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Sunday 18th February 2018 - The Beast will be 10 years old in 2018! Double, Quit or take on the one off Ten Year Triple...

Fancy a dirty weekend? Then come and help us celebrate 10 years of The Beast in 2018! With 40 (ish, who’s counting) jumps to tackle, 2 water splashes to wake you up, camouflage netting to squeeze under, lung busting hills including the famous Nessie hill to stagger up (and down) and not forgetting the 3 water wades to really finish you off. Can you tame The Beast?

The Beast is a Double or Quit adventure trail event with each lap being approximately 5 miles. You can run 1 lap and finish/Quit or choose to go around again to run 2 laps then finish/Double. You literally decide as you approach the Finish straight whether you're going to run 1 or 2 laps. 

To celebrate 10 years of The Beast we will be holding the one off Ten Year Triple in February! Can you take on 3 laps of The Beast! Only one person has completed 3 laps of The Beast, the mighty Peter Plumpton in 2010 - can you join him?! The Ten Year Triple is only open to online pre entry, just follow the links to enter The Beast and then select Ten Year Triple in the Courses option.

We will also be bringing back our much sought after Beast headtubes/headbands/scarf, call them what you will, they're back for 2018! Available to purchase during the online entry process @ £10, then collect them at Registration...

Where?

The Beast takes place at Aylesford Equine X Country Course, Aylesford Farm, Shoby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 3PF. The course is well signed and located off the A6006, 5miles from Melton Mowbray and 1 mile from the Six Hills junction.

When?
The Beast and Ten Year Triple will both commence at 11.00am on Sunday 18th February 2018.

How can I enter?

The Beast is open to runners of all abilities, aged 18 years or over on race day.

Pre Entries are only available online. There are no postal entries for The Beast events. You must provide a valid email address for all race correspondence. All online payments are safe and secure. Online entries will close at midnight on Tuesday 13th February.

Online entries will receive an email confirmation of entry. All runners will receive a pre race email after the online entries have closed, on Wednesday 14th February, with all 'on the day' information. Runners will collect their race numbers from Registration.
On the day Entries for The Beast will be accepted up until 10.15am on Race Day ONLY if the race limit of 300 is not reached.
Registration will close at 10.30am.

The Beast and Ten Year Triple Pre Entry Fee £35

The Beast On the Day Entry Fee £40 There will be no On the Day Entries for the Ten Year Triple and no transfers from The Beast to the Ten Year Triple on the day.

Enter Online here

Edit Entries here

Entry List here

Pre Race Briefing?

There'll be a Pre Race Briefing for ALL competitors at 10.45am at the start area to warn you of any additional hazards.

 

Parking?

There'll be free on site parking for all competitors and spectators. Parking will be supervised by The Beast marshals.

 

Drinks?
There'll be drinks stations halfway round the course, at the start of the Double lap and at the finish with squash, water, coke, jelly babies and kind words...

 

First Aid?
First Aid will be available at the Start/Finish area and there will be mobile First Aiders on the course.

 

Photographers?

The event photographs will be available to view, share, tag and download for free from the event facebook page.

 

Refreshments?
The Wolf Hut and Brockleby's Pies will keep you fed and watered at The Beast, including vegetarian and gluten free options. They will be onsite from approximately 8.30am to provide breakfast for any runners arriving early.

 

Spectators?
Unfortunately due to the nature of the course, Emergency vehicle access and the fact that the surrounding land is privately owned (we only hire the actual course) we are unable to allow spectators onto The Beast course, although spectators are welcome to cross the new 'Warm Up' area of small jumps near to the Start/Finish; from here you'll be able to view the woods and 'Wine Glass' jump/water splash and have a play on the warm Up jumps (at your own risk, obviously). Please respect the marshals, the landowners and the course markings and remain behind the barriers at all times.

 

Key and Bag Storage?
Key and Bag storage will be available at the Registration Trailer. Although keys/bags will be supervised throughout the duration of the event, Pure Personal Training Ltd cannot be held responsible for any loss of keys/property left at the Trailer.

 

Medal?
Every finisher will receive The Beast medal and event t shirt, plus our infamous flapjacks...

Prizes?
The first, second and third male and female runners to complete 1 lap (quit) and the first, second and third male and female runners to complete 2 laps (double) will receive a prize. All Ten Year Triple finishers will receive the Ten Year Triple t shirt and rosette!

 

Toilets?
Tackling The Beast may seem a little daunting, but don't despair, there'll be toilets at the Start/Finish area. Please respect the surroundings of Aylesford Farm and use the loos provided.

 

Showers?
There's a 'Field Shower' available to competitors in the car park. Okay, it's a hosepipe.

 

Footwear?
We advise the wearing of trail or fell shoes, however if you enjoy crawling up hills and sliding down them, road shoes will be just fine. Running spikes are not allowed.

 

Results?
The race results will be posted on the Results section of the website the day after the race.

 

Refunds?
We will be happy to offer a 50% refund of the entry fee up until 2 months prior to The Beast or a transfer to another Beast event. After this time we regret that we will not be able to provide any refund or credit either in part or in full, whatever the circumstances of the entrants' non-attendance. Competitors will be able to transfer their Beast entry to another runner via the online entry system up until the online entries close at midnight on Tuesday 13th February.

Finally, we all love a dirty weekend but a word of caution, please DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TAME THE BEAST if you're feeling unwell or have an injury. You can always try again at another Beast.

 

     

 

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Real racers’ views on The Beast

The Beast RacersSALLY COLLINSON,
34, 49:04 AND
SHARON BASSETT,
33, 49:10, WAKEFIELD

“We came down from Yorkshire for this. We’d never done anything like it before but we really enjoyed it. The water wasn’t so bad, but we had a job getting out of it.”

The Beast RacersDAN WAPLINGTON, 37, NOTTINGHAM, 57:59,

“It was quite an experience trying to make your way up and down those slippery hills.

And it’s pretty entertaining watching other people fall over while you’re running! I’d do it again.”

The Beast RacersANNIE DUQUEMIN, 53, SOUTHWELL, NOTTS, 56:35,

“Bloody hard!I spectated last year and thought it didn’t look too bad - but it really is! I didn’t find the jumps or the water that hard, but the hills really got to your legs.”

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