COURSE

KEY STATS

Distance: 33.74 miles
Total Ascent: 6,587 feet
Lowest Point: -3.3 feet (at 7.14 miles)
Highest Point: 1,528 feet (at 17.4 miles)
Uphill 12.8 miles: (38.4%)
Downhill 13.1 miles: (39.2%)
Flat: 7.5 miles (22.4%)

Max. Height Gain: 1,532 feet
Steepest Uphill: +33.3% (at 15.4 miles)
Steepest Downhill: -36.7% (at 19.5 miles)
Longest Uphill: 2.7 miles (at 15.1 miles)
Longest Downhill: 1.9 miles (at 19 miles)

DA RULES

1 At least 1 litre of water must be carried by every runner.
2 At least 2 gels and 2 energy bars must be carried by every runner.
3 A mobile phone (switched on) must be carried by each runner.
4 All teams must change runners at their designated check points.
5 All racers must wear some sort of reflective gear at the start of the race when it is dark. (Glow sticks will be handed out at he start)
6 No more than one pacer at anytime and no pacers after Little Mountain.
7 Have as much fun as you can and see you at the finish

RACE BRIEFING

Cut-off times for the 2017 race

CUT-OFF TIMES
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The race will start in Tortola Sports Club car park and you will exit the sports club on to James Walter Francis Highway and turn right.

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You will follow this road for 10.4 miles to the first Aid Station at West End.

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You  will leave the aid station up the dirt track that leads you round Steele Point to Smuggler’s Cove.

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Changeover point for 3-person teams

You will get to a T junction where you will turn right, away from the sea and follow the road up the hill.

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After a few hundred meters you will arrive at a fork and you will take the left fork, this will be marked.  Follow the road to the next junction and turn left down the hill and follow the road round to the right.

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Follow the road through Long Bay Resort and up over the hill to Apple bay.

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Keep following the road with the sea on your left and up over the next hill to Carrot Bay. Head through Carrot Bay and up the lower section of Windy Hill to Stoutt’s Lookout Bar and the next aid station.

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You will leave the aid station up the hill heading to Sage Mountain. Follow the road up till you get to the cross roads and turn right and start going up again.

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You will follow the road until you get to a car park and the Mourant Ozannes aid station.

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Turn around and start heading back down the hill to the cross road and go straight on.

 

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Changeover point for 2-person teams

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You will keep following along the Ridge Road and make sure you check out the views. You will the arrive at a T junction, with Rudy’s Bar in front of you and you will turn left. Follow the road and you will start to go down.

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Keep going down till you see a well signed right turn towards Luck Hill.  After only a few hundred meters the road will fall away to your right and you will follow it all the way down to, and through, Brewer’s Bay. 

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There will be an aid station at the end of the Bay just before you start up the hill again.  

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 Once you have turned left follow the road for about 600 meters and there will be a turning on your left, which will be marked with an arrow.

Take the left turn.

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Then after 200 meters you will arrive at the next aid station.

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Changeover point for 3-person teams

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You will then carry on along the Ridge Road for about 5.6 miles before coming to a cross roads. You will go straight ahead up the steep hill.

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You will then follow this road  to the next aid station at the entrance to Little Bay.

 

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Leave the aid station and follow the road up the hill all the way to  Her Majesty’s  Prison at the top. Before entering the gates for a visit, turn left and down the hill which will take you all the way to Beef Island Bridge with some amazing views on the way.

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Cross the bridge on to Beef Island.

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Then take the next left for a quick CLOCKWISE loop of Little Mountain.   Exit left back on to the main road and head towards the airport.

Follow the airport access road, go around the vehicle barriers, past the terminal and head out the other side along the road with no vehicular access towards the masts of Trellis Bay.

Head through the yellow bollards, look right, look left, follow the beach side course to the finish at De Loose Mongoose.

The finish for the Mourant Ozannes Best Second Half Award