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Coastal Trail Series - Exmoor

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon

Rescheduled to 19 Sep 2020

Previous date: 04 Apr 2020

About Coastal Trail Series - Exmoor

The Endurancelife Exmoor Marathon is one of the marathons in the Coastal Trail Series.

The Exmoor course is widely regarded as the toughest course in The Series and is definitely a grueling test of endurance for even the very hardest trail and fell runners.

The marathon takes place in the lesser known western area of the Exxmoor National Park where a trail runner’s mecca lies. The course encompasses stiff climbs and long descents, open moorland, thickly wooded valleys, historical ruins, dizzying cliffs, exquisitely beautiful rivers, and a stretch of coastline that is unsurpassed. This marathon offers a variety of terrain within a compact area.

This truly is trail running territory at its best.

 

Distances

Ultra

  • 52.142616km

10K

  • 10km

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Marathon

  • 42.195km

Practicalities

Aid Stations

Facilities: Shop: Energy bars, gels, bags, bottles, and other trail running essentials, Café: Tea, coffee, confectionery, etc. Toilets, Changing/Bag-drop areas (unsecured), Massage.

Award Medals

Male & Female – Pl 1, 2, 3 (subject to number of participants in each category) in: U20, Open, V45, V50, V55, V60Bigbury Mint medals – Pl 1, 2, 3Loads of great spot prizes!

Parking

Car parking is provided free at this CTS Event.

Race Kit Includes

Kit is checked either before, during or after crossing the finish line. Those found without the minimum mandatory kit will be disqualified; no exceptions given. Kit should include Windproof Jacket (or waterproof), Water bottle/system (500ml min), First Aid Kit (2 plasters, 1 antiseptic wipe, 1 wound dressing), Foil Blanket, Energy Bar/Snacks, Mobile Phone, Money (£20 cash), Hat (or multi functional headwear), Whistle.

Start:

Martinhoe

Exmoor National Park,gb

Highlights

Exmoor National Park is one of England's best kept secrets, and this stage takes place in the lesser known western area of the National Park where a trail runner's mecca lies. The course encompasses stiff climbs and long descents, open moorland, thickly wooded combes (valleys), historical ruins, dizzying cliffs, exquisitly beautiful rivers and a stretch of coastline that is unsurpassed. We are confident that there is no course in Britain that offers such a variety of terrain within such a compact area. This truly is trail running territory at its best. The Exmoor course is widely regarded as the toughest course in The Series and is definitely a grueling test of endurance for even the very hardest trail and fell runners.

Other highlights include Heddon Valley, Valley of Rocks, and Lynmouth.Grass

Overview

Of all the races in the Endurancelife coastal trail series, the Exmoor Coastal Series is probably the most difficult. And together with some amazing scenery it looks like the organisers have saved the best for last. Exmoor National Park is the venue for the race. The route takes in the western side of the park, which is ideal for trail running. As well as rugged and spectacular coastline runners have to contend with steep hills, open moorland, thickly wooded valleys, historical ruins, dizzying cliffs and rivers. Interesting sites along the way include the spectacular Heddon's Valley as well as Trentishoe Down, with its outstanding views.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.