About Cockbain Events Ltd
Having 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.
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)
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 2020 ENTRIES OPEN
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 2019 open
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
The Hill Ultra on Tour
Same rules and format as The Hill, but different location (Cheviots)
Dec 13-15 2019
Email email@example.com for application
Price £139 (or +£10 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 (Combe Down), 200 one mile lengths.
March 6-8th 2020
Electronic timing, one basic CP(water snacks), box drop, one portaloo
limited field, lottery open now for applicants via email email@example.com
A flat probably WINDY 50 mile point to point race from Kings Lynn to Cambridge designed as an early year training run and also a platform for novices to work towards a qualifying 100 for the tougher events.
Turnaround at Camridge for a return 50 for those wishing to go for a Double Flat Bastard 100
12 Hrs for 50, 28 FOR 100 (turnaround cut-off of 13)
Sat April 4th 2020
Checkpoints with drinks and snacks. Baggage transport, tracking.
Entries open to ANYONE that has completed at least ONE ultra.
£55 and £125 Entries open. NO REFUNDS/DEFERRALS/TRANSFERS
Battle of Hastings 100 Cockbain Events and Beyond Marathon (qualifier)
A 100 mile point to point race from London to Battle abbey
July 6th 2019
Regular checkpoints will food and drink/fully supported. Partially waymarked
Entries open to all that have completed 50+ mile ultra.
WHITE HORSE 100/50 TRAIL Cockbain Events and Beyond Marathon (qualifier)
A100 mile point to point trail race (with 50 mile option)
12th Sept 2020
Several checkpoints/half way bag drop