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Dorset Ooser Marathon
April 18 @ 09:00 - 17:00
The Races start from an ancient thatched barn in a historic tiny hamlet of Turners Puddle in the heart of Dorset.
The routes go straight uphill from the start, and then follow farm tracks, fields, trails that wind through ancient woodlands, old hidden holloways (sunken trails following historic drovers routes), short road sections through picturesque hamlets, managed woodland tracks, heathland, and all in the glorious Dorset countryside.
The Races are predominantly trail. Despite all that lovely countryside though this race is not a pushover, as the 2 UTMB® points for the marathon will testify. In the marathon there are 13 hills, 1090m of elevation, a fair bit of mud to lose your trail shoes in, 7 stiles to clamber over while swearing, & 2 fords. There is also though some great runnable sections that you can pick up some speed on.
The Marathon has a maximum of 3.5km (approx) in total of short tarmac sections, the longest being 1km.
There is a generous 8 hour cut off time limit on the Marathon.
Marathon start – 9am