Marathon racing

Clarke_111 Posts: 22
edited July 2013 in XC and Enduro
Hi all,

I have a question about marathon events in the uk. Are there many events that are actually races? I have seen the marathon serie of events (used to be crc now schwebe I think) but these emphasise the non competitive nature, I guess these are the equivalent of road sportives. Is it that there are not many races, or is this series run as a race to all extents and purpose?

Looking to find some to ride this year or next, but am drawn to competition!