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The Oner Ultra Run

13-Apr-2019 Charmouth, Dorset, UK (England)

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Trail Race Race Terrain
129KM / 80Miles
1 Day - 100 Runners

Alternate Distances: 64KM/40M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Brutal  

Entry From £180 GBP

This is the mother of all ultra trail runs!

A triple marathon over the world famous Jurassic coastline with over ten thousand foot of ascent and a strict 24 hour time limit. This is a seriously tough event with only 50% of runners normally making it to the finish line.

HQ is based at Ferrybridge, Weymouth and runners are transferred to the start point in Charmouth. You then have 24 hours to run 80 miles over extremely challenging terrain to Studland, Poole.

All runners are supplied with a tracking device for safety (link available for family / friends to view your progress). Hot meals available at the halfway point and all other checkpoints have food / hot drinks.

Check points are approximately every 10k.

Read a very special review: from Richard Lander here.

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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.

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HelStroud

07:49 05-05-18

Ran in 2018. An absolutely incredible race. Amazing scenery, organisation was top, everyone very supportive and the course is tough! I finished with a dirty great smile on my face and asked immediately if I could crew next year. The support on this event is SO good it just makes you want to give back and help other runners.
Tips - Recce the route. It looks easy from the map, but it's bloomin not! Take trekking poles, and shoes with big lugs from halfway are a very good idea. Get as much climb into your training as you can. And have fun! It's a wonderful race, and the views are breathtaking.

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blackdeathcrew

11:34 25-01-16

Ran this in 2015. Was super-tough, and the advertised rate of 50% DNF is realistic.
If you can get past the brutal terrain, the course is spectacular, and hugely rewarding.
the support for the organisers is second to none, and you're met with a cheery face and plenty of food/drink at every check point, no matter what time of the day or night it is.
As has already been said, I'd highly reccommend entry

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Ironjedibra

09:39 15-04-15

This event is not for the feint hearted. It has a 50% drop out rate of persons not finishing it, and I can now understand why. The course is brutal and although you are on the Stunning South West Coast Path, don't be fooled into thinking you cant get lost. The race is a self navigation race and I would highly recommend checking the route out before race day. There are a few technical bits and when its 2am, dark, you are cold and not thinking straight, its quite easy to get lost and miss a turn. This is a hard race.

Its not all doom and gloom though. The race is well supported with check points roughly 10 -12K apart, well stocked aid stations and supporting marshals who are really encouraging. Great camaraderie between the people racing which really helps pass the miles away.
A great deal has gone into safety and the GPS tracker lets your friends and family know exactly where you are. I had a text from a friend to tell me I had taken a wrong turn. This would have been great if I hadn't turned it to silent!

I would recommend this race and a Jon below has commented, train hard and give it a go. Anything is possible!

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jonregler

03:05 15-04-15

Running 80 miles, 82, 83 (whatever your GPS data says) is NO easy task, add a few hills, 10hrs of darkness, some rain if you're un/lucky and whatever else Mother Nature throws at you and you'll understand why there is a 50% finish rate food this event.
It's tough.
It's hard.
It's relentless, both the hills and the flats.

The Brutal team put on an amazingly well organised event, everyone is well looked after, excellent support, encouragement and safety is paramount. GPS tracking is so so good for your friends and family. As is the cake and soup!

Question is, am I brave or mad enough to sign up for the 3rd time?

Sign up, train hard and test yourself!

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