Battle at Blaise
Blaise Castle Estate
Making full use of the amazing 650-acre Blaise Castle Estate, 'Battle at Blaise' is a unique experience for our worldwide fitness and run loving community.....an all out endurance challenge!
Push yourself to the finish line in a friendly and supportive environment..... Our running events always have an awesome sense of camaraderie and togetherness that will inspire you to push through to the end no matter what, whilst having a whole lot of fun doing it!
The 7km OCR event combines obstacles, trails and fitness challenges that have been specifically designed as challenging yet non-technical, making the event very inclusive and perfectly suited for all fitness abilities, from fun runners to seasoned OCR athletes, and even junior Blaisers!
If obstacles are not your thing, that's cool ..... We also have 6km and 10km all out trail running events that take you around an awesome route that showcases the very best areas of the stunning and historical Blaise Castle Estate.
Battle at Blaise events are all about getting over the finish line and experiencing the sense of achievement of completing this really epic fitness challenge, however we do also have competitive heats available for anyone that wishes to see how they fare up against their fellow participants.
7km Obstacle Course Run
6km / 10km Trail Run
Combo Ticket - Enter both events!
Provisional schedule for the day;
9am - 6k & 10k Trail Run heats begin
11.30am - 7k Obstacle Course Run heats begin
What to expect;
1Just Getting Started
When you hit the first challenge zone you’ll dive straight into tackling a series of jumping obstacles before having your balance and co-ordination immediately tested on the balance beams and extended tyre run track!
A plethora of obstacles to waken up the senses ready for the long road (well, trails) ahead! 🤩
2Onto the Trail
Next up, the first of our 4 epic trails! (follow the blue line)
Time to navigate nature at its finest ….
Bring on the trees 🌲
Bring on the mud 🐾
Bring on the lung buster 🥵
HERE WE GO!!!
3Climb & Carry
First trail done, now time for our first Obstacle / Functional Fitness Combo Zone – you’ll need to conquer a series of climbing obstacles coupled with unconventional carries!
Carries could include sandbags, tyres, logs, kegs or even a couple of your fellow competitors...
...only joking about that last one…that might get a bit weird! 🤨
Now that you’ve bested the old climb and carry, it’s time to start your second trail (follow the yellow line)...and the grind begins with a looonnnng sharp incline! 🏃♀️
OOOOH YEHHHH BABY!
(We won’t tell them about the backpacks, that’ll be a lovely little surprise for them … shhhhh) 😈
A challenge at the summit and one that's guaranteed to get those legs feeling like you're climbing Everest! (Again) 🏔
Because friends don’t let friends skip leg day…and we’re definitely your FRIENDS…right? 👀
6Can you hold on?
GET TO GRIPS (see what we did there? 😏) with our rowing machines and scaffold-based obstacles!
Yep, rowers AND scaffolding obstacles...where else would you get to do that?! 🤷
7In the bag
Our shortest, flattest but spiciest little trail run!
Why spiciest we hear you ask quizzingly 🧐?
Well, because we always like to add a little bit of sandy spice to our hikes! 🏝
(follow the orange line on the map)
Our second Obstacle / Functional Fitness Combo Zone!
Consider it the bigger brother of old Climb & Carry!
Be ready to test your odd-object lifting strength but also your ability to move your own bodyweight! 🤔
The perfect way to balance out all of the pushing that you’ve just done!
Same structure, different focus! Same good time! 😎
10The Final Climb
Our FINAL but most challenging trail that takes you all the way up to Blaise Castle! 🏰
(follow the red arrow on the map)
At the base of Blaise Castle, you'll have to conquer our very own outdoor Room of Doom, a room filled with all of the FUN!
Expect bodyweight exercises like Bear Crawls, Broad Jumps and of course…Burp (don’t worry, we can pretend that they aren’t included for a bit longer!) 🤫
12Flip & Fly
Our final test which combines some Superhuman classics with some brand-new obstacles! 😍
OOOO we can’t wait to show you what we’ve got in store for the finale!! 🏆 🎉 🎊
Parking: Parking spaces can be reserved online closer to the event date.
Please Note: Events are subject to licensing and Covid-19 restrictions.
Do I need to be really fit to take part?
Not at all. Our events are designed to be for everyone! Yes, they are challenging in areas but they have also been designed to not be super-technical (whether that's the trails, the obstacles or the primal fitness exercises) and therefore are accessible to everyone! You can also decide how to tackle the course, whether that is in our competitive heats, in our ‘just for fun heats’ and by yourself or with friends!
Do you have a training plan for the OCR?
Yes! Check it out here: https://www.superhumansports.com/storage/app/media/6%20WEEK%20BEGINNER%20OCR%20TRAINING%20PLAN%20.pdf
Do finishers receive anything?
Yes! All finishers will receive an awesome medal and headband as well a can of Bristol Beer Factory’s alcohol-free IPA clear head! There will also be prizes for the top 3 finishers in our competitive heats for both the OCR & Trail Runs.
What other amenities will there be on the day?
A Red Bull chill out zone, a vendor village packed with tasty food and drink as well as a bag drop area and toilets.
Will there be a photographer on the day?
Of course - we'll have several throughout the route!
Will there be water stations on the course?
Of course, there will be several along the route!
What if I fail an obstacle on the OCR route?
You’ll have to do a few burpees! Each obstacle will have a burpee penalty if you are unable to complete the obstacle.
How long will the course take me?
The OCR will take anywhere from 1-2 hours to complete! The 6k trail will take anywhere from 30mins to an hour and the 10k trail will take anywhere from 45mins-2 hours!
Do I have to wear a chip timer?
No! They are only mandatory for those that choose to run in our competitive heats!
Can I run with my dog?
No, unfortunately not for this year’s event.
Can I run with headphones?
No, there will be speakers and music pumping throughout the routes but due to health & safety, we do not allow you to run with your own headphones.
If I have any questions leading up to the event, who should I contact?
Just email firstname.lastname@example.org
When will we find out our heat times?
We will send out an athlete pack which will include exact heat times on the week of the event. This pack will also include important information including parking etc. Provisionally, trail run heats will begin at 9am and the OCR heats will start at around 12pm.
What is the combo entry?
The combo entry is for those who would like to take part in the OCR as well as run one of the trail distances on the day (6k or 10k). The trail heats will start in the morning around 9am and then the OCR heats will begin from around 12pm so you’ll have a bit of time to recover in between!
How do I sign up to the combo entry?
1) To sign up, just click ‘combo entry’ on the Battle at Blaise page and follow the instructions on signing up.
2) Once you’ve paid, you’re not done quite yet! You still need to register for each individual event via our website. In order to do so, check your inbox as you will have received a confirmation email which includes a voucher code. This voucher code will allow you to register for both the OCR and Trail Run for FREE. To do so, just head to the website and sign up to each event as normal; selecting your preferred category, completing all required information and lastly entering this voucher code to remove any payment before clicking sign up.
Note: It is essential you complete the above for both the OCR and Trail Run in order to ensure that you are signed up to each individual event on the day.
What if I would like to change my category or team after I’ve signed up?
You are able to change any information with your booking up until the week before the event. In order to do so, just head to our website, login to your account, select event tickets, navigate the page to the desired ticket, click ‘update booking/team details’. You will then be taken to a page where you are able to modify any important information such as your category, team, team name etc.
Is there a minimum age requirement?
Yes, the minimum age to take part in the event is 16 years old.