Association of Running Clubs Permit Number ARC/9/294

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FAQS

 

HOW MUCH DOES THE RACE COST?

Individuals - £62 Early Bird Offer
£72 for limited period then £82
This is a race created for runners by runners, and is aiming to cover costs than necessarily make profit, with the hope of raising some money for local causes. 
For Pairs - The cost is £99 
For teams of 4 - The cost is £120
For teams of 6 - The cost is £150
Sorry a (small) booking fee is added by the entry system provider!
All entries will receive 15% off at the ultramarathonrunningstore.com

WHATS INCLUDED IN THE ENTRY FEE?

The race, the wonderfully stocked 9 aid stations, plus recovery food and cake after, the custom designed weatherproof Harvey's  East Devon Round map, East Devon Round t shirt and other goodies, East Devon Round medal, teas and coffees for the weekend, pint of beer or cider at the end plus pizza. Spot prizes will also be on offer.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THE ENTRY FEE?

Camping £5 a tent for the weekend (limited numbers)
Friday night meal at Registration 
£3 Rod and Ben's sponsored meal on the Friday night plus the Race Director's homemade Sticky Toffee Pudding
Sunday morning Breakfast - This is being provided by Offwell Village Primary School with all proceeds going to the school. 
Cake - All cake throughout out the event will be provided by Combe Raleigh's Little Critters Playgroup 
Spectators - Pizzas, cake, beers and cider will be all available to purchase on Race day

DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO NAVIGATE?

In a word, yes. 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.

REQUIRED KIT

Solos - Waterproof jacket, emergency tinfoil blanket, emergency whistle,  hat and gloves, headtorch (minimum 100 lumens) plus spare batteries, water carrying capacity (1 litre), 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 (EX24 6RY)
Pairs - Waterproof jacket, emergency tinfoil blanket, emergency whistle,  hat and gloves, headtorch (minimum 100 lumens) plus spare batteries, water carrying capacity (1 litre), spare warm top (spare means not worn at the start), mobile phone (fully charged) enough nutrition to have between aid stations, Event map (provided). 
Teams of 4's and 6's - Waterproof jacket, emergency tinfoil blanket, emergency whistle,  hat and gloves, water carrying capacity (1 litre), spare warm top (spare means not worn at the start), mobile phone (fully charged) enough nutrition to have between aid stations, Event map (provided)
headtorch (minimum 100 lumens) plus spare batteries required by first runner, and last runner of the 4's and the last two runners of the 6's.

EVENT TIMINGS

Campsite opens 4pm Friday 1st May

Registration 6pm - 10pm Friday 1st May

Event Briefing and Pre-Race Evening Meal 7:30pm Friday 1st May

2nd Event Briefing for later arrivals 9:30pm

Last minute briefing 5.30am Sat 2nd May

Walk to start 5:45am Sat 2nd May

Race Start 6am (Sunrise 5.44am) Sat 2nd May

Cut off Checkpoint 5 (50kms) at 15:30pm

First Finishers predicted 6:30 pm Sat 2nd May

Cut Off Checkpoint 7 (70kms) at 8:30pm

Last Finishers predicted 2.30am Sunday 3rd May

Presentation 9.30am Sunday 3rd May

Event Close 12pm Sunday 3rd May

CHECKPOINT LOCATIONS

Checkpoint 1 - 9.5 kms
Tucker's Arms pub in Dalwood
OS Ref - 248 005
Checkpoint 2 - 23.9 kms
A35 Crossing at Penn
OS Ref - 342 953
Checkpoint 3 - 29.5 kms
Base of Steps up to Undercliffs Coast Path
OS Ref - 336 916
Checkpoint 4 - 39.3 kms
Old Bridge above Seaton marina
OS Ref 253 900
Checkpoint 5 - 49.3 kms
Foxbeare Farm (And Pairs change over)
OS Ref 211 935
Checkpoint 6 - 59.4 kms
Sidbury Village Hall
OS Ref 139 919
Checkpoint 7 - 70 kms
Otter Inn at Weston
CUT OFF 11PM
OS Ref 141 003
Checkpoint 8 - 81.2 kms
Luppitt (Colehill Farm)
OS Ref 171 065
Checkpoint 9 - 89kms
Combe Raleigh Village Hall
OS Ref 161 025

IS THERE A CUT OFF TIME?

Yes - 2
One at Checkpoint 5 (50km) - 15:30pm
One at Checkpoint 7 (70km) - 20:30pm. Whilst I want to enable everyone to complete the course I also cannot have volunteers out all night. This has been calculated at a 3 miles per hour speed for the course, and from race timings in 2019.
Transport can be arranged back from both Checkpoints
It will be possible to run a direct leg from Weston to Event HQ, or wait and be transported back to Event HQ.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DROP OUT?

As always ideally any drop outs will  occur at checkpoints. From here transport can be arranged back to Event HQ. The race also has an emergency plan if required.

BAG DROP

All solo runners will be given the option of a bag drop at Checkpoint 5 at Foxbeare Farm. (EX14 9RZ)

OUR TEAM WILL NOT HAVE A CAR WITH US

The Event centre is less than 2 miles from Honiton Train Station on the main London - Exeter line. I will ask this question regarding transport upon entry, but will also check on the friday night at registration. I will be asking those with cars to see if we can help out those that don't, and this will be finalised on the friday night.

DO WE NEED A DRIVER?

Not necessarily. I did the Fox Ultra in Surrey in April this year, where our team of three moved the cars to the next changeover point. It could potentially be a long day for a driver, but teams may decide this is easiest.

I DON'T WANT TO CAMP

No trouble at all, there is loads of accommodation options nearby in Honiton and surrounding area. Have a look at https://www.visitdevon.co.uk/

 

WHAT PRIZES ARE THERE?

There will be spot and position prizes on offer. These have all been donated from local companies and are from local food and drink producers you will pass on the route, these include Otter Brewery, Dalwood Vineyard, Otter Dairy, Honiton Wine World, The Holt restaurant, Toast cage and patisserie, Royal Oak tearooms, and also Honiton Sports Shop, and The Ultramarathon Running Store https://www.ultramarathonrunningstore.com/

GETTING THERE

The Event HQ is at Offwell Village Hall (EX14 9SE), in the village of Offwell, just off the A35. It is less than 2 miles from Honiton and the A30. Honiton has a mainline trainline on the Exeter to London line, and Exeter airport is less than 15 miles away.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

Unfortunately not, and that is coming from someone whose day job is working as a vet. The village hall grounds have a strict no dogs policy. I would be able to recommend a campsite only a few miles away which would happily take dogs if needed

WHAT IF I NEED TO PULL OUT BEFORE THE EVENT?

I am more than happy to offer a deferral system for the 2020 event, but can't offer refunds due to expenses already incurred. To be eligible just send me an email anytime before the 4th of May.