Info: New entries for this event closed on Sunday 26th May 2019.
The Urban Legend Ultra is substantially offroad, but takes you right near to the heart of Leeds visiting many of the public greenspaces during the course. It is based on the North West Leeds Greenway. Starting in Otley climbing sharply over the Chevin via Surprise View to Guiseley, Yeadon, Rawdon, Horsforth, Hawksworth Wood, Kirkstall, Burley Park, Headingley, Hyde Park then along the Meanwood Valley Trail through Adel Woods to Eccup Reservoir, Golden Acre Park, Paul’s Pond, Cookridge, Bramhope back into Otley, before finishing in Pool-in-Wharfedale.
Distance: 52/59/68km (32/37/42 miles)
Climb: 760/870/1090 metres (2500/2900/3600ft)
ITRA Points: 2/2/3
Cost: £50 (£1 of each entry will go to St.Gemma’s Hospice): Early Bird £45 for entries by 1/5/19
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: Station Top, Otley off East Chevin Road
Registration: From 7.30am at the Yorkshire Runner Shop, 38 Bondgate, Otley, LS21 1AD (5 mins walk from the car park) 01943 666750 – Get your last minute running equipment from Tim who organises the race numbers for us.
Kit List: See here
Start: 8.30am at Station Top, Otley
Event Closes: 8.30pm
Map Recommended: OS Explorer Maps 288, 289 & 297 : However a full route description will be provided and the routes will be taped.
Checkpoints: Each checkpoint will have water, coke, jelly babies, peanuts, Jaffa Cakes, marshmallows, fruit and flapjacks. CP5 & CP6 will also have savoury snacks
Checkpoint 1: New Scarborough 8km (5 miles): Open 9.15am to 10.15am
Checkpoint 2: Knott Lane 18km (11 miles): Open 10.30am to 12 noon
Checkpoint 3: Beckett Park 30km (18 miles): Open 12.45pm to 3pm
Checkpoint 4: Meanwood Gate 41km (25 miles) or 32km (20 miles) on 50km course: Open 12.45pm to 3pm
Checkpoint 5: Eccup 46km (29 miles) or 38km (23 miles) on 50km course: Open 1.15pm to 4pm
Checkpoint 6: Staircase Lane 55km (34 miles) or 47km (29 miles) on 50km course: Open 2.15pm to 5.30pm
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, An Urban Legend 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 file of the route is available upon request. The files are provisional and will be confirmed as soon as entries close
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