The T S U N A M I  o c e a n  t r a i l s  are back with another tidal wave of Trail Running. They are due to hit the North Devon and Cornish coastline next summer: Friday 19th June and Saturday 20th June 2019.

The longest day (19th June) will be the start of our longest and toughest pureTrail race to date.. the TSUNAMI 24,  a 75 mile ultra starting and finishing at the Castle Bude.

75 miles, 24 hours max, 5000m of ascent. Finishers receive 5 ITRA points.

The existing distances of 16 miles from Hartland Quay, the Clovelly Marathon and TSUNAMI ULTRA (37.5 miles) continue and are complimented by a shorter TSUNAMI 7, a 7 mile ‘sprint’ to the finish!

Finishers of the Tsunami Ultra of 37.5 miles receive 3 ITRA points.

Provisional Results for 2019

Entries open for 2020 races on Friday 27th June  >>>>>>>

We’ve chosen the most rugged, wild and remote section of the North Devon and Cornish coastline for some extreme fun along the clifftops and cliff trails between Westward Ho! and Bude (Ultra-Marathon, 37 miles), Clovelly and Bude (Marathon), Hartland Quay and Bude (16 miles). 37.5, 26.2, 16 miles or 7 miles.

We’ve procured the iconic  Clovelly harbour for the start of the Marathon…uphill on the cobblestones through the village to reach the Coast Path and finish on the lawns of Castle Bude – taking in almost 2,000m of ascent along the route. It’s a tidal wave of endurance trail running.

Garmin GPX file for TSUNAMI 24 (75 miles)

TSUNAMI 24 Map including Aid Station locations

Garmin GPX files covering all races up to 37.5 miles

TSUNAMI map for all races (except Tsunami 24) including Aid Station locations

The Ultra adds another 11 miles of serious fun, while the sixteen includes the toughest, most vertiginous section from  Hartland Quay onwards.

These races are undoubtedly some of the toughest trail running challenges in the South-West. Due to the nature of the terrain, wild and isolated (no towns or villages along the route), they will also prove to be the most rewarding.

pureTrail designed Tsunami medal to all finishers.

Bespoke Tsunami t-shirt and/or Bus transport to the start of each race from Castle Bude will be available to purchase via SiEntries entry system.

Will you be a finisher or will you be wiped out trying?

This is not for the faint hearted. With massive ascents and descents, it will be one of the toughest marathons in the South West.

PureTrail checkpoints will be superbly stocked and managed by runners for runners to get you through to the end, where a well earned bespoke medal sits awaiting your return!

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Race Permits provided by the Trail Running Association.

 


RACEDAY INFORMATION EMAIL for 2019 – details will be very similar for 2020….

Many thanks for entering our races, some tough challenges for you all on a testing course, along the rugged and beautiful South West Coast Path.

LOCATION

The Castle
The Wharf
Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8LG

REGISTRATION

Registration is at Castle Bude where you collect your race number, safety pins and T-shirt. Bus transport leaves to the start locations at the times below. If you wish to add a bus transfer or purchase a t-shirt you can still order via the SiEntries https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=5185

Substitution of an entrant is allowed until Saturday 8th June via the link above. You can also add other pureTrail merchandise for collection e.g. technical t-shirts (now in ladies fit).

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. Because our chip timing system has changed from last year, 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.

Since the Summer of 2018 we no longer provide plastic cups at our Aid Stations. Please note a bottle or collapsable cup is required to receive water, squash, coke, etc. If you have electrolyte solution in one bottle, or have a bladder in your backpack, and you require a different drink bring a separate cup or bottle. No cup, no drink (your cupped hands do not count as a cup). Abuse to our Crewing Staff will not be tolerated and will result in an instant disqualification (yes, crew have been verbally abused at a race this year, so please read and provide kit for checking at Registration and carry items in the race).

* we reserve the right to amend the Kit-list requirements depending on the weather forecasts nearer to the time. Any changes will be advised by email and posted on our webpage www.puretrail.uk/tsunami

Race numbers are to be worn on your front to make it possible to accurately record the results and a video will be recording finishers in case of any discrepancy. If you are wearing a jacket which obscures your number then please make sure it is visible before arrival at the finish line.

THE RACE DIRECTOR’S DECISION IS FINAL.

RACE START TIMES AND LOCATIONS

Timings are 24 hour clock

Distances are approximate and in miles

TSUNAMI 24 = FRIDAY 21st June 19:00 (7pm!) start from Castle Bude

17:30 to 18:30 Registration at Castle Bude.

GPS Trackers will be provided at Registration and will be attached to your backpack.

COMPULSORY KIT-LIST for TSUNAMI 24 *

– Capacity to carry 1 litre of water and collapsible cup or spare bottle
– Waterproof jacket
– Long sleeve top
– Whistle
– Mobile phone with stored numbers for Race Directors and Medical Director below
– Emergency food
– ‘Foil’ Survival blanket
– Trail shoes
– 2 working headtorches, plus a spare set of batteries

AID STATIONS and CUTOFFS

7 Morwenstow

12 Welcombe Mouth CREW ACCESS ONLY (beware the unkept road)

19 Hartland Point

26.5 Clovelly
32.5 Peppercombe (BAG DROP but NO crew access)
37.5 Westward Ho! CUTOFF (Liquid only and halfway turn around) Must leave Aid Station by 06:00 Saturday
42.5 Peppercombe (BAG DROP but NO crew access)
48.5 Clovelly CUTOFF must leave Aid Station by 10:00 Saturday
56 Hartland Point (closes 10:00 Saturday)
58.5 Hartland Quay (opens 10:00 Saturday)
62.5 Welcombe Mouth (liquid only) – beware of the unkept road
68 Morwenstow CUTOFF, must leave by 16:30 Saturday
71.5 Sandymouth
75 Bude FINISH CUTOFF19:00 Saturday

Each Tsunami 24 runner may have a ‘CREW’ assisting along the route but pacers/running with an entrant is not allowed and the entrant will be disqualified.

Crew can access all locations above except Peppercombe. Please note that Hartland Point, Hartland Quay and Sandymouth are privately owned land and a charge is payable for access.

ULTRA-MARATHON

07:00 start Saturday22nd June

Westward Ho! (Seafield Carpark, Merley Road – EX39 1JU)

05:00 Registration
05:45 Bus transport leaves

If you take a bag on the bus transfer and wish for it to be taken back to the start/finish we can arrange this. All bags left at owners risk.

COMPULSORY KIT-LIST for ULTRA-MARATHON *

– Capacity to carry 1 litre of water and collapsible cup or spare bottle
– Waterproof jacket
– Whistle
– Mobile phone with stored numbers for Race Directors and Medical Director below
– Emergency food
– ‘Foil’ Survival blanket
– Trail shoes

AID STATIONS AND CUTOFFS

5 Peppercombe (liquid only)
11 Clovelly CUTOFF must leave Aid Station by 10:00
21 Hartland Quay – CUTOFF, must leave Aid station by 13:30
25 Welcombe Mouth
30.5 Morwenstow – CUTOFF must leave Aid Station by 16:30
34 Sandymouth
37.5 Finish – CUTOFF 19:00 at Castle Bude

MARATHON = 09:00 start Saturday 22nd June from Clovelly Harbour (EX39 5TF)

07:00 Registration
07:45 Bus transport leaves

The bus will drop you off at the car park at the top of the hill, near the Visitor Centre (EX39 5TL) at approximately 08:20 for you to walk down to the harbour. A metal barred door to right hand side of visitor centre will be open for runners to go through down to the private village of Clovelly. (Visitor centre will not be open).

If you take a bag on the bus transfer and wish for it to be taken back to the start/finish we can arrange this. All bags left at owners risk.

COMPULSORY KIT-LIST for MARATHON *

– Capacity to carry 1 litre of water and collapsible cup or separate bottle
– Waterproof jacket
– Whistle
– Mobile phone with stored numbers for Race Directors and Medical Director below
– Emergency food
– ‘Foil’ Survival blanket
– Trail shoes

AID STATIONS AND CUTOFFS

10 Hartland Quay

14 Welcombe Mouth

19.5 Morwenstow CUTOFF Must leave aid station by16:30

23 Sandymouth

26.5 Bude FINISH CUTOFF Must leave aid station by 19:00

16 MILE RACE – 10:45 start Saturday 22nd June from Hartland Quay ‘Observation Deck Carpark’ (EX39 6DB)

8:00am Registration
9:30am Bus transport leaves to the start

If you take a bag on the bus transfer and wish for it to be taken back to the start/finish we can arrange this. All bags left at owners risk.

COMPULSORY KIT-LIST for 16 mile race *

– Capacity to carry 500ml (bring separate collapsible cup or bottle if needed)
– Waterproof jacket
– Whistle
– Mobile phone with stored numbers for Race Directors and Medical Director below
– Emergency food
– ‘Foil’ Survival blanket
– Trail shoes

AID STATIONS AND CUTOFFS

4 Welcombe Mouth
8.5 Morwenstow
13 Sandymouth CUTOFF must leave aid station before16:30
16.5 Castle Bude Finish – CUTOFF 19:00

7.5 MILE RACE = 12:45 start Saturday 22nd June from Morwenstow (EX23 9SR)

10:00 Registration opens

11:45 Bus leaves

COMPULSORY KIT-LIST *

– collapsible cup or bottle with 250ml minimum capacity

– mobile phone with stored numbers for Race Directors and Medical Director below

AID STATION AND CUTOFF

4.5 Sandymouth CUTOFF must leave aid station before 16:30
7.5 Finish – CUTOFF 19:00 at Castle Bude

There is no provision to return bags to the finish line as the coach will not be returning there.

WEATHER

We hope that it will be dry, sunny/cloudy as it has been for the past two years. Temperatures likely to be between 19-21 degrees centigrade but be prepared for all weathers.

THE COURSE

The routes are all fully marked using yellow, pink or orange flags, red and white/yellow tape and yellow/white directional signs. After all intersections/junctions the route will be confirmed so look for tape and/or directional arrows. South West Coast Path acorn symbols will also be your guide through your race. You should not have to look too far ahead to see the marked route.

The full route will be checked a few hours before the start of the races and route maps are online at www.puretrail.uk/tsunami

No dogs are allowed to run with entrants due to UK Athletics Rules and Liability, which differs from Park runs.

Paramedics are covering the route at various Aid Stations. They will also be paramedics at the finish.

All Aid stations will be well stocked with some locations having a larger selection depending on the race and the need of the runner at the distance in the race. Foods include biscuits, jellied sweets, crisps, peanuts, fruit, water and coke.

Should anyone withdraw from the race you MUST report to a marshal who will assist you and remove you race number. We need to tally all finishers and those that do not finish.

THE FINISH

A well earned medal will be waiting for all runners at the finish and will certainly be a welcome sight.

Unfortunately we cannot provide any private changing facilities but you are welcome to leave a bag, left at owners risk.

Polite notice – no wet or dirty running shoes to be worn inside the building please.

The first two male and female runners in each race will receive a bespoke trophy and a presentation will be arranged soon after. Age category winners will receive a discount voucher emailed once results are finalised.

SUPPORTING LOCATIONS

A great place to watch runners is at Clovelly harbour watching the marathon runners start up the cobbled steps, likewise, at the top of the hill the Ultra-Marathon runners will approach their aid station at mile 10.5. Due to limited access around this Coast, Hartland Quay is a great location to see the 16 miler start and for all the other runners coming through to their aid station. Other locations are Sandymouth, Welcombe Mouth and Morwenstow (diversion inland). Morwenstow has a lovely tearoom next door to the Aid Station!

Supporters should keep their dogs under close control at all times but must realise the route goes out onto narrow paths and cliff edges!

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

We hope you enjoy the day and good luck.

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