Round the Island – Part 3
Start from: Alum Bay
Start time: 10am, Saturday 23rd May, 2020.
Price: £10 (please note, medal available for whole event at additional fee of £10 in advance)
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: The Bargemans Rest, Newport
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 before 14 miles near Newtown Town Hall, 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 event starts at Alum Bay. You can just run this marathon, or you may be continuing from the day before.
The route has a sharp start, as we head out of Alum Bay, and head straight up and over Headon Warren, and then back down to Totland Bay and then along the coast to Colwell Bay. Then onwards and past Fort Victoria before crossing the bridge at Yarmouth which marks 5 miles.
We now follow the road for a mile and a half and turn off onto Victoria Road and follow the route through Bouldnor Forest and onwards to Newtown Bay. The next 4 miles waind around the bay. Just before 14 miles, you reach the drink station by Newtown Town Hall.
We then turn towards Porchfield, and on to Thorness Bay holiday park, where we take the little road down to the bay itself. From the bay we pick up the footpath and follow the path to Gurnard.
A run along Cowes esplanade now, hopefully with the wind behind us, and then we wind through the town to get to Arctic Road and pick up the cycle path. 3 miles of cycle path for a nice flat finish to the Bargemans Rest for a very well deserved drink!