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With our races we aim to showcase some of our region's best scenery; we've shown you some stunning coastlines, some sweeping panoramas from the hills and some quaint rural locations off the beaten track, but there can't have been many more spectacular finishes to any UK ultra than the descent into the enigmatic town of Glastonbury featured in Conquest of Avalon. Climb to the top of Glastonbury Tor for an astonishing 360 degree view, then descend through the quirky town to the spacious green fields next to Tor Leisure Centre, where the finish awaits. Have a lovely hot drink (or a lovely cold one if you finish in the day and it's warm like last year!) We would say it will be a once in a lifetime experience but you may find you want to come back and conquer Avalon again and again. Tor Leisure Centre are getting right behind this event and we are delighted to hold the finish there - a wonderfully spacious field with a hut for changing and hot drinks will be where your epic journey comes to an end, and you will receive a very warm welcome (literally if last year's temperatures are anything to go by!)

There's a 30, a 50 or a trail marathon to choose from, all of which are steeped in history and showcase the heart of the south-west; these routes display a side of the region that remains undiscovered by many.

The Conquest of Avalon

Avebury, Wiltshire, GB
3 races
£30£50

The Ham & Lyme races take in the stunning Liberty Trail, which runs from Ham Hill Country Park in Somerset to Lyme Regis in Dorset, taking in some fabulous locations along the way - the beautiful grounds of Forde Abbey, the enchanting Wayford Woods, the breathtaking panoramas from Lambert's Castle - before descending to wonderful Lyme Regis with its famous Cobb. You have the option of finishing in Lyme, where you can sit with some well-earned fish & chips and watch the waves lap against the shore, or you can take a pit stop in Lyme before turning and running back - 50k or 100k, the choice is yours.

Ham & Lyme 100k/50k

Stoke-sub-Hamdon, Somerset, GB

The Mendip Way has to be one of the South-West's best-kept secrets. Like the Cotswolds' slightly more streetwise, alternative cousin, the Mendip Way features the spectacular Ebbor and Cheddar Gorges, the brutal climb up to Crook's Peak, incredible views over the Somerset Levels and to the circular Cheddar Reservoir, and then England's smallest city, Wells, with its magnificent cathedral.

Starting at the Market Town of Frome (for the whole of the Mendip Way) or from Wells (for the West Mendip Way only) you will run through a real smorgasbord of Somerset scenery. If you like hills then you will find plenty to enjoy here, but either way, you will be amply rewarded for climbing the hills with views to breathe life into tired legs and then a downhill cruise to help get your strength back. Some particularly scenic parts of the course are Cranmore Tower (the highest point on the whole route), the amazing panoramic views from Wavering Down, the quarries, and forests of Black Rock Nature Reserve, Ebbor Gorge and the lush pine forests of Rowberrow, but this route is absolutely jam-packed with stunning locations.

Mendip Marauder

Frome, Somerset, GB