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Cosdon – Dartmoor Fell Series

July 7 @ 1:30 PM 3:30 PM

Just the last hill to go
Belstone green finish

SWFellrunners say,,,

Another fantastic short route hosted by Okehampton Running Club only 3.1 miles but 300m of ascent. Set in the picture postcard village of Belstone this is normally an afternoon event alongside the village fete. Parking available at cricket club just a short walk to Race HQ at the Tors Inn. Junior races take place before seniors and its normally £1 to enter on the day.

The route is unmarked but marshalled in a couple of spots. A very fast steep downhill start to narrow footbridge and then a sharp steep run up a path through gorse and soon onto the open moor. There is a trod to follow until you reach the edge of marsh basin. Do you skirt around or do you plough on through? ‘Tis is up to you’. Tough long grass, hummocks and heather will impede your desire to run all the way to the top, helped by the occasion sheep trod, keep going up until you reach the summit cairns.

The very fast descent is hair raising-ly lumpy and if you can find a trod down even better. Soon you will be quickly back onto the gorse flanked path – choose between refreshing ford or the narrow footbridge. then a wicked little 150ft rise to the village green normally sorts a few placings.

Great atmosphere at the finish and a chance to grab some village tea and cakes! What’s not to like?

Course Records – (M) Tim Lenton 28min 53 sec (F) Jo Meek 33min 55sec

Latest Info from the Race organiser- Entries are not yet – Sunday July 7th – 13:30 junior start 14:30 senior start


July 7
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
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