Aspire Running Events Ltd are extremely proud to announce our 3rd Brean Down Santa Scramble.
This event will be held on Sunday 3rd December, 2017 and will include a 5/10k race (1 loop 5k or 2 loop 10k)
5/10k - Multi terrain – Hilly/Undulating
Nr Burnham on Sea
50m – 10am
1k – 10:10am
5/10k – 10:30am (all runners)
10k – Non affiliated £18 Affiliated £16
5k – Non affiliated £16 Affiliated £14
10k – Adults (Children aged 15 and over can enter if accompanied by a responsible adult) – Santa Suits included in entry fee (Adult size only)
5k – Adults (Children aged 12 and over can enter if accompanied by a responsible adult) – Santa Suits included in entry fee (Adult size only)
It has something to offer everyone. An exciting and exhilarating off road, 10/5k multi-terrain course with it's breathtaking views.
Registration will open at 8:30am for you to collect race numbers/Santa Suits on the day. This will be held inside the house directly opposite the National Trust café.
This multi terrain 10/5k will start from near the foot of Brean Down ascending straight into a steep hill to the top. You will then be taken up and over the undulating hills with a gradual descent to the fort where the turnaround point will take you along the adjacent side and back to the finish. The 10k runners will then take on this enduring route for a 2nd time.
The route will again be marked out with eco – friendly white temporary spray paint arrows and orange way marker flags on the floor throughout the course, ensuring that Brean Down is preserved and not damaged in any way.
All finishers (including the 50m entrants) will receive a medal.
There will be 5/10k prizes for the following categories: Male and Female 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall.
This event will be race timed, fully marshalled and First aid will be in attendance throughout.
There will be a half way water/nibble table for the 10k runners.
The finishers table will be laden with our usual treats, including fruit, sweets and cakes.
I was "encouraged' to do this one by a running friend....he said it was fairly tough...he was right !!! It's a two lap rsce (so at least you are prepared for the 2nd one) with a pretty steep hill just after the start then a series of inclines and a teeny bit of downhill. It's a beautiful spot, stunning views, not for the faint hearted (I'll admit to a bit of walking on the steep bits!) but a great course. Very well organised, small enough to be quick and easy to get to and register etc. Marshalls were also fantastic and the smallness of the event made for a lot of friendly chat all the way around. The post race cakes etc were lovely. I'd recommend it...even tho i was made to wear a Santa Suit (and I am The Grinch). If you fancy a Sunday morning jaunt and earn that roast, this is a great one to do.
Posted on 08.12.17
This is the second time I’ve entered the 10k Santa Scramble at Brean Down. Registration is very easy online and you pick your number up on the day. This year I ran it with @carolinesandall and @Oxongardengirl.
Car parking is easy at the event but you’d struggle to get there by any other mode of transport. Registration is very close to the car park and the start line is directly outside it. There’s the option to dress up as santa for this race (which of course we did. There were hardly any queues for the toilets too which is almost unheard of!
The race, a two lap tour of a 5km circuit, begins with a 100 m stretch of tarmac before hitting a very steep tarmac path which rises for about 80m before levelling out for a few metres. The course runs along the top of Brean across the grass and in doing this you head up another steep hill, before a short downhill and then yet another tough climb to the Trig point.
Theres a steep, muddy and slippery downhill to the fort at the end of the Down before a relatively short but muddy climb back up on to the gravel path which leads after a few km back to the steep downhill section. Once you’re down the steep hill there’s a water station before the second leg of the race starts by going back up the steep climb again.
Once you cross the finish line you get a bottle of water and a medal. This tear’s Medal was a cracker and was much better than last year’s so a big thumbs up. There were sweets and cake in the registration building for everyone too.
I really like this race, not just because it’s a fun Christmas event but because it is a real challenge. If you don’t like hills don’t do it, but if you’d like to step beyond flat races and challenge yourself and still have fun, this is a great one to do. It’s great value for money and I’ll be back again next year.
Posted on 06.12.17