MULTI TERRAIN - tough (there is 420m of climb), but very interesting, set in some of the finest scenery in the West Country. There are Roman lead mines, underground rivers, a nature reserve, open moorland, potholes, an ancient rabbit warren, and an Iron Age fort.
Stunning ancient woodland, pine forests, ponies and grassy expanses – the Pony Express is diverse countryside at its best, making this race a star in the XNRG calendar. The 60-mile circular route is evenly split into two ultra marathons over two days.
26.2 x 3
Now in its 14th year the more windswept and, some might say, interesting younger sibling of the Jurassic Coast Challenge. The route starts near Padstow and finishes at Lands End. Complete up to 78.6 miles (3 marathons) over 3 days by walking, running or crawling, putting your mental and physical prowess against some of the wildest coastlines in Britain.
This is a challenging off road race, of approximately 8 miles in length. This is not a race for the faint-hearted! It will be HILLY, MUDDY, SCENIC and with STUNNING VIEWS, but only if you have the energy to look at them after the climbs have sapped it from your legs.
ROAD - something a bit different from your average 'run-of-the-mill' city half marathon: stunning views, sea air, scenic country lanes and villages and the opportunity to participate in a unique running event on a closed motorway and across the iconic Severn Bridge.
300m, 5km, 10km, 1/2M, Marathon & 50km
MULTI TERRAIN - tarmac & canal paths
3.5 - 14 miles
This unique event is a must for all multi - terrain runners. Many competitors return regularly to try and better their performance or just beat that train while others have run nearly every year since the races started.
See website for more info + start times, etc.
The 50 miler runs from Frome to Uphill on the East and then the West Mendip Way. The 30 miler runs from Wells to Uphill on the West Mendip Way.
'The Mendip Way has to be one of the South-West's best kept secrets. Like the Cotswolds' slightly more streetwise, alternative cousin, the Mendip Way features the spectacular Ebbor and Cheddar Gorges, the brutal climb up to Crook's Peak, incredible views over the Somerset Levels and to the circular Cheddar Reservoir, and then England's smallest city, Wells, with its magnificent cathedral'.
MULTI TERRAIN - A cracking route that showcases rural Somerset/Dorset at their best, and although hilly in places and the ground occasionally uneven you will be running through such quaint landscapes that it won't matter so much! The route is based on one taken by six villagers who went to join the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685, so you will literally be running through history!