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Beyond The Far Side

17 Jan 2020 - 18 Jan 2020

Organiser's Description

We are back for the third annual outing for this uniqely challenging, but fun......don't forget it's fun, event.
As well as the 10k, 6hrs, and 12 hrs options that have been on offer previously, we are now also offering a 24 hrs option too!
So what is the challenge? That's easy (to explain.......not the challenge itself.......that's not  easy!!) You will be running in a part of the Wiltshire countryside encompassing the edge of Salisbury Plain. The route covers approximately 5.30 miles with an overall elevation of 850ft per circuit. You can choose to enter for a slightly extended circuit as a 10K option or complete as many circuits as you can in 6hrs, 12 hrs or 24 hrs.Sounds straight forward doesn't it. Oh, hang on......there is more. Each circuit will consist of 3 descents from the Plain back down to civilisation. "Not bad" I hear you say. Well............it kinda is really, because after 2 of these descent you have to turn around and go straight back up the hill that you have just ran down. Fun or evil....you decide. You will meet runners on the way down as you are coming back up the same hills. You will also rub shoulders with runners as they are outward bound and you are heading homewards. "Rubbing shoulders" is not a euphuism either .........some of the tracks are quite narrow.
For those that elet to take the 24 hrs option we will also be introducing the 'BTFS 24 hrs Holy Grail'........24 laps in 24 hrs. That is 127.2 miles and 20,400 ft elevation in 24 hrs!!! It's a tall order. A really tall order. A really really tall order. Can it be done? Will take a special kind of nutter we feel. So with that in mind anyone who completes the Holy Grail will have their entry fee refunded and automatically have free entry to the following years event. You can of course just enter the 24 hrs and NOT do 24 laps.....just like every other kind of regular, every day, nutter.... we aren't gonna ask you to pay again or anything cos of that ..... hmmm.... but then again
You will find a fully stocked aid station in Race HQ where you can feast yaself as much as you wish. Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, and Gluten Free runners will also be fully catered for.......you won't just find a handfull of Twiglets as your only option!! A bean hotpot will also be provided from the 6 hour point onwards as well.
A unique and bespoke medal also awaits you.......and incase you find yourself victim to a scary gang of badger hoodies (or twist an ankle, etc) then a fully equiped ambulance and medical team will also be present throughout the entire event.

Start times are as follows:

24 hrs - Fri 17 Jan 2020 - 2000 hrs (8pm)

12 hrs - Sat 18 Jan 2020 - 0700 hrs (7am)

6 hrs - Sat 18 Jan 2020 - 0700 hrs (7am)

10k - Sat 18 Jan 2020 - 0700 hrs (7am)


01 Jan 2020£65.00
01 Jan 2020£45.00
01 Jan 2020£35.00
01 Jan 2020£13.00
To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Closing Date: 01 Jan 2020

Places Available/Total: ??/150

Status: Open

Beyond The Far Side - 2417 Jan 2020
Beyond The Far Side - 12 Hour18 Jan 2020
Beyond The Far Side - 6 Hour18 Jan 2020
Beyond The Far Side - 10K18 Jan 2020


Neil Turnbull