26 January 2019
A 16 MILE SOCIAL RUN with lots of beautiful countryside, splendid company and MUD.
10 mile version available with transport back to the start – you must select this to be certain of a lift back.
Sorry but no dogs allowed and minimum age of 16. The run will be in four legs as follows:
Leg 1 ~ 7.25 miles to Smeatharpe Village Hall (mulled cider and hot pasty FREE)
Leg 2 ~ Smeatharpe 2.8 miles to Sidmouth Arms, Upottery (Finish of 10 mile option)
Leg 3 ~ Upottery 3.3 miles to Luppitt Inn
Leg 4 ~ Luppitt 2.7 miles to Highfield Club, Dunkeswell (Hot food on offer – need to pay)
Start time is 10am. Registration 09:30am.
The Blackdown Beast is a very social, self-navigated run. Runners follow a picturesque cross country route of 7.6 miles on seldom used footpaths to Smeatharpe. Here they enjoy a hot pasty and mulled cider at Smeatharpe Village Hall as a reward for their hard work. The next leg of the run is 2.8 miles on lanes and country paths which drops down to the village of Upottery and the Sidmouth Arms which will provide more sustenance to the runners. The 10 mile option finishes here. Minibus transport will be provided to take the 10 milers back to Dunkeswell, BUT please select the 10 mile option on the entry from. The 16 milers then take the road to Rawridge. Here they will turn on to the country, cross the river Otter and climb to the top of the ridge to the viewpoint above Luppitt for a spectacular panorama of the surrounding countryside before running the remainder of the 3.3 miles to the Luppitt Inn for another refreshment stop. The last 2.7 mile leg of the day takes you across country over Luppitt Common back to Dunkeswell for a well earned drink and food.
Registration open from: 08:30:00