The course takes runners through areas of outstanding natural beauty at the same time as being a challenging course.

A common error that runners make is going too fast through the first part of the race. Most of us have an overall finishing time in mind when we start to run and breaking the course down into sections will help you to achieve your target time. The course is multi-terrain; sand, gravel, grass, snow, ice, rivers and streams. Hikers normally cover this distance in four days.