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Mince Pi Run

16-Dec-2018 Guildford, Surrey, UK (England)

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Trail Race Race Terrain
51KM / 31Miles
1 Day

Alternate Distances: 46KM/29M 42KM/26M 20KM/12M 5KM/3M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Beginner  

Entry From £16.5 GBP

Run 3.14 to 31.4 miles (1 to 10 laps of a scenic mostly flat offroad course with one or two hills to keep you on your toes), plus a marathon option and a kids 1 mile fun run.

Bespoke Pi Pie Medal (so good we named it twice), Mince Pies, chocolates and other nibbles and something practical for use during training/ racing for all runners. Home made soup for those doing longer distances. Ultra and 26.2 awards for anyone completing a marathon+

Discounted early bird entries available or entry on the day for £20.

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DAVID CHAPMAN

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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antoniag

08:31 17-12-17

Race: 17.12.17
I decided to go for 5 laps this year (a bit more than a half marathon - 25km), however, this time trailer shoes were a must and I wasn't wearing mine, it was very muddy (to start with the mud is frozen so it was ok, however, by 10:30 the mud was slushy and very slippery so I didn't enjoy certain parts) and eventually it started to rain. This time the steep hill seemed endless (I'm not very fit at the moment! :)), but all in all it was more organised, we had more...fuel and the medal is always worth it! Next year I hope to do 6 laps and better time!

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antoniag

01:23 27-12-16

I found this run really good, open to beginners but also to hardcore runners, well organised and really flexible for someone like me - training on my first half marathon in March and seeing what distance I could run. I did 3 laps as my partner kept on calling me reminding me that he was alone with the children, but I'm definitely doing it next year trying 4 or even pushing myself more for 5 laps (children will be older so they might join me running!). I loved it. And the short steep hill helped me as I have stronger muscles for steep hills so I managed to easily overtake some runners around St Catherine's Hill. Well done and thank you for the lovely mince pies and the AMAZING medal! :)

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Cattleprod

11:37 07-01-16

Well, that was an interesting way to end the year! I'm really glad I'd paid attention and worn my Salomon Speedcross 3s as this one certainly counts as a trail. A really pretty route mostly along the Wey Navigation (flat) but with one smallish hill...and the "character-builder" up the steep, sandy side of St Catherine's. I'm still hoping that the marshals were telling the truth when they said EVERYONE walked/crawled up it.
I'll do it again and l'll try for 3 laps, maybe. One lunatic managed 11 laps. Proper hardcore. Happily, all abilities were equally welcome and supported.

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Tee444

09:14 07-01-16

Great fun race that is suitable for everyone due the lap options. Friendly and very supportive atmosphere. Trail shoes recommended and be warned THE HILL!

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Bonilla

06:55 07-01-16

A well organised event with a testing course. As mentioned before, trail shoes are recommended, especially on the climb. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be back this year, the medal is also a very nice memento.

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Hazel1552

05:32 07-01-16

Really enjoyed the Mince Pi run 2015! I brought the whole family along for one lap each, and all four of us thought it was great. Challenging course--nice and muddy, with a big climb in the middle--but totally doable for any level of runner. Friendly crowd, great medals and trophies, lovely scenery and great views from the top of the climb... couldn't ask for more really. Hopefully back next year.

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justandrea

05:13 07-01-16

Fab event! Really friendly organisers and marshals, lovely medal and free water bottle. Challenging route - ideal to blow away the Christmas cobwebs and burn off some Xmas dinner!

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RunJoRun

02:21 07-01-16

A challenging course with plenty of parking & free toilets nearby (always better than portaloos!) Entails a sandy hill well-known to local BMF goers that's really only walk upable! My trainers were useless - trail shoes vital. Either the time or the lack of publicity meant this was a nice small crowd with a few under 18s doing a shorter route but another 50 entrants would do no harm :)

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Alex J

12:17 07-01-16

Really fun course. Trail shoes are definitely a must. Will do again.

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Poorepurr

12:05 07-01-16

Very well organised event, trail shoes were vital this year (2015) as it was so wet and muddy. The hill was truly dreadful but I will return in the future and do more laps.

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