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Half Sunrise Ultra

Cley next the Sea, Norfolk

Cley next the Sea, Holt, UK

Sat 12th December 2020

Organiser's Description

The Norfolk Coast Path runs for 83 miles from Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea, travelling through the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). A stunning journey in its own right but we have added a couple of twists.

Firstly the Sunrise events take place in mid-December. While Norfolk may not seem that remote when the north winds blow it comes directly from the North Pole, and with the flat and open terrain, conditions could be challenging.

Secondly, the events will be run during the hours of darkness. Starting at 22:30 in Cley-next-the-sea, you follow the Norfolk Coast Path, eastwards towards the finish at The Britannia Pier in Great Yarmouth, some 45 miles away. Can you beat the sun and arrive before dawn at 07:57? Don’t worry if not, as you have fifteen hours or until 13:30 Sunday to complete your journey.

An indoor checkpoint is provided at Sea Palling, which provides hot and cold food and drinks. Additional mobile checkpoints will be set up along the route but these will be outside and will only provide cold water and simple snacks. Competitors are therefore expected to be self-sufficient for the majority of the race and pack accordingly for a winter ultra marathon.

In 2020, 3 UTMB points are awarded to successful finishers.

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Cley next the Sea, Norfolk