Loodzware trails langs de ruige Engelse westkust. Bekijk de info op de site. Heb je belangstelling schrijf je dan zsm in. In Engeland is het de gewoonte dat lopers zich meteen inschrijven. Een goed alternatief voor de WestHighland Wayrace. De 60 mijl start op 22 juni. Van de website:
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd June 2013.
100 Mile categories - 18:00 21st June
60 Mile category - 06:00 22nd June
60 Mile Solo
100 Mile Solo
100 Mile Relay (team of up to five persons)
100 Mile Solo and Relay - Charlestown Harbour
60 Mile Solo - Jamaica Inn
100 Mile Solo and Relay - Watergate Bay
60 Mile Solo - Watergate Bay
PLEASE NOTE: The UTSW 2013 course will be fully waymarked.
The 2013 Route:
On the South coast of Cornwall lies a perfectly preserved georgian harbour known as Charlestown. Its cobbled quaysides and tall ships provide the perfect backdrop for the start of the 100 mile category which follows a route that is dripping with history and mystery. Every step of the way your mind will be transported to times long gone when pirates and smugglers were a very real part of every day life in this corner of the world.
From Charlestown harbour you will head east on the South West Coast Path crossing the beautiful Fowey estuary by ferry before continuing on to the to the quaint fishing town of Looe. Here you will leave the South West Coast Path for a while and head inland mostly following the "Smugglers Way"*. You will travel through wooded valleys and ancient oak forest and pass tiny cornish villages that appear lost in time - eventually emerging at the shore of Dozmary Pool, the lake which is reputed to be the final resting place of King Arthurs excaliber!
Continuing North you will come to the Jamaica Inn made world famous by Daphne du Maurier's smugglers tale of the same name. Here you will take a quick pit stop before committing yourself to Bodmin Moor, and any beasts that may lie therein! For those opting for the 60 mile category this will be your starting point. From here the route makes a bee line for "Brown Willy" the highest point in Cornwall, famous for its foggy weather and wild winds.
This intriguing cross county trek comes to an end at Boscastle on the North Cornwall coast which among other things is home to the Museum of Witchcraft. Here where you will head west along the South West Coast Path to Tintagel the birth place of King Arthur. Continuing west you will eventually hit the Camel Estuary where a ferry will transport you across to Padstow. The final 20 miles from Padstow to Watergate Bay are punctuated intermittently by stunning sandy bays and rugged cliffs including the Bedruthan Steps.
For a second year in a row, Watergate Bay Hotel plays host to the finish. Once again hot soup and a very warm welcome awaits all finishers.
The 100 mile route involves two ferry crossings:-
1) Polruan to Fowey at about 6 miles
2) Padstow Ferry at about 80 miles
The 60 mile route involves just one ferry crossing at about 40 miles in.
Ferry fares are included in your entry fee and the clock will stop during the crossings.
Charlestown to Looe 22 miles
Looe to Boscastle 37 miles
Boscastle to Watergate Bay 45 miles
100 mile route Terrain Breakdown:
8% Quiet country lanes
2% Open moorland
60 mile route Terrain Breakdown:
4% Quiet country lanes
1% Open moorland
*The Smugglers Way:
The Smugglers' Way is a 37-mile walkers' route across Cornwall linking the harbours of Boscastle on the Atlantic Coast and Looe on the English Channel. The Way traverses the rugged and picturesque landscape of Bodmin Moor via Brown Willy (The highest point in Cornwall), it visits the world-famous Jamaica Inn, and follows scenic paths beside the rivers Valency, Fowey and West Looe. This route is literally drenched in mystery, intrigue and history.
Vertical Asent: (approximate)
UTSW (60) - TBC
UTSW (100) - TBC
GHC (100) - TBC
Estimated Finish Times: Fast - Slow
UTSW (60) - 12 hrs - 20 hrs
UTSW (100) - 19 hrs - 40 hrs
IMPORTANT: competitors for the 60 mile and 100 mile solo events must have previously completed other long distance trail running events such as the Classic Quarter or Coastal Trail Series (Ultra Category) Suitable events managed by other organisation are also acceptable as proof of experience.
Detailed information including logistics, rules and cut-off times will be published in the UTSW 2013 EVENT MANUAL which will be available in December 2012.
UTSW bookings are taken exclusively online via the Endurancelife web site. If you do not already have an Endurancelife account set up, you will be prompted to do so as part of the online booking process, this is a very quick and simple operation.
£99 UTSW 60 mile solo
£129 UTSW 100 mile solo
£259 UTSW 100 mile relay
Optional Extra: Transport from Finish to Start - £20.00 per person
Terms and conditions:
All bookings are subject to Endurancelife's standard terms and conditions. Please read the UTSW 2013 EVENT MANUAL prior to making your booking. Please note that the 2013 event manual will not be published until September 2012.
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