Fancy a new challenge this spring?
Bodmin will hold its maiden marathon on Sunday, 24th April on a course rightly named the Beacon Beast with its elevation of nearly 3,000 feet. Participants will be able to take in the sights of Bodmin as they speed along roads, pavements, tracks, footpaths, stiles and through Bodmin Beacon’s local nature reserve. Medals will be presented to everyone who completes the challenge outside St Petroc’s Church, the largest parish church in Cornwall.
The circuit is a combination of the Bodmin Way’s walking and cycling routes, encompassing five historic churches that make up the Bodmin Team Ministry, with new sections to complete the 26.2 miles in a unique and challenging figure-of-eight course.
David Bidgway, the main instigator behind the marathon for Bodmin, said: “We have enjoyed every moment of our journeys along this route and look forward to seeing both local runners and those who dare from around the UK cross the finish line with a ‘beastly’ smile on their face.”
Sharon Hambley, Race Director, said: “I am excited to share the route with the running community. It has everything a long-distance event needs, road, mud and hills in a beautiful setting, all brought together by the local historic churches which connect our communities.”