This will be the first running of the Mawnan Glory Backyard Ultra, and as far as we can tell, it will be the first one in the glorious county of Cornwall! We are located 3 miles south of Falmouth, and the course overlooks coastline along Falmouth Bay and the Helford.
We (Mawnan Runners) have chosen this route for a number of reasons. Firstly, it shows off this pretty corner of Cornwall beautifully. We’re lucky to live here and invite you to join us for the day (or longer…). Secondly, it’s challenging, both in terms of terrain and climb. You’ll be covering about 170m of climb every hour, and the terrain goes from road to stony paths to mud to grass and back.
We’re using the village sports club as HQ, so we will have parking, changing and loo facilities available. We’ll have hot and cold drinks, and usual race day treats. We will also be providing some simple hot food at points throughout the day.