About Us

Berghaus Trail Chase™ is organised by Ourea Events .

Ourea Events is the trading name of Ourea Ltd. The business specialises in organising highly credible off road running events. These events range in difficulty from novice trail running events to World-class elite mountain running events. Each event has a unique feel and identity, which has been carefully crafted to meet the very high standards of off road running connoisseurs.

According to Greek mythology, the Ourea were primeval gods and spirits of the mountains and the children of Gaia. Regardless of any supernatural superstitions, Ourea Events maintains an ethos that remains true to the spirit of adventure in the mountains.

Ourea Events is a member of 1% for the Planet and therefore 1% of our total sales are donated to grass routes environmental organisations involved with the conservation and protection of the mountains.

If you choose to enter one of our events you can be assured of a challenging and memorable experience that is meticulously organised by a highly motivated team of professionals, who share your passion for running and adventure.

Ourea Events manages and delivers a number of highly credible mountain, trail and off-road running events:

The team working on the 2014 Berghaus Trail Chase™ includes:


Shane Ohly
Race Director

Shane Ohly has worked as the Planner, Race Director and/or Event Director at some of the UK and Ireland’s largest adventure sport events including many adventures races, Rat Races, Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest, Nokia Nordic Adventure Race Series, iROC Adventure Race in addition to every event organised by Ourea Events. He is also an elite mountain runner and orineteer who won the coveted OMM Elite in 2011. Find out more HERE .

CharlieSprosonIMage Charlie Sproson
Race Planner


Charlie Sproson is an experienced mountain runner and race planner. His initial experience was gained planning the 2011 Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon. Since then he has worked for Ourea Events as the Race Planner at the Great Lakeland 3Day™ in 2012 and 2013 and Marmot Dark Mountains™ in 2013. Charlie has his own mountain running coaching and training business called Mountain Run .