About Cockbain Events Ltd
I have completed ultramarathons all over the world www.markcockbain.com and I wanted to create some 'extremely hard to achieve' challenges here in the UK. Low key, tough, back to basics events designed for the 'hardened' experienced ultra runner, or those willing to push that bit further.............Mark Cockbain.
Pre-requisite for ALL events (apart from DS) is a 100 mile non-stop finish.
The Viking Way Ultra (WINTER VW details below)
A 147 mile non stop race from Hull to Oakham along the Viking Way trail
40 Hours with internal cut-offs
Minimal. CPs every 18-20 miles, self navigation, no pacers, no GPS
7+ (20% finish rate)
April 1ST 2017 (7.00am) on hold
A 140 mile non stop race from Whitehaven to Tynemouth along the C2C route.
38 Hours with internal cut-offs
None. Runners must supply their own vehicled crew (Badwater style)
6 (43% finish rate)
August 25th 2018 ENTRIES OPEN LIMITED PLACES FOR 2018
The Hard Stuff
The Hill Ultra *see below for Hill on Tour
8+ (6% finish rate-only one person in 2013, and 3 in 2014)
December Shining Tor edition on hold
I intend to create more events, but one thing is for sure......they wont be easy!
The Chained Ultra (NOW AN ESCAPE FROM MERIDEN CATEGORY)
130 miles non-stop, chained to another runner of similar ability.
A basic CP's with water, snacks. Toilet/hot food half way.
10 (0% finish rate in original format)
2 teams finished in Escape from Meriden format
ESCAPE FROM MERIDEN AUTUMN 2018 FULL
250 miles non-stop, maily road, coast to coast of Wales, Holyhead to Cardiff (the UK's longest non-stop road race)
Water ONLY every 25 miles. Drop bag access every 50. Minimal shelter
Entries OPEN IN 2018
Cockbain Events and Beyond Marathon present Dead Sheep Race
Approx 100+ miles in 5 x loops of extreme terrain (nicknamed the British Barkley)
One 'check point'
April 6-8 2018
Entries Open via following link: https://markmonsall.wixsite.com/dead-sheep-100
The Hill Ultra on Tour
Same rules and format as The Hill, but different location (Yorkshire Dales. Whernside)
Dec 14-16 2018
Email email@example.com for application
Price £129 (or +£20 for own bunkbed for race duration, limited to 18 beds)
More info @thehillultra.com
Viking Way Ultra Winter Edition
Part of our Winter Double
Same rules as Viking Way....just colder and darker (new medal and t-shirt
26/27th JAN 2019
Entry form via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tunnel Ultra
200 miles entirely in the UK's longest foot tunnel. 200 one mile lengths.
1st March 2019
Electronic timing, one basic CP(water snacks), box drop, one portaloo
Entries Open. limited field, lottery for applicants