Just over a week ago the last runner crossed the finish line at Watergate Bay after enduring a challenging 100 mile non-stop race. Ultra Trail South West is an annual event and the highlight of the British ultra running calendar attracting runners from around the globe.
Each year UTSW course changes to incorporate a different section of the South West Coast Path. This year the event began in the picturesque fishing port of Polruan on the South coast of Cornwall and headed North towards Tintagel, Wadebridge and Padstow, finishing here at Watergate Bay Hotel.
60 runners took part in the 100 mile challenge with 34 completing the race.
Dan Lawson took the title as this year’s winner completing the course in an astounding 21 hours 37 minutes and 17 seconds.
The 100 mile relay teams also had just as much success with the victorious team, C. Hall, S. Phillips, M. Dorrell, J. Richards, completeing the course in 18 hours 45 minutes 47 seconds. Three teams took part in the relay race with all three finishing in under 22 hours.
There is also the option to compete in a 60 mile race, starting at Bostcasle but still finishing at Watergate Bay. This race was won by Andrius Ramonas in a brilliant time of 10 hours 58 minutes and 55 seconds. 36 people entered this challenge with 31 completing it.
All in all the event was another huge success, leaving many, including us, in awe of the phenomenal runners.