Coast 2 Coast – Devon – 7 & 8 June 2008

June 7, 2008 7:00 amtoJune 8, 2008 5:00 pm

The Devonshire Coast 2 Coast will take place on Saturday & Sunday 7th & 8th of June 2008. The event is open to individuals or pairs who have a good level of fitness and are over the age of 18.

This event is a two day, multi-sport traverse of the county, from the Northern most point, to the Southern most tip. It’s a journey that takes participants from the spectacular cliffs at Foreland Point, across the wilds of Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks to the tranquil and beautiful South Hams, ultimately finishing at Prawle Point on the South Coast.

The journey is broken up by an overnight camp and a series of transitions on both days as you swap from running to cycling to kayaking. The Devon Coast 2 Coast is a tough challenge, not just because of the 130 mile course, but also due to the nature of the terrain and changeable weather conditions. 

The Devon event, has grown from an original field of 40 (2004) to the current capped maximum of 150. The event fills quickly.  There are 2 entry categories, solo or team of two. The team of two category is popular and differs from the solo option in that you paddle a double kayak and your official time will be based on the last team member to cross the line.

What makes the Devon Coast 2 Coast so interesting is the variety of landscapes and terrain that the course passes through. The 127 mile course starts amongs the towering cliffs of North Devon and then runs South passing through both the Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks before finishing up on the jaw droppingly beautiful South Hams Coast.

Start: Brendon Village, Exmoor, North Devon
Finish: East Prawle Village, South Devon

http://www.endurancelife.com/coast_to_coast/Devon.html

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