Ham & Lyme 100k/50k 

Saturday 3rd July 2021

7am start for 100k / 9.30am Start for 50k

Elevation: - 6,634 ft for 100k/3,316 ft for 50k

                

 

2020 DIDN'T EXACTLY GO TO PLAN - THAT'S FOR SURE! THE 2021 EDITION IS STILL A WHILE AWAY, AND JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO WE WERE UNDER FULL LOCKDOWN. THINGS HAVE EASED CONSIDERABLY SINCE THEN, SO BY JULY 2021 WE ARE HOPING THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU AN EVENT THAT IS FAIRLY CLOSE TO THE ORIGINAL FORMAT. HOWEVER, IT IS LIKELY THAT SOME CONSIDERATIONS WILL HAVE TO BE IN PLACE RELATING TO SOCIAL DISTANCING etc. THESE WILL BE ON THE WEBSITE IN PLENTY OF TIME BEFORE THE EVENT AND WILL BE IN THE RACE INFO FOR EVERY ENTRANT. SOME RACES HAVE GONE AHEAD IN RECENT TIMES, SPEAKING IN SEPTEMBER 2020, AND HAVE SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTED COVID-RELATED SAFETY MEASURES. WE WILL BE FOLLOWING A SIMILAR TEMPLATE SHOULD THIS BE NECESSARY AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT

HAM & LYME 50k/100k HAD ITS FIFTH EDITION IN 2019. IT WAS AN EXCITING RACE WITH JOINT WINNERS, DAVID WARREN AND ALASTAIR PALMER, IN THE 50k. THEY WERE CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY WESTCOUNTRY ULTRA FLAT 50 2019 WINNER MATT SELWAY AND HAM & LYME LEGEND NICK SALE, THEN ED CLEMENTS TOOK 5th PLACE. BECCA MABELLE WAS 1st LADY, AND WAS SURPRISED BUT DELIGHTED TO BE SO! IN THE 100k A VERY COMPETITIVE RACE COULD HAVE BEEN WON BY ANY OF ABOUT FIVE RUNNERS BUT JAMES RILEY HELD ON BEST IN THE END TO TAKE A WELL-DESERVED WIN. DANNY HAWKINS, ROBERT KESTIN, JESS RAYNOR (1st LADY) AND JONNI SUCKLING WERE NEXT IN SUCCESSION, ALL OF WHOM HAD BEEN 1st/2nd AT THE WESTCOUNTRY ULTRA BACK IN MAY

WE ALSO HAD OUR SECOND VISUALLY IMPAIRED RUNNER, STEVE SKIDMORE, COMPLETE THE 50k ALONG WITH HIS GUIDE RUNNER ANNA COVEY, AND THE DOGS' COURSE RECORD HOLDER ZARA STILL FINISHED THE RACE FOR THE 3rd TIME ALONG WITH ROGER AND LINDA STILL. IT WAS A FANTASTIC ATMOSPHERE ALL DAY AND OVER 200 RUNNERS ENJOYED THIS SPECTACULAR COURSE, OUR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AID STATIONS AND SLIGHTLY COOLER TEMPERATURES THAN THE FREAKISHLY HOT YEAR OF 2018. WE HOPE TO SEE SOME NEW FACES IN 2021 ALONG WITH PLENTY OF RETURNEES


 

The Ham & Lyme races take in the stunning Liberty Trail, which runs from Ham Hill Country Park in Somerset to Lyme Regis in Dorset, taking in some fabulous locations along the way, including the enchanting Wayford Woods, the breathtaking panoramas from Lambert's Castle (if the mist stays away!) and a number of pretty villages, before descending to wonderful Lyme Regis with its famous Cobb 

 

This is a cracking route; really showcases rural Somerset/Dorset at their best, and although the route is hilly in places and the ground occasionally uneven you will be running through such quaint landscapes that it won't matter so much! The route is based on one taken by six villagers who went to join the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685, so you will literally be running through history

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 50k STARTS AT HAM HILL COUNTRY PARK, THE 100k STARTS IN LYME REGIS

 

Cut-off times - 7.5 hours for 50k, 15.5 hours for 100k (please note, cut-off times are a guide and we will normally allow a little leeway on the shorter race but have to be strict on the 100k cut-off because of licensing/volunteers etc.)

 

 

2020 PRICES: - 

100k - £60

50k - £35          

 

ENTRIES AVAILABLE VIA OUR ONLINE STORE. ENTRIES ONLY REFUNDABLE IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT THAT THE RACE HAS TO BE CANCELLED, BUT IF YOU ARE NO LONGER WISHING TO TAKE PART OR ARE UNABLE TO THEN IF THE RACE IS FULL WE WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO FIND SOMEONE TO TAKE YOUR PLACE, AND THEIR ENTRY FEE WILL GO TO YOU. IF THE RACE HAS NOT REACHED CAPACITY THEN YOU ARE WELCOME TO TRANSFER YOUR PLACE TO SOMEBODY ELSE AS LONG AS YOU MAKE US FULLY AWARE BEFORE THE DAY. ENTRIES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED TO 100 FOR EACH DISTANCE.

 

 

COURSE RECORDS: -
50k - Chris Southern - 4:07:41 (2018)
100k - Spencer Bunn - 9:55:18 (2018)

 

FASTEST FEMALES: -

 

50k - Helen Wright - 4:59:37 (2017)
100k - Rachael Patricia - 11:34:17 (2018)
 


 

 

 

 

WHAT DO YOU GET?: -

 

  • Medal for all finishers

  • Aid Stations - 3 fully stocked aid stations during 50k (plus one at finish) with a good range of the usual food you might expect at an ultra race along with water, 6 fully stocked aid stations during 100k. A couple of additional stations with water plus a very small amount of food

  • Marshalls for the point at which a busy road is to be crossed

  • Well marked course

  • Medical cover

  • Trophies for first man and first woman

  • Coach transport back to the start for those doing 50k who require it

  • A race on a stunning trail that passes by or through a number of popular locations

  • Free car parking at start (limited - please arrange lift-sharing or to get dropped off and picked up where possible; we can help with this if necessary) 

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