ARCHIVED RACE: 5 Tors, Cornwall on 21st March 2010

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: 5 Tors
  • Distance (Miles): 10
  • Date: 21 March 2010
  • Start Time: 10:30
  • Venue: Minions, nr Liskeard, Cornwall
  • Best Time (Men): 00:00.00
  • Best Time (Women): 00:00.00
  • Organised By: East Cornwall Harriers
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? No
  • Has Water Stations? Yes x 2
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes

Race Description

The Five Tors is a challenging fell race of 10 miles in length. It starts from Minions near Liskeard and takes in Sharp Tor, Bearah Tor, Kilmar Tor, Stowe’s Hill and Tregarrick Tor. It then descends to Siblyback reservoir before starting a slow ascent back to Minions via the muddy marshlands around Great Gimble. All of the route is off-road barring a short stretch of farm road (about a quarter mile in length).

While the Tors might sound the most difficult part of the race, there are also several steady ascents apart from the Tors, there is a section along the disused railway track which still has the stone sleepers which require careful co-ordination and plenty of unsuspecting mudbaths to catch the unwary.

This of course is before you even take into the consideration the weather, which has been known in previous years to snow, rain, hail, have fog obscure most of the route and very occasionally for a hot sun to bask down. Having said that it provides some of the most brilliant and beautiful countryside Cornwall has to offer and once you’ve done it, you may find yourself returning to it each year.

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