Isle of Wight Coastal Marathon – Part 2
Start from: Small Hope Beach car park, Shanklin.
Start time: 10am, 22nd May 2020.
Price: £10 (please note, medal available for whole event at additional fee)
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: Alum Bay, outside the cafe.
The route below is provisional and subject to change. Please have a mobile phone with you on this run. There is a drink stop just after 14 miles (Chine Farm), 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.
This can be run as it’s own event, but if you run Part 1, Day 2 picks up where you left off at Small Hope Beach.
The Coastal Path now continues along Shanklin seafront and on to Luccombe and then to Ventnor. Eventually we move a little inland at St Lawrence. The path continues until at 10 miles you pass Blackgang Chine.
Past Whale Chine at 12 miles, and then at just after 14 miles at Chine Farm, our volunteers will be waiting to re-fuel you and offer some encouragement!
This beautiful jaunt along the south coast of the Island continues. A brief spell next to the Military Road takes you past Isle of Wight Pearl. Past Compton Bay at 20 miles and eventually down into Freshwater Bay at 22 miles, maybe time to grab an ice cream!?
Over the next 2 miles you will gradually climb up to the Tennyson Monument on Tennyson Down, then along to the Needles Battery, and then drop down to you finish at Alum Bay, next to the cafe.