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  • Writer's pictureIan Marshall

Charmouth Challenge

The Charmouth Challenge is an 8 mile fell run through some very fine coastal scenery in the South West on Dorset’s beautiful Jurassic Coast, overlooking Charmouth’s famous fossil hunting beaches with views to Lyme Regis. It includes an ascent of the Golden Cap (main picture), which at 191 metres is the highest point on the South West Coast of England. This year we had 5 runners in a group of over a dozen, the rest were either walking the course supporting or sitting on the beach.

Once again we had a very warm race day, the race HQ and start/finish was at Charmouth primary school virtually on the beach, 343 runners started at 10:00, an easy short run on the road before turning off onto the half mile steep climb up Stonebarrow Lane, once at the top the view was quite something looking over to the coastline. The route was now completely off road and a long descent took you to the base of the Golden Cap.


1st           James Baker       Chichester Runners        52:00 19th         Christian Poulton                                             64:00 33rd        Graham Maynard                                             69:00

52nd        Clem Dixon                                                         72:00

180th      Peter Hadley                                                      92:00

304th      Ian Marshall                                                       115:00

First Lady (22ndoverall):  Helen Wallington             Totton Running Club       65:00


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