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Saturday 16th November 2024

Entries Open
Thursday 31st August 2023 at 18:00
Entries Close
Sunday 3rd November 2024
Entries So Far
14 Participants
Entry Fees
Ultra 34 Miles   £70.00   
20 Miles   £38.00   
Half Marathon   £32.50   
Race Director - Ryk Downes

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As the days draw in and the Punk Panther Series comes to a close, the distances get shorter making this Punk Panther devised route perfect for those either starting their trail running journey, looking to add speed to shorter runs or anyone who just enjoys the camaraderie of a race. The route closely hugs the hills around Otley, Ilkley and Guiseley with runners being challenged by Otley Chevin’s Surprise View, the famed Cow and Calf Rocks in Ilkley and beautiful Lindley Wood Reservoir. Half marathon to ultramarathon distances

Distances: 13/20/35 miles
Climb:  1700/2800/4800 feet

ITRA Points: 1/1/2
UTMB: Q20K/Q20K/Q50K

Race Series: Race 9 of 9
Maximum Entrants: 200 

Event Closes: 20:00

Car Park: Open 6am: If you are coming by car, please park in the event car park. Craftsman Tools Car Park: (owned by William Sinclair Stationers in Otley – both have kindly allowed us to use it for the race).  It is located at the end of Bremner Street off the A659 Pool Road LS21 1JD (opposite ASDA). What 3 Words///judges.puncture.sofa.  

There will be portable toilets outside the Car Park. Please use these early to avoid large queues building up which may delay your start.

06:15 to 07:00 Ultramarathon   
07:00 to 07:30 20 Mile Race & Half Marathon    
Please ensure that you register in your time window and no tbefore. Otley Cricket Club Pavilion, Cross Green, Otley, LS21 1HE (opposite Bremner Street) ///obtain.unpacked.chest. The cricket club is round to the right at the end of the first car park through the rugby club gate then go through the cricket club gates in the far corner. Please go to the registration desk for your distance and collectyour tracker (ultrarunners only – unless you have ordered one) and race number.

Trackers: All ultramarathon entrants will be supplied with a tracker. Trail race (half marathon and 20 mile) runners can hire a tracker when entering for £15. When you collect your tracker at registration it will already switched on and you will be given instructions on where to carry it. During the race the tracker will show on the Wharfedale Skyline 2024 Tracker Screen You can share this link with your friends and family so they can see how you are doing. If you click the podium icon on the tracker screen it will show you each runners ETA at the CPs and their projected finish time based on their current speed. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race.  

Route: Provisional GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on the event page on the website.. The final version will be emailed to all competitors with the Final Race Instructions the week before the event. You MUST use the email version as this will take into account any last minute diversions.

Taping: We will tape/flag/sign all routes the week before the race, however tape can be moved or stolen, so please do not rely solely on it for navigation, but as confirmation of the route.

Kit list: We will not be doing a kit check at registration, but you will be expected to always carry the following as a minimum for your safety. (You are responsible for your own safety). We will be carrying out random kit checks on the course and if you are found not carrying your full kit, you will be disqualified.  

  • Suitable Bag for all your kit (not a carrier bag!)  
  • Waterproof Jacket with taped seams.
  • Enough fluids to get you to the next CP.
  • Cup to enable you to get drinks at CPs.
  • Energy Bar/Nutrition.
  • Survival/Bivvy Bag (not just a sheet).
  • Whistle.
  • Mobile phone with race director’s number: Mark 07702 021156 Ryk (07950 008005) stored in it.
  • Tracker for Ultramarathon (supplied by us) MUST be always worn.
  • Hat/buff.
  • Gloves.
  • Personal First Aid Kit.
  • Hard copy of the Map/Route description (Details will be sent with final competitor instructions see below)
  • Head Torch (35 Mile course only).

NB: Dependent on the weather this list may be amended when the final competitor instructions are sent out.

07:30 Ultramarathons: Race Brief 07:25
08:00 20 Mile Race & Half Marathon: Race Brief 07:55
From Station Top Otley (Off East Chevin Road) Nearest postcode is LS21 3HF. ///legal.hint.saved. Signed from Registration and about half a mile (10 minutes). A Race Director will be leaving Registration at 07:05 and 07:35 to walk up to the start, you may wish to join them.

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.
Timing Points (TP): These are on the course and you must pass through them. Failure to do so will result in a time penalty or disqualification.

TP1: Cookridge (5.5 miles) Timing Point only ///
CP1: Yeadon Tarn (9.5 miles) Open 09:00 Close 10:30 ///acute.verse.dice
CP2: Menston (16 miles) Open 10:30 Close 12:00 ///snapper.deflated.flickers
TP2: Cow and Calf Rock (20 miles) Timing Point Only ///generated.rapport.splat
CP3: Denton (22 miles) Open 11:30 Close 14:00 ///steaming.hydration.payer
CP4: Norwood Methodist Church (28 miles) Open 12.30 Close 16:00 ///clock.jugs.rainwater
Finish: Otley Cricket Club Pavilion, (35 miles) Open 13.30 Close 19:30 ///obtain.unpacked.chest.

Support Crews: Please ensure any support crews avoid official CPs except CP1. Anyone breaking this rule will result in their runner being disqualified. If you have a support crew there are plenty of other places to meet you on the route.

Finish: Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt (unless you opt out). There is home made pie, cheese toasties, 10 bean chilli, (suitable for vegan and Gluten Free) in addition to hot drinks and snacks at the finish.

Final Competitor instructions: These will be emailed to all competitors the week before the event.

Results: Previous results can be found hereWharfedale Skyline Results and will be updated during the event.

Course Records: can be found here (please note courses may vary from year to year): Course Records

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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.

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