Do you secretly believe you could make it as a spy

Last updated: 19-Jul-18

Ultra runners! Have you always secretly believed that your physical fitness, prowess and stamina in the long run makes you the ideal candidate for spy duty?

You are in luck, men and women over the age of 18, as Minnow Films are partnering with Channel 4 once again, this time to find the perfect secret service operative.

They are currently looking for a group of 20 ordinary men and women to attempt a demanding course based on the authentic Recruitment and Training phases of Britain’s Intelligence Services.

The course will be as close to the real thing as possible, immersing candidates in a world of risk and intrigue.

Are you good with people?

Is your biggest strength your mental stamina?

Do YOU have the potential to be a spy?

Apply now.

Watch the video (warning, it may or may not self-destruct):

BEWARE: Discretion is vital to this process. Please do not tell anyone about your application as it may affect your chances of being accepted.

The test starts now.

Please note that due to the very high number of applicants for this series, unfortunately Minnow Films will not be able to respond to everyone who applies. Minnow Films will process your personal data and sensitive personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.  

Important Note: RunUltra is not in any way involved in the production of this series and does not take any responsibility for this event, please direct all your queries to Minnow Films at: [email protected].

"They are currently looking for a group of 20 ordinary men and women to attempt a demanding course based on the authentic Recruitment and Training phases of Britain’s Intelligence Services"

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Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude)

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Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Expert

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Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat)

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Experienced runners who have completed at least 4 ultras in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Advanced

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Increase of up to 1500 metres

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Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Intermediate

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Increase of up to 1000 metres

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Runners who have completed at least one ultra in last 6 months or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Beginner

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Very little change < 500 metres

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First ultra event. Runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running (>26 miles) in the last 6 months.