Norm’s Helium Loops

23-24 March 2024 – Salcombe Regis

Backyard Ultras have become popular in recent years but this isn’t one. New event format for 2024!
  • Our event will run for a maximum time of 24 hours (2pm on Saturday 23rd – 2pm on Sunday 24th March 2024)
  • Complete as many 5.5km loops as you can. Each loop involves climbing 250m. No time limit per loop!
  • 4 loops will be a half marathon distance but with a crushing 1,000m height gain
  • Complete 8 loops for a marathon
  • Complete 18 loops for 100km
  • Complete 30 loops in 24 hours for 100 miles!
  • “Norm’s Lightweight” option, same as above but a maximum of 8hrs
  • Open to individuals, pairs, and teams of 4 people (pairs and teams will participate as a relay, with one runner on the course at a time. You can run as many loops as you like before swapping over. You can swap as many times as you like).


What’s included?

  • Fully marked course
  • Indoor event HQ, with toilets, showers and refreshments
  • First aid cover
  • Norm’s Helium Loops memento for all participants
  • Prize for overall winner (Individual / Pairs / Teams of 4)
  • Camping on Saturday night is included for everyone entered on Norm’s Helium Loops. It is available for participants on Norm’s Lightweight and any supporters to book separately for £15pp.

Norm’s Helium Loops Participant Information 2024


Record holders in 24hrs:

Chris Gill (M) 24 loops (25 loops in 25hrs)

Melissa Montague (F) 18 loops (18 loops in 18hrs)

Norm’s Helium Loops results 2022

Norm’s Helium Loops results 2023


Norm’s Helium Loop map

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