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Exmoor Trail Running Challenge

Lynton, Exmoor

Cloud Farm, Cloud Farm, Lynton, UK

Sat 17th October 2020

4 races

£30.00 - £62.00

Organiser's Description

An outstanding Trail run awaits you within the beautiful and exhilarating Exmoor National Park. After a year away we are delighted to be returning to Cloud Farm in the famous Lorna Doone valley. The site has been acquired by the National Trust and vast improvements to the parking and facilities have been made, Now they really want us back, how could we say no!

There are four new trail routes planned out for you. Which take in the best of the Exmoor National Park. You’ll be facing beautiful trails along river laden valley floors and wooded valley, before bursting out on to one of the most stunning stretches of coastline in the country.

Canicross Friendly.

Races

  • 12 Km Entry
    £30.00 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon Entry
    £42.00 CLOSED
  • Marathon Entry
    £55.00 CLOSED
  • ULTRA Entry
    £62.00 CLOSED

Book

  • 12 Km Entry
    £30.00 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon Entry
    £42.00 CLOSED
  • Marathon Entry
    £55.00 CLOSED
  • ULTRA Entry
    £62.00 CLOSED
What's Included

* A large, gorgeous bespoke medal (individual ribbons for each distance). (All finishers)
* A Trail Events Morf Snood (All entrants)
* Chip timing
* Well Marked course (No self navigation needed)
* Well stocked checkpoints
* Amazingly friendly and helpful staff
* Full medical support
* Camping available
* Bar and refreshments available onsite
* Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports retail shop
* Trail Events retail shop
* Event photographs (Photos are FREE for you to download)

Location

Allerford Recreation Ground, Hare Park, Allerford,Minehead, TA24 8HL

Half Marathon Route

An outstanding Trail run awaits you within the beautiful and exhilarating Exmoor National Park. Leaving the tranquil village of Allerford deep within the National Parks you arrive on forest trials that lead you to a 19th Century Memorial Hut and onto the open moors. Various trials with hidden gems await you …forest trails, enchanting villages, an abundance of wildlife and nature before hitting the coastal path with outstanding views out to sea. Following the path you will encounter the ancient remains Burgundy Chapel before heading back to the open moors towards Hurlstone Point. The trail takes you to the lower coastal path before you climb to reach Bossington Hill before heading back through the Allerford Plantation and the Agnes Fountain Monument and the finish.

Marathon Route

An outstanding Trail run awaits you within the beautiful and exhilarating Exmoor National Park. Leaving the tranquil village of Allerford deep within the National Parks you arrive on forest trials that lead you to the beautiful Church of Selworthy. Following the trail you will be striding towards Dunkery Hill and its famous Beacon, following the Coleridge Way. Dunkery & Horner Wood National Nature Reserves greet you for this enchanting section, steeped in history and wildlife. Horner Hill and the best little tea rooms await you before you head out to the village of Porlock. Following the trails you then once again explore the open moors and fields before heading back towards the scenic coast and the pretty Porlock Weir, then you have the amazing views of the coast passing Porlock pebbly beach leading to grass paths that take you past the Dead Trees on the Marsh. You fast approach the quaint village of Bossington before returning to the forest trials of the Allerford Plantation with the Agnes Fountain Monument and on to the finish.

Ultra Route

An outstanding Trail run awaits you within the beautiful and exhilarating Exmoor National Park. Leaving the tranquil village of Allerford deep within the National Parks you arrive on forest trials that lead you to the beautiful Church of Selworthy following the trail you will be striding towards Dunkery Hill and its famous Beacon following the Coleridge Way. Dunkery & Horner Wood National Nature Reserves greet you for this enchanting section, steeped in history and wildlife. Horner Hill and the best little tea rooms await you before you head out to the village of Porlock. Leaving Porlock behind you head you continue on the Coleridge Way to Sugar loaf Hill and the amazing views over looking Embelle Wood Beach. From here you follow the coastal path through the woods to the village of Porlock Weir. Leaving the woods behind you follow the Porlock Pebble Beach leading to grass paths that take you pass the Dead Trees on the Marsh. You fast approach the quaint village of Bossington before returning to the forest trials of the Allerford Plantation with the Agnes Fountain Monument and on to the finish.

Kit List

12K MANDATORY KIT
Fully Charged Mobile Phone
Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start
Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)

12K ADVISED KIT
Reusable Cup
Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
Hat
Gloves

HALF MANDATORY KIT
Fully Charged Mobile Phone
Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start
Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)

HALF ADVISED KIT
Reusable Cup
Foil Blanket
Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
Hat
Gloves

MARATHON MANDATORY KIT
Fully Charged Mobile Phone
Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start
Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)
Waterproof Trousers (Taped Seams)
Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
Compass
Foil Blanket
Whistle
Head Torch
Emergency Food
Hat
Gloves

MARATHON ADVISED KIT
Reusable Cup
Base Layer
First Aid Kit

ULTRA MANDATORY KIT
Fully Charged Mobile Phone
Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start
Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)
Waterproof Trousers (Taped Seams)
Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
Compass
Foil Blanket
Whistle
Head Torch
Emergency Food
Hat
Gloves

ULTRA ADVISED KIT
Reusable Cup
Base Layer
First Aid Kit

Parking

Ample Parking is available at Allerford Recreation Ground and a-joining field.

Sign posts and flags will also be out on show to guide you into Allerford village and the parking area.

Cost for parking – £5 per vehicle all day parking. CASH ONLY

Other Information

NUMBER & TIMING CHIP
Numbers and timing chip's are to be collected on the day of the event at registration.

Please make a note of your registration time for the distance you selected and make sure you arrive giving yourself enough time to register.

Please also make a note of your briefing time and ensure you attend the briefing.

Both the number and the timing chip have to be worn at all times during the event.

You also have the chance to rent GPS tracking units, which enable your friends and family to track you all the way around the course.


SIGNAGE
We use a number of signs during our events. Arrow markers are on a hi-viz reflective red with white arrow to mark the direction to be taken.

We also use striped tape, these are placed after any split to reassure you that you are on the correct trail. We also use them along long stretches where no turn off is required or directional arrows needed.

We advise runners to bring a map of the route with them on event day in case of emergencies. You can download the map and print it and you can download GPX files to your device.

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Lynton, Exmoor