The flagship Brutal Run “His 'n Hers” events at Congo Woods, Stanley Hill, Pirbright are back on Saturday, 27 January. This is the only date in the Brutal Run calendar when men and women can battle it out separately, making it one of the most popular events of the series.
Brutal Runs are aptly named. If your idea of fun is plenty of natural obstacles, with muddy bogs, marshland, ponds and even waist high trench systems to run through or over, then make a date in the diary now for Brutal Run 2018.
The combination of the tough course and winter weather presents a challenge like no other and with the choice of one 5km lap or two circuits for the full on 10km run there is a Brutal Run to suit everyone. So be prepared to get seriously wet and muddy before you claim your hard-earned women’s or men’s bespoke medal and the coveted title of Brutaleer!
The format for the special event that opens the 2018 series is a race for women at 10am followed by a men's race at 1pm. There is also a free kids race to keep your young Brutaleers entertained. There is no need to register for this, just turn up with the family and youngsters can complete as many mini-laps as they like.
Brutal Run Eelmoor launched in 2015 as a women only event but the clamour from male supporters was such that a separate men's race was added in 2016. The new format was an instant success and gender specific races were held at Newbury in January 2017.
Entry fees for Brutal Run Pirbright are set at £23 (£18 for 5km) with a 15% discount for entering a group of three. Full details and some spectacular photos are available at the Brutal Run website
. All you have to do is decide whether to compete on your own and try to complete the course as quickly as possible or organise a group entry and enjoy the fun together.
Images courtesy Brutal Run and Sussex Sports Photography.