Outline of Format:
The race will comprise two baton style relays, each having four separate defined legs, with real-time handovers between the legs.
The first relay, comprising Legs 1-4, will start at 09:00hrs at Steart marshes and run through to Langport, finishing from about midday onward. The second relay, comprising Legs 5-8, will start around 12:30hrs, running from Langport through to the traditional finish at Winyards.
Honours will be awarded based on the overall time to complete the whole race, being the accumulated time taken for both relays.
Competing teams will be expected to 'self navigate' and 'self support' between the start and finish of each relay, as well as record their individual leg times [to be 'handed in' at finish for use in the final results table].
Individual legs are broadly around 10k, long enough to be a worthy test but short enough to allow for multiple contiguous or alternate legs to be run by keen individuals. Also the Langport intermission should allow for some regrouping of the quicker and slower teams, while still keeping the feel of a continuous event.
Teams can contain up to 8 members, with each member running one leg only. Smaller teams will obviously need some runners to do multiple legs. While it is technically possible for an extreme 'ultra' runner to do the entire distance as a team of 1, we anticipate teams will generally comprise between 4-8 members. Team prizes will be awarded for all male teams, all female and mixed teams.
A 30 minute 'Hare & Hounds' lead time can be available in each of the two relays, by prior arrangement, for teams of a more leisurely disposition.
Click this link for the Team & Time sheet [will be available early 2018]
Extent of relays and component legs with estimated distances*
Leg 1: Steart Marshes to Combwich [11.5k]
Leg 2: Combwich to Bridgwater Marina [13k]
Leg 3: Bridgwater Marina to Burrowbridge [12.0k]
Leg 4: Burrowbridge to Langport [9.0k]
Leg 5: Langport to Kingsbury Episcopi [8.5k]
Leg 6: Kingsbury Episcopi to Ham Hill [10.3k]
Leg 7: Ham Hill to Haselbury Mill [10.6k]
Leg 8: Haselbury Mill to Winyard's Gap [8.7k]
For route maps, directions and specific guide notes see the menu pages for the individual legs.
* Distances given are gleaned from a combination of map estimates, conversions from previous route measurements and some GPS data. They are a good indication but are not exact.
And just in case you missed it:-
See the other 'drop down' menu pages for more details and for the all important entry form.
Quick links to Leg and Info pages:
|Overview of event|
|Relay 1||Leg 1||Leg 2||Leg 3||Leg 4|
|Relay 2||Leg 5||Leg 6||Leg 7||Leg 8|
Note: Page last updated 16/07/2018. Keep watching for more information and updates.