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Marilyn’s Meldon Madness

18th May @ 2:00 pm

Formerly The Great West Fell Run, the race has been renamed in memory of Marilyn Cooper. Race Headquarters is at Meldon dam pay & display car park (nr Okehampton grid ref: SX 561 917). The start and finish is a short walk to the other side of the dam.

Senior Race

This race will take you to the highest point in the south of England. The 1,362ft ascent is tough enough to challenge any off-road runner but, at just five miles, it offers a rare opportunity for anyone to try their first fell race. The route is beautiful with stunning views over the county from Yes Tor and High Willhays (the highest point) before a welcome descent to Black Tor and down Homerton Hill to the finish at Meldon reservoir.

There are a number of compulsory checkpoints at which all runners MUST give their number to the stewards. Due to difficulty of marking the course accurately, self-navigation is required by all runners.

The race is licensed by the Fell Runners Association. Whilst there is no mandatory kit requirement if the weather is looking bad then a whistle, raincoat and hat is advisable. The race is self navigating so you may also want to carry a map and compass if not familiar with the course.

Entry Fee £8.00


18th May
2:00 pm
Event Category:


Okehampton RC
Venue/Meeting Place:
Meldon Dam, Okehampton