Pebble Bed Heath Races - What Came Before & Nightjar Races

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What Came Before (daylight 5 & 10k) and Nightjar (nightrace 5 and 9 mile) 

The daylight part of our afternoon and evening races is called What Came Before and features a 5 and 10km race.

The night part of our afternoon and evening races is called the Nightjar and features a 5 and 9 mile race.

East Devon's Pebblebed heaths are amazing locations for running and we’re hugely lucky to be able to use this location for one of our night races.  A lot of the paths we will use are ideal for trail running being wide and reasonably good footing (though watch out for larger stones). There are still enough interesting and technical bits to keep it fun and challenging including bits of mud and water. Although unless there’s been a lot of rain there’s normally a board walk available where there’s water present as most areas drain really well.  The course is fairly undulating and has a few short sharp steep ramps and one longer climb on the nine mile race.  The race HQ is Bicton Arena, a modern Equestrian centre and has plenty of toilets and showers. Showers are pay per use and 50p. There is also a large marquet for before and after the race and ample parking.

What Came Before 5.00pm 10km and 5:10pm 5km, 
Nightjar 7.40 pm 9 1/4 miles and 7:55pm 5 miler 

RACE HQ IS AT BICTON ARENA WHICH IS AN EQUESTRIAN CENTRE LOCATED IN THE VILLAGE OF YETTINGTON IN EAST DEVON EX9 7BL. The race is starts and finishes at Bicton Arena. With a short run through the cross country course and onto a country lane before reaching the start of the Commons which comprise the Pebbled Heaths.  A similar route is used to return to the Arena towards the end of the race once the sections on the Pebbled Heaths are complete.

Nightjar requirements
You will need to wear a head torch to race and carry spare batteries or a backup torch, a limited number of which will be available to hire or buy on the night.  We recommend emailing to book. All finishers will receive a finishers medal for the 5 or 9 1/4 miles.  Food and drink is available at the end, not just on aid stations on the course. 

What Came Before - The ascent on the 5k course according to Ordance Survey mapping is 97m and on the 10k is . You can see the planned courses here for the 5k course and here for the 10k course. Distances are approximate and courses may change.

Nightjar - The ascent on 9 mile course according to the Ordance Suvery mapping app we use to plan the course is 350m and on the 5 mile course is 200m. You can see the courses on the OS website 9 mile here and 5 mile here. These distances are approx and the long course may be slightly over and the short course slightly under.

Aid Stations
What Came Before
- There will be at least one aid station on the 10km course but none planned for the 5k.
Nightjar - The 5 mile course will have one aid station and the 9 mile course will have 2 aid station stops.
All races will have an aid station at the end. The aid stations will have at least at least water and sweets. Plus normally fruit and savoury bits to. 

Age limits
13 and above for 5km, 16 and above for the 5 mile and 10km, 17 and above for 9 1/4 miles.

Time Limits
What Came Before
1h 45 for 10km, 1h 35 for 5km, Nightjar 1h 45 for 5 miles, 2h 15 for 9 1/4 miles

Race Limits
What Came Before 250, Nightjar 350 (totals are combined across each distance)

What Came Before 
 10km is £18 affiliated or £20 unaffiliated, 5km £16 affiliated or £18 unaffiliated
Nightjar 5 miles is £18 affiliated or £20 unaffiliated, 9 1/4 miles £20 affiliated or £22 unaffiliated

Race Instructions can be found here

Chip timing with video back up on the finish line.

Specialist Event Paramedics present.