JP’s Exe to Axe
A grade B Fell Race organised by Sidmouth Running Club under UK Athletic Rules and the auspices of the Fell Runners Association
Sunday 2nd April 2017 starting at 10.00 am
The race starts at the Foxes Hole Car Park on the Exmouth Sea Front and follows the South West Coast Path for 20 miles or so and finishes at the Esplanade at Seaton. This is the 15th year of the race. In 2004 the race started from Seaton and finished in Exmouth, but since 2005 it has started in from Exmouth. Originally the distance was just over 20 miles, but a landslip in June 2012 on the outskirts of Seaton has led to a detour which means the distance is now nearer 22 miles. The race has been renamed JP’s Exe to Axe in memory of John Perratt, founding member and longterm Treasurer of Sidmouth Running Club, and a huge contributor to the sport throughout East Devon.
The race is for individuals and relay teams, dogs are not permitted. There are three handover/checkpoints at Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth Sailing Club and Branscombe Mouth. There will be drink stations at these points and a back marker but no course marshals. The route follows the coastal path all the way so keep the sea on your right and follow the acorn signs.
Transport will be provided from the Finish to the Start but only before the race – leaving Seaton at 8:30am and on condition that a place is booked in advance. Please indicate on the entry form if this is required so that we can cater for numbers. Individual entries on the day will only be taken at the start and we cannot supply transport after the race. Hand baggage or kit can be transported from the start to the finish if required. No Team Entries on the day.
Time Limit: 6 hours. Cut-off time at Sidmouth: 3 hours. Runners who are over 3 hours at Sidmouth will be withdrawn from the Race.
There will be mementos for all finishers and teams, though most runners come for the views. Further information will be sent via email to all entries.
Entry forms can be found here.
On-line entries are available via the Runners World website. We also trialing on-line entries through SiEntries and so would be grateful for any feedback.
On-line entries: race numbers to be collected from the start.
Postal entries: enclose SAE with entry fee for race numbers. Closing date for postal entries: 18th March.
Course Records since the landslip
Men: 2:41:41. Matthew Clist, Axe Valley Runners. 2015.
Women: 2:41:50. Annie Conway, Ambleside AC. 2015.
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