The East Devon Round is an informal challenge run following all of the East Devon Way and part of the South West Coast Path. It's roughly 70 miles long with 12,000' of ascent. There have been two known completions.
It's quite roady with about 20 miles of hard surface between all the roads, drives and tarmac paths. The off-road going is largely good and the routes are reasonably well waymarked although a map or local knowledge is essential in places. There are some fantastic views in various places (given good weather!).
Two legs can be quite miserable - the long, flat boring road through Exmouth (very tedious when you're knacked) and the Lyme Regis Undercliff (a very twisty, hilly, technical trail which can likewise be a real chore when very tired as all the rounders to date were).
|GPS routes and interactive maps||East Devon Way
South West Coast Path
|Date||Runners||Time||Start & direction
|21 May 2011||John Keast & Don Cawthera, Sidmouth RC||20:25||Clockwise from Sidmouth at 3am|
|27-28 July 2012||Garry Perratt, Axe Valley Runners||18:18||Anti-clockwise from Lyme Regis at 6pm|
Night legs are darker yellow. Blue items show further notes when you hover the mouse over them.
|1||Lyme Regis - Cobb||6.0||6||1:06||1:06|
|8||Joney's Cross (A3052 crossing)||3.8||32||8||53||8:08|
|10||Exmouth - A La Ronde||2.9||39||10||37||9:54|
|11||Exmouth - end of East Devon Way||2.2||41||0||32||10:26||5-minute error|
|12||Exmouth - Orcombe Point||3.6||45||19||55||11:40||15-minute doze|
|13||Budleigh Salterton - prom||7.0||52||9||1:39||13:28|
|14||Sidmouth - sailing club||5.8||57||22||1:43||15:33|
|17||Seaton - Fisherman's Gap||6.7||68||2||1:53||18:17|