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East Mill Tor Loop

Saturday 21 September

SW Fell Runners Series Finale

SW fell runners and Okehampton Running Club are pleased to stage this Saturday morning fell race with both Junior and Senior age groups. The East Mill Tor Loop promises to be an interesting day with other events going on in the village. A great course from one of the nicest villages on Dartmoor.

The Course

Starting at the gate head straight up the rocky approach to Belstone tor, follow the ridge along to Oke tor, head west -sharp drop down to ford crossing then sharp rise up sheep trod to East mill tor, quick descent down to the ford – either direct or further round on the stoney path, a very wide ford crossing then straight along then up to Winter tor and then back up to Belstone tor, now fast back (taking care over rocks) to the start gate but you have not finished straight down the road and turn right to finish next to the pub…. and chill.

Saturday 30th September 2023  , Seniors start at 10:30 am (briefing and count at 10:20 at west gate , Juniors U9 & U11; U13 & U15 briefing at start line ( gate by moor) by  09:45 start at 09:50 – finish at gate. Juniors U17 and U19 will race in seniors race- Race and series presentations for juniors after seniors have started at the registration tent. Please come and watch the last of the junior series – some great runners on a very watchable course.

  • Male course record Jamie Parkinson 45 min 00sec on a very windy day and ; Female course record Claire Watkins in 66 mins 49sec. both Oct 15th 2022. 
  • Awards for usual age groups.
  • The run will be limited to a maximum of 250 competitors 


Due to time of year – kit may need to be taken – please come prepared to run with raincoat, hat, gloves, whistle, compass and map. Kit will be advised on the day.

This a short Cat B race.  If there is a severe weather forecast check this site for details.

The event has an FRA licence and all junior courses are marshalled, senior course will only be marshalled at key points easy nav – no markers. We will have North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team support on the course. We are welcoming anyone with an interest in off-road running to this series finale. 

Registration is on the village green, parking on the cricket green.(Please suggested £1 car donation). Registration will be open from 9am as juniors start at 09;45 am. The start is up at the west (not south) gate to the moor. A spectacular route of just under 6 miles of fantastic and in parts technical running but always with breathtaking views . Finishing at the Tors Inn  pub. Also incorporating Junior Races.  Please come along and support the last race of the Dartmoor Fell Series! well done to those few enthusiasts that have done all the races.

Junior 6-11 yrs( age at year end) 2k with 120m of ascent, starting at 09:50 , Youth 12-15 yrs, 4.0k with 150m of ascent, starting at same time, please pre-enter if you can.