Day 1

Isle of Wight Coastal Marathon – Part 1

Start from: Bargemans Rest, Newport.

Start time: 10am, Thursday 21st May, 2020.

Price: £10 (please note, medal available for whole event at additional fee of £10)

What is it: Marathon over mixed terrain. YOU ARE EXPECTED TO KNOW THE ROUTE! Point to point, if you want your bag will meet you at the end.

Ends at: Small Hope Beach car park, Shanklin

The route below is provisional and subject to change. Please have a mobile phone with you on this run. There is a drink stop at 14 miles, but the route is NOT marshaled and there is not signage. You need to be self sufficient.

You can have your own drinks sent to the drink station at halfway for you.

Route map:

Route overview:

We set out from the Bargemans Rest, Newport.  The route goes through Seaclose onto the cycleway to Island Harbour, then onto the Folly.

We then head down into East Cowes, before heading along Alverstone Road to Wootton. The path past Quarr Abbey brings us out near Ryde golf course, before heading down to the seafront.

At 14 miles outside the cafe before Appley, you will be greeted by a welcome drink / food station to re-fuel.

The fun continues along the seafront and out to Seaview, before the Coastal Path takes you to The Priory and on to St Helens and then around Bembridge Harbour. Onwards now to Culver Down, Yaverland and then a flat finish along Sandown and Shanklin esplanades, finishing at the car park at Small Hope beach.

If continuing to Part 2 the following day, you might want to dip those legs in the sea!