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Maverick Ultra Trail Series

07-Sep-2019 Caffyns Farm, Lynton, Devon EX35 6JW, UK (England)

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90KM / 56Miles
1 Day - 500 Runners

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Brutal  

Entry From £80 GBP

The all new Maverick Inov-8 Ultra Trail Series Exmoor (UTSE) point to point is the ultimate in endurance events. It’s the product of our favourite X Series event and our hardest Original Series event.

On paper you may not see the largest amount of elevation over the 55mile route, but the combination of extremely hard terrain and it being like a roller coaster with minimal flat sections, make this route incredibly demanding, physically and mentally.

Once you leave the venue at Caffyns Farm in Exmoor the route sets the tone instantly. There’s a tough climb within the first 2km so go out steady as you will be climbing for quite some time during the first stage of the race. Your eyes will be drawn to the epic scenery. First the Valley of the Rocks, then the climb to Foreland Point. From there will be your first technical descent, with loose scree on sheer cliff face, this is not for the faint-hearted.

The route continues following the south west coast path within the National Park almost to Minehead.

When you see Minehead you’ll be getting close to the halfway point and there’s a chance to get some hot food, drinks and a massage. But don’t rest for too long as the second half awaits and it’s just as tough!

The terrain changes in the second half of the route as you start to head inland towards the Quantock Hills in the distance. It becomes more forest and farmland but still equally as picturesque as the hills become longer with similar elevation.

As you press on and wind your way through quaint Somerset villages, seeing very few people, you come to terms with just how long and tough this route is.

Once you hit the small village of Bicknoller in Somerset you know you’re getting close. With a long climb to Bicknoller Post you will once again be met with stunning views over the Quantock Hills - that’s if you are not in the dark by now! This section of the route, once again, becomes pretty technical so take care - you will be on some tired legs by now.

The finish line is within your grasp but not before the dreaded long, steep descent in to the venue. If your legs were not finished before then, they will be now, but at least it’s just a stone’s throw away to beer, hot food, medal, massage and a place to put your tired head.

Camping is available for 2 nights (Pre race night and race night) along with transfers to the start from the finish.

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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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macsac

03:21 19-01-19

I ran this event in 2018, i think it was the first time it had been run and was also the first time i'd visited North Devon. Being a regular at Maverick events i was looking forward to more of the usual, awesome course, great organisation, super support along the way and i wasn't left disappointed. The outward leg was along the coastal path which i really enjoyed, the sheer drop to my left was both exciting and a test of the nerves, then on the loop back we were treated to a total different environment which at times felt like running through a rain forest. My wife and I made the most of things and stayed on in the area for several days afterwards, i made the most of the local cafes and their delicious pies and cakes to aid by recovery . Highly recommended to all

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