Norm’s Helium Loops

22-23 March 2025 – Salcombe Regis 

Backyard Ultras have become popular in recent years but this isn’t one. New event format for 2024 and 2025.
  • Our event will run for a maximum time of 24 hours (2pm on Saturday 22nd – 2pm on Sunday 23rd March 2025)
  • 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 and pairs (pairs 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)
  • 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:

James Bennett 26 loops

Kate Bennett 22 loops

Norm’s Helium Loops results 2022

Norm’s Helium Loops results 2023


Norm’s Helium Loop map

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