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Coleridge Way Ultra

03-Jul-2021 EX35 6EN, Devon, UK (England)

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81KM / 51Miles
1 Day - 250 Runners

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Beginner  

Entry From £70 GBP

51 hallucinogenic miles from Nether Stowey, in north-western Somerset to Lynmouth on the North Devon coast.

Following the waymarked Coleridge Way long-distance footpath across the Quantock Hills and Exmoor, made famous by the romantic poet, philosopher and theologian Samuel Coleridge. It was his meanderings across this incredibly stunning landscape, quite often under the influence of Opium which lead to the outpouring of some of his most influential work and lead to the emergence of the Romantic Poet movement. Coleridge lived for many years in Nether Stowey, Somerset.

The fully waymarked route traverses the Quantock Hills and contours the upland expanses of Exmoor before a final flurry down deep along the Lyn Valley Gorge to the coastal town of Lynmouth.

The route crosses a varied array of terrain, from woodland glades and riverside trails, to windswept moorland fringes. The Coleridge Way signage is excellent and easily navigable, following its own very distinguishable quill pen (feather) waymarkers.

There will be 4 Aid Stations en route, at regularly spaced intervals, offering food and refreshment and staffed by the friendly, experienced Puretrail Crew.

The Race will finish on the promenade at Lynmouth where you will receive the coveted Opium Trail medal.

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

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

Expert

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

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances 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 evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

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

Suitable for: 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 evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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