Sunday 15th September 2013
Our second event will be held on the Sunday 15th September 2013. The route will remain unchanged and we have pre-ordered the same ideal weather conditions as in 2012 (please!). Entries will open on the 1st December 2012 and will be limited to 350 runners.
If you are unsure about whether this is the marathon for you, please take a look at our excellent reviews on Runners World
On Sunday 16th September 2012 we held the inaugural Purbeck Marathon.
UKA License No: 2012:104452 (Full License)
Thank you to everyone who was involved in 2012. We had the most amazing support from volunteers who gave way above and beyond the call of duty. The weather took our bribe, and most of all we had the most amazing runners.Results are now available here, please let us know asap if you have any queries firstname.lastname@example.org
Event photos are available here. Many thanks to Steve from ActionPic for a fantastic job with these.
Here are some photos which sum up the day perfectly:
Our Mens Race winner – Steven Way of Bournemouth AC – in an incredible time of 2:56:52
And our lady winner; Portland’s Team GB Sailor, fresh from the Olympics; Ali Young.
Many thanks to Actionpic for the fantastic pictures
Swanage, Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast has spectacular history, landscapes and views.The course with well over 2000 feet of climbs provides a predominately off-road Marathon that is both challenging and rewarding. This new marathon starts and finishes in Swanage. From the Downs overlooking the beach, it heads towards Durlston Country Park and the Jurassic coast path before going through the picturesque villages of Worth Matravers and Kingston (no time to stop at the Square & Compass!) Then it’s on towards Swyre Head, to pass Heavens Gate and along the ridge, overlooking Kimmeridge, to Tyneham Cap. Through the army ranges from here it leaves the coast path and runs through the deserted village of Tyneham. From Tyneham it continues north up to and along the ridge of Purbeck Hills towards Corfe Castle, passing below the battlements of this 11th century castle and into the village square. The route then returns to the hill Ridgeway and heads towards Swanage to finish on the seafront. The entire route has spectacular views which will help to combat (or distract from…) fatigue. Weather permitting there will also be stunning views of Portland, Poole Harbour and the Isle of Wight. The Marathon has a number of hard climbs, uneven paths and although signposted and marshalled throughout, it will require a small amount of self-navigation (and a lot of common sense!) The marathon is a local community event with the proceeds being distributed to local charities.
Find more Runs in Swanage Elevation Chart There is an overall elevation of nearly 2000 feet over the course of the marathon. However that can be broken down into 4 main climbs (and a few smaller ones). The full chart and classification of the climbs can be found at mapmyrun (click on the map above) but here is a basic elevation chart. In 2012 the overall winners in both Male and Female Categories received a spectacular prize package: