Just 1 Strider took on this event and Yan Cain came home 48th lady in 3:55:46. Great running Yan, well done!
The event is so called because the runners are chasing steeples over a course of up to 23 miles – which sounds easy enough because steeples don’t generally move BUT… read on…
“Red Bull Steeplechase is split into two running categories;
male and female. There are 500 places in the race and at
each of the three knockouts only a select few will get through
to the next stage so position is key. There are more men than
women taking part in the competition so knockout stages will
work as follows:
Knockout 1 – The first 220 male and 90 female runners will
make it through to the next stage.
Knockout 2 – The first 100 male and 50 female runners will make it through to
the next stage.
Knockout 3 – Only 20 runners from each category will make
it through to the final stage of the race.
The Race is continuous; if you make it through a checkpoint you continue straight on, you do not wait for everyone to complete a section. You will be able to clearly see your position at each knockout and if you don’t get through to the next stage you will be transported back to the start in Lynmouth.“