Dartmoor Volcano

10.25 miles in total.
3 river crossings
1 Clapper Bridge
2 Bogs
1 Volcano ascent
1 long uphill start
1 long downhill finish

Welcome to the Dartmoor Volcano. 500m of ascent, (that’s twice the size of St Boniface Down as a comparison for you), and most of it in one enormous climb from the get go.

“It’s all runnable” one of the organisers is quoted as saying on the races website.

Hmmm not so sure that’s entirely true….

Beginning at Scorriton, on the edge of Dartmoor. The course takes in Pupers Hill, Snowdon and South Devon’s highest point, Ryder’s Hill.

“I loved it!” said our Ian Dyer, with a huge post run grin on his face “It was the slowest, hardest 10 miles I’ve ever run. 6 miles of bogs and rocks. It was difficult to pick a route through the moor”

But he made it all the way to the peak of the Volcano and successfully negotiated the huge descent and back to the start in 2 hours and 58 seconds.