BACK AGAIN IN 2023!
1,850ft of climbing
In a market swamped with corporate events, this is 'A RACE BROUGHT TO YOU BY ACTUAL RUNNERS'. So come and say hello at registration!
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BACKGROUND - The CapTEN and The Bosun are races with history, born from a Round Table in Bridport before morphing into Bridport Runners Jurassic Coast 10k and Half Marathon, races held in West Bay. 2020 saw Bridport Runners rename and relocate the race due to a proliferation of 'Jurassic' runs in the area, thus the CapTEN was born (TEN miles over Golden Cap, hence the nautical name pun). 2022 brings the race under the banner of 32RUN rather than Bridport Runners, ex club chairman Ben still being part of the team. The Bosun also joins The CapTEN as a shorter race and a second date in the calendar.
The Bosun is first mate to The CapTEN and it's younger sibling. 10k instead of 10 miles. The Bosun still takes in the highlights of The CapTEN, Thorncombe Beacon and Golden Cap, two of the crown jewels of the South West Coast Path and Jurassic Coastline but avoids the excursion to Eype and West Bay.
The race starts and finishes in the seaside village of Seatown, heading East over Thorncombe Beacon before looping back through Langdon Wood, over Golden Cap (626ft), then dropping back down to the finish.
If The CapTEN is known for it's steep climbs and gradual descents, the Bosun may be known for the opposite, with climbs that could be described as a 'bit of a slog' and some descents that could be called 'rather steep'!
Taking in 1,850 feet of climbing we aim to bring the spirit of fell running to the coast!
PRIZES FOR 1ST MALE AND 1ST FEMALE KINDLY DONATED BY RUN VENTURE
The Bosun is a licensed category A Fell Run, this means the race should average not less than 50 metres climb per kilometre and not have more than 20% of the race distance on road.
'Fell running, sometimes known as hill running or mountain running, is the sport of running and racing, off road, over upland country where the gradient climbed is a significant component of the difficulty. The name arises from the origins of the English sport on the fells of northern Britain, especially those in the Lake District.' FIND OUT ABOUT THE FELL RUNNING HERE
WITH PERMISSION FROM
The CapTEN and The Bosun are run on over National Trust land with their kind permission, without which these events could not happen. We ask that you do not litter and be courteous to walkers to safeguard this relationship.
Happy competitors running the inaugural Bosun (copyright Sam Rose 2022)