The T S U N A M I o c e a n t r a i l s are back with another tidal wave of Trail Running. They are due to hit the North Devon and Cornish coastline next summer: Friday 17th and Saturday 18th June 2022.
Friday 17th June will be the start of our longest and toughest pureTrail race to date.. the TSUNAMI 24, a 75-mile ultra starting and finishing at Castle Bude.
75 miles, 24 hours max, 5000m of ascent. Finishers receive 5 ITRA points
The existing distances of 16 miles from Hartland Quay, the Clovelly Marathon and TSUNAMI ULTRA (37.5 miles) continue, and are complimented by the shorter TSUNAMI 7.. a 7.5-mile ‘sprint’ to the finish from Morwenstow.
Finishers of the Tsunami Ultra of 37.5 miles receive 3 ITRA points and finishers of the Clovelly Marathon receive 2 ITRA points.
We’ve chosen the most rugged, wild and remote section of the North Devon and Cornish coastline for some extreme fun along the clifftops and cliff trails between Westward #CENSOR#! and Bude (Ultra-Marathon, 37 miles), Clovelly and Bude (Marathon), Hartland Quay and Bude (16 miles). 37.5, 26.2, 16 miles or 7.5 miles.
We’ve procured the iconic Clovelly harbour for the start of the Marathon…uphill on the cobblestones through the village to reach the Coast Path and finish on the lawns of Castle Bude – taking in almost 2,000m of ascent along the route. It’s a tidal wave of endurance trail running.
This is not for the faint-hearted. With massive ascents and descents, it will be one of the toughest routes in the South West.
PureTrail checkpoints will be superbly stocked and managed by runners for runners to get you through to the end, where a well-earned bespoke medal sits awaiting your return!
The Ultra adds another 11 miles of serious fun, while the sixteen includes the toughest, most vertiginous section from Hartland Quay onwards.
These races are undoubtedly some of the toughest trail running challenges in the South-West. Due to the nature of the terrain, wild and isolated (no towns or villages along the route), they will also prove to be the most rewarding.
Puretrail designed Tsunami medal to all finishers.
Bespoke Tsunami t-shirt and/or Bus transport to the start of each race from Castle Bude will be available to purchase via SiEntries entry system.
Will you be a finisher or will you be wiped out trying?
Bude, Cornwall, UK
pureTRAIL running events have been created by two experienced, passionate, South Devon based Trail and Ultra Distance runners, located on the southern fringes of Dartmoor. We believe that roads are for cars, not runners, so we keep road use to an absolute minimum in our attempt to create the ultimate Trail running experience. We believe that the events should be for runners, not organisers, so we spend our time meticulously planning the routes, and organising simple, pleasurable races over Southern Britain’s last wild place, Dartmoor.
We aim to bring experienced and novice Trail runners into the natural Dartmoor environment by offering Trail races varying in distances of between 10 and 100 miles. From the short, sharp, explosive ‘Volcano Race’ of 10 ‘Moorish’ miles with nearly 1800ft of climb, to the Ultra Trail of Dartmoor.. the Dartmoor 100′, a circumnavigation of Dartmoor. The Ultimate test of endurance in Southern England.
Simplicity is our concept. To get runners off the road and onto the Trails. To explore, to experience, to empower and to have fun with running through nature.
To begin our journey, every Wednesday evening we guide runners of all abilities around the Tracks and Trails of Southern Dartmoor and surrounding areas. We have created the PureTrail Running Group. Our first run was from Haytor in April 2015 and people arrived from almost 30 miles away. We are now attracting a growing number of runners each with between 10 and 27 in recent weeks. Everyone is welcome, the guided runs are free of charge. Just bring enthusiasm, a sense of adventure and your trail shoes. Since we started Wednesday night runs we have only missed a handful of evenings in 4 years. It’s now time to ditch the head torches again as the nights get lighter…….hooray! See Wednesday Night Runs section on the Menu bar for our weekly location.
Roads are for cars. Too hard, too unforgiving and too repetitive…