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Lulworth Cove Trail Running Race

21-Mar-2020 Lulworth Cove, Dorset, UK (England)

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Trail Race Race Terrain
53KM / 33Miles
1 Day - 800 Runners

Alternate Distances: 43KM/27M 21KM/13M 12KM/7M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Advanced  

Entry From £30 GBP

We are very excited to bring you this wonderful trail run for 2019 at Lulworth Cove in Dorset, one of the most beautiful and recognisable stretches of coastline in the country, situated right on the South West Coast Path.

Starting at the Durdle Door overflow car park, it’s a beautiful place to begin this trail running challenge. Heading off up the hill out of the car park, you will be greeted by one of the most photographed areas in the country and the world famous Durdle Door.

All four distances will take on this stretch of coastline, almost all the way to Weymouth – the 10K runners won’t make it this far, turn off half way along and climb away from the coast to find the higher coastal path before heading back to Lulworth and the finish.

With the rest of the field carrying on to Osminton Mills, the Half Marathon, Marathon and Ultra runners leave the coast path for a while before joining the upper coast path and heading back to Lulworth Cove, enjoying the views from a different direction and a slightly higher view point.

The Half Marathon runners will finish when they arrive back at Lulworth Cove, whereas the Marathon and Ultra runners will carry on past the start/finish line to begin the second leg of their challenge, heading in the other direction along the coast path towards St Alban’s Head and Poole. Here they will follow the coast path through M.O.D land, this is a particularly tough section but well worth it. The Marathon and Ultra turn off the coast path at different times before looping back to Lulworth Cove to the finish line.

This isa stunning venue for a trail running challenge and we advise you to take a camera for the challenge and enjoy the view as you run.

There will be a technical tee and a bespoke medal for all runners at the finish with lots of refreshments and support along the way.

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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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Hewey

09:05 29-03-19

There's not much I can add to M1K3's review; a great course (if you don't mind the hills) well organised and well stocked aid stations with friendly, supportive volunteers. I would definitely recommend this event.

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M1k3

08:13 24-03-19

This was my first ultramarathon and what a beautiful one to pick! The scenery is truly wonderful, and not a little bit distracting! In fact that would be my main point its really hard to carry on running and not stop every 30 minutes or so and just stare. I have nothing to compare the organisation of the event to but I have no complaints. Everyone was very nice and helpful, I will say that those people on the aid stations that filled your water bottles up for you were most appreciated. As for the actual event, it's tough going, a series of ascents and steep descents in quick succession takes its toll and they occur with a thoroughly demoralisingly regularity - but you're rewarded with those views. A brilliant race.

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