The Race with No Name Event and Challenge (Dartmoor Crossing)

Ivybridge, Devon

Organiser's Description

This is a 35 mile Dartmoor crossing with a difference. You can choose between a self navigation ultra from Drewsteignton to Ivybridge, following the Two Moors Way or a points challenge which follows a similar route but is done in teams or pairs and offers a points based system.

Both routes will be fully supported with a drop bag option and four and three checkpoints respectively, all of which will be fully stocked with food and refreshments. All participants will be fitted with trackers, so our 4X4 teams can monitor your every move.

Races

  • Solo Ultra Route (West) Min age 20yrs
    £49 BOOK
  • Solo Challenge Route (East) Min age 20yrs
    £60 BOOK
  • Team Runner Ultra Route (West) Price per person. Between 2 and 6 per team. Min age 20yrs
    £49 BOOK
  • Team Runner Challenge Route (East) Price per person. Between 2 and 6 per team. Min age 20yrs
    £49 BOOK

UTMB points

Gpx files optimised for all the leading watches and devices

2k worth of prizes from our event sponsor Kurio Compression

Well-provisioned check-points (3 in total for the Challenge and 4 for the Ultra, all manned) fully stocked with food and drink.

Live event monitoring for friends and family following our event tracking devices

Mandatory kit checks (for your own safety and well being)

Sleepover and registration at Ivybridge Methodist Church (Friday night pre event). Stocked with food and drink

Breakfast on Saturday morning in Ivybridge. (£5 booking fee)

Challenge event (which splits east where western and eastern Two Moors way divide) marked with coloured stickers at gates and styles between mile 8 and 11

Transport to the start from Ivybridge (for a £15 booking fee)

4X4 rapid response pick up

Bespoke first aid team

Baggage drop at Scorriton Village Hall

The chance to take part in pre-event recces

Parking in Ivybridge.

Registration at Ivybridge Methodist Church.

Free places to our other events, will be offered to reams who raise the highest amount for their chosen charity.

35 mile Two Moors Ultra

Checkpoints at 8 miles, 17 miles, 26 miles

Dartmoor Crossing following the Two Moors Way

Saturday October 10th, 2019. 9am

Feed stations mile 8, 17 and 26

Who is it for?

This event will appeal to people with a sense of adventure, who are looking for a scenic and runnable way to cross Dartmoor at any time of year. It’s also ideal for the first time ultra runner and those of you who want to do a Dartmoor Crossing with excellent. support, safety crews, loads of refreshments on route with either 3 Checkpoints (Ultra) and 24/7 monitoring.That’s because we provide all our runners with trackers. This is for people who can’t remember the name of races because they’ve done so many!

Entrants need to be 20 at least to enter the Ultra and 20 for The Challenge, unless they are planning to finish at CP1, in which case they must be 16 years or CP 2 and 3 (18 years).

You can enter the 35 mile Race With No Name, which is a challenging self navigation ultra, crossing Dartmoor National Park, with minimal ascent. At the 8 mile split at Checkpoint 1 near Yardworthy farm (also the first feed station) you must take the western split, where the Two Moors Way splits in two and rejoins at Widecombe at Checkpoint 2. There will be 3 checkpoints at Yardworthy Farm/The Challenge Split (mile 8), Widecombe (mile 17) and Scorriton (mile 26). Refreshments will be available at all checkpoints.

There are UTMB points up for grabs for the race event, which will be fully supported with a bag drop at Scorriton Village Hall (just short of the marathon point).

Or you can enter the Challenge Event, which is a points system following the Two Moors Way to Ivybridge via the eastern route.

You can run or walk to any of the three checkpoints Widecombe and Scorriton village hall or the end of the Two Moors Way at Ivybrige train station. Our #paceperfect format offers points according to how close you are to the hour mark and depreciates whether you are slower or faster than the target time and accumulates by the number of teams that are behind you. This encourages pacing and if you do it in teams or as a solo event, a degree of team work. While navigation still plays an important part. Teams must stick together throughout and finish together at each checkpoint. Team members in the Challenge Category who don’t stay within 100 meters of each other will be disqualified. If you enter as an individual for the Ultra race and become part of a team, you do not have to stick together.

Prizes will be awarded to the teams who have the highest aggregate of points across all checkpoints, as well as for each individual checkpoint. The fastest runners do not necessarily get the most points but the time targets will become increasingly harder after each checkpoint.

If you have to retire, you can bank the points already gained on checkpoints you have reached for future challenge events.


We have hired Ivybridge Methodist Church for thew whole day and Drewsteignton Village Hall for pre race briefing which is at 8.30am on Saturday and hot drinks and refreshments will be available at both venues.

People travelling long distances can also stay overnight on Friday at Ivybridge Methodst Church if they bring their own ground mats and sleeping bags.

Post event food can also be had at the Methodist Church in Ivybridge.

Castle Drogo to Ivybridge

From the castle you will descend in to the Teign Valley, skirting the river towards Chagford, where you will pick up signs for Frenchbeer and head towards Yardworthy farm, where the Two Moors Way splits in to an Eastern and Western section, not to be rejoined until mile 19 at Jordon. The Challenge event takes the eastern section, while Ultra racers must take the western route. The western route taken by Ultra racers, will head on to the fringes of Dartmoor towards Fernworthy Reservoir (western route) and follow a cattle trod below Hameldown Ridge (western section). Challenge racers will take the eastern route at the TMW split, crossing farmers fields to Lettaford and Checkpoint 1 on the A3212. The path rejoins at Widdecombe and runners/walkers head back on lovely hidden river paths, heading for Dr Blackalls Drive and to New Bridge.

From Scorriton (the final checkpoint), it’s a tough climb up Puper’s Hill, crossing the Avon via a clapper bridge if you’ve picked up the correct path. The run in to Ivybridge is straight forward, following the Puffer Billy trail (old tramway) all the way to Ivybridge, where our fuel station and finish for the Two Moors Ultra awaits, at the train station.

Mandatory Kit for Drogo Ultra Race and Challenge
Backpack or waist pack
Capacity to carry 1 to 2 litres of water
Survival blanket
Long sleeved pare base layer
Waterproof jacket (preferably with taped seams)
Waterproof trousers
Hat/Headcover (buff/cap)
Emergency food
Mobile phone with our Emergency numbers stored
Head torch (with spare batteries)
Laminated map (provided by us) or own map
Whistle
£20
Mobile phone (in sealed bag)
First aid kit (containing minimum of elastoplasts/moleskin layer/tweasers)

Non Mandatory
GPS watch or device
25 litre drop bag

Mandatory Kit for Drogo Ultra, Lynmouth Marathon and events under 40 mles
Backpack or waist pack
Capacity to carry 1 litre of water
Survival blanket
Long sleeved pare base layer
Waterproof jacket (preferably with taped seams)
Waterproof trousers
Hat/Headcover (buff/cap)
Emergency food
Mobile phone with our Emergency numbers stored
Laminated map (provided by us) or own map
Whistle
£20
Mobile phone (in sealed bag)
First aid kit (containing minimum of elastoplasts/moleskin layer/tweasers)

Non Mandatory
GPS watch or device
15 litre drop bag

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