Overview

Structure

The TCC is a multi-day ‘ultra-marathon’ or ‘ultra’ run in six days over a course of between 150 and 156 (250km) miles.

The next race is on the 11-18 February 2018.

Typical distances are 236kms broken down as follows:

  • Day 1 – 33.5 km (+ 850 m ascent)
  • Day 2 – 39 km (+ 2,250 m ascent)
  • Day 3 – 52.5 km (+ 2,450 m ascent)
  • Day 4 – 37.5 km (+ 2,950 m ascent)
  • Day 5 – 47.5 km (+ 1,450 m ascent)
  • Day 6 – 23.7 km (+ 450 m ascent)

The actual routes and formats change every year. The Race Director and his team spend a month meticulously planning routes that are made public before the event starts.

Competitors camp overnight in their own tents, which are transported from stage to stage. The most memorable sound of an evening is the rumble of weary laughter that echoes around the village.

Race Summary

The TCC is a six-day race.

The distance is about 250 km – that’s 155 miles!

The longest stage is about 52.5 km – that’s 33 miles!

You may struggle to explain to people why you would want to do this!

 

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