Exmoor Trail Running Challenge 2022 - Trail Events Co

Sat 30 Jul 2022

Exmoor Trail Running Challenge 2022

This years event has moved home and is now set at the wonderful Allerford Recreation Ground just outside Porlock on the Exmoor coast, which is all part of the amazing Holnicote Estate part of the National Trust.

Ultra  |   Marathon   |   Half Marathon   |   12K

Location

Allerford Recreation Ground32 Harepark Allerford Minehead TA24 8HL

Competitor Limit

800

Distance

53.8 KM

33.4 Miles

Total Elevation

2853 Meters

9360 Feet

Entry Fee

£65

Elevation Chart

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Registration

6:30 am

Briefing

7:15 am

Start Time

7:30 am

Cut Off Time

Sat 30th - 5:30 pm

Distance

41.9 KM

26 Miles

Total Elevation

2136 Meters

7008 Feet

Entry Fee

£58

Elevation Chart

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Registration

7:30 am

Briefing

8:15 pm

Start Time

8:30 am

Cut Off Time

Sat 30th - 5:30 pm

Distance

25 KM

15.5 Miles

Total Elevation

1258 Meters

4127 Feet

Entry Fee

£45

Elevation Chart

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Registration

8:30 am

Briefing

9:15 am

Start Time

9:30 am

Cut Off Time

Sat 30th - 5:30 pm

Distance

12 KM

7.5 Miles

Total Elevation

769 Meters

2523 Feet

Entry Fee

£33

Elevation Chart

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Registration

9:30 am

Briefing

10:15 am

Start Time

10:30 am

Cut Off Time

Sat 30th - 5:30 pm

At our checkpoints you will find water, squash, coke, electrolytes, sweets, crisps, nuts, chocolate, bananas, cake, new potatoes and other carby bits on the marathon and ultra checkpoints . We are trying to reduce the use of plastic so we ask runners to bring reusable cups for coke and squash. There will not be any checkpoints during runs on our training weekends.

ultra Checkpoint 1 ultra Checkpoint 2 ultra Checkpoint 3 ultra Checkpoint 4

13KM
From Start Line


9KM
To Next Checkpoint


40KM
To Finish Line


51.1541 -3.58032

What Three Words:

cured.boring.planting Google Maps

22KM
From Start Line


8.5KM
To Next Checkpoint


31KM
To Finish Line


51.19687 -3.5764

What Three Words:

registry.beaks.airbag Google Maps

30.5KM
From Start Line


15.5KM
To Next Checkpoint


22.5KM
To Finish Line


51.20351 -3.65983

What Three Words:

crouches.senses.cheetahs Google Maps

46KM
From Start Line


7.8KM
To Next Checkpoint


7.8KM
To Finish Line


51.21879 -3.62693

What Three Words:

envisage.lousy.mistress Google Maps

At our checkpoints you will find water, squash, coke, electrolytes, sweets, crisps, nuts, chocolate, bananas, cake, new potatoes and other carby bits on the marathon and ultra checkpoints . We are trying to reduce the use of plastic so we ask runners to bring reusable cups for coke and squash. There will not be any checkpoints during runs on our training weekends.

marathon Checkpoint 1 marathon Checkpoint 2 marathon Checkpoint 3 marathon Checkpoint 4

13KM
From Start Line


9KM
To Next Checkpoint


28.9KM
To Finish Line


51.1541 -3.58032

What Three Words:

cured.boring.planting Google Maps

22KM
From Start Line


8.5KM
To Next Checkpoint


19.9KM
To Finish Line


51.19687 -3.5764

What Three Words:

registry.beaks.airbag Google Maps

30.5KM
From Start Line


4.5KM
To Next Checkpoint


11.4KM
To Finish Line


51.20351 -3.65983

What Three Words:

crouches.senses.cheetahs Google Maps

35KM
From Start Line


6.9KM
To Next Checkpoint


6.6KM
To Finish Line


51.21879 -3.62693

What Three Words:

envisage.lousy.mistress Google Maps

At our checkpoints you will find water, squash, coke, electrolytes, sweets, crisps, nuts, chocolate, bananas, cake, new potatoes and other carby bits on the marathon and ultra checkpoints . We are trying to reduce the use of plastic so we ask runners to bring reusable cups for coke and squash. There will not be any checkpoints during runs on our training weekends.

half-marathon Checkpoint 1

13KM
From Start Line


10KM
To Next Checkpoint


10KM
To Finish Line


51.21823 -3.50827

What Three Words:

hotspots.screaming.formless Google Maps

At our checkpoints you will find water, squash, coke, electrolytes, sweets, crisps, nuts, chocolate, bananas, cake, new potatoes and other carby bits on the marathon and ultra checkpoints . We are trying to reduce the use of plastic so we ask runners to bring reusable cups for coke and squash. There will not be any checkpoints during runs on our training weekends.

This distance has no checkpoints.

Ultra Kit List

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
  • Base Layer
  • First Aid Kit
  • Reusable Cup

Marathon Kit List

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
  • Base Layer
  • First Aid Kit
  • Reusable Cup

Half Marathon Kit List

Mandatory Kit
  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone
  • Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
  • 500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start
  • Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
  • Foil Blanket
  • Reusable Cup
Advised Kit
  • Whistle
  • Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)
  • Emergency Food

12K Kit List

Mandatory Kit
  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone
  • Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
  • 500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start
  • Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
Advised Kit
  • Reusable Cup
  • Foil Blanket
  • Emergency Food

This years event has moved home and is now set at the wonderful Allerford Recreation Ground just outside Porlock on the Exmoor coast, which is all part of the amazing Holnicote Estate part of the National Trust.

Don’t worry we haven’t moved far and we’ve kept in all the open moorland and coastal sections to make this a truly exceptional trail run in the heart of the Exmoor National Park.

A truly exceptional area for trail running, with the marathon and ultra runners covering areas around Dunkery Hill and Horner Wood, two nature reserves before joining the South West Coast Path back towards Porlock and the finish.

The 12k and half marathon runners, stay on the coastal side of the A39, where you will enjoy running through some stunning wood sections and the fantastic coastal path around Porlock and Bossington Hill.

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.

Following the trail across the Moor you arrive at Selworthy Beacon, leaving the Beacon behind you take the coastal path with spectacular views towards Hursltone Point and the coast.

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..

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Additional Info


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

Number & Timing Chip

For our events, numbers and timing chips are sent to runners in the post approximately 2-4 weeks before the event. Please ensure your address is up to date on the system you used to register. If you enter the event at the last minute, you will be able to collect your bib and timing chip on the day.

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 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.

Regarding training weekends, no signage will be provided, as all runs will be guided.

Camping Info

Camping is available at Hare Park, Allerford Recreation Ground.

Cost £7 per person per night (Plus £5 for your vehicle)

Please note this is a basic campsite.

Fresh Water tap and Portaloos onsite.

No Electrical hookups available.

No disposable barbecues or fire pits allowed.

To reserve a camping spot please write to [email protected] with your arrival time & tent size/camper van information included.

What You Get

  • Trail Events Co large bespoke finishers medal
  • Trophies for first three male and female runners in each distance, plus a trophy for the first male and female over 50 in each distance (For the Backyard Ultra, only the winner gets a trophy)
  • Energy refreshments at the checkpoints and finish line
  • Experienced medical cover – Medics (Mobile)
  • Friendly, personal assistants, advice and support
  • Fully Signed Course
  • Chip Timing
  • Free Professional Race Photos
  • Trail Events Co Snood
  • Also on offer:
  • Technical Running T-shirt (£15)
  • For the Backyard Ultra, you can purchase a limited edition T-shirt (£15) and a limited edition hoody (£30)
  • GPS tracking units (available at £20 per day for hire)

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