BIG DAY OUT – Crossing/pureTrail Marathon/Great Escape – Saturday 25th August 2018

BIG DAY OUT – Crossing/pureTrail Marathon/Great Escape – Saturday 25th August 2018

 

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BIG DAY OUT – FINAL RESULTS 2017

Event photos to view and purchase

THE CROSSING RESULTS 2016

Race Information.

The Crossing – 34 miles – 09:00 Belstone, North Dartmoor to South Brent 

GPX file for The Crossing

The first pureTRAIL ultra. 34 miles across Dartmoor. North to South.

An aspirational baby ultra. It’s a tip-toe into ultra-distance running. But it’s far from easy..

A fully marked course, two Aid Stations with food and refreshments, plus two drinks and refuelling stops.

Experience the wilderness of the High Moor, the beauty of the periphery. Visiting the 4 moorland villages of Belstone (start), Postbridge, Princetown, and South Brent (finish) and includes just 900 metres of ascent.

Start time 09:00. Time limit 10 hours. Bespoke medals. Bespoke t-shirt can be purchased during the application process.

Registration is at South Brent Village Hall (the finish). As this is a linear route, a bus service is provided at an additional cost of £10 and can be purchased through the SiEntries system.

ENTRIES OPEN END OF OCTOBER >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>SI-ENTRIES-ONLINE

Maps 1 to 5 shown below – click any thumbnail to view/download larger PDF version:

01 Dartmoor Crossing N Section Map 1 line 300 02 Dartmoor Crossing N Section Map 2 line (1) 300 03 Dartmoor Crossing Middle Section Map 300 04 Dartmoor Crossing S Section Map 1 300 05 Dartmoor Crossing S Section Map 2 300

pureTrail first Dartmoor Marathon 10:30am, Postbridge to South Brent

Route starts with a fantastic loop up and over Granite Tors to later join the Crossing route to Princetown and finishing down the Great Escape route to the finish in South Brent.

Registration is at South Brent Village Hall (the finish). As this is a linear route, a bus service is provided at an additional cost of £10 and can be purchased through the SiEntries system.

ENTRIES OPEN END OCTOBER >>>>>>>>> 

Half-marathon 11:30am Plume of Feathers Inn, Princetown to South Brent 

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Great Escape 2016 RESULTS

GPX file for The Great Escape

Starting from Princetown in the heart of the Moor, the route takes in the last 13.2 miles of THE CROSSING, with big, wide open spaces.

Can you ‘escape’ from the Moor in the time allowed (4 hours)?

It’s a downhill route with a few surprisingly technical uphills. The route crosses the head of the Erme Valley and traverses the Erme canyons, with some interesting moorland vistas along the Abbots Way before the long descent into South Brent.

A real taste of Dartmoor trail running.

A fully marked and marshalled course with 2 drinks and refuelling stops.

Bespoke medal to all finishers. Bespoke t-shirts can be purchased in the application process.

Registration is at South Brent Village Hall (the finish). As this is a linear route, a bus service is provided at an additional cost of £10 and can be purchased through the SiEntries system.

ENTRIES OPEN END OF OCTOBER >>>>>>>>
SI-ENTRIES-ONLINE

 

Maps for The Great Escape half-marathon route below – click any thumbnail to view/download larger PDF version:

04 Dartmoor Crossing S Section Map 1 300 05 Dartmoor Crossing S Section Map 2 300

Permit numbers 981-983 provided by the Trail Running Association.

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The kit list is for your protection should the worst happen on Moorland where it can be miles from the nearest road. Dartmoor’s varied weather conditions means we do not know what we will get. For the same weekend last year we had fog, rain and a cold wind. It was the day Mark, Steve and other marshals marked the course for our Dartmoor Volcano race where we all wore waterproof jackets and trousers.

The Crossing and Marathon (maximum 10 hours)

Capacity to carry 1 litre of water
Survival blanket
Whistle
Spare baselayer – long sleeved
Waterproof jacket
Waterproof trousers
Hat/Headcover (buff/cap)
Emergency food
Mobile phone with our Emergency numbers stored

The Great Escape (maximum time 4 hours)

Capacity to carry 1 Litre of water
Survival blanket
Whistle
Waterproof jacket
Hat/Headcover (buff/cap)
Emergency Food
Mobile phone with our Emergency numbers stored

No dogs are allowed to run with their owner in the races due to UK Athletics rules and their Public Liability Insurance, which differs to Park Runs.

Cutoffs

The Crossing (start 09:00)

Postbridge 11 miles – 12:15
Princetown 20 miles – 15:00
Shipley Bridge 31 miles – 18:00
South Brent, the Finish 34 miles – 19:00

The Great Escape (start 11:30)

Shipley Bridge – 14:35
South Brent, the Finish 13.1 miles – 15:30

All distances are approximate

Should anyone miss a cutoffs their ‘Dibber’ and Race Number will be removed and will no longer feature in the race. You will be transported to the finish line in due course. Anyone withdrawing from the race MUST report to a marshal who will assist you.

The first two male and female runners in each race will receive a bespoke trophy and age category winners will be notified by email once Final Results have been established.