The Grim Reaper - 10, 40, 70, 100-miles The Grim Reaper - 10, 40, 70, 100-miles The Grim Reaper - 10, 40, 70, 100-miles The Grim Reaper - 10, 40, 70, 100-miles

The Grim Reaper - 10, 40, 70, 100-miles

Bourne, Lincolnshire

PE10 0LY, Bourne, United Kingdom

Sat 20th May 2023

Starting at 07:00

5 races

£30.00 - £140.00

Organiser's Description

The Grim Reaper is back and he's coming for you!

This multi-distance event at the stunning Grimsthorpe Castle Estate in South Lincolnshire gives runners the option of four solo distances - 10, 40, 70 & 100-miles with a 40-mile and 100-mile team option too. There will be two 10-mile races, one in the morning and a night version. The Grim Reaper will take place on May 20 & 21, 2023.

Expect a mix of estate roads, limestone tracks and grass trail. Trail shoes are recommended, especially in damp/wet conditions.

Races

  • 10-Miles Day Race

    £30.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 10-Miles Night Race

    £30.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 40-Miles Solo Ultra

    £80.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 70-Miles Solo Ultra

    £125.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 100-Miles Solo Ultra

    £140.00

    Booking for more than 1?

Book

  • 10-Miles Day Race

    £30.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 10-Miles Night Race

    £30.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 40-Miles Solo Ultra

    £80.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 70-Miles Solo Ultra

    £125.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 100-Miles Solo Ultra

    £140.00

    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

Entry includes a finisher’s medal, t-shirt and goody bag. Upon entry you have the option of opting out of receiving a t-shirt and planting a tree instead through ‘Trees Not Tees’.

Trophies will be awarded to the 1st male & female in all solo races.

Those who complete the 40, 70 and 100-mile solo races get presented with a special finishers t-shirt.

  • Beautiful, waymarked trail route
  • Free camping
  • Spectators welcome
  • Fully qualified medics
  • Pacers allowed in 70 & 100-mile races
  • Professional timing company
  • 5-mile aid station

Parking

Free parking on-site for competitors. There is a £5 per car charge for spectators.

Location

Grimsthorpe Castle, Bourne. PE10 0LY

Course Details

The route is a 10-mile loop that covers beautiful grass trails through ancient woodland, limestone tracks, quiet estate roads and a stretch along a disused Victorian railway line. It also skirts around the picturesque estate lake before reaching the start/finish point in front of the castle itself.

We class this as an ‘undulating’ trail course with no major hills to contend with, making it ideal for those new to ultra-running, looking to take the next step to a longer distance or aiming for a PB. The course will be fully marked.

Elevation
550ft per lap.

facilities

Medics
There will be fully qualified medics onsite throughout the event.

Aid Stations
If you are running one of the ultra-distances you are expected to be self-sufficient and manage your own supplies. You are encouraged to bring your own tent/shelter which can be left close to the start/finish point. There will be an Aid Station at mile 5 stocked with limited snacks and water.

Food Drink
There will be hot food and hot/cold drinks available to purchase throughout the event (from 6am on Saturday until 10am on Sunday).

start times

100 & 70-miles: 7am (Saturday 20th May)

40-miles: 8am (Saturday 20th May)

10-mile Day: 9am (Saturday 20th May)

10-mile Night: 9pm (Saturday 20th May)

spectators

The more, the merrier. There is a small car parking charge of £5 per car (not per person) of which 100% goes to the Grimsthorpe & Drummond Castle Trust Limited (reg charity number: 507478). You are free to walk the whole course to cheer on competitors. There will be food and drink available to purchase.

Pacers / CRew

Pacers (70 & 100 mile runners only)
Permitted from mile 50 and on foot only. Only one pacer per runner at any one time.

Crew
Whilst you are welcome to walk the whole course, a crew point is only permitted at the start/finish location. Anyone found breaking this rule will be disqualified.

The rules

Cut-Off Time
The three ultra-distances (40, 70 & 100-miles) have a strict cut-off time of 26-hours.

Mandatory Kit List (ultra-distances only)
Fully charged mobile phone, including the numbers for the Race Medic and Race Directors. Both numbers will be supplied to you prior to the race.
Survival blanket (1.4m x 2m minimum).
Headtorch/primary light source – minimum of 75 lumens.
Back-up light source.
Long sleeved baselayer (separate to what you are wearing at the start).
Waterproof jacket.
Water bladder/vest/bottle capable of carrying a minimum of 1 litre of water.
We are operating a cupless race so you must bring a cup with you. These will be available to purchase on the day.
Kit checks will be made upon registration. There will be a well-stocked running shop on site should you forget anything.

Mandatory Kit List (10-mile night race only)
Headtorch or chest torch.

Withdrawals
If you need to withdraw for any reason, unfortunately we are unable to offer a refund. However, you can transfer your place up to two weeks prior to the event. Just email us confirmation of your transfer, including the name, address, email and phone number of the new competitor.

Qualification Standard
Whilst there is no official qualification standard, we suggest the following:

40-mile runners: Comfortable running 15 to 20-mile distances regularly.

70-mile runners: Comfortable running marathon to 50km distances regularly. There is a very generous cut-off limit so those walking still have a good chance of finishing.

100-mile runners: Have completed at least a 50-mile distance within a year of the event, with a finish time of at least 13-hours.

Entries
You cannot change the distance you have selected upon entry. If you enter the 100-mile race and decide to drop out at mile 70, you are classed as a DNF. Likewise, if you enter the 70-mile race, finish this distance and feel good enough to attempt the 100, you cannot upgrade to this distance.

Race Rules
Runners must follow the marked course at all times. Any runner found cutting the course will be instantly disqualified.
Your bib numbers must be on the front of your shirt/shorts and visible at all times.
Runners may not stash food/supplies on the course.
Littering will mean instant disqualification.
Runners are responsible for the actions of their pacers!
Pacers are permitted from mile 50 only and must be on foot.
Only one pacer at any one time.
Runners must carry mandatory kit equipment at ALL times.
Runners are not permitted to run with dogs at any point.
You must comply with all instructions given at the race briefing.
If you are unable to finish the race you MUST inform the race directors.
Walking poles are permitted

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Location

Bourne, Lincolnshire

20 May 2023

£30.00 - £140.00

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