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

Ivybridge, Devon

Fore St, Ivybridge PL21 9AB, UK

Sat 10th October 2020

2 races

£49.00 - £60.00

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Covid Safety measures

These will comply with the Governing Body Guidelines the TRA, under the auspices of England Athletics and the ARC.

  • Hand sanitiser will be placed outside all toilets, as well as on a table. Paper toilet seat covers, one per person, will be used in toilets and portable loos
  • Signs reminding of ‘social distancing’ will be placed around the venue.
  • Seated staff will wear masks.
  • We WILL NOT be holding a race briefing. Instead runners will receive an electronic briefing with a video and description of the route.
  • For the start, we will be using a rolling start wave window split in to two one hour windows. This will be done alphabetically.
  • This event will be signed and marshalled.
  • Race chips/numbers will either sent out in the post, or ‘dipped’ in an antiseptic ‘bath’ and collected at registration.
  • There will be no prize giving ceremony.
  • Water and finisher’s medals will be located remote from the Finish to discourage social gathering (our biggest concern).
  • Spectators will not be encouraged.
  • All marshals will be given bin bags and disposable gloves. Anyone caught littering will be disqualified.

We will be signing runners back in back in when they finish their run behind the Plume of Feathers Pub . All runners will be issued with an NFC chip which will be used to sign in at the finish. They will swipe themselves in at the end and we will have a manual paperback system. We will be accounting for all of our runners with this new back-up policy. This applies to ALL runners. We will also have sweepers out on the course for all three distances.

C-19 PLAN
Wild Running Ltd has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

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

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Association of Running Clubs (ARC) save £2.00

    £49.00 CLOSED
  • Solo Challenge Route (East)

    Min Age 20yrs

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Association of Running Clubs (ARC) save £2.00

    £60.00 CLOSED

Book

  • Solo Ultra Route (West)

    Min Age 20yrs

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Association of Running Clubs (ARC) save £2.00

    £49.00 CLOSED
  • Solo Challenge Route (East)

    Min Age 20yrs

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Association of Running Clubs (ARC) save £2.00

    £60.00 CLOSED
What's Included

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.

Race Details

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.


Registration / Sleepover / Pre Race Refreshments

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.

Course Details

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.

Kit List

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

FAQs

Transport and Parking

How can I get to the Start/Finish

We will be laying on a bus from Ivybridge train station to take people to Bowbeer Farm in Drewsteignton.

Cut Offs

The cut off time for the finish is 12 hours and we will be publsihing checkpoint cut off tiemes, which will be aimed at people who walk at a reasonable pace the whole way.

What about dogs?

Dogs aren’t allowed for events on Dartmoor I’m afraid and the DNPA is quite strict about this.

Can I transfer my place to somebody else?

Yes up to seven days of the event/ No transfers will be allowed within 7 days of race day.

How can I transfer my ticket or change to a different event?

You can transfer your place to someone else by emailing us at hello@findarace.com. You may be able to transfer to a different event subject to availability, so please get in touch.

Do I need to have run a previous ultra to enter the Drogo Challenge?

You will need to have completed at least an off road marathon and we highly recommend that you have done some prior self navigation events.

Will the course be marked?

No but we will have three checkpoints which will be well stocked out on the course and we willl be monitoring your every move.

Will I need to navigate?

You will need to have done some self navigation events to take part. The Two Moors Way is unmarked in places, so you will need to know how ro read a map and use a compass, possibly in the dark if you are walking it.

Will my kit be checked?

Yes before the start and at unspecified checkpoints along the route.

Mandatory Kit fo 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 and Challenge

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

Are there any UTMB points for the Drogo Race?

Yes. There are 3 points on offer for the Drogo Ultra if you enter the race category.

How can I get back to the start?

We will provide transport to the start where race registration wil take place, which you can book for £10 on Saturday at Bowbeer Farm. Any other arrangements will have to be made by yourselves however.

How can I get to the start

We are laying on buses from Ivybridge.

Where can i stay?

We are providing camping and parking at Bowbeer Farm in Drewsteignton on Friday 9th October.

Reviews (3)

Bob

·9 months ago

Superb course, down to Earth organisers, brilliant day. I just did the 2020 race. The course is amazing; you see the best of Dartmoor and some of its villages. Ceri and the event team were great, well organised, friendly and above all safe. My friends and family loved the live tracking too! All in all, a highly recommended event for those who love being in the hills, want to push themselves and want the adventure of navigating the course.
Llewellyn

·9 months ago

Beautiful event. Amazing route - brutal, beautiful, really showcases Dartmoor in all its glory. Organisation and support were top notch and so friendly. Lovely atmosphere and will be racing with Wild Running again for sure.
JA
Jordan

·9 months ago

Awesome Event. Everything from start to finish was fantastic. The communication in the lead up to the event was brilliant, despite everything that was happening around them, they remand transparent and honest and kept us all in the loop which what was happening. The event itself was fantastic, the support crews had everything you needed and were great at boosting your moral. Couldn’t recommend this event highly enough - thank you to everyone involved!

Location

Ivybridge, Devon