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Pennine Bridleway 55km Ultra Time Trial (Part of Ranger Ultras Grand Slam Series)

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Saturday 25th September 2021

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Wednesday 1st April 2020
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Thursday 23rd September 2021
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27 Participants
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£50 affiliated 
£52 unaffiliated

Event Organiser - Stu Westfield
07890 620274

The Time Trial is often called ‘the race of truth’. Just you and the trail, against the clock. For our Ranger Ultras’ PB55 UTT you choose the pace: An enjoyable run in the company of friends. Or go long, flat-out and feel the challenge as you try and set the best personal or overall race time of the day.

The Course: Pennine Bridleway from historic Hayfield village, south 27.5km out and 27.5km back. The course turn is at car park (Grid ref SK 1120 7248) and will race signed on the approach. A combination of fast trails, challenging ascents and superb Peak District scenery. The PB55 UTT is a great opportunity for runners new to off-road, as well as a great middle-distance trail challenge for experienced athletes. Total ascent is 1711 metres.

The PB55 UTT is a low-key race in the usual style of Ranger Ultras’ events. Self-navigating, but straightforward route finding with official Pennine Bridleway finger posts to help you along the way. We will also have our Ranger Ultras’ Safety Team support at HQ, and on-course.


Saturday 25th September – PB55 Ultra Time Trial


  • Race HQ open
  • Race HQ: Hayfield Cricket Pavilion (far side of The Royal Hotel car park), Hayfield, High Peak, SK22 2LD
  • Note: See our Ranger Ultras PB55 UTT web page for village parking instructions and ideas for local accommodation

 08:30 to 10:00

  • You choose what time to check in at Race HQ between 08:30 and 10:00
  • Please try to time your arrival to at least 30 minutes of your intended start time
  • Please bring personal photo identification eg driving licence, identity card
  • There will be a kit check (all compulsory items to be carried) and race number issue

09:30 to 10:30

  • You choose your approximate start time between 09:30 and 10:30
  • Report to race start timekeeper at Race HQ
  • Your individual start time will be recorded and you may proceed onto the course.
  • You may, if you wish, start with friends so you can run together.
  • There will be an aid-station at the Rushup Edge (10km out & 45km return) and the half way turn (27.5km)
  • Note: For a valid race time, runners must report their race number to the marshal at the course-turn.
  • On finishing the PB55 UTT back at Race HQ the timekeeper will record your finishing time.
  • 21:00 Cut off time for all PB55 UTT runners to be back at Race HQ


 Hot drinks and refreshments will be available at HQ for finishers

  • Finishers medals will be presented at Race HQ
  • TT staggered start format means that the race winner award will not be certain until the last runner has passed the finish line.
  • The timekeepers results board will be on view at Race HQ
  • Full verified results and Winners will be emailed to all participants and published online within 5 days of race completion: Ranger Ultras website & Ranger Ultras Facebook page.
  • You may, if you wish, wait or pop back to HQ at the end of the day to see the provisional results
  • Winners trophies will be posted to runners who wish to head home before results are available


Introducing "Medals For Wildlife" at all our 2021 Ranger Ultras' trail running events...
Celebrating runners' achievements has always been a huge part of what we enjoy about organising races. Although not every runner wants to take home a medal. So after your medal presentation picture, you now have the choice to put your medal into our Medals For Wildlife box.
For every medal in the box at the end of each event we'll donate the equivalent medal cost ( £3-00 ) to a wildlife charity. Similarly if you're fast enough to win a trophy, you may return this to the box and we'll donate £10-00 for each trophy. We'll then re-use these in future races, which also helps reduce our environmental footprint.
Race Organiser, Stu, has been a Tusk Trust supporter since running the Lewa Safaricom marathon, Kenya, in 2008. All our 2021 "Medals For Wildlife" fundraising will go to Tusk Trust.


  • Ranger Safety Team Support
  • Navigation notes
  • At RACE TURN: Snacks, fruit, water
  • At HQ: Tea/Coffee/ Soft drinks, Pizza
  • Finishers Medals
  • Trophies for 1st Male and 1st Female
  • Trophies for Age Cat 18-24, 25-49, 50+

THE KIT (worn or carried)

  • Race pack / bum bag
  • Waterproof jacket with hood or additional head covering
  • Warm mid-layer(s) appropriate for the weather conditions.
  • Appropriate footwear for trail running.
  • Hard copy or colour print out of Ordnance Survey type map covering the Race Distance (e.g.: OS Explorer OL1 & OL24, Harveys Maps – Pennine Bridleway).
  • Whistle
  • Emergency bivvy bag, foil or polythene survival bag. (note: foil blanket is not acceptable)
  • Sufficient fluids and hill food to sustain you for the race.
  • First aid / blister kit plus personal meds.
  • Mobile Phone (fully charged).
  • OPTIONAL: Unbreakable Mug (for drink at Race Turn, we do not use single use disposable plastic cups)
  • OPTIONAL: Walking poles are allowed

Notes: This is a minimum compulsory kit list, applicable to all competitors. Participants should pre-review the forecast weather conditions add such items as necessary to keep warm, dry, fed and hydrated whilst on the trail.


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