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Dartmoor Trail Running Challenge

05-Sep-2020 Holwell Farm, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Dartmoor, UK (England)

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Trail Race Race Terrain
50KM / 31Miles
1 Day - 600 Runners

Alternate Distances: 42KM/26M 23KM/14M 10KM/6M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Expert  

Entry From £30 GBP

The Dartmoor Trail Running Challenge is set to return for its second year at its new home at Holwell Down, just outside Widecombe-in-the-Moor, in the heart of Dartmoor.

This event you’ll cover some very scenic and diverse moorland! Passing Bronze Age settlements and relics over open moorland and through wooded river lined valleys this is a trail run to test everyone! The terrain laid on by Dartmoor is tough but rewarding! Hills and streams a plenty, this is Dartmoor at its very best!

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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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markyash

10:35 08-03-18

A challenging ultra made far more difficult with some very torturous muddy fields, quite a few issues with missing signage (many runners found themselves lost in various parts during the event) and some nasty weather. I did think it a bit unfair to charge £5 for parking in a quagmire and the post event food was shoddy. It really is a shame to report that this wasn't a happy event for all.

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theclancampbell

01:35 19-02-18

2018 Februrary. Signage was missing for up to 2Km sections of the race. Signage not visible in fog due to white background, fluorescent colours would be better. Electronic GPS file not up to date to reflect race course on the day. No hot drinks available at any point, despite close to zero temps. Paper maps provided that were sodden and useless in 5 mins. Parking costs £5 in a muddy field not suitable for cars. Nearly al vehicles had to be pushed out by hand. Below average organisation; problems not dealt with that were obvious to foresee. Feedback has not been taken on board for their next event in Lulworth cove. Need to improve or they will never be on a par with other providers.

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