Hartland Hartbreak Run will be held on Sunday 30th April 2017
Huge thanks to the hundreds of runners who puffed, panted and sweated their way round the course through some of North Devon’s most stunning scenery on the Hartland Abbey Estate to raise thousands of pounds for the wonderful Children’s Hospice South West in 2016. Lets make 2017 even more successful so start training soon for this most deserving cause! Angela Stucley Nov 2016
Well folks…It’s 13 (ish) miles of uphill, downhill, through rivers, bogs and hedges and some really stunning scenery. Mind you, you won’t get to see much more than about 2 foot in front of you….. .
We are starting and finishing from the fabulous Hartland Abbey and are very fortunate that Sir Hugh and Lady Stucley have allowed us to run around their wonderful estate. You’ll encounter the beautiful gardens of the Abbey – with bluebells in full flight – and then the rugged and unrelenting South West Coast Path. After a quick trip around Hartland Lighthouse it’s in to the deepest darkest Devonshire countryside – keep your wits about you and you’ll probably make it out alive.
Back through the abbey grounds once more and up to the ruined Pleasure House overlooking the Atlantic, back onto the coast path and past (through?) a waterfall before once again leaving the coast path to explore some local woods. Once out of the woods there is the opportunity to run through the estate’s area of bio-diversity before heading back to the Abbey for the finish.
Doesn’t sound that bad does it? Did I mention that there might be some hills?
Are you up for the challenge? And raise money for charity.
If you have any questions about the race please do get in touch, you can either drop me an email at the address below, give me a call or even write!
Brook Cottage, Blakeshill Road
Landkey, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 0NE
T: 01271 831498
M: 07515 875651