Dartmoor Discovery Ultra Marathon

Race Date: Saturday, 05/06/2021
Race Distance: Other - Run

The Dartmoor Discovery, or DD as it's affectionately known, is the UK's longest single lap road ultra marathon. 32.79 miles and almost 4,000ft of climb. Run for 21 years from Princetown on the high moor and famous for its prison. (It is also where I have worked as parish clerk for the past 5 years). As ultras become more commercial and often more inclusive the DD is a throwback to the more purist and stripped back origins of the sport. No fancy aid stations just water, squash and maybe a jelly baby. However, it more than makes up for it in friendliness and camaraderie. 211 finishers on a typical Dartmoor day - hot sun followed by wind and driving rain. Get it in your diary Windmilers!