3 Events - 1 Amazing Day
New for 2022 we will have both the East Devon Round and the East Devon Half Round commencing at 5:30am from Offwell, but also the East Devon Round Quarter starting and finishing in Combe Raleigh. This route is only 12 ish miles long but with 2,000 feet of climbing it packs a punch. 
East Devon Round
9 incredibly well stocked aid stations, 10kms apart
East Devon Half Round 
4 incredibly well stocked aid stations 10kms apart
East Devon Quarter Round
1 incredibly stocked aid station

 
 
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Ultra Trail Marathon in East Devon

The route encompasses wild garlic lined river paths, climbs past Dalwood vineyard on Danes Hill, passes through ancient woodland full of wild flowers and coated in bluebells, and traverses the striking Hartridge ridge, high above the village of Luppitt, and the home of Otter Brewery. The section between Seaton and Lyme Regis, known as the Undercliffs, was affectionally named 'the Jungle' by 2019's competitors, where lush green vegetation, early purple orchids, tree roots, countless steps and Goat Island await. Two of East Devon's impressive Iron Age hill forts are climbed, both the striking Dumpdon, in the midst of the Otter Valley; and the bluebell haven of Blackbury Camp. It meets the sea at both the impressive Lyme Regis's historic cobb and at Axmouth harbour, but also reaches the heights of the Blackdown Hills, complete with views reaching far over Dartmoor. A final section of Offwell woods spits you out back where you started all those hours and miles before where Pizza, Beer, Cake and your East Devon Round medal are all yours!

 

CUT OFFS

New for 2022 will be a cut-off of 6:30pm at Checkpoint 7 (70kms) - This is 13 hours into the race and allows for an average pace of 5.4kms/hour. Runners arriving after this time will complete a 'Tim Howarth' and return to Event HQ via a cut through to rejoin the route still completing a 50mile/80km route

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QUALIFYING FOR UTMB MONT BLANC RACES

Section taken from November's issues of Runner's World Magazine

'The rise in popularity of trail running, combined with UTMB's bucket list status has led to oversubscription and an increasingly complicated qualification process. For 2022, runners can enter by collecting 'Running Stones' or 'Qualifying Points' at races around the globe.

Running Stones

Running stones are a new initiative for 2021/22 and encourage runners to participate in 'by UTMB' or 'Ultra Trail World Tour' races. Completion of these events will give a runner a better chance of being selected in the lottery eg. 1 race will offer 9 running stones and be put in the draw 9 times.

Qualifying Points

Races offering UTMB Qualifying Points can still be used to enter. However runners won't benefit from multiple entries in the lottery. So a runner with 10 points will have enough qualifying points to enter UTMB but will only have one entry in the draw.

East Devon Round 

We have been allocated 4 Qualifying Points for the East Devon Round (full route)

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EVENT CATERING

We are incredibly fortunate to have both Rod and Ben's providing the Friday night meal and soups out on the course, and Ganesha wholefoods supplying wonderful aid station supplies. An espresso machine will also be available at Checkpoint 6. 
Marina Hodder (BodyworX Soft Tissue Therapy) will also be on hand to offer post event massages with any donations going to the event's chosen charities (Offwell Primary School, Combe Raleigh Playgroup)

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REQUIRED KIT

Waterproof jacket,  emergency tinfoil blanket, emergency whistle,  hat and gloves, headtorch (minimum 100 lumens) plus spare batteries, water carrying capacity (1 litre), reusable drinking cup  https://www.ultramarathonrunningstore.com/Hydrapak-SPEEDCUP-Soft-Cup-200ml-p/hspeedcup200.htm, spare warm top (spare means not worn at the start), mobile phone (fully charged) enough nutrition to have between aid stations, Event map (provided)

A bag drop will be provided at the halfway point and Checkpoint 7

Tracker (provided at registration)

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EVENT TIMINGS -

Campsite opens 4pm Friday 29th April 

Registration 6pm - 10pm Friday 29th April

Event Briefing and Pre-Race Evening Meal 7:30pm Friday 29th April

2nd Event Briefing for later arrivals 9:30pm

Last minute briefing 5.00am Sat 30th April

Walk to start 5:15am Sat 30th April

Race Start 5:30am (Sunrise 5.44am) Sat 30th April 

East Devon Round Quarter Start - Combe Raleigh - EX14 4TQ - 12:30pm

First Finishers of East Devon Half expected 12:30pm

First Finishers East Devon Quarter expected 2:30pm

East Devon Round Full

Tim Howarth Route Cut off 6pm from Checkpoint 7

First Finishers predicted 6:00 pm Sat 30th April

Last Finishers predicted 2.30am Sunday 1st May

Presentation, Post Race Massages, and Breakfast 9.30am Sunday 1st May

Event Close 12pm Sunday 1st May 2022

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NAVIGATION

It is expected competitors will be able to follow the custom made Harvey's East Devon Round map. However, the course will be marked with the principle that where it is a continuous stretch along one path do not expect to see many signs, whereas where there are intricate turns through villages etc., the route will be marked. A GPx file is available with any last minute alterations discussed at registration on the Friday evening.

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CAMPING

Camping is provided for £10 a tent for the weekend on the large playing field beside the village hall. Large car park at Hall, Use of Village Hall amenities and hot showers. You can select a camping ticket on entering. (Limited numbers)

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FOOD AT THE CAMPSITE

Friday 29th April - 6:30pm - 8:30 pm (happy to accommodate late comers until 10pm) Friday Night meal courtesy of Rod and Ben's Organic Foods - Veg Curry/ Chickpea Tagine and The race organiser's Sticky Toffee Pudding. (£5)

Saturday 1st May - Please bring your own breakfast. Cereal and Milk and Bananas will be available

After the Race - Pizza and Pint courtesy of Otter Brewery. Rod and Ben's soups,  as much as cake, treats, soft drinks, tea and coffee as you can manage.

Sunday 1st May - Breakfast provided by Offwell Village Primary with all takings going to the school. There is going to be an improved 'Full Fry' option for 2022's event!

Throughout the event (Friday - Sunday) there will be a pop up teas shop with cakes, soft drinks, teas and coffees provided by Combe Raleigh's Little Critter Playgroup. 

Food for Spectators - Spectators are welcome to join for the meal on the Friday nigh.  The rest of the post race grub is reserved for competitors.

www.rodandbens.com

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CHECKPOINT LOCATIONS

Checkpoint 1 - 9.5 kms

Tucker's Arms pub in Dalwood

OS Ref - 248 005 

Sat Nav EX13 7EG

Checkpoint 2 - 23.9 kms

A35 Crossing at Penn

OS Ref - 342 953

Sat Nav DT6 6BZ

Checkpoint 3 - 29.5 kms

Base of Steps up to Undercliffs Coast Path

OS Ref - 336 916

Sat Nav DT7 3LG

Checkpoint 4 - 39.3 kms

Old Bridge above Seaton marina

OS Ref 253 900

Sat Nav EX12 4AB

Checkpoint 5 - Blackbury Camp

Checkpoint 6 - 59.4 kms

Sidbury Village Hall

OS Ref 139 919

Sat Nav EX10 0SE

Checkpoint 7 - 70 kms

Otter Inn at Weston

OS Ref 141 003

Sat Nav EX14 3NZ

Checkpoint 8 - 81.2 kms

Luppitt (Colehill Farm)

OS Ref 171 065

Sat Nav EX14 4RU

Checkpoint 9 - 89kms

Combe Raleigh Village Hall

OS Ref 161 025

Sat Nav EX14 4TJ

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TIMING

Competitors will be tracked and timed via Open Tracking http://live.opentracking.co.uk/edr2021/

 

MASSAGES

Bodyworx will be offering post event massages on the  Saturday evening and Sunday morning, with donations going to the 2 causes the East Devon Round supports - Offwell Village Primary School and Combe Raleigh playgroup

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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/

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2021 TECHNICAL T SHIRT

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2021

 CREW 

T SHIRT

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SNOOD
(MULTIFUCTIONAL HEADWEAR/NECKWEAR)

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MEDAL (WITH 2019 RIBBON)