Exmoor Coastal Marathon & Half Marathon
13th April 2013


Unofficial Result

Half Marathon
Ian Sturdgess 3.40.10
Richard Piron 5.35.00
Richard's Report:

Richard Piron    Exmoor coastal Marathon (27.1 miles / 5200 feet climb)  5hr 35 mins.
I briefly saw Ian at the start but was late arriving.  Anyway for all those 'Grizzlyphiles' you'd love this!  a choice of 10k, half marathon, marathon and Ultra.  Stunning scenery (and just a bit hairy running close to a 400' cliff edge with a southerly gale force wind to contend with).  There are checkpoints every 8 miles or so with water and jelly babies but you are required to take your own own energy drink and food plus emergency blanket, first aid kit and waterproofs.  It's waymarked like a cycle sportive so little chance of going wrong.  Worst bit was after the race - walking back up the 'mountain' to get to the car park - a long day....

Ian's Report:

I took part in the Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series (CTS) Exmoor Half Marathon on Saturday 13th April 2013 and completed the race in 03:40:10.

The race took part in Exmoor National Park and started at the Hunter's Inn in the Heddon Valley.  Exmoor National Park is one of England's best kept secrets, and this event  takes place in the lesser known western area of the National Park. The course encompasses stiff climbs and long descents, open moorland, thickly wooded combes (valleys), historical ruins, dizzying cliffs, exquisitly beautiful rivers and a stretch of coastline that is unsurpassed. The Exmoor course is widely regarded as the toughest course in The Series and is definitely a grueling test of endurance for even the very hardest trail and fell runners. The half marathon had 2,400ft of ascent and was run along.




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