Portland Coastal Half Marathon 2020
02 February 2020
Entries open Friday 22nd February
The Portland Coastal Half Marathon will be taking place from the iconic Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on Sunday 2nd February 2020
Along with the Half distance event there will be a Full marathon and a 10k so all abilities can take part in this festival of running in a what is possibly the most stunning of coastal trail locations.
Right then, before we start, lets not sugar coat this race as a dreamy affair that everyone can do, it’s not. Simple as that, its hard,
The half is hard, The Full is harder! have a read of Grant Vernon’s (Thanks Grant for the honesty) Full Distance race report here for some truth on what to expect.
A brief overview for you – Kangaroos (RD EDIT - They’re not, they’re Wallabies! :) ) prison, lighthouse, boulders, quarries, mud, cliffs, gnarly descents and slogging ascents….Bustinskin’s Portland Coastal Marathon has everything except PBs! This is a marathon of 27ish miles, 2400ish feet ascent on an out and back route. The Half is Just over 13.5 miles.
Brief review of the marathon (scored between 1 and 5 with 5 being the most awesome)
Organisation: 5 (lots of marshals, good route marking)
Location:5 (nice race HQ, free parking, showers, awesome views)
Terrain:4 (drop a point because out and back route)
Value for money:5 (early bird)
Bling and stuff:5 (t-shirt, buff-thing, medal, well stocked drinks stations)
This is a brilliant, well organised event. Fully sign posted and plenty of well stocked aid stations along the route. Lots of friendly marshals including some that are running amongst you in yellow tabards, a very neat touch. A finishers medal, a buff-type thing and a t-shirt make this a great value for money event. This should be on your to-do list of races.
**Word of warning for those who skimp on reading race instructions, this race has a mandatory kit list. Spot checks occur (including checking ALL the top 10 finishers). Skip carrying the kit, DQ is your prize.
This is a No Kit NO Race event, please read all of the information before entering, you will have random spot checks of your mandatory kit, if you are found not to have it you will be DQ'd - this is for your own and others safety and it really isn't very much to carry.
It's called "Mandatory," because you must carry it with you. Yes, you can drink your fluids and eat your food. No, you may not ditch your kit with a friend or under a hedge. All participants must carry the following mandatory kit during this race. Trail racing is hazardous, but not as hazardous as abandoning the race without a way to stay warm until help can arrive.
Kit checks will/may precede race start.
Random kit checks will/may happen during the race and finish. ALL TOP TEN FINISHERS MALE/FEMALE WILL BE CHECKED.
Participants found to be without the required kit will not be allowed to start and will not be entitled to a refund.
Finishers found to be without the required kit will be disqualified and will not be entitled to a refund.
It's a simple rule we follow, NO KIT = NO NUMBER, NO RESULT, NO REFUND.
We randomly checked 40+ finishers in 2017 not including the top 10 – all but 1 had the correct kit – that 1 got DQ’d 2018 1 DQ, 2019 no DQ’s
For 2020 transfer of entries will be permitted up to and including 31st December 2019 after that, no you can't!
How to transfer or edit your race entry
- Log into your www.fullonsport.com account using your email address and password
- Once you are logged in, click on your username and select ‘my entries’
- Now you can click edit against the event entry you would like to transfer or edit
- If a race organiser is allowing entry swaps, you can now edit all of the data fields with the new participants details taking your, however his entry will still stay under your Full On Sport account
- If a race organiser is not allowing swaps, you can only edit certain fields such as address and club
- Once you have made the changes click save and the entry is now transferred or edited
Registration open from: 07:30:00