WIldMan at Ash Vale in Surrey, UK, on Saturday 21 November kicks off the 2015-16 Human Race Off-Road Series, and the race organiser notes that time is running for athletes to secure a place on the start line.
Registrations into the trail run and duathlon event that reached full capacity in 2014, must close on Tuesday 17 November at 09:00 GMT. Those heroic enough to enter the entire series, which also includes IceMan (5 December) and MudMan (5 March), have until the same time to book.
Series entrants will receive a multi-event discount and will be featured on the Off-Road Series leaderboard. Prizes will be given out for the winners on the day, with an overall series trophy up for grabs too.
Despite WildMan’s beautiful countryside surroundings, this is a gruelling undulating course that does not relent. Trail runners can choose from 10K or 15K options, with a duathlon (10K run, 18K bike, 5K run) also available.
Human Race adds that the courses contain no gimmicks… ‘So it really is just ‘You Vs Nature’, a battle sure to test both the body and mind, but always remaining tremendous fun.’
So far duathlon is the most popular of the three options at the event, with 40% of those signing up so far choosing the multisport challenge. 35% have selected the more testing 15K trail run, with the remaining 25% taking on a 10K.