Results 23/06/2018

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Food glorious food! (with a run in-between)

The table is finally set for the South Hams Culinary Coastal Canter. The name in itself is a mouthful, the route a smorgasbord of coastal trails, beaches and riverside meanderings. 17 miles in all, starting from the Schoolhouse Restaurant in Mothecombe, on the Flete Estate. Set in the delicious picture-postcard location of the South Hams.

Entried closed Thursday 21st June 2018.


The start involves a crossing of the mouth of the River Erme.

The hardest section of route takes you up and down the South West Coast Path hills to your first Aid Station at Bigbury-in-Sea

A beach run from Bigbury……..

… the  Avon Estuary Trail   and finishing on the sands opposite the Beachhouse Café at South Milton.


BEACHHOUSE CAFÉ – South Milton Sands

The route, including 3 Aid Station locations, can be found here

Leave your car at South Milton, we can transport you to the start at Mothecombe.

The finish is on the fabulous South Milton beach, then enjoy a bite to eat and a well-earned drink at the Beachhouse Café – the most laid back food haven in the delicious South Hams…





The first three runners to finish the Canter will receive a bottle of wine and a gift voucher for dining at either the Schoolhouse or Beachhouse.

The first two male and female finishers will receive our bespoke trophies and Age Category winners for M40/50/60/70 and F40/50/60/70 will receive £5 Discount Voucher for a future pureTrail race.

A bespoke medal to all finishers.

T-shirts are available to purchase online for collection on the day.

Bus transfer can be purchased online at £6 per person.

Timings for the day

07:30 – 08:30 Registration at Beachhouse TQ7 3JY

08:30 – 08:45 Buses leave to the Start at Schoolhouse

09:15 – 09:30 Buses arrive at the Start

10:00 Start at SchoolhouseDevon

12:00 – 15:00 Finish at Beachhousedevon

09:00 until late FOOD served at both locations!


Entries now CLOSED. Please see below:-




The Beachhouse ( ) South Milton Sands, Thurlestone, near Kingsbridge, Devon. TQ7 3JY


4 miles outside Kingsbridge. From Kingsbridge take the A381 towards Salcombe. Turn right to South Milton village, then turn left (signposted) to the beach. The car park is free for National Trust members. There is a charge for non-members but this has been waived for runners on the day. Please note, the approach road to the beach from the village of South Milton is a narrow lane with limited passing places. At peak times it can be heavily congested so we suggest departing from the beach via the village of South Huish.


We start you down the road from the Schoolhouse on the beach and you run across the Estuary to join the hilliest section of the race to Bigbury Aid Station. From there you run the beach to an inland footpath, up across the golf course (beware of golf balls coming from your left!). Turning right and down to join the Avon Estuary Trail to the main Aid Station, Aveton Gifford. Marshals will shepherd you along the busy road (bridge) turning right to re-join the Avon Estuary Trail to Bantham. Here, you run through the carpark to a small Aid Station and just 2.5 miles before the finish (one hill to go). The finish, like the start, is on the beach.

The route is fully marked using metal flags and some red/white/yellow tape and yellow/white directional signs. After all intersections/junctions the route will be confirmed so look for red and white tape and/or directional arrows. You should not have to look too far ahead to see the marked route but the coast path will be lightly marked in places. Follow the acorn signage and keep the sea on your right!

The full route will be checked a few hours prior to the start of the races and route maps are online at


Signs will point you in the direction of our gazebos for Registration, which is close to the carpark.

Registration is 07:30 to 08:30 and where you collect your race number, safety pins and a t-shirt, if you’ve paid in advance. We may have some t-shirts to sell on the day but please order online to guarantee one. Coach transfer to the start can also be added via An example of the t-shirts can be found on our pureTrail running Facebook page.

Kit-checks of the compulsory kit-list will be performed at Registration, prior to collection of your Race number.

We have had requests for Race numbers to be available at the Start location in Mothecombe (see below). Because our chip timing system has changed, we will deliver unclaimed Race numbers and take them to the start, for collection. However, should you fail a kit-check at the start location, you will not be allowed to race.

Race numbers are to be worn on your front to make it possible to accurately record the results. If you are wearing a jacket which obscures your number then please make sure it is visible before arrival at the finish line as we are manual timing the races too.


The race is between two Culinary venues and the start is from the SchoolhouseDevon ( Mothecombe, near Holbeton, Devon PL8 1LB. If you are being dropped off at the start or leaving your car there until after the race, there maybe a charge for parking your car.


07:30 – 08:40 Registration at the Beachhouse

08:45 Buses will depart Beachhouse, South Milton Sands

09:15 – 09:30 Buses arrive at Schoolhouse, Mothecombe

09:20 – 09:50 Registration at Schoolhouse

10:00 START of the race

12:00 – 15:00 Runners finish at Beachhouse


Toilets are also located next to each restaurant.


The long range forecasts shows dry through to Saturday. Forecasts aren’t accurate so please bear this in mind and be prepared.


5 miles – Bigbury
10.2 miles – Aveton Gifford
14.7 miles – Bantham

All 3 aid stations can be used as a spectator location to cheer runners but be aware that parking charges may apply.

Supporters should keep their dogs under close control at all times but must realise the route goes out onto narrow paths. No dogs are allowed to run in our races due to UK Athletics rules and their Public Liability Insurance, which differs to Park Runs.


– Capacity to carry 500ml of water
– Whistle
– Head cover (buff/cap/hat)
– Trail shoes
– Mobile phone with stored numbers for Race Directors below
– Waterproof jacket


Please note that there will be Paramedics at locations along the route and at HQ, South Milton Sands (the Finish), so feel free to ask their advice.


11:35 Bigbury (19 minute miles)
13:05 Aveton Gifford (17 minute miles from Bigbury)
14:20 Bantham (16.66 minute miles from Aveton Gifford)
15:00 Finish (16 minute miles and an average of 17.44 minute miles)

You must leave the Aid Station before these times.

Should anyone withdraw from the race you MUST report to a marshal who will assist you and remove your race number.


The first thing you will get is a ‘well done’ from a marshal and a well earned medal will be waiting for you and some liquid refreshment.

The Beachhouse Cafe is a fabulous eatery and a perfect place for lunch when you’ve finished.

Unfortunately we cannot provide any changing facilities due to the location. Please bring plenty of clothing options for what the weather and course throw at you. Also, you finish on the beach so bring a towel!

We look forward to chatting with as many runners and supporters as possible before and after the race.

Good luck.

Mark 07525723554 – Please put in your phone to save time at Registration
Steve 07799111231 – Please put in your phone to save time at Registration


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Please note that dogs are not permitted in the race due to Insurance and Permits limitations.

Insurance provided through England Athletics and Permit 1847 available to view on the day from Trail Running Association.