacon, Tring
Type of Event: Continuous Run

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

The Ridgeway Trail is a 5,000-year old path stretching from the Chiltern Hills along towards Avebury in the South of England. The 86-mile stretch between the Ivinghoe Beacon near Tring and Avebury Stone Circle becomes one of the most popular and challenging continuous runs in the UK with a total incline of over 6,400-feet to contend with – and that’s before you consider the tough terrain and changeable weather conditions. There is hot food available at the halfway stage plus different start times depending on ability.

Find out more at: http://ridgewaychallenge.com/index.html


 

South Coast Challenge

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Date: 25th-26th August 2018
Location: Eastbourne, South Downs Way
Type of Event: Endurance Challenge

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

Walk, jog or run the length of the fabulous South Downs Way in this year’s South Coast Challenge. With a choice of three distances 25km, 50km and 100km between Eastbourne and Arundel, athletes can witness some of southern England’s most fantastic countryside and scenery over the course of this 24-hour endurance challenge. Beachy Head, Seven Sisters and Devil’s Dyke are all just a couple of spectacular sections of the route that is ideal for beginner and expert endurance runners.

Find out more at: https://www.southcoastchallenge.com/


Events in September 2018

 


City to Sea

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Date: 1st September 2018
Location: Exeter
Type of Event: Marathon and Ultra Marathon

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

With a choice of two different routes and distances to tackle, the City to Sea Challenge starts out in Exeter before reaching the finish line at Babbacombe Downs. The Marathon is a 26.5-mile challenge which participants can run or walk, while the Ultra Marathon is a 34-mile challenge that also takes in Torquay Harbour. Both routes feature tough terrain including cliff top paths, beaches and more; while the riverside paths and country lanes provide solid running routes along with the numerous picturesque views. The event village at the end features live music and family entertainment.

Find out more at: http://www.thhn.co.uk/city-to-sea-53-campaign


 

Rat Race Man vs Mountain

Date: 1st September 2018
Location: Caernarfon Castle
Type of Event: Mountain Adventure

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

Starting down at sea level at the beautiful Caernarfon Castle, the Man versus Mountain event pushes participants to reach the summit of Mount Snowdon before working its way back down on the other side and into Dinorwic Quarry for more challenges and obstacles. The course itself covers a total of 22 miles with an overall ascent of 5,055 feet and features the famous Vertical Kilometre – can you beat the mountain?

Find out more at: http://ratrace.com/manvsmountain/


 

London 2 Brighton Trail Marathon

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Date: 2nd September 2018
Location: Blackheath, London
Type of Event: Trail Marathon

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

Crossing both the North and South Downs Way the London 2 Brighton Trail Marathon has been resurrected in recent times, enabling runners to enjoy the very best trail running from London and out into the countryside. Following a signposted route you’ll still need to be competent at both map reading and trail running to complete the full 60-mile marathon.

Find out more at: https://www.sussextrailevents.com/london2brighton/


 

Rat Race Coast to Coast

Date: 8th-9th September 2018
Location: Nairn, Scottish Highlands
Type of Event: Two-Day Endurance Challenge

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

Ever fancied pushing yourself to the limit with a 105-mile battle across the Scottish Highlands? The Rat Race Coast to Coast returns to Nairn for a two-day adventure in which participants will run, kayak and cycle through tough weather and terrain, as well as battling on through “the wall” to reach the finish line at Isles of Glencoe. With castles, lochs, glens and countless amazing sights it’s a very special endurance event.

Find out more at: http://ratrace.com/coasttocoast/


 

Thames Path Challenge

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Date: 8th-9th September 2018
Location: Putney Bridge
Type of Event: Riverside Endurance Challenge

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

The Thames Path Challenge is an event steeped in history with a truly spectacular backdrop. The River Thames weaves and meanders its way through the capital and runners, joggers and walkers can now follow this historic path over a chosen distance for one weekend full of challenges. The 100km from Putney Bridge is the standout challenge following the full Thames Path, while there is also a 50km starting at Henley. There is then a 25k Thames Bridge Trek which zig-zags over 16 of the city’s famous bridges, or there’s a family 10k for everyone to enjoy on Sunday.

Find out more at: https://www.thamespathchallenge.com/


 

Ride Across Britain

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Date: 8th-16th September 2018
Location: Land’s End
Type of Event: Endurance Cycle

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

Described by previous participants as the ultimate test of stamina and will, the Ride Across Britain is one of the UK’s leading endurance cycling events. Starting out at Land’s End riders will cover a total of 969 miles over the course of 9 days in an attempt to ride from the southernmost tip of the UK to the northernmost. With spectacular scenery, tough hill climbs and routes that are by no means the shortest; the Ride Across Britain is an endurance event designed for everyone with shorter routes available.

Find out more at: https://www.rideacrossbritain.com/


 

Ironman Wales

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Date: 9th September 2018
Location: Pembrokeshire, Wales
Type of Event: Ironman

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

As far as Ironman courses go, Pembrokeshire is possibly the most spectacular. While you’ll be pushing your body to the limit the spectacular views around Pembrokeshire and the coast are enough to take your breath away on their own! The swim starts out in Tenby with a two-lap course before switching to the bike to take on the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and its countless features, such as castles and ancient ruins. The final section of the challenge, the run, ends back in Tenby but don’t be fooled by the beauty of the area – there’s enough around to challenge the best!

Find out more at: http://eu.ironman.com/triathlon/events/emea/ironman/wales.aspx#axzz4XQwayzId


 

Great North Run

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Date: 9th September 2018
Location: Newcastle
Type of Event: Charity Half Marathon

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

With thousands of runners taking part the Great North Run is one of the UK’s showpiece half marathons, even covered live on the television. A charity event covering 13.1 miles around Newcastle and neighbouring South Shields the whole route is lined with spectators cheering you on to the finish line, with a particular highlight for many being the crossing of the Tyne Bridge.

Find out more at: http://www.greatrun.org/great-north-run


 

Mamores VK

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Date: 13th September 2018
Location: The Ice Factor, Kinlochleven
Type of Event: Skyrunning

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

The Mamores VK is a skyrunning event that involves competitors climbing around 1,000 metres in less than 5km. You don’t need to be an experienced rock climber or capable of overcoming the toughest terrain on the planet, you just need the fitness and will to succeed. A physically demanding event, the Mamores VK follows the Vertical Kilometre (VK) format.

Find out more at: http://www.skylinescotland.com/mamores-vk/


 

Zombie Evacuation

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Date: 15th September 2018
Location: Thetford, Norfolk
Type of Event: 5k Obstacle Run

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

Unlike your typical 5k runs this particular event is slightly different in the sense that the course is littered with obstacles – zombies in fact! Rather than a straightforward trail or road race, the Zombie Evacuation features a number of the undead along the way all there to try and slow you down, preventing you from reaching the finish line. The setting in Thetford makes for the ideal location with trees, rugged terrain – and the undead – all around.

Find out more at: http://www.zombieevacuation.com/


 

Hardmoors 60

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Date: 15th September 2018
Location: Guisborough
Type of Event: Ultra Marathon

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

A 62-mile run along the Cleveland Coast might sound idyllic for hardy souls who love the outdoor and running Ultra Marathons but the Hardmoors 60 still has plenty in store to push you to the limit. Competitors have 18 hours to complete the course between Guisborough and Filey, along the second half of the infamous Hardmoors 110, and you’ll need to beware of the changing weather and tides which may mean you have to run with a partner.

Find out more at: https://www.hardmoors110.org.uk/hardmoors-60/


 

The Brutal Extreme Triathlon

Date: 15th September 2018
Location: Lake Padarn, Wales
Type of Event: Triathlon

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

While it may not have a lot of the fanfare of other events, The Brutal Extreme Triathlons are widely regarded as the toughest. Starting out in the beautiful Lake Padarn participants will see some fantastic sights and parts of the countryside that are otherwise unexplored. With incredible rolling hills that push your legs during the run and cycle stages, a beautiful open water swim and – of course – an ascent and descent of Snowdon; this Triathlon is not for the faint hearted. It’s brutal by name and brutal by nature.

Find out more at: http://www.brutalevents.co.uk/the_brutal.html


 

 

Glencoe Marathon

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Date: 30th September 2018
Location: Red Squirrel Campsite, Glencoe, Scotland
Type of Event: Trail Marathon

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

This off-road marathon returns in 2018 as one of the highlights of the trail running calendar. A full 26.2-mile marathon, the Glencoe event ascents a total of 1,608 metres through some of the toughest and most challenging terrain in the UK – made worse at this time of year by the changeable weather. The undulating route reaches its lowest point at Glen Nevis before reaching the foot of the imposing Ben Nevis.

Find out more at: http://glencoemarathon.co.uk/


Events in October 2018

 


Welsh Three Peaks Challenge 2018

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Date: 6th October 2018
Location: Snowdon, Wales
Type of Event: Endurance Walking

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

With a total walking distance of 17 miles and an ascent of 2,334 metres, the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge is one that appeals to thousands of walkers both experienced and novice. Taking in three of Wales’ biggest and most infamous mountains – Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan – walkers will attempt to do all three in under 24-hours.

Find out more at: https://www.threepeakschallenge.uk/welsh-three-peaks-challenge/


 

Rat Race Survival of the Fittest

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Date: 6th October 2018
Location: National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham
Type of Event: 10km Obstacle Race

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

At its new home at the National Water Sports Centre, the Survival of the Fittest event is one of the UK’s longest running obstacle courses and at 10km in distance there is plenty to test every fraction of your strength and fitness. If you’re feeling particularly confident then why not try the second lap, taking the event to half marathon distance? Whichever option you choose there’ll be a Survival beer tent waiting for you at the end in the event village which also has live music, food and more.

Find out more at: http://ratrace.com/survival/


 

Lakes in a Day

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Date: 13th October 2018
Location: Caldbeck, Lake District
Type of Event: Ultra Marathon

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

The Lake District is viewed by many as the perfect place for an extreme test of endurance. With its rolling hills, tough terrain, changeable weather (especially in October) and beautiful scenery; it’s often worth the pain of an Ultra Marathon to see and experience it all. The Lakes in a Day event runs from Caldbeck on the northern edge of the Lakes to Cartmel – 50 miles to the south – passing over various summits and down through popular areas such as Ambleside and Windermere.

Find out more at: http://www.lakesinaday.co.uk/


 

Royal Marines Commando Challenge

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Date: 13th-14th October 2018
Location: Woodbury Common, Exmouth
Type of Event: Endurance Training Course

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

Do you have what it takes to be a Royal Marine? You can test your courage, cheerfulness and determination by undertaking one of the four tests that a Royal Marines recruit has to pass in order to gain their coveted Green Beret.  The Royal Marines Commando Challenge is run over the Royal Marines’ own endurance training course at Woodbury Common in Devon.  This event is owned by and raising funds for Devon Air Ambulance and The Royal Marines Commando Challenge

Find out more at: https://www.commandochallenge.co.uk/


 

Rough Runner Bristol

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Date: 13th-14th October 2018
Location: Easter Compton, Bristol
Type of Event: Obstacle Course

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

An obstacle course covering between 5km and 15km, the number of obstacles increases with the distance at this fabulous venue. Designed with events such as Gladiators, Fun House, Total Wipeout and similar gameshows in mind; Rough Runner Bristol even has its own travelator to finish – as if the course hadn’t taken enough out of you!

Find out more at: https://roughrunner.com/events/bristol/


 

Rat Race Ultra Tour of Edinburgh

Date: 21st October 2018
Location: Edinburgh
Type of Event: 55k Ultra Marathon

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

The Ultra Tour of Edinburgh is a truly unique event and the spiritual home of the Rat Race. This 55km challenge takes to the streets of the capital and begins with a burst down the most famous street in Scotland – the Royal Mile. Roads, paths, alleyways, crags, monuments, museums and more are there to be tackled or seen throughout the event along with a total of 3,000 feet of ascent and descent between the start and finish.

Find out more at: http://ratrace.com/ute/

 

 

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