Our first trail running venture into Dorset and what a location we’ve chosen!
Our two race distances are overseen by the iconic Colmer’s Hill just a stone’s throw from Symonsbury village and Estate, two miles to the West of Bridport, and just off the A35.
The hill is an awesome sight, topped by Caledonian and Monterey pines, and from the summit there are sweeping panoramic views out toward the sea, the infamous Golden Cap and across a rolling Dorset countryside dotted with idyllic villages.
Both race distances are almost entirely run within the Estate boundaries, the Colmer’s Hill Race entirely so, with the Symondsbury Half Marathon venturing out a little further, along the Admiral’s and Jubilee Ways for a short period of time, with more steep climbs thrown in for good measure!
Both the Half Marathon and 7–mile Hill Race include a double ascent of the 130m Colmer’s Hill, on the outward and return, before heading back into the village, to the Event Centre and Finish-line.
Bespoke Colmer’s Hill Races medal to all finishers, and event t-shirts can be purchased during the entry process.
Race Start times:
Symondsbury Half Marathon – 11:00am
Colmer’s Hill Race 11:15am
Race Permit to be provided by the Trail Running Association