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)
Sept 25/27 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
NEXT EDITION JAN 2021
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
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
25 Hour Track 100 (Fun run/qualifier)
A 100 mile track race on the day the clocks go back, giving you that extra hour. Reach 100 miles within 25 hours.
23/25 Oct 2020
Entries open: www.track100.moonfruit.com
A one off running adventure to climb Ben Nevis, Scarfell Pike and Snowdon AND run the distance inbetween.
An exceptionally hard event for the best. This is a non stop race with one indoor CP per 50/60 miles and water snacks every 20-25.
You will need to be able to run at a rate of around 60 miles per day to stay in the race to be completed within 9 days.
newsletter and entry email: firstname.lastname@example.org
£150 non refundable deposit to secure a slot
£499 total cost
260 miles non stop from Hull to East Harling following the Viking Way and Herewards Way waymarked paths.
95 hour time limit
Water every 25 miles and drop bag only every 50
Indoor CP at 100, 150 and 200