April 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Race Three of the 2022 “Off Road” Club Championship Series
About the route
Both races start from and finish at an ancient thatched barn in a historic tiny hamlet of Turners Puddle in the heart of Dorset.
The routes go straight uphill from the start, and then follow farm tracks, fields, trails that wind through ancient woodlands, old hidden holloways (sunken trails following historic drovers routes), short road sections through picturesque hamlets, managed woodland tracks, heathland, and all in the glorious Dorset countryside.
Despite all that lovely countryside though this race is not a pushover. In the marathon there are 13 hills, around 1000m of elevation, a fair bit of mud to lose your trail shoes in, 7 stiles to clamber over while swearing, & 2 fords.
The half boasts around 400m of elevation.