The Pennine Bridleway PB270 Trail Challenge * Trail running through big-sky scenery * Well defined National Trail with runnable surfaces * Walk-jog participants welcome with generous timings * On course safety team and great indoor venues * 270km in 100hours.
* Three indoor on-course checkpoints with hot meals, showers, sleeping space
* Access to your own drop bag at checkpoints and the finish
* quality hostel finish venue with beds, showers, relaxation space, refreshments, home cooked celebratory meal
* Safety Team support at HQ and at regular intervals on-course with water
* Finishers medals and winners trophies
But the clock is always ticking, so you need to manage your race pace and strategy to complete all 270km within 100 hours.
The route is a mixture of fast trails, technical and challenging ascents, taking in The Peak District, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire moors, finishing in Cumbria. Total ascent is 6628 metres.
The course is run over established trails and rights of way. On some sections of the Pennine Bridleway, we will use defined walkers’ alternatives which avoid using roads. For environmental consideration, we don’t add any additional signage, but route finding for the majority of the course is very straightforward. We email GPX files to all entries well in advance and during the build up to the race as well as a comprehensive race briefing document.
There will be Ranger Safety Team support at HQ and at regular intervals with water. There is a hot meal, hot drinks, refreshments and sleeping space for athletes at indoor checkpoints and the race finish. Finishers medals and winners’ trophies.
Tuesday 16 April 2024
RACE HQ: Hayfield Cricket Club Pavilion. High Peak, Derbyshire, SK22 2LD
15:00 – 21:00 Race registration, kit check, tracker issue
Pre-Race: For athletes staying over on Tuesday night. Hayfield and the surrounding area have lots of pub-hotel and private b&b options as well as a campsite. The nearest YHA’s are in Edale & Castleton. A search on Google will provide plenty of possibilities.
Travel to Hayfield & getting home: See our race information page for lots of travel and race tips.
Wednesday 17 April 2024
Please note: No registrations or kit check on Wednesday morning
07:00 Race HQ open for you to deposit your drop bag
08:20 Walk 2 mins to private coach
08:30 Private coach leaves Hayfield promptly to take athletes to the start
09:45 Private coach arrives at race start
10:00 Race start at Middleton Top
Sunday 21 April 2024
14:00 Race finish 100 hour cut-off
START TO CP1 – Middleton Top to Hayfield 59km Ascent 1202m
Access to drop bag at CP1. Hot food. Seats for resting. Max 4 hours in Checkpoint. Athletes must exit Checkpoint 1 by Thursday 08:00
CP1 TO CP2 – Hayfield to Hebden Bridge 75km Ascent 2223m
Access to drop bag at CP2. Hot food. Bunk beds. Max 8 hours in Checkpoint. Athletes must exit Checkpoint 2 by Friday Midday
CP2 TO CP3 – Hebden Bridge to Settle 68km Ascent 1647m
Access to drop bag at CP3. Hot food. Sleeping space. Max 8 hours in Checkpoint. Athletes must exit Checkpoint 3 by: Saturday Midday
CP3 TO FINISH – Settle to Kirkby Stephen 68km Ascent 1556m
Drop bag at finish. Hot food. Comfortable bunkhouse. Max 1 night (incl dinner & breakfast) for finishers up to Saturday night. For finishers on Sunday up to race cut off, short stay in bed / comfortable space. Finish cut-off: Sunday 14:00 (Note: finishers at race cut off on Sunday may choose to stay at hostel on Sunday night by private arrangement with the hostel manager).
TOTALS: 270km / 100 hours / 6628m ascent
Please read through the following sections on kit, race rules and conditions. They’re quite detailed and will answer most FAQ’s.
THE KIT – TO BE CARRIED / WORN
THE KIT – KIT BAG – Max 15kg
This is the minimum compulsory kit list, applicable to all competitors. Each runner should carry their own items from the compulsory kit list. Sharing items, one between two etc is not allowed. We do not provide maps or any of the items on the kit list. Participants should review the forecast weather conditions add such items as necessary to keep warm, dry, fed and hydrated whilst on the trail.
* Please read the race cancellation / partial refund options: These are as generous as we can make them while continuing to sustainably offer you the best combination of great value and financially accessible trail running.
View the Event Disclaimer / Terms and Conditions.
View the Event Cancellation / Refund Policy.
This event offers the option to purchase XCover, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.