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Dartmoor Brewery sponsors Dartmoor Ultra Marathon 2016

Posted by Dartmoor Brewery in Jun 2016

Some people like to jog, a select few like to run marathons, and others enjoy exploring the back roads of the moors - but only the most glutton for punishment like to combine all three. Yet there are 250 of the rare breed partaking in the Dartmoor Ultra Marathon this Saturday, June 4. Here at Dartmoor Brewery we understand the pitfalls of trying to travel across the moors. We commute across the moors on a daily basis, and have to constantly battle with the changing weather, the unruly wildlife and the windy twisty roads that make Dartmoor so unique. Admittedly we usually drive around the moors, but we have huge admiration for anyone who would opt to run en masse across them, for mile after mile, in the name of fun. To top it all off, as if the winding roads weren't enough, the intrepid joggers won't be running a marathon length at all. Oh no, 26 miles would be far too easy. Instead, the enthusiasts will be running for a whopping 32 miles over the cresting hills and around the many bends. As such, we have opted to sponsor this year's Dartmoor Ultra Marathon, by offering a congratulatory drink to the first 50 people who complete the circuit. The runners will be setting out on a circular route starting at Princetown, and will encounter stunning views as they pass through Dartmeet, Poundsgate, Newbridge, Ashburton, Buckland in the Moor, Widecombe in the Moor and Postbridge, before returning to Princetown for the finish where they will find their congratulatory, award winning Dartmoor Best. Mike Lunney, head brewer at Dartmoor Brewery, said: We're always happy to support local events, and they don't get much more local than this. The route the runners will be completing is similar to the route many of the crew here commute to work every day although granted we don't usually run it. We'd like to wish good luck to everyone who is competing in the event, and hope the first 50 people who finish the race enjoy the refreshing Dartmoor Best.IMG_2624

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