Bude Marathon Run, 9th June
A tidal wave of Trail running – the Tsunami series of Trail races – Puretrail (UK).
The most rugged, wild and remote section of the North Devon and Cornish coastline was chosen for some extreme fun along the clifftops and cliff trails.
Starting at 9am from Clovelly harbour, about 70 runners raced up the steep cobbled street through the village. They then joined the Coast Path going through the Yellary to Hartland Point – 10.5 miles. And then 16 miles to Castle Bude.
The Ultra Marathon (36.5 miles) started from Westward Ho! at 7am (and passed by Clovelly, racing along Hobby Drive). Another Marathon (23 miles) started from East Titchberry at 11am, both ending at Castle Bude.
A total of 200 runners enrolled for the three start points – an increase of 80 on the inaugural year number of 120.
These races are undoubtedly some of the toughest Trail running challenges in the South West. Due to the nature of the terrain – it’s wild and isolated along the route – they will also prove to be the most rewarding.