Might Contain Nuts Race Calendar 2014

Details of all our events for 2014

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04/02/2014 at 21:00

Evening All,

Taken longer than planned but entries are now open for 2014, some changes / improvements and the addition of a shorter Trail Series, oh and a 100 miler...

Newsletter - Might Contain Nuts 2014 Race Calendar - http://eepurl.com/NLirj

Hope to see some of you during 2014.


04/02/2014 at 21:20

That 100 looks like a beast!

14/02/2014 at 11:45

This is from previous years but gives a good flavour of the events, for any of the regulars can you spot yourself?


Edited: 14/02/2014 at 11:46
14/02/2014 at 12:04

My 'birthday treat' in March last year was pretty memorable  

I hope to come back and do the event properly this year..... without the snow 

I still look back with admiration with your marshals who must have taken a while to thaw out

You are a bit late with these dates though  I have already entered a 50m on the 23rd of March. Doing a 40m warm up the day before.... I am not sure about that  Can you guarantee no snow?

Edited: 14/02/2014 at 12:12
14/02/2014 at 15:15

Yep no problem, what do you fancy I will book it tomorrow

3D Fly-by of the ultra route can be viewed here - http://vimeo.com/86186225

Marathon and 10 mile distances also available...


14/02/2014 at 19:02

Is the Black Mountains route similar to last year but with extra distance (22nd March). I came up and went round the route before the race, it was magnificent, I would love to do it, the first time I went round it was -7c with strong winds on Lord Herefords Knob 

I am starting to regret entering the 50 now  

seren nos    pirate
14/02/2014 at 19:12

It really shows the beautiful countryside we have here.......loving the look of these.only done one and it was well organised....next year maybe,....

14/02/2014 at 20:16

The route this year is 7 miles longer it covers a lot of the same ground but often in the opposite direction, essentially it goes a little further East in to a little trodden but stunning ridge, you are in England at this point so get bragging rights for covering two countries in one day  


14/02/2014 at 20:17

Which 50 did you enter out of interest?

15/02/2014 at 11:24

Seriously tempted after I missed out on entry to the SDW entry. The only date that works for me, though is the Brecon 100/72. Would consider doing the 72 but wondering if this is too much of a step up from my first outing of 50k last summer? Also, I can map read but am not an expert at orienteering. Is the premarked map a 1:25k or 1:50k?

15/02/2014 at 21:56
frenchy232 (www.mightcontainnuts.com) wrote (see)

Which 50 did you enter out of interest?

It is called the Wreckers Challenge, nice and local for me  

But I would rather be in the Black Mountains

16/02/2014 at 09:43

I was out for a bimble the other day in the wild and mountainous terrain of Caversham, Reading, when I spied a van that had a passing resemblance to the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine with the Mightcontainnuts logo on the side. Twas parked outside the canoe club.

16/02/2014 at 09:45


David it is a big jump, everything is possible with the right preparation could you find a stepping stone event between now and then maybe? The maps are 1:25K and it is a map reading exercise in the sense that you are following distinct footpaths and we will aim to mark any vague sections...hope that helps

Sideburn, I understand the attraction of local events, if you don't make round 1 at least you have 3 other rounds and 100 / 72 as options, all the course are stunning and challenging IMHO...hope to see you at some point in 2014...


16/02/2014 at 10:05


That was me, my day job takes me to Reading most weeks, I park up there a lot during the winter and run in along the river, although avoiding the tow paths at the moment!

As the evenings get lighter I move out further to the Chilterns, OK there isn't the height gain / loss of home but there is no shortage of great trail for running & MTB.

Some more photos from last year;



16/02/2014 at 11:11

I am sorely tempted by the 100, but it might be too close to Hardmoors this year!

16/02/2014 at 20:11

Round 1 and the 100 booked so far, and I can't wait - course looks superb.

25/02/2014 at 19:10

The Wreckers Challenge has been cancelled;

Now; the 26 or the 40 mile option........  

But I do not know whether I will get a refund yet  The organiser has health issues so my sympathies are with him.

05/03/2014 at 16:18

I have (sort of) wimped out and entered the Marathon on the 22nd March (my birthday). Hopefully the weather will be more kind this year!

Not for myself you understand  

11/03/2014 at 15:33

Weather looking promising at the moment, of course it could all change again

We will be closing entries in the next few days so if you want to be on start line for either the 10 miler, marathon or ultra, places avaliable... 

cheers Guys

11/03/2014 at 20:26

Frenchy looking forward to the 40. I'm looking to kip in my van the night before what is the parking like at the venue?


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