Sunday 20 October 2019
I grew up on Exmoor, so I know the paths that the Exmoor Stagger follows well, even if I hadn't travelled them for far too long. The race first climbs steeply out of Minehead over Grabbist, but I joined the route near Wotton Courtney and walked towards Dunkery, up the long rocky slog to the summit. Once near the top, I glimpsed the first runners, small compared with the expanse of moorland. The hard won height is quickly lost on the steep and slippery descent to the delightful but narrow Dicky's path. After that, there is the gentle (mainly) downhill of the Dunster path, with great views over to Selworthy. My route ended here, whilst the runners had to face the steepness of Grabbist once again.
It's great to see so many people enjoying the event (even if it is type 2 fun...) and the spectacular Exmoor hills. Long may it continue - big thanks for the hard work of all those who make it happen.
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