Info: New entries for this event closed on Monday 31st January 2022.
|Ultra 38 Miles||£65.00|
|Ultra 32 Miles||£65.00|
This challenging trail race (formerly A Bridge Too Far) takes runners from the market town of Otley to the market town of Pateley Bridge along the gorgeous, undulating Six Dales Trail. Passing Swinsty, Fewston and Thruscross Reservoirs, no two views are the same on this race, despite the course being on an ‘out and back’ route. Half marathon to ultramarathon distances
Distances: 13/20/32/38 miles
Climb: 1700/2500/3800/4900 feet
UTMB Points: -/-/2/2
Race Series: 2 of 6
Maximum Entrants: 300
Event Closes: 20:00
Car Park: Opens 06:00. Craftsman Tools Car Park (owned by William Sinclair Stationers in Otley – both have kindly allowed us to use it for the race). It is located at the end of Bremner Street off the A659 Pool Road LS21 1JD.
Registration: In the Car Park from 06:30
Kit list: You are expected to always carry the following during the race. Failure to do so may result in time penalties or disqualification, at the discretion of the Race Directors whose decision is final.
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.
Trackers: All ultramarathon entrants will be supplied with a tracker and a weblink will be provided during the week prior to the race, where runners and friends and family can watch your progress during the race. Trail race (half marathon and 20 mile) runners can hire a tracker for £15.
Start: (From Wharfemeadows Park – 10-minute walk from Car Park)
20 Miles: 08:15
Half Marathon: 08:30
Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.
CP1: Blubberhouses (11 miles) Open 09:30 Last runner to Heyshaw 11:45
CP2: Heyshaw (16 miles) Open 10:00 Close 13:30
CP3: Pateley Bridge (19 miles) Timing Point Only
CP4: Heyshaw (22 miles) Close 15:30
CP5: Blubberhouses (27 miles) Open 11:30 Close 17:00
CP5: Dob Park Bridge (32 miles) Open 12:15 Close 18:45
Finish: Otley Car Park (38 miles) Open 13:00 Close 20:00
Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt. Please note that although there are two ultramarathon distances, this is one event for the purposes of trophies. Finishing positions for the race series are in order of distance completed then time taken.
For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this Facebook Group.
GPX files of the route and route description are available from the event page on the website. The files are provisional and will be confirmed as soon as entries close.
Final Competitor instructions: These will be emailed to all competitors as shortly after entries close. Results will be available on the Facebook group within 24 hours and on the website within 48 hours.
Previous Years Results:
FKT: (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Long: Ian Livesey 5:06 (2019)
Short: Sam Tansley 5:16 (2021)
This event offers the option to purchase upgraded refundable terms, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.
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