Battle of Woodbury starts at Bicton. There’s a bit of tarmac at the start but then it’s onto Woodbury Common. There are climbs but nothing too steep so it’s all runnable.
Most of the course is on sandy soil & well drained. You may encounter some mud but no bog. The 5k has is about 3K on tarmac but on very quiet back lanes where you’re unlikely to come across a car. It also has a couple of great off-road sections.
This year our half marathon is two laps of the 10k course, but because you’re running it in the dark lap two will seem just as unfamiliar!
Bicton College, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, UK, EX9 7BY
Our mission is to deliver excellent endurance sports events to a wide range of ages & abilities. Our events include triathlons & duathlons, open water swimming, gravel and road cycling sportives & road & trail running races.
We work #CENSOR# delivering excellent events. And that is a challenge as no venue is perfect and dealing with landowners, traffic, councils, the general public & other stakeholders can be tough.
In October 2020 we moved some running races, previously co-organised as part of the Wild Night Run Series, under the Sportiva umbrella. And in August 2021 we acquired some cycling sportives, previously run by Just Event. Like all event organisers we’ve had a tough couple of years with the pandemic but are hoping for a return to near-normality in 2022.
We couldn’t deliver these events without a great team of people including Helen Simcoe Walker, Nigel Evans, Dawn Lamerton, Rachel Harvey & Tim Mockford.