Start 0700hrs Sunday 14th May 2023
Start and finish at the Liberation Monument, St Peter Port, Guernsey
Registration 0545hrs - 0630hrs. Race briefing 0645hrs. Start 0700hrs prompt.
Easy navigation - the course is fully marked and you just need to keep the sea on your left!
The race starts in the picturesque town of St Peter Port before leading on to 16 miles of beautifully rugged cliffs. There will be a water stop checkpoint at 8 miles with the first full checkpoint at Portlet, the end of the cliff section. Here you can access your drop bag, water, get food and drinks from the checkpoint.
From here it is fairly flat going along the west coast, where you will enjoy the view of the sweeping bays and beaches. Take some money as you may want to treat yourself to an ice cream or a cold drink from one of the kiosks.
At around mile 25 there will be another fully stocked checkpoint to replenish you before continuing around the north coast of the island and finally the east coast back to St Peter Port and the finish.
Trail shoes are recommended for the cliffs - you can always put a change of shoes at the Portlet checkpoint for the flatter section as there are some unavoidable road sections.
This is an ideal race for those wanting to step up to ultra distance. With the checkpoints further apart than you may be used to when running marathons, this will accustom you to the more self-sufficient way that most ultra races are run.
The safety and enjoyment or our runners are important to us. We will do our best to give you first class race support and help you on your way to the finish.
T-shirt and medal for all finishers.
Awards for; 1st, 2nd, 3rd Female; 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male; 1st, 2nd, 3rd Non-binary
Ascent/Descent: Around 1000 metres.
Course Record: Tiaan Erwee 4:12:56 (Male) 2022; Louise Smith 05:33:58 (Female) 2021
Course map, gpx file on the Facebook Group
Liberation Monument, St Peter Port
8 miles Petit Bot. Water stop only
Cut-off: 2.5 hours. You must reach this checkpoint by 0930hrs. Minimum pace required for this section 18:45 m/mi.
16 miles Portlet. Drop bags, water, food and drinks. Toilets.
Cut-off 5 hours. You must reach this checkpoint by 1200hrs. Minimum pace required for this section 18:45 m/mi.
25 miles Rousse. Water, Range of food and drinks. Toilets
Cut-off 7.5 hours. You must reach this checkpoint by 1430hrs. Minimum pace required for this section 15:00 m/mi.
Cut off 10 hours. You must reach the finish by 1700hrs Minimum pace required for this section 15:00 m/mi. Overall average pace required for finish 16:50 m/mi.
Distances and pace are approximate.
You will be required to have;
• Running attire suitable for the conditions on the day.
• Bottles or Hydration Pack capable of carrying sufficient water for at least 10 miles of running.
• Mobile phone with the race support number entered.
• A small drop bag that will be available for you at the 16 mile checkpoint and then returned to the finish.
• Trail shoes (recommended for the cliffs).
• Small Basic First Aid kit.