Trail Monkey Running
Les Platons Car Park
What: Trail Half Marathon
When: Sunday 8th March 2020 @ 9am
Where: Starting at Les Fontaines finishing at St Ouens Bay
Course Details: Starting at Les Platons, heading west to Bonne Nuit Bay, Climbing the hill at the far end , before hitting a bit of road to Les Fontaines in St John. The course quickly joins the cliff paths at Sorel Point, taking in the majestic Mourier Valley, going on to Devils Hole, before going into Greve De Lecq. Once the thighs have recovered from the descent into Greve it is time to take on the hill out of Greve and to make your way to Plemont Bay – Grosnez Beckons after this and then its a romp across the headland to Le Tacq. The end is now in sight with a lovely run along the beach (tides permitting) to the finish – where we will be welcoming you with tea, cake, cheers and a finishers medal.
For your entry fee you will get a race number, finishers T-shirt, a medal, water stops, race organisation, race results and tea and cake at the end.
A massive thanks to Green Kiwi Sports who are our event sponsor for this event – More details about them here
We love putting on these races and will do our best to ensure you finish this race with a smile on your face and great memories.
Points to Note:
Please note that trail shoes are mandatory for these races as the trails are slippery and with the potential to slip. There will be other mandatory kit items for this race which will be announced in due course. The race is a Trail 1/2 marathon however the distance will definitely not be bang on 13.1 miles, so please mentally prepare yourself for this. The course is marked to ensure that at decision points you will be told where to go, the general principle of these types of races is one of adventure so each twist and turn will not be marked, however as long as you keep the sea on your right, follow footpaths unless indicated to do otherwise and pay attention to the signage on the course you will be fine.
Water stations are 5 miles apart on this course and you are expected to carry water receptacles to carry enough water to sustain yourself between these stations and if it is a hot day whilst we will ensure we have sufficient water at the checkpoints to ensure your safety it is your responsibility to carry enough water to hydrate yourself. From 2020 we will be going cupless, therefore if you wish to drink coke or squash at water checkpoints you will be required to carry your own re usable cup. Because the race is in March, it may be hot, it may be cold – please train in anticipation of this and take all necessary precautions to ensure your comfort on the day.
If you suffer from any medical conditions please ensure that you place a Red Cross on your race number before race day, and write your medical conditions on the back of the race number with a I.C.E. contact also.