Langstone Coronation Fell Race – Dartmoor Fell Series
Was Fab last year and great village finish – now open for entries!
Langstone Fell Race, starting from Peter Tavy, this had a great revival with 2 compettiions last year . It is the third event in the Dartmoor Fell Series. The course record a cracking time of 43 min 56sec!
The event is based around Peter Tavy Village Hall and parking will be available in farmers’ fields.
There is some brilliant terrain on the course. From the village hall the course follows a winding lane for a few hundred yards which rises steeply and narrows to a gap. It goes across a narrow bridge then up to a moor section to Gt Combe Tor, through a few gates (please take care to take the best path and close gates) and then you are on open moor ‘proper’. The course takes a slight left then follows a direct path. Keep the rocks to your right as you ascend Cox Tor. There will be a marshal at the summit trig point. From here there will be some very fast running as you drop north into a valley and then out again to follow a track up a long ascent to the next ridge, Go through a stony ford and head slightly right but keep to good ground following a NE direction to Langstone Standing Stone.
Now there is a very fast descent for 4k passing Boulters Tor on the way! It’s a hard track to start with and then open grass before a steep ridge track brings you back to finish across feilds by the village hall. You cannot miss it as you will be looking down at it!
Just under 10k with 387m of ascent will test a few. Enjoy!
Junior races will take place approximately 30 mins before the senior race – please come and watch and support the future of the sport.