This race wasn't for the faint hearted; it included 1200 feet of climbing on narrow coast paths and finished with an uphill sprint through Coleton Fishacre garden. On the way runners took in the coastal views of both Start Bay and Lyme Bay, and passed one of the best examples of a WWII coastal gun emplacement in the country at Froward point. The race was developed with the South Devon Athletics Club, who had been looking for a new off-road route for their annual race and wanted to tap into the growing market for more challenging courses.
Running at Coleton Fishacre
If you missed the Coleton Footacher or an organised race isn't for you, why not come out on your own? The countryside surrounding Coleton Fishacre has a number of car parks that link directly to the South West Coast Path, and you can create your own bespoke trail, or follow one of the suggested walking routes from Coleton Camp, Brownstone or Man Sands car parks. If you are interested in an organised run, the next Coleton Footached race will take place in the summer of 2017, and free monthly Trust10 trail runs take place on the fourth Sunday of every month.