Last weekend Steve Morgan, Exeter-based Principal Engineer took on the arduous challenge of the Endurancelife Classic Quarter event: a 44.5-mile Ultra Marathon along the south Cornish coast.
It was Steve’s first ever Ultra Marathon and the task was brutally simple: to run from the southern most point of England (Lizard Point), to the western most tip (Land’s End), along the South West Coast Path. This translates to running 90 degrees of the compass, hence the name, Classic Quarter.
The 44.5 miles of mesmerising South West Coast Path includes innumerable steep climbs and descents. This is the ultimate trail runner’s rush, with spectacular exposure and challenging terrain – all just a stone’s throw away from pounding Atlantic swells.
It was a perfect day for running, overcast with occasional showers. Encouraging marshals and spectators put Steve in a good mindset for racing and added to a positive event experience. Steve completed the race in 12 hours 23 minutes.
To follow up, Steve will run another Ultra Marathon around the Isle of Wight at the beginning of July covering 70 miles over 2 days.
Well done Steve – what an achievement! And good luck for your next ultramarathon.
View his journey and see what Endurancelife Classic Quarter Ultra Marathon had to offer by visiting https://www.endurancelife.com/event-new.asp?series=93