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Great Links Tor Flyer -Fell Race

24 Aug 2022

Organiser's Description

Great Links Tor Flyer - Fell Race

An spectacular route of 4.5 miles of fantastic running with some breathtaking views. Probably one of the best off road routes on Dartmoor! Starting and finishing at Fox and Hounds Hotel near Lydford. Also incorporating Junior Races. The last raceof the Dartmoor Fell Series! well done to thoise few enthusiasts that have done all 10 races.

Called 'the flyer' as the descent may be the closest thing a runner may come to flying - of course everything that comes down must first go up !?

Wednesday 24th August 2022, Seniors start at 18:30 pm, Juniors U9 & U11; U13 & U15 briefing at start line ( gate by moor) 17:40 start at 17:45 - finish in field - Presentations at 18;15 just before senior race. Senior race briefing 18:20 at Moor gate - start at 18:30. note revised course this year.

  • Best Times for the course:   Not yet set - expecting sub 35? but who?
  • Awards for normal ages groups.
  • The run will be limited to a maximum of 200 competitors 
  • Minimum age limit for this event is 15 years.

Tavistock AC and Tamar Trail Runners are pleased to stage this evening fell race with supporting younger age group events.The event has an FRA licence and all junior courses are marked and marshaled, senior course will only be partially marked. We are welcoming anyone with an interest in off-road running to this new event. 

Junior 6-11 yrs( age on day) 2k with 120m of ascent, starting at 17:45, £1 entry on day only.
Youth 12-15 yrs, 4.0k with 150m of ascent, starting at 17:45, £1 entry on day only.
Adults Race 15+yrs 7.5k, with 380m of ascent, starting at 18:30, £4:50 entry on-line plus 50p booking.

Adult race prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd finishers and winners of U23, and normal vet categories hopefully by 19:45pm.

All race Parking, may change - expected in the field opposite the pub - so approach with care - there may also be parking behind pub- please follow marshals instructions . All junior entries are on the day, closing 20 minutes before each race starts. 
Toilet facilities will be available and refreshments available in the pub after the event.

New more interesting Adult course - Start at Moor gate- the route will take track to Gt Nodden tor, past both cairns then almost go back on yourself and descend on marked path to ford below tin workings in the valley. 2 markers will indicate direction of line via open moor ( slight up here) to Little Links tor( checkpoint) , continue up this slight incline to Gt Links tor ( check pooint next to trig) - the course is pretty flat or downhill from here!. A fast descent directly to Arms tor ( head for Left  most rock as you approach - for checkpoint) - then contouring path to Brat tor ( Checkpoint) and then an even faster descent from Brat tor to stepping stones- do not cross the river but follow path back up stream to ford crossing that leads to Fox and Hounds- finish in field you parked in. We will be trialling new rapid results so you will get info live as you finish and we hope results out with 5 mins of end of the race.

This a short Cat A race. We are advising that the following mandatory kit is taken - Headtorch ( just aware dusk maybe 20:30) , a whistle, hat and light rainproof top is recommended. No additional kit required. If there is a severe weather forecast check this site for details.

Anyone willing to marshal junior or adult races please contact Richard Best via facebook messenger. thank you.

How to enter

  • Pre-Entry fee for Seniors is £4:50 plus 50p booking fee. 
  • Entry for Junior races is £1 and only on the day. Register 20 mins before race.
  • Deadline for entry will be Monday 22nd at 20:00hrs August.
  • This race may be full so book early. Any help of marshalling support greatly received - please contact organiser on  facebook page


23 Aug 2022 20:00£4.00£4.50

*Discounted for members of Fell Running Association

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 24/08/2022

17:00:00 - 20:00:00

Status: Open

Total Places: 200

Places Available: ??



Rees Jenkins

Behind the Fox and Hounds A386 near Bridestowe Shortacombe Devon EX20 4HF grid ref. SX526866