Dorset 2020 Coastal Trail Series 'Half' Marathon

Race Date: Sunday, 06/12/2020
Race Distance: Half Marathon

A group of socially distanced Windmilers set off to Dorset. Jurassic Coast path generous half marathon (14.3 miles) with spectacular views and cold, sunny, windy conditions. It was a social-distance friendly race. Each entrant set off at intervals with the fastest supposedly going first. It was therefore a time trial but there were still a lot of people around that made it feel like a normal "race". Trail was perfect for a mud bath making the ascending / descending a delight. Some people choosing to descend on their feet going forward, others sideways and backwards, sometimes holding onto anything to hand, some decided it was easier to descend on their bums. Recommended as a race. Sunday of 10k and half marathon was a nicer day than Saturday (wind and rain) when the marathon, ultra-marathon and ultra-marathon PLUS were held. Some Windmilers did the 'Half'; more did the 10K (actually 6.8 miles). Luckily our races had been postponed from Saturday :)