EAST DEVON ROUND'S 26.2 CHALLENGE
FUNDRAISING FOR EMPIRE FIGHTING CHANCE
The East Devon Round is a 62 mile ultra marathon encompassing some of the highlights of East Devon, bringing like minded people together to do something extraordinary. In doing so, it aims to raise a little bit of money for local causes - having supported a playgroup and primary school in its inaugural year. Having listened to an interview by Empire Fighting Chance discussing the work they do with vulnerable children in Bristol and South Wales, and how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected them And also being no stranger to mental health battles - I would like to try raise a bit of money. So....On Sunday I will heading out on the East Devon Round route close to home and be running a marathon. As luck would have it, Empire Fighting Chance are shortly to announce a Run a Marathon Anyway in May so this might just get them started.
ULTRA TRAIL MARATHON IN EAST DEVON
62 miles, 8,000 feet, 24 hours, 9 Aid stations, 2 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Live race timing and tracking provided by Traceace and Sailing SW
Full Round 62 miles (4 UTMB Points)
Options for pairs (31 miles each) and team relays - please contact me direct at before booking
15th August 2020 6.00am
Event HQ - Offwell Village Hall, Offwell, Honiton, EX14 9SE
'I have to say that was one of the best races I've done.' Mark Aston 2019 competitor
'A very tough bu't fantastic race, beautiful scenery, great aid stations, brilliant marshals.' Martin Collins 2019 competitor
'Awesome route, brilliantly organised, excellent checkpoints and wonderful marshals! Thank you for a brilliant day out Alasdair and team!' Lea Thurston 2019 competitor and 3rd lady!!
A full article written by Ian Morris (2019 East Devon Round finisher) also featured in Ultrarunning World
2019 Race Winner
Tristan Stephenson wins the inaugural East Devon Round in 12hrs 21 mins! Incredible effort. In total in the first year we had 35 finishers of the full Round and 6 finishers of the half Round. We also had several that ran over 50 miles of the course.
"I have never before been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty"
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt (Thanks Henry Williams of the Snowdonia 50!)
EAST DEVON ROUND KIT
Part of my remit has always been to create t shirts, snoods and a medal that I would really want myself. I also endeavour to use local supplier's where possible - with the t shirts printed in North Devon via the lovely logo leisurewear company - https://logoleisurewear.yourwebshop.com/
2020 TECHNICAL T SHIRT
MEDAL (WITH 2019 RIBBON)
THE ULTRAMARATHON RUNNING STORE
The East Devon Round is very lucky to have support from the ultramarathon store with salomon running vests donated as prizes and discount codes for their website upon entry.