Tamar Trail Warriors take to moors in Ultra

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Wednesday 29th August 2018 4:31 pm
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Tamar Warriors at The Crossing on Dartmoor at the Pure Trail Ultra.

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TAMAR Warriors enjoyed the challenge of the Puretrail Ultra on Saturday — a 34 mile run across Dartmoor from north to south.

The runners experienced the wilderness of the high moor, the beauty of the periphery and visited the four moorland villages of Belstone (start), Postbridge, Princetown and South Brent where they finished the race. The event included 900 metres of ascent.

Starting from Princetown in the heart of the Moor, the route takes in the last 13.2 miles of the Crossing, with big, wide open spaces.

Stuart Queen was the first Tamar Warrior back in 6 hours 49 minutes 1 seconds followed by Nathan Christmas 6.57.10, Paul Evenden 7.40.6, Jason Shipton 7:40.6 who also ran a 10k in the evening at Tamar Trails and Sarah Tippett 7.53.00.

Other Warriors took part in a route which crossed the head of the Erme Valley and traverses the Erme canyons.

They enjoyed interesting moorland vistas along the Abbots’ Way before the long descent into South Brent in a real taste of Dartmoor trail running.

Bevan Johnston finished the route in 2.05.58 along with Samual White also in 2.05.58; Kate Bickerstaffe 2.38.18, Louise Cheetham 2.53.04, Donna Baker 2.53.05 and Heather French 3.31.37.

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