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Big Day Out 2018 Results

The Crossing Results – Crossing-Results250818

The Granite Tors Marathon Results – Granite Tor Marathon-Results250818

The Great Escape Half Marathon Results – Great Escape-250818

 

Photos of 2018 edition available to view  and purchase

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 >>>>>>>>>>>>>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

 

GRANITE TORS MARATHON – 11:00am, Postbridge to South Brent

Route starts with a fantastic loop up and over the Granite Tors of Lower and Higher White Tors and Longaford Tor, onward to Powdermills and through Bellever Forest 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 £8 and can be purchased through the SiEntries system.

ENTRIES OPEN >>>>>>>>> 

HALF MARATHON 11:30am Plume of Feathers Inn, Princetown to South Brent 

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 £8 and can be purchased through the SiEntries system.

ENTRIES OPEN

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

THE BIG DAY OUT IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY DARTMOOR BREWERIES OF PRINCETOWN.

Permit numbers 1857-1859 provided by the Trail Running Association. Race run under England Athletics rules.

TRA LOGO

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.

EMAIL SENT TO RUNNERS WEDS 15th August

Many thanks for entering our races. It’s 3 races again but a half-marathon (GREAT ESCAPE), marathon (GRANITE TORS Marathon) and an ultra-marathon (THE CROSSING).

We are proud to be sponsored by Dartmoor Brewery, famous for their Jail Ale and Legend ales.

REGISTRATION and COACH TIMES

South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach – TQ10 9AQ

06:00 to 09:25 – For all runners who have booked the coach to the start of each race.

ALTERNATIVELY – any uncollected race numbers will be taken on the coach to the start for those using their own transport. A kit-check will be completed at Registration in South Brent or Registration at the start. If something is missing, you will be refused a start.

REGISTRATION TIMES at the START LOCATIONS

Crossing 07:45 to 08:45 – Belstone EX20 1RB
Marathon 10:15 to 10:45 – Postbridge PL20 6TH
Great Escape 10:15 to 11:25 – Princetown PL20 6RR

Coaches have been arranged so you can leave your car in South Brent, the finish location.

Please be aware that parking is limited right next to the hall so expect to park 5-10 minutes walk away.

Please be considerate and leave plenty of room for emergency service vehicles and our own coaches to pass and be aware of access and entry points to people’s houses.

Roadside parking is free as is the carpark opposite the hall at the disused railway station but again, spaces are limited. Parking on the road by the hall MUST be on the hall side of the road all the way along.

Coaches leave South Brent to the start of each race :-

07:30 to arrive 08:30 – The Crossing
09:30 to arrive 10:30 – Granite Tors Marathon
09:30 to arrive 11:00 – Great Escape

Timings may alter slightly as they depend on a coach returning from their initial drop off. Toilet facilities are available at all 3 starts locations. It is recommended you water bottles are full before registering and boarding the coach.

Anyone wishing to add a coach transfer from South Brent to the start can do this via SiEntries https://www.sientries.co.uk/edit_entry.php?event_id=4287

For the The Crossing a small shoebox size numbered Bag can be left with the coach and will be returned to the finish. Please number your bag according to your race number and on production of the race number at the finish, your bag will be returned to you. Bags will be left at the owners risk.

NO baggage transfer facility is available for The Great Escape or Granite Tors marathon because the coach will not be returning to South Brent.

PARKING AT START LOCATIONS

Please avoid parking in the Plume of Feathers pub carpark in Princetown as there is some free roadside parking nearer to Dartmoor Prison and there is a fee paying carpark behind the Dartmoor National Park Information centre across the road, towards the prison.

For those parking in Belstone, the start of the two Crossing races, please leave space for a large coach to turn around, an area will be coned off. There is a short walk from the hall to the start on the village green.

There is parking available at the Postbridge Visitor Centre and is just a few yards from the start of the Granite Tors Marathon.

KIT LIST

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.

Running tonight on the Moor and yesterday we had fog, wing and rain. Add that for hours on end and you will need your kit, especially when there are gaps of up to 11 miles without an Aid Station.

PLASTIC FREE CUPS

Since our Lundy Island Race last month we have gone cupless. Anyone wanting single amounts of squash or coke should bring a separate cup which can be re-used at each checkpoint. We will provide top-up of bottles, soft flasks and backpack bladders.

The Crossing (maximum 10 hours) and Granite Tors Marathon (8 hours)

Backpack or waist pack
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)

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

Emergency numbers
Mark Brooks – 07525723554
Steve Skedgell – 07799111231

We reserve the right to check runners’ kit during the race or at the finish and disqualify the runner, if appropriate. We disqualified some runners last year.

Vitally important to shut all gates behind you. Dartmoor is a living landscape. Cattle and sheep are abundant.  DO NOT leave gates open for the next runner.

Supporters should keep their dogs under close control at all times. 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.

Qualified paramedics will be along the route at various Aid stations should you need any assistance.

Aid Stations / Checkpoints / Supporting locations

An example of a fully stocked Aid Station – choice of drinks such as water, squash, coke, choice of fruits such as bananas and watermelon, peanuts, biscuits, cakes and sweets. You should consider our Aid Stations to be in addition to the food and water you start the race with and not rely solely on the Aid Stations to fuel you to the finish.

From Eylesbarrow to Shipley Bridge there is no food or water provision (8 miles) due to the remote route of the course. Also, on the Crossing route from Belstone to Postbridge there is no Aid Station (first 11 miles).

The Crossing

Postbridge (mile 11) Fully stocked with food and water ^^
Hexworthy (mile 15) water top-up ^
Princetown (mile 21) Fully stocked with food and water ^^
Eylesbarrow (mile 24) water top-up **
Shipley Bridge (mile 32) Fully stocked with food and water ^
South Brent (mile 34) Hot and cold drinks, food to purchase ^^

Granite Tors Marathon

Postbridge 7 miles – Fully stocked with food and water ^^
Hexworthy 11 miles – water top-up ^
Princetown 16 miles – Fully stocked with food and water ^^
Eylesbarrow 19 miles – water top-up **
Shipley Bridge 27 miles – Fully stocked with food and water ^^
South Brent 29 miles – Hot and cold drinks, food to purchase ^^

The Great Escape

Eylesbarrow (mile 3) water top-up **
Shipley Bridge (mile 11) Fully stocked with food and water ^
South Brent (mile 13.2) Hot and cold drinks, food to purchase ^^

^^ suitable parking can be found
^ minimal car parking available
** no car parking but a minimum 2 mile walk to location

All distance are approximate

CUTOFFS – you must have left the aid station by the following times

The Crossing (start 09:00)

Postbridge 11 miles – 12:15
Princetown 21 miles – 15:00
Eylesbarrow 24 miles – 16:00
Shipley Bridge 32 miles – 18:15
South Brent, the Finish 34 miles – 19:00

Granite Tors Marathon (start 11:00)

Postbridge 7 miles – 12:45
Princetown 16 miles – 15:00
Eylesbarrow 19 miles – 16:00
Shipley Bridge 27 miles – 18:15
South Brent, 29 miles – 19:00

The Great Escape (start 11:30)

Eylesbarrow 3 miles – 12:30
Shipley Bridge 11 miles – 14:45
South Brent, the Finish 13.2 miles – 15:30

All distances are approximate

Should anyone miss a cutoffs their 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 FINISH

All finishers will receive a medal at the finish line.

Newly designed T-shirts purchased in advance will be given at the finish line. Some may be available to purchase on the day depending on pre-sales but they are still available to purchase online and will have the logo BIG DAY OUT logo on the front and the 3 races listed on the reverse. These are available as an add-on and can be purchased through the SiEntries entry system https://www.sientries.co.uk/edit_entry.php?event_id=4287
by signing into your account.

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.

We have procured the amazing Italian Food Heroes from Curator Cafe, Totnes to provide high quality Italian food and drink from South Brent Village Hall. They make the best coffee using Wood roasted coffee beans. The food is authentic, tasty Italian to satisfy your cravings at the end of your race.

PLEASE NOTE that 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! Thank you.

We look forward to chatting with as many runners and supporters as possible at the start, during the race and at the finish.

Good luck to you all.

Mark and Steve
PureTrail.uk

 

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