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CEP Winter BallBuster

When is the eventSaturday 7th November 2015 Where is the Event Box Hill, Surrey

  • The Ballbuster is about as tough as they come... but I have a suspicion I may be back for another dose of déjà vu.

    Tobias Mews
  • BallBuster, well where do I start, what a race. Fantastic day, venue and adventure to say the least.

    Daniel Geisler
  • Since the event my legs have completely seized up…going up and down stairs is hilarious as I look like an 80 year old…the effort was certainly put in for the event.

    Darren Webb
  • @HumanRaceEvents 10k PB, Puncture, Cramps! Eventful & Crazy #WinterBallBuster for me but great memories! Please thx the staff, they were ace!

    Anthony Tocco - @anthony_tocco
  • My first #ballbuster today organised by @HumanRaceEvents. Well organised, nice people, great course but last run - hard !

    cks - @k2cks
  • Tremendous Winter BallBuster. Cold, wet, windy, muddy, leaves on line, traffic, hills, puncture... 4h07. Epic. Thanks @HumanRaceEvents

    Ben Brook - @benbrook
  • @HumanRaceEvents love my hoodie. Wife driving us home as my legs don't seem to work.

    Kirk Hughes - @dovermonkey
  • Thanks @HumanRaceEvents, you busted my ball once again ;) Thanks to all the marshals who braved the rain! Gr8 hoodie!

    Bod - @Tribod
  • Great morning at the @HumanRaceEvents BallBuster. One of my favourite races and love my new hoody!

    Lucie Custance - @LucieCustance
  • #WinterBallbuster soaking wet, muscles aching, balls busted. But...Box Hill tackled, race completed, hoodie won. Thanks @HumanRaceEvents :)

    Blair Laird - @Blair_Laird
  • Amazing experience @HumanRaceEvents 25th Anniversary #BallBuster. Totally gruelling event but certainly one everyone should do at least once

    Rob - @r30rob
  • Organisers, marshals and supporters... big up yourselves! Thanks for the encouragement @HumanRaceEvents @Annelovesthegym #ballbuster

    Matt Kerry - @MattKerry
  • The race hoody from yesterday's RG Active Winter BallBuster is the best I've ever got, makes the pain worth it :)

  • Great event today, thanks. Also a big thanks to the volunteers helping in that weather. My balls were busted!

  • Great hoodie and great race despite the weather! Said 2 myself on bike "never again" but will be back...

  • Great time at RG Active Winter BallBuster...! Supporting amazing athletes & friends is GREAT for your happiness levels!

  • Huge shout out to the Human Race volunteers at this morning's RG Active Winter BallBuster, miserable conditions but no end of smiling helpers.

  • OMG that was so hard! Can't tell if I'm laughing, crying or sweating! @HumanRaceEvents #Ballbuster

    Sophie Radcliffe - ‏@challengesophie
  • @HumanRaceEvents haven't taken my #ballbuster hoodie off since yesterday #proudandwarm

    ABM - ‏@adam_bm
  • @HumanRaceEvents fantastic event yesterday. Looking forward to coming back to do it all again in November. Well done everyone involved

    Duncan Meadus - ‏@duncanmeadus
  • The Human Race event team are never without a big smile and bags of energy and enthusiasm for the athletes.

    ABCpure - ‏@ABCpure
  • This race broke me but I put myself back together again and it will make me stronger. A stronger triathlete, yes, but moreover a stronger person.

    Sophie Radcliffe - @challengesophie

Winter BallBuster Event Information


The Winter BallBuster was one of the first events ever launched by Human Race in December of 1990. The notoriously tough event concept is now in its 26th year and remains one of the toughest endurance challenges in the UK; a ‘must-do’ race for every competitive multi-sport athlete in the country, it will test your fitness and stamina to the max!

Set in the picturesque setting of the Box Hill National Trust site, the course takes you on five lap course of Box Hill and the undulating hills of the North Downs.

Everyone who finishes the event is awarded with a free event hoodie that you can wear with pride after the event, your badge of honour to show that you took on the infamous BallBuster... and won.

CEP will be on hand on the day to present CEP prizes to the top male and female in the race; to find out more about compression and how it can help with performance and recovery, click here.


Duathlon: 8 mile Run, 24 mile Bike, 8 mile Run £69
Duathlon: 8 mile Run, 24 mile Bike, 8 mile Run with CEP Calf Sleeves £85 (RRP for CEP calf sleeves is £32.99)
Relay Duathlon: 8 mile Run, 24 mile Bike, 8 mile Run (for 2-3 member teams - limited to 20 teams in total) £99


•    Take on the infamous Box Hill: 5 times
•    The UK’s original tough event series
•    A major tick on your multi-sport bucket list
•    Wear your finishers hoodie with pride
•    Support and camaraderie between participants to get you to the finish line


•    Free BallBuster hoodie
•    Well-stocked feed station with sugary goods, energy products and water
•    Natural Hydration as you cross the finish line
•    Free Parking
•    Electronic chip timing
•    Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line


AGE REQUIREMENT: Minimum Age 18 at 31 December, 2015

PROVISIONAL CUT OFF TIME: The cut-off time for the 3-lap bike course is 11.00am. If you have not completed the bike section of the race by this time then you will not be allowed out to do the final run.

ROAD CLOSURES: Please note that the roads are not closed for this event.

Event Information Pack and Maps
RG Active Winter BallBuster Course Map
Event Rules

British TriathlonBRITISH TRIATHLON FEDERATION: Human Race triathlons and duathlons are governed by the British Triathlon Federation. All entrants are required to abide by all applicable British Triathlon rules and regulations.

The relevant rules and regulations can be read in the BTF Rulebook.

BRITISH TRIATHLON FEDERATION MEMBERSHIP FEE: If you are not a current member of Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland or the Welsh Triathlon Association, you will be liable to pay a £6 day membership fee at registration (£3 for Youth & Juniors). Regret cash only, no credit cards. Please show your race licence at registration.

MP3 PLAYERS ETC: British Triathlon Rule Number 8.1 states "Any equipment that acts as an impediment to hearing or concentration is prohibited from use during an event (including transition). This includes, but is not limited to, mobile telephones (which should be switched off if stored in transition), personal stereos and MP3 players."


Box Hill, near Dorking, Surrey, KT20 7LB

BY CAR: The race will take place at Box Hill in Surrey, KT20 7LB. To get to Box Hill, exit the M25 at Junction 9 and follow the signs to Dorking along the A24. After 3 miles, Box Hill is signposted on your left. You must make your way to the top of Box Hill to the National Trust Centre, which is the race HQ and transition area. There is a large car park at the top for 400 cars, which is free for competitors. However, your car will be blocked in until the event is finished which is normally around midday.

Wiggle Event Checklist

You’ve done all the hard work and training and with the big event fast approaching now’s the time to double check you have all the equipment you need to perform at your best. Wiggle has put together this handy check list to make sure there are no surprises on the morning. Everything is available with the click of a mouse with free UK delivery – Wiggle can even guarantee next day delivery for a little more!

Shoes: click here Wiggle
Cap: click here
Wet Weather Tops: click here
Cold Weather Tops: click here
Base Layer: click here
Shorts: click here
Tights: click here
Headwear: click here
Gloves: click here
Accessories: click here
Number Belt: click here
Compression: click here
Run GPS/Watch: click here
Nutrition: click here

Bike: click here
Helmet: click here
Shorts: click here
Jackets/Gilets: click here
Gloves: click here
Cycle Shoes: click here
Sunglasses: click here
Spare Tubes: click here
Tools: click here
Puncture Repair & Pumps: click here
Saddle Bag: click here
Tyres: click here
Lights/Reflective: click here
Bottles & Hydration: click here

For the biggest range of the best tri-sports products at unbeatable prices visit

Nutrition and Hydration

ZipvitZipvit Sport fuels male and female elite, amateur and recreational cyclists and triathletes from around the world. They supply them with high performance energy and recovery drinks, nutritional energy and protein bars, high carbohydrate gels and great tasting energy chews, plus a complete range of vitamins and supplements.

All Zipvit Sport products are specially formulated by leading experts in performance and endurance, and developed in conjunction with elite athletes from world class professional racing teams. Feel stronger, recover faster with ZIPVIT SPORT.

There will be Zipvit Sport high performance energy products for you to use at this event and you can try the products beforehand for a special 25% discount by using the code HR1 at their online checkout. Shop now at

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Charity and Fundraising

Just GivingIf you’re looking for a way to make your event count, why not raise money for a cause you care about? Head to JustGiving, make a fundraising page in a few simple steps, and share it far and wide by email and social media.

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Winter BallBuster Sponsors

Great Training Destinations in Switzerland
Human Race 2015-2016 Off-Road Series
Wiggle - Official Retail Partner of Human Race
Garmin Kingston Run Challenge
The inaugural l’Etape London by Le Tour de France
2015 September Triathlons
Trick or Treat Run London
Micro Scooter

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