SUNDAY 30th APRIL 2023
APPROXIMATELY 8 MILES
CODDIWOMPLE - “(v.) to travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination.”
In a market swamped with corporate events, this is 'A RACE BROUGHT TO YOU BY ACTUAL RUNNERS'. So come and say hello at registration!
Wondering who we are? Find out HERE
A GREAT WAY TO LEARN SELF-NAVIGATION SKILLS BEFORE TACKLING AN ULTRA OR SOMETHING MORE SERIOUS!
The 'Womple is a fell run of approximately 8 miles (depending on your route choice), taking in some of the crown jewels of the South West Coast Path and Jurassic Coastline between West Bay and Charmouth.
The 'checkpoints' on the course will be released to runners 7 days before the race (as Ordnance Survey grid references) to enable you to plan your routes. Runners will then stamp their cards at these checkpoints and return to the finish within 3 hours. In order to have completed The 'Womple all checkpoints must have been reached AND the runner must have returned within the allotted time!
HOW TO NAVIGATE - How you choose to navigate between these checkpoints is YOUR choice however you must ADHERE TO PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY.
Potential choices could include:
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 116 (Lyme Regis & Charmouth)
Phone App (OS Maps, Outdoor Active, Komoot etc)
GPX file on your watch
It's down to you! This is your chance to learn both important route planning and subsequent navigation skills in a relatively safe and confined area of countryside, there will be no need to cross ANY roads.
IF YOU'VE ENTERED WITH A FRIEND THEN BY ALL MEANS RUN TOGETHER AND HELP EACH OTHER NAVIGATE! The 'Womple is meant to be a fun and adventurous morning out:)
The Womple will be a licensed Fell Run.
'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)