The Coleton Footacher was founded in 2016 and the 6.3 mile course takes runners from outside the National Trust house at Coleton Fishacre. You will run up the driveway before changing onto trails to drop towards the coast path. Once on the coast path you will be rewarded during various climbs and falls by stunning sea and coastal views before dropping down to the WW2 Gun Batteries at Froward Point. A climb up away from the coast and a drop back down through the fields brings you to the final stretch up through the gardens of one of the top five National Trust gardens in the UK which you can appreciate on your cool down! Certainly a beautiful one for your spectators.
What a stunning gorgeous race, tough coastal path, big climbs, but so rewarding and stunning views, when you dare to take your eyes of the trail ahead of you.
The Climb up to and then past the Watchtower is a leg killer, starting with steps, steps and more steps and the final climb up to the finish is longer then you think.
But a race on the South West Cost Path is always going to be stunning and tough.
Well organised smaller event but more people should sign up and take part in 2018.
Posted on 22.09.17