Marilyn’s Meldon Madness

Formerly The Great West Fell Run, the race has been renamed in memory of Marilyn Cooper.

Race Headquarters is at Meldon dam car park (nr Okehampton grid ref: SX 561 917). The start and finish is a short walk to the other side of the dam.

COVID precautions – keep a bit of distance from others, use hand sanitiser, don’t show up if you’re unwell and do a covid test beforehand. Bring your own drinks please (we won’t be providing).

Senior Race

Saturday 12th June 2021 @ 2pm (Juniors @ 1pm)

This race will take you to the highest point in the south of England. The 1,362ft ascent is tough enough to challenge any off-road runner but, at just five miles, it offers a rare opportunity for anyone to try their first fell race. The route is beautiful with stunning views over the county from Yes Tor and High Willhays (the highest point) before a welcome descent to Black Tor and down Homerton Hill to the finish at Meldon reservoir.

There are a number of compulsory checkpoints at which all runners MUST give their number to the stewards. Due to difficulty of marking the course accurately, self-navigation is required by all runners.

Entry Fee: £8.00 – Online Entry

Junior Race

Saturday 12th June 2021 @ 1pm

£1 entry on the day

Please print and complete the entry form linked below. Registration from 12:30 with last registration at 12:50 (due to walk to the start) Its a cracking straight up and down route on Longstone Hill.

Minimum age of 8 years old. Under 9 and Under 11 age groups will run 2km, Under 13 and Under 15 age groups run 4km (they get a bit of boggy ground thrown in for good measure). Older juniors are able to race in the senior event.

Route can be seen here – go and have a recce!
Entry Form – please download and print at home.

Course Records

Male: T.Lenton – 00:37:22 – 2019
Female: E. Dyson – 00:44:02 – 2014

Route Map