Joe Turner's Sweat
This is a self nav 50k Ultra and Challenge from the start of The Two Moors Way to Knowstone in Mid Devon. The route, which is mainly off road, crossses Exmoor in to Mid Devon and follows the route originally trailblazed by the late Joe Turner in the last century.
The event will be fully supported by our first rate 4X4 Rapid Response Team and friends and family will be able to monitor participants 24/7 in real time. The route covers the first third of the Two Moors Way and is connected to our other popular Race With No Name, which completes the final section.
Finishers will be able to get hold of a commemorative epic of the Two Moors Way, which slots together with The Race With No Name to form the whole. The epic is a tribute to Joe Turner, who was responsible for opening the route in 1976 and passed away in 2004, as well as to our runners.
The Ultra includes three checkpoints at Simonsbath (10 miles) Tarr Steps (18 miles) and West Anstey (23 miles), and one at the finish point at Knowstone Village Hall (mile 28) before a further 2 mile out and back is completed via Knowstone Cross to make the 50k distance.
This is identical to the Ultra but includes the #PacePerfect Points System. Points are awarded for arriving at each checkpoint, as well as for every team that is behind you and how close you are to the hour. Teams of two to eight can enter.
Cut off - 8 Hours
Waterproof foldable maps containing the course route (optional purchase)
Gpx files optimised for all the leading watches and devices
Well-provisioned check-points (4 in total) fully stocked with food and drink
Mandatory kit checks (for your own safety and well being)
Bespoke first aid team
Transport to the start from Knowstone
Baggage drops at Tarr Steps
The chance to partake in pre event recces
Subsidised buff with route map (optional purchase)
Epic personalised mounted poem with photo (optional purchase)
7.15am to 8am Registration and pre race breakfast (not included) at the Log Cabin Diner
8am Bus pick up The Log Cabin Diner, Moortown Barton, South Molton EX36 4RZ
9am Drop Off at The Pavilion, Lynmouth
9.15am Race Briefing
9.30am Start of Joe Turner’s Sweat Ultra and Challenge Event
5.30pm Cut off for both events
Moortown Barton, South Molton, EX36
Mandatory Kit for Race With No Name and Challenge
Backpack or waist pack
Capacity to carry 1 to 2 litres of water
Long sleeved pare base layer
Waterproof jacket (preferably with taped seams)
Mobile phone with our Emergency numbers stored
Head torch (with spare batteries)
Bring your own map 1:25k or 1:40k recommended or this Two Moors Way route
Mobile phone (in sealed bag)
First aid kit (containing minimum of elastoplasts/moleskin layer/tweasers)
GPS watch or device
25 litre drop bag
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