2 Hoofs 24 hours 100.5 miles 11,ooo feet How many £'s for the Sanctuary?
Madmule Fitness trainer, Richard O'Connor, will run along the South West Coast Path, from Studland Ferry to the Donkey Sanctuary. A distance of 162km over varied terrain that presents a total of 3,400 metres of ascent. With a set pace and time of 24 hours we invite you to join him along the way.
Get involved and help to raise even more money for the Donkey Sanctuary to continue their amazing global work of animal welfare.
Starting : Sat 28th April 10:00am. Finish : Sun 29th April 9:30-10:00am
The South West Coast Path is no joke for a human to run. Thankfully, the mules at the Sanctuary don't have to haul anything up and down them, as was some of their experiences abroad before being saved
102.2 miles approx
Questions and answers
What pace do you anticipate running? The average moving pace for the whole session will be approx 4.5-5mph/ 7.2-8kph. This then allows windows to break, refuel and stretch out. During the hillier sections the average will slow considerably, and the flatter sections the pace will be 10-11kph.
When I sign up to run a leg, do I have to stay with you? In the ideal world, yes. The company helps a lot, although don't expect too much chat. In the spirit of the fundraising staying together will tie in to the experience of the whole day. However, so long as you are familiar with your section, you can go ahead or go slower and complete the section successfully to raise the funds.
Do I have to provide my own support? Yes. Getting to your chosen start point, being self sufficient with food, drinks and safety kit (see recommended kit list below), then having own transport/ pick up at your designated finish is all part of your responsibility. This includes navigation and self managing during your section in case of seperation.
How much of the session can I do? The legs range from 10 to 15 miles in length. Sign up for as many as you are able to, depending on your experience and personal goals. You are more than welcome to identify your own sections, let us know the start and finish point and Madmule will give you approx ETA. If 10 miles is too much for your experience, then we recommend the first 7 miles to Swanage, with daylight and only one small climb to negotiate.
Madmule Fitness and The Donkey Sanctuary are not responsible for your safety on the day of the challenge.Disclaimer: Richard O’Connor in no way excepts any liability for injury, illness, loss or damage to anyone during this challenge. By joining Madmule Fitness you accept these conditions: I will not seek to penalise, prosecute or claim compensation from Richard O’Connor. Warning: You should have no physical restriction, disabilities or any predisposition to sickness or injury that may be aggravated or adversely affected as a result of walking/ jogging on the South West Coast path, if unsure seek your doctors advice prior to starting.
The Legs and Checkpoints
15.1 miles (24.3 km)
CP1 & 2
12.2 miles (19.7 km)
CP 3 & 4
14.4 miles (23.2 km)
CP5 & 6
13.0 miles (21.0 km)
10.9 miles (17.5 km)
CP 8 & 9
12.4 miles (19.9 km)
CP 10 & 11
14.2 miles (22.8 km)
CP 12 & 13
10 miles (16km)
CP 14 & 15 & finish
Start to CP1 - Swanage Pier CP1 to CP2 - Renscombe Farm junction - ETA 13:00 CP2 to CP3 - Kimmeridge Bay CP3 to CP4 - Lulworth Cove Visitor Car Park - ETA 16:00 CP4 to CP5 - Lookout Cafe, Bowleaze Coveway CP5 to CP6 - Nothe Fort car park, Weymouth ETA 19:30 CP6 to CP7 - Portland Bill lighthouse CP7 to CP8 - West Ferry - ETA 22:30 CP8 to CP9 - Abbotsbury Swannery Car park - ETA 01:00 CP9 to CP10 - Hive Beach Cafe, National trust car park CP10 to CP11 - West Esplanade, Westbay - ETA 03:30 CP11 to CP12 - Seatown Car Park CP12 to CP13 - Monmouth Beach car park, Lyme regis ETA 06:00 CP13 to CP14 - Seaton Esplanade (East) CP14 to CP15 - Sea shanty beach cafe CP15 to Finish ETA 09:30-10:00