Whilst many were participating at Parkrun’s or just having their Saturday morning coffee and croissant, Matt Dalton was competing in the Devon Coast to Coast Two Moors Way Ultra Marathon.
This is a short race consisting of 117 miles nonstop from Wembury to Lynmouth, crossing the whole county and two national parks. Starting in Wembury, in the beautiful South Hams, runners follow the 17 mile Erme-Plym Trail to Ivybridge where they then meet the Two Moors Way, a 100 mile waymarked trail from the South of Dartmoor to the North of Exmoor where it meets the sea in Lynmouth. As well as the incredible views from the highpoints of the course, runners pass by many famous sites along the way: Grimspound stone circle, Fernworthy Reservoir, Chagford, The Teign Valley, Exe Head to name a few. The route even nips over the border into Somerset and back into Devon on Exmoor! Finishing this is in itself is a massive achievement so congratulations to Matt for coming in at 8th place with a time of 32 hours and 26 minutes.