The Ocean Floor Race


The first edition of the OFR was a huge success in February 2013. We had so many smiling faces leaving the desert and so many happy memories. We had a sandstorm that interrupted the event part way through but the adventure the entrants had was fantastic to see. The 2014 event will take place on the 23rd March.





Date of race – 23rd March 2014 (Meeting organisers at pick up point on 22nd March
Location – Egyptian Western Desert – Specifically The White Desert
Distance – 160 miles (96 hours- 4 days time limit)
Format – Non stop footrace with entrants being guided by gps.




For full details of the event plase go to the main website at

With a time limit of 4 days to complete this ultra marathon event, entrants will be directed through the Egyptian Western desert and specifically the Egyptian White Desert to check-points every 15 miles, where they will have access to water and their drop bags filled with food.

This is a true test of courage and determination, and undoubtedly one of the most challenging events on the planet.















The race has limited availability (50 places) so please bear this in mind to avoid disappointment.

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The Grim Reaper (40 , 70 or 100 miles)


The 2014 date of the GrimReaper UltraMarathon has been decided. The race will begin at 9.30am on Friday the 1st of August. The event will have a 26 hour time limit meaning the finish time will be 11.30am on Saturday the 2nd of August.

Distances available – 40, 70 or 100 miles in 26 hours

1st-2nd August  (26 hrs time limit)

Solo entries or team (relay format) entries accepted.Camping welcomed from Thursday evening at the castle grounds.


40 miles – £53.00

70 miles- £65.00

100 miles- £86.00



2014 will see the introduction of team entries across the 3 distances.

40 miles – Team of 2 –  £100.00

70 miles – Team of 3 – £180.00

100 miles – Team of 4 – £240 Until December 1st 2013 (£320.00 on and after December 1st) Simply enter as a 4 person team under the running club category and your discount will be applied.

100 miles – Official UKA Running Club Team Of 4- £240 (At least 2 members of the team must be members of the running club – proof on race day will be required)


2014 will see the GrimReaper in its 5th year and is going from strength to strength.  The GrimReaper UltraMarathon has gained a loyal following year on year and has proved hugely popular.  Grimsthorpe Castle ( in Lincolnshire, is the fantastic venue for the event, which will run from Friday 1st of August (9.30am) to Saturday 2nd August (11.30am). Grimsthorpe Estate is an historic house, park and garden in Lincolnshire.

Solo and Team categories will compete over various race distances (40, 70 and 100 miles) with all categories and distances starting at the same time and all having the same time limit of 26 hours.

The race is non-stop and will continue through the night. The route will incorporate multiple loops through the beautiful grounds of the Grimsthorpe estate.  Runners will carry electronic timing chips that will record the lap times. The terrain is a mixture of a limestone trail , tarmac and field trails. At the end of each loop entrants will return to the main check point where they have access to their tent supplies. All entrants are required to bring a tent to put their supplies in that they will need for the duration of the event.

All competitors will be expected to manage their own time, deciding how long to spend resting and refueling during the event.


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Rutland Water Marathon


We have not announced the new date of the Rutland Water Marathon yet. We are moving the date of the event to a traditionally better weathered month. The weather we sustained at the last event in November 2012 was awful which was a bad experience we don’t want a repeat of. We will announce the new date as soon as it is confirmed but we anticipate the spring of 2014.

Managed in partnership with Anglian Water and the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust, this internationally famous nature reserve provides one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain.

Regularly home to over 20,000 waterfowl, it is designated as a European Special Protection Area and also home to the fantastic bird of prey, the Osprey. This stunning location will be the setting for the Rutland Water Marathon, covering 26.2 miles along the designated trail route around the reservoir.

Starting a few hundred metres from Normanton Church and taking in the Hambleton peninsula, this trail race has some of the most scenic and picturesque views of any race in the UK. Marshals will provide water at checkpoints every 2-3 miles. Toilet facilities are provided at Normanton south shore car park.


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Grimsthorpe Half Marathon

Race Date- 4th August 2013

Limited to 300 runners

Start time is 10.30am (gates open at 9.00am)

We are pleased to announce that the 2013 Grimsthorpe Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 4th August at Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire. This fantastic trail race is set at the Grimsthorpe Castle estate in south Lincolnshire and boasts fantastic scenery and wildlife. The race is open to novice runners and club runners which creates a great atmosphere as familys come to pic nic on the grass while the runners weave through the castle grounds.

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