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Punk Panther's High Life

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Saturday 4th July 2020

Entries Open
Friday 1st November 2019
Entries Close
Sunday 21st June 2020
Entries so Far
67 Participants
Waiting List Entries
2 Participants
Entry Fees
50 Km   £50.00   
80 Km   £50.00   
105 Km   £100.00   
130 Km   £100.00   
Ryk Downes

The High Life is just that, starting from Otley it takes you to the highest points surrounding Otley for the best views around. Top the moors of Baildon Moor, (Skipton Moor), Askwith Moor, Lindley  Moor, The Chevin, Rombalds Moor and others.

Distance: 50/80/105/130km (31/50/65/80 miles)

Climb:  1300/2000/2400/3000 metres (4200/6500/8000/9500 ft) 

ITRA POINTS: 2/3/4/5 

Maximum Entrants: 60

Cost: £125 (includes tracker for 105km and 130km course)

For the 50km and 80km coures 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 (130km runners should park sensibly in the village of Pool-in-Wharfedale - NOT BY THE START/FINISH), there is a bag transfer from the start to the finish, and a free minibus from the finish to the car park.

Registration: From 7.30am at the Otley Methodist Church (5 mins walk from the car park). For the 130km registration is from 6am at Pool Methodist Church

Start: 8.30am at Station Top, Otley (6.30am from Pool Methodist Church for the 130km)

Event Closes: 4am on Sunday 5/7/19

Maps Recommended: OS Explorer Maps OL2, 288 and 297. The 50km route will also be taped.


Checkpoints: Each checkpoint will have water, coke, jelly babies, peanuts, Jaffa cakes, fruit and flapjacks. CP5 onwards will also have savoury snacks.

  • Checkpoint 1: Baildon 10km (6 miles): Open 9.15am to 10.30am
  • Checkpoint 2: Ilkley Moor 20km (13 miles): Open 10.15am to 12noon
  • Checkpoint 3: Skipton Moor 34km (21 miles) (Not on 50km course) BAG DROP: Open 11.30am to 2.15pm
  • Checkpoint 4: Addingham 27/47km (17/29 miles): Open 10.45am to 4pm
  • Checkpoint 5: Timble 41/61km (25/38 miles): BAG DROP: Open 12.30pm to 6.30pm 
  • Checkpoint 6: North Rigton 74km (46 miles): (Not on 50km course): Open 5pm to 8.30pm
  • (For 130km race add 15km/9 miles to all checkpoint distances – first checkpoint is the start after 15km/9 miles)
  • Checkpoint 7, 8 & 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 ‘High Life’ Tech T-shirt and Certificate as well as a hot meal at the finish. Event finishing positions are done in order of distance completed then time completed.

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

Other events in this series

Sat 13 Feb 21 Punk Panther's Short Circuit Too
Sat 6 Mar 21 Punk Panther's Welcome Ultra
Sat 3 Apr 21 Punk Panther's River Aire
Sat 8 May 21 Punk Panther's The Dales High Way Ultra
Sat 12 Jun 21 Punk Panther's Bridge Too Far
Sat 3 Jul 21 Punk Panther's High Life
Sat 14 Aug 21 Punk Panther's Dales Way Challenge
Sat 25 Sep 21 Punk Panther's Reservoir Dogs
Fri 8 Oct 21 Panther Takes The Hindmost
Sat 23 Oct 21 Punk Panther's Nidderdale Way Challenge
Sat 13 Nov 21 Punk Panther's Short Circuit
Sat 11 Dec 21 Punk Panther's Christmas Cracker

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