Saturday 15th May 2021 @ 2pm
Formerly The Great West Fell Run, the race has been renamed in memory of Marilyn Cooper.
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 where tea, coffee and delicious cakes will be available.
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.
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.