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Race across Dorset

Fordingbridge Hants

Tenantry Farm, Rockbourne, Fordingbridge SP6 3PB, UK

Sat 12th June 2021 - Sun 13th June 2021

4 races

£42.00 - £77.00

Organiser's Description

This summer we bring you a great new event. As the name implies, its a race from one side of Dorset to the coast.

Starting at Tenantry Farm, day 1 will take you over wide open country and rolling down land to Charisworth Farm, just south of Blandford. Here you can set up your own tent, or rent a fabulous bell tent for a group of friends. Refreshments and licenced bar will be available.

On the Sunday you continue south, passing through pine forests and lowland heath before passing Wareham and Corfe Castle, and finally ascending the Purbeck hills to reveal the coast and your finishing point just above Chapmans Pool. Stunning views of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO world heritage site and Poole harbour will thrill you.

For those who enjoy a big challenge a non-stop ultra is offered.

Races

  • Ultra (Sunday)

    Sun 13th June 2021

    £77.00 CLOSED
  • 2 Day Package

    Sat & Sun Marathons

    £76.00 CLOSED
  • Single Marathon

    Sat 12th June 2021

    Saturday

    £42.00 CLOSED
  • Single Marathon

    Sun 13th June 2021

    Sunday

    £42.00 CLOSED

Book

  • Ultra (Sunday)

    Sun 13th June 2021

    £77.00 CLOSED
  • 2 Day Package

    Sat & Sun Marathons

    £76.00 CLOSED
  • Single Marathon

    Sat 12th June 2021

    Saturday

    £42.00 CLOSED
  • Single Marathon

    Sun 13th June 2021

    Sunday

    £42.00 CLOSED
Race Option Details

Ultra - 53 miles. Start on Sunday from Tenantry Farm to West Hill Farm near Chapmans Pool on the Purbeck coast.

Saturday marathon - 26.5 miles. Tenantry Farm to Charisworth Farm

Sunday marathon - 26.5 miles. Charisworth Farm to West Hill Farm

Saturday & Sunday marathons. Both marathons over the two days with camping available at Charisworth Farm

Timings

Saturday, June 12, 20216:30 AM to Sunday, June 13, 20217:30 PM

Full Route Details

Runners set off from Tenantry Farm, just south of Salisbury and head off over the rolling downland toward the sea. The journey takes them past ancient burial mounds, along the course of a Roman Road, and through a nature reserve. After passing through unspoilt villages, woodlands and crossing the river Stour you reach the midpoint, Charisworth Farm. Here camping, licenced bar and refreshments are available, as well as transit back to the start for those not wishing to stay.

Day 2 sees runners head further south, The Purbeck hills are already in view as you descend off the chalk escarpment onto lowland heath and pine forest. The journey continues to the Saxon town of Wareham, and on over heath and farmland to the famous village of Corfe Castle. Here runners pass the world famous ruins of Corfe Castle, a royalist stronghold besieged and ruined in the English Civil War. The route continues over hills and farmland, offering amazing views of Poole harbour, the Isle of Wight and steam trains making their way to Swanage. The finishing point is above Chapmans Pool, along the UNESCO World Heritage 'Jurassic Coast'.

The route offers runners the chance to see some amazing views, and enjoy mile after mile of unspoilt countryside. Each day offers around 600m of elevation, and in general the hills are moderate and will not present a problem to runners. The trails consist in the main of well maintained bridleways and tracks. Very little road work is involved, and road crossings manned. The route will be well marked, and GPX files available. Aid stations are approximately every 6 miles, and often are sited at good rendezvous points such as farm shops with parking and other facilities.

The event will appeal to hard-core ultra runners and the less competitive alike. Because of the terrain and time of year it will provide the ideal chance for a first ultra or marathon. Medals will be awarded for all, and trophies for the top 3 men and women in each race.

Location

Tenantry Farm SP6 3PB - www.tenantry.co.uk

Charisworth Farm DT11 9AL - www.dorsetfarmparty.co.uk

West Hill Farm BH20 5LN

What's Included

Medals will be awarded for all, and trophies for the top 3 men and women in each race.

Camping is available for those entering both the Saturday & Sunday marathons.

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