Grand Canal Canter

A flat Marathon or Half Marathon in Devon? Impossible you say!  Well here it is – the ‘Grand Canal Canter’ along the picturesque Grand Western Canal – your choice of Marathon or two separate Half Marathons.

The route starts at Tiverton Canal Basin and heads along the canal paths for 6.6 miles to Sampford Peverell, here is the turn around point, where you head back to Tiverton and for the Half Marathon the finish line, for the Marathon runners you repeat the course a second time.

There is less than 90ft of ascent in the Half Marathon, less than 180ft of ascent in the Marathon making it a flat course along hard packed gravel canal paths.

Bespoke “Grand Canal Canter” medal for all finishers.

To spread the runners out along the route and minimise the number of runners on the route at any one time, we are holding two Half Marathon sessions on the day, the first has a 2hr 15 minute cut off time, the second has a 3hr 30 minute cut off time, the results of the two half marathons will be combined for the final results, the provisional timetable of events on the day is:

Half Marathon 1 (Cut off time 2hrs 15 minutes) – 8am
Marathon – 8.30am(Cut off time 7 hours)
Half Marathon 2- 10.45am (Cut off time 3 hours 30 minutes)

Categories: Health and Wellbeing, Sports and Activities

Venue: Grand Western Canal Country Park

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