HAMELDOWN HAMMER half-marathon, with it’s 7 mile sibling the HAMELDOWN 7EVEN is back for the 6th year.
The new date is Sunday 28th February 2021. The route will be reversed for the first time so adds a different feel to the race.
This year’s race Results
HAMMER start time likely 09:15
7EVEN start time likely 09:00
The races start and finish in the village of Widecombe-In-The-Moor, at the foot of the Hameldown ‘massif’ and surrounded by some of Dartmoor’s most iconic granite tors.
The Hameldown Hammer, like our Dartmoor Volcano race, is another tough, challenging trail race, designed to be a serious test of endurance. The Hammer has a total ascent of over 600m. It is 98% trail, over a series of well defined, grassy, rocky, sometimes muddy tracks and through forestry glades. Most significantly, there is a double ascent of the Hameldown Ridge….
The Hameldown Hammer rises high and steep. It affords spectacular views of the Moor and Tors, with some of the best trail running Dartmoor has to offer.
The shorter race, Hameldown 7EVEN – The ‘Long 10k’, has in excess of 300 metres of ascent and still includes a double ascent of the Hameldown ridge.
Both courses will be fully marked and marshalled.
Newly designed bespoke MEDALS to all finishers.
Bespoke Event T-shirts available to purchase through the SiEntries online.
So……….. Can you nail the Hameldown Hammer?
Or will you get HAMMERED!?
Mandatory kit-list :-
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
Race Permit provided by the Trail Running Association under U.K. Athletics rules