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Saturday 2nd March 2019

Entries Open
Tuesday 16th October 2018
Entries Close
Sunday 17th February 2019
Entries so Far
147 Participants
Entry Fees
Entry Fee   £40.00   
Contact
Race Director - Ryk Downes
Phone
07950008005

A Big Welcome to the Punk Panther 2019 series, our first event of the season starts off from Weston Lane Community Centre in Otley and heads up to Clifton then across to Askwith then to Denton before crossing an iron bridge over the River Wharfe to Ben Rhydding  then Burley-in-Wharfedale, up onto Burley Moor over to Shipley Glen then Baildon Moor, Guiseley, Yeadon over The Chevin to Surprise View and across to Bramhope and finally down to the finish in the village of Pool-in-Wharfedale where a hot meal awaits (vegetarian and vegan option available upon request when entering) along with your well deserved Tech T-Shirt, medal and certificate. Please be aware that part of this race is over open moorland providing stunnings views and challenges as well as sometimes boggy paths!

The Bingley Loop. An additional 7 mile loop which takes in the extended Welcome Way, at Shipley Glen the route loops around Bingley before returning to Shipley Glen for an added challenge.

 

Please note this is one race with two distances, you may choose on the day if you get to checkpoint 3 in time to do the loop. Those doing the loop will be placed above those doing the shorter course. There are no seperate trophies for the shorter course.

 

Cost: £40 (£1 of each entry will go to St.Gemma’s Hospice) 

New for 2019: You may hire a tracker for use during this event at an additional cost of £15 (please note this is not compulsory) and you will be tracked live on the internet. This will allow, friends, family and support to see your progress and if you get lost you can phone the race director who will help you get back on course!

Car Park: Bridge End Auction Site, Otley : LS21 2AA: The start is a 10 minute walk. NOTE There is no car parking at the Start or Finish, a free lift back to the car park is available from the finish.

Registration: From 7.30am at Weston Lane Community Centre (half a mile walk from carpark, take everything with you – bag transfer to finish)

Start: 8.30am

Event Closes: 7pm

Maps Recommended: OS Explorer Maps 297 and 288 OR Welcome Way booklet for £7.49 including p & p covers most of the course except the last section from Surprise View to the finish. The route is substantially waymarked. The 51km course will be taped.

 

Distance: 51/65km (32/40 Miles)

Climb:  1300/1800 metres (4300/6000ft)

ITRA Points: 2/3 

Maximum Entrants: 200

 

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint will have water, coke, jelly babies, peanuts, Jaffa cakes, marshmallows and flapjacks , CP5 will also have pork pies and cheese.

Checkpoint 1: Denton 10km (6 miles) 9.00am to 10.30am

Checkpoint 2: Burley 19km (11 miles) 10.00am to 12 noon

Checkpoint 3: Shipley Glen 32km (19 miles) 11am to 3.30pm (If you wish to do the loop you must get to checkpoint 3 by 2.00pm Loop runners visit this checkpoint twice (at the start and end of the loop)

Checkpoint 4:  Esholt 40/54km (23/30 miles) 12 noon to 5pm

Checkpoint 5: The Chevin 46/60km (17/35 miles) 12.30pm to 6pm

Finish: Pool-in-Wharfedale Methodist Church, Main Street, Pool-in-Wharfedale, LS21 1LH – There is NO Parking at the Finish (please ask friends and family to park sensibly in the village)

Every finisher receives a medal, A Welcome Ultra Tech T-Shirt and Certificate as well as a hot meal at the finish.  Event finishing positions are in order of distance completed then time taken.

A GPX files of the exact route is available on request. The file is provisional and will be confirmed as soon as entries close.

 

Final Competitor instructions will be emailled to all competitors as shortly after entries close.

 

Kit list for all Punk Panther Ultra Marathons

You are expected to carry the following at all times during the race. Failure to do so may result in time penalties or disqualification, at the discretion of the Race Director whose decision is final.
500 ml water/energy drink
Energy Bar/Nutrition
Hat/Buff
Head Torch
Whistle
Waterproof jacket with taped seams
Emergency blanket
Gloves
Compass
Map/Route description (see website for details)
Mobile phone (with the race directors number – 07950 008005 stored in it in case of emergencies). When registering you will need to leave you mobile number in case of emergencies, so please leave your phone switched on.

 

This is the standard kit for all races, but please check the website for the specific race in case there are any special requirements due to the weather etc.

Other events in this series

Sat 8 Jun 19 Punk Panther's Urban Legend
Sat 6 Jul 19 Punk Panther's High Life
Sat 17 Aug 19 Punk Panther's Dales Way Challenge
Sat 28 Sep 19 Punk Panther's Reservoir Dogs
Fri 11 Oct 19 Panther Takes The Hindmost
Sat 2 Nov 19 Punk Panther's Short Circuit
Sat 14 Dec 19 Punk Panther's Christmas Cracker

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