Toughest running race in Britain returns to Cornwall

Posted: June 8, 2013 by JonoShmono "SykOse. Live. Extreme." in SykOtic, Ultra distance running
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Toughest running race in Britain returns to Cornwall

Toughest running race in Britain returns to Cornwall

A 100 mile running race dubbed the toughest in Britain is set to return to Cornwall on June 21.

The Ultra Trail South West will see the top ultra-runners take part in the equivalent of four marathons along coastal paths and through the Cornish countryside, non stop.

The course sees the superfit participants tackle 5,250m of asents.

Last year the first person across the line, Dan Doherty, completed the run in under 20 hours.

Runners in the 100 mile category will begin their journey in the picturesque fishing port of Polruan on the South coast of Cornwall before heading east on the South West Coast Path to Looe.

Here runners will leave the South West Coast Path and head inland following the Smugglers’ Way through wooded valleys and ancient oak forest and pass tiny Cornish villages¬†to Jamaica Inn made world famous by Daphne du Maurier.

The ultra- runners will then head off onto Bodmin Moor and make a bee line for “Brown Willy” the highest point in Cornwall.

This cross-county trek comes to an end at Boscastle on the North Cornwall coast before heading west along the South West Coast Path to Tintagel, inland to Wadebridge, and then following the estuary via the Camel trail back to the coast.

There is also a 60 mile race and a 100 mile relay race.

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