What: Trail Marathon
When: Sunday 5th July 2020 @ 8am
Where: Starting at Beaumont (TBC) Finishing at Goose Green Car Park Site
Cost: £50 Marathon, £70 for the 2 Man Relay team (both runners)
Course GPX File: Here (Please note the gpx file is approximate and does night override the course marking on the day, we reserve the right to amend the course as necessary.)
Male – James Manners – 3:58.04 (2019)
Female – Philippa Worth – 4:38.57 (2019)
Starting at Beaumont on there beach (tides permitting) we will be making our way westwards towards St Aubins, up our old friend Ghost Hill, and along to Noirmont Point, where we join the trails. From here we got to Portelet, Ouaisne, St Brelaides, Beauport Bay, La Moye and On to Corbiere. A slight change of pace here to take in the Five Mile road so save those legs for this, before summiting Le Tacq and again hitting the trail proper at Gun Battery Moltke site. Its a straight run along the trails from here to Grosnez, Plemont, Greve De Lecq and finally Devils Hole before coming out into St Marys’s and heading towards St Peters Valley. This bit is the fast finish along the cycle track that runs through the Valley, before hitting Sandybrook Lane and then coming back into the last few miles and the finish line at Goose Green Car Park.
Places are limited to 100 Solo runners and 50 relay teams so get your place soon – our races have been selling out so quickly so please don’t delay once the tickets are on sale.
For your entry fee you will get a race number, finishers T-shirt, a medal, water and snack stops, race organisation, race results and tea and cake at the end.
Points to Note:
Please note that trail shoes are mandatory for these races as the trails are slippery and with the potential to slip. There will be other mandatory kit items for this race which will be announced in due course. The race is a trail marathon, however the distance will definitely not be bang on 26.2 miles, so please mentally prepare yourself for this. The course is marked to ensure that at decision points you will be told where to go, the general principle of these types of races is one of adventure so each twist and turn will not be marked, however as long as you keep the sea on your left, follow footpaths unless indicated to do otherwise and pay attention to the signage on the course you will be fine.
Water stations are 6.5 miles apart on this course you are expected to carry water receptacles to carry enough water to sustain yourself between these stations and if it is a hot day whilst we will ensure we have sufficient water at the checkpoints to ensure your safety it is your responsibility to carry enough water to hydrate yourself. From 2020 we will be going cupless, therefore if you wish to drink coke or squash at water checkpoints you will be required to carry your own re usable cup. Because the race is in June, it will generally be expected that it may be hot – please train in ancticipation of this and take all necessary precautions to ensure your comfort on the day.
If you suffer from any medical conditions please ensure that you place a Red Cross on your race number before race day, and write your medical conditions on the back of the race number with a I.C.E.
We also have a two man relay option for this race – a great way to be involved in the event and get a feel for what these races are like if you are intending to step up to a further distance in the future. The relay handover point is at Milano Bars in St Ouens.