Caesar's Camp Endurance Runs
50, 100 & Midnight 30 Miles Endurance Runs
Aldershot, Hampshire, UK
19 & 20 October 2013
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- Ministry of Defence training land, nearest postcode is Computer Sciences Corporation, next to the site.
- Accessible all year round on foot, for events, camping and vehicle access permits are needed.
- For the race, entry is 300 metres past CSC on the Bourley Road at a barrier on the left (coming from Aldershot).
- To recce the site; park your car further along the Bourley Rd, about 500 metres past the above mentioned entry.
Timings & Registration:
Open from 10:30 at the same place as the start/finish area.
50, 100 at 12 midday on Saturday, Midnight 30 at 24:00 Saturday to Sunday night.
30 - 12 hours, 50 - 15 hours, 100 - 28 hours, no exception made due to permit restrictions.
Costs, how to enter:
Midnight 30 Miles - £22.50, 50 Miles - £27.50, 100 Miles - £35.00.
PLEASE NOTE, ALL CHEQUES made out to "Caesar's Camp Endurance Runs" MUST GO TO:
Bren Morgan, 19 Corbett Street, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, CB24 8QX
Any cheques arriving at my address in Farnborough beyond March 10 will be destroyed and not be added to the entry list.
Due to the amount of work Bren has kindly offered help in some of the administration of the event.
Please play by the rules.
You MUST include an email address to be able to receive race updates. We don't care where you live, what your date of birth is, your phone number or what the name of your new puppy is. Name and email address are plenty. None of this data will be retained.
Entry limit is 140 runners across all distances with no weighting on any distance.
No entry forms needed. T & C will at registration HQ against which you sign. You will not receive any post from me, just find your name on the online list.
We run a "non profit" event, left over funds, after costs and future investments will be donated to the Help for Heroes charity. Seen that we are on MoD land it only seems appropriate to select this charity.
- 10 mile loop, completed 3 x for the 30, 5 x for the 50 and 10 x for the 100 miles.
- No roadcrossings, all trail. About half of the course is tree covered, the other half is heathland.
- Fully marked and first laps marshalling at crucial points and lightsticks in strategic places at night.
- Two fully stocked checkpoints at 0 and 5.5 miles.
- Altitude gain 1520ft per lap, making the 100 15200ft in climb, see below altitude profile.
- Course unaltered since 2007.
- No course maps will be given out or made public.
- Underfoot conditions can be described as from quite nice to downright brutal.
What we provide, what you need to bring:
All runners receive a tech race t-shirt.
We provide food and drink (coffee, tea, coke, juice, water, stew, soup, potato wedges, jaffa cakes, flapjacks, bars, gels, jelly beans, pretzels, crisps, bananas, ricepudding, tinned fruit and whatever else looks edible we might find on the land). My unsympaphetic attitude to those that whine is free on supply and finally we play lots of sad country music to make the weekend even more horrid.
For course records in the 50 & 100 miles we offer a free entry for the following year but only for the winner in each event.
What you need to bring; any specific food you prefer, sufficient clothing and shoes. For all distances you will need a headtorch and enough batteries. If you don't use one and hit the ground, such is life, don't cry or moan.
Rules, support & crewing notes:
Most rules will be clear, no cheating, no cut offs and looking after yourself and fellow runners to ensure good, clean sportmanship.
From 2011 onwards I have decided to implement the following rules:
A runner that decides to downchange in distance during the race and subsequently goes on to win that distance will not be declared winner. This is to prevent runners cherry picking the distance in which they see less competition and based on what they see on the trail deciding to make the most off an opportunity. Runners that decide to change up in distance, will be declared winner should they go on to win that greater distance. This is to reward that brave decision (read stupidity). Trust me, it has not happened yet....
Runners that do downchange will be declared in the results for the shorter distance for the purpose of claiming points for UTMB or other event qualifyers.
Cheating sticks or other aids of that ilk are no longer allowed. Running should be done on two legs and if those fail you go home. Alternatively, strap a pair of inov8's to your hands to crawl the damn thing, if only just for my amusement.
We no longer allow buddy runners due to some folks heading out with a full entourage last year carrying their make up bags and other shit most people seem to carry for no reason. If you are not capable of completing the distance on your own, maybe you should consider the Race For Life series.
Breaks are allowed to visit your car on any lap once you have passed through the finish and we have taken your number. Anyone falling asleep in their car and not returning to the course after 60 min is deemed retired and will not be allowed to restart. I would advice you not to sit down too often unless it is for feet repair, changing shoes or socks or other bits of clothing.
The course is closed for vehicles other than parking at the start where you can pitch a tent as well during the event. The second checkpoint can be reached from Beacon Hill Road where there is some space to park cars and crews can walk up to the checkpoint. Maps on how to get there will be available at registration.
Accomodation pre and post run, and places to eat:
The preferred choice of hotel is
Premier Travel Inn, less than 1 mile from the start, on the Wellington Roundabout, next to Tesco store.
Other hotels are the Falcon and the Hogs Back Hotel.
Aldershot is crap for food so for any decent meals you will need to travel to Farnham which has a Pizza Express, Cafe Uno, Cafe Rouge and various other delights. Please book tables, they get rammed on the Friday. We do, however, have a local strip joint called Tiffany's, should you be full of beans after the run.
Entry questions to:
bren at caesarscampenduranceruns.co.uk
General event questions to: henk at caesarscampenduranceruns.co.uk
Supporting: "Step by Step", a local homeless charity supporting disadvantaged young people
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