PLEASE NOTE THE RACE WAS CANCELLED DUE TO STORM CALLUM – Email sent to participants this morning
Saturday 13th October 2018.
Starting and finishing in the Moorland village of Peter Tavy and nestled below the wild Tors of West Dartmoor. The Dartmoor 3 in ONE offers 3 races of 3 distances, all in ONE day. 22.5 miles in total.
All races start and finish from Peter Tavy Village Hall with a mass start for each race. You have to finish the first to be on the start line for the second. How much time you have to recover between races is down to the individual. Do you go all out and rest, or pace it out and go for negative splits? It’s up to you……
Start times are generous to a degree but the cumulative effect of 3 race starts in 5 hours is certain to have an effect on performance. It’s a long race broken into 3 faster, shorter events. In itself, this is a new concept and we think it’s going to be a real test of endurance and tenacity to be the pureTrail Dartmoor 3 in ONE overall winner.
5 Tors race starts at 10:00am – 9.75 miles
4 Tors race starts at 12:30pm – 7.5 miles
3 Tors race starts at 2:30pm – 5.25 miles
All 3 routes are fully marked and marshalled and a Bespoke medal will be waiting for the finishers of all 3 races during the day. Trophies to the first two male and female finishers. Discount vouchers to Age Category winners.
Each race can be entered individually as a single race and free future race places are on offer to the first two male and female finishers (limited to one free entry per person). No medals or trophies are available to winners of single races.
Examples of the Marking on the 3 Courses :-
10:00am start – 5 Tors race – Cox Tor, Middle Staple Tor, Great Staple Tor, Roos Tor and White Tor
12:30pm start – 4 Tors race – Roos Tor, Great Staple Tor, Middle Staple Tor and Cox Tor
2:30pm – 3 Tors Race – Cox Tor, Great Staple Tor and Roos Tor
No refunds or deferrals. Name changes allowed until 30th September 2018.
Race Permits granted by the Trail Running Association
pureTrail Running affiliated with England Athletics
RACEDAY INFORMATION EMAIL (sent Wednesday) FOR 13th October 2018
Many thanks for entering our race and it’s great to see so many names that we have already seen at our other events we’ve hosted this year.
Timings to register, collect numbers, prepaid t-shirts, safety pins, etc are
08:45 to 9:45. It’s at Peter Tavy Village Hall PL19 9NN.
If you are not running in the first race please arrive to Register half hour before your race start. Please follow signs to the designated parking field.
Please note that there is no parking available along the road in the village as it will affect emergency vehicles getting in or out of the village. The parking is in a field approximately 400m from the hall. Event signage to the field will be added to existing signs to Peter Tavy and marshals will ultimately get you to the field.
The best direction into Peter Tavy is from the A386 either from Plymouth or Tavistock/Okehampton (A30) follow these directions http://www.petertavyinn.co.uk/find_us.html (don’t turn down to the pub). There will be extra signage in the village directing you to the Event carpark.
In the Hall there will be soft drinks, coffee, tea and a selection of cakes available to purchase throughout the day. Handy hint – bring a couple £1 coins if you need a caffeine pickup in between races
Event t-shirts will be for sale in the hall for those who have not already ordered theirs but to guarantee the correct size, you can still order Event t-shirts online https://www.sientries.co.uk/edit_entry.php?event_id=4695
You can purchase our new pureTrail Technical running t-shirts £20, Hoodies £30 and
multi-functional headwear £8 on the day.
Dartmoor has varied weather conditions and the forecast looks wet for Friday so expect wet ground. A big chance of rain on Saturday too so be prepared! Bring a change of kit and you may have time to change, then again, you may not!
Because it is Dartmoor and we are sending you out to a remote area where vehicles have limited access, we insist you bring :-
Backpack or waistpack
Mobile phone with emergency number stored (numbers below)
Capacity to carry 250ml of liquid – we are cupless now so bring a collapsable up or water bottle
We would also suggest you consider wearing leggings or a long sleeve top compared to what you would usually wear.
Bags can be left in the hall but remember to take your Trail shoes off before entering. Bags are left at owners risk.
Qualified paramedics from Medicare SouthWest will be at the event in case of need.
The Course and Aid Stations
All 3 courses will be fully marked and marshalled.
Each course will be Colour Coded :-
ORANGE Flags = Race 1 = 9.75 miles
PINK Flags = Race 2 = 7.5 miles
WHITE Flags = Race 3 = 5.4 miles
Please note that some of the routes will be colour coded with all 3 colours as we use the same initial start and finish, for example. Other areas of the Moor will have different coloured flags. After each race the corresponding coloured Flags will be removed by ‘roving’ marshals, leaving just WHITE for the last race!
An example of each flag will be shown to you before each of the race starts. Just keep repeating ORANGE, PINK, WHITE…..
In addition, at a different location each race, you will need to collect and grab a wristband. This wristband must be visible at the finish line (and handed back). This ensures the correct route has been completed each time.
Maps of the routes are shown on our webpage www.puretrail.uk/3-in-One and copies will be printed and displayed at the hall.
(ORANGE) Race 1 – Miles 1.25, 6.25 and 8.50
(PINK) Race 2 – Miles 1.75 and 6.25
(WHITE) Race 3 – Miles 1.25 and 4
(All distances are approximate)
We have a dozen marshals located around the course and a Sweeper for each race. These are experienced runners who will guide and encourage any tail-end runners to complete the course within the time constraints.
(ORANGE) Race 1 – 2 1/2 hours (15 1/2 minutes miles)
(PINK) Race 2 – 2 hours (16 minute miles)
(WHITE) Race 3 – 1 1/2 hours (17 minute miles)
The chip timing will determine the cutoff time so please be polite if you miss by seconds. The cutoff is all part of the event.
Anyone missing the cutoff for Race 1 will have to wait until the start of Race 3 to run again. We expect a maximum of 5 minute turn around time after Races 1 and 2.
Anyone entering Races 2 and 3 will be briefed separately but every runner will be reminded of the colours of the flags to look out for at a briefing before starting the race.
Medals will be provided to all runners who complete all 3 races within all 3 cutoffs.
Should anyone withdraw from the race either out on the course or at the HQ you MUST report to a marshal who will assist you. We need to allocate every runner for every race.
PLEASE NOTE, at the finish, NO SHOES used for the race should be worn inside the hall or left in a pile outside the entrance door for people to trip over! Unfortunately there are no changing rooms at the hall. Bring plenty of options for what the weather and course throws at you!
The Dartmoor 3-in-1 overall First two Male and First two Female runners will receive a bespoke trophy and age category winners will receive a Discount vouchers emailed when final results are established.
Cox Tor Aid Station and Cox Tor Trig is a good place to venture should anyone wish to view the runners. It is 1.25 and 1.75 miles respectively. Supporters should keep their dogs under close control at all times and dogs are not allowed to run with their owner in the races due to UK Athletics rules and their Public Liability Insurance, which differs to Park Runs.
We look forward to chatting with as many runners and supporters as possible before and after the race.
Good luck to you all.