The Lets Run Adventures annual recce of the Hardmoors 55 takes place from Cod Beck to Helmsley. It covers the part of the route that most runners will complete in the dark, over ascents at Black Hambleton and White Horse. The start will be at Cod Beck large car park just outside Osmotherley, North Yorkshire at 4.00pm on Saturday, 27th January, 2024
The bus will leave the Cleveland Way carpark in Helmsley, YO62 5AZ at 3.00pm, for those who wish to leave their cars in Helmsley at the finish. The bus is £10 per person.
The route will replicate the Hardmoors 55 route from Scarth Nick, through Osmotherley and up to Square Corner where there will be a CP with snacks and drinks. From there, you will follow the Cleveland Way and Hardmoors 55 route to Helmsley. There will be a further CP at White Horse with water and refreshments. The distance is around 25 miles.
Runners will be divided into groups according to pace. Each group will be led by experienced run leaders who have all completed this section of the Hardmoors 55 and therefore will be able to offer advice and answer any questions you may have. There will be plenty of opportunities to re-group. Each group will have sweepers to support you throughout the evening.
When you arrive at Helmsley, there will be soup and hot drinks available before you head home.
Waterproof jacket and bottoms with taped seams
Hat and gloves
Long running bottoms if not worn
At least 500 mils of fluid
Head torch with spare batteries
Spare insulating top/jacket
Emergency bivvy bag
Whistle/Compass Map OL26 or equivalent (Harveys)
Fully charged Mobile phone
It is suggested that you have the OS Locate and What three words Apps downloaded onto your phone.
Each participant will sign to say that they have the mandatory kit, remember this is a winter event and the kit list is the minimum you should be carrying.
Last year it was cold and wet underfoot
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