Dorset Coast Running Challenge
During April 2019 I will attempt to run and speed hike the whole of Dorset coast in one go. Currently there is not an official Fastest Known Time set for the route.
The route is approximately 100 miles with around 17,500 ft of ascent.
Why Run this Route?
- Set a benchmark Fastest Known Time for running along the Dorset Coast
- Raise awareness of the Dorset and Jurassic coast area
- Hopefully raise some money by sponsorship for the Jurassic Coast Trust.
Where & When
The start point will be Ware, Lyme Regis and I’ll follow public footpaths, bridleways and trails until reaching Chewton Bunny, Highcliffe on Sea. This includes a loop around Portland Coastal Path. This challenging adventure will receive support/crewing from White Star Running and the date will be 12th April 2019.
Follow my journey
Over the coming months I’ll blog about my training, visits to the area and how things are going generally.
Thanks, Dan Williams
[UPDATES: 10th April 2019]
Online tracking. There will be online tracking via Race Drone https://tracking.racedrone2.net/?white-star
In the press. Read more about me and this run in the articles below.
Totland ultrarunner taking on new 100-mile challenge in Dorset
Article on the Isle of Wight County Press local newspaper website.
UK ultrarunner to attempt FKT along Dorset coast
An in-depth article and back-story about my running on Run Deep Website.
UK ultrarunner to attempt Fastest Known Time along Dorset coastline
White Star Running’s press release.
[UPDATE: 16th April 2019]
I completed the challenge at 21:57hrs BST on 13th April 2019.
Read my full report on the Dorset Coast FKT here.