Marilyn’s Meldon Madness

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

Part of the Dartmoor Fell Race Series http://www.tavistockathletics.co.uk/events/dartmoor-fell-race-series/ 

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.

Senior Race

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.

Junior Race

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: J. Meek – 00:42:04 (2021)

Past Results

Route Map