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 8th April 2018 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 16th 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.

A brief description of the course can be found here. We are grateful to everyone who has sent us photos. Click here to see the gallery.

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 times: Budleigh Salterton: 1hr 10mins, Sidmouth: 2hrs 45mins; Branscombe 4hrs 45mins.

Runners who fail to make the cut-off times will be withdrawn from the Race.

There will be an earlier start at 9am for runners who would like to take part but who would find these cut-offs challenging.
Please contact us if you would like to register for the earlier start.

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 through SiEntries.

Individuals: Race numbers to be collected from the start.
Relay: Race numbers will be posted.

Postal entries: Closing date for postal entries: 26th March.

Course Records – new course in 2017.

Men: 2:53:15. Michael Robinson, Exmouth Harriers. 2017.
Women: 3:21:33. Anna Bartlett, Mercia Fell Runners. 2017.

If you need to email the Race Organisers, please click here.