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Punk Panther Welcome Way Trail and Ultra

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Saturday 11th March 2023

Entries Open
Friday 27th May 2022 at 21:00
Entries Close
Sunday 26th February 2023
Entries so Far
2 Participants
Entry Fees
Ultra 50 Miles   £70.00   
    £85.00   (from 30/11/2022)
Ultra 34 Miles   £50.00   
    £65.00   (from 30/11/2022)
20 Miles   £35.00   
Half Marathon   £30.00   
Race Director - Ryk Downes

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This trail race largely follows the Welcome Way, a circular trail through moorland landscapes, alongside rivers, canals and reservoirs, across farmland and through woodland. High points include Otley Chevin and Burley and Baildon moors. For those looking to challenge their limits even further, a seven-mile additional loop can be added around Bingley and Shipley Glen. Half marathon to ultramarathon distances.

Distances: 13/20/34/50 miles

Climb:  2200/2400/4300/6000 feet

ITRA Points: 1/1/2/3

UTMB: Q20K/Q20K/Q50K/Q50M

Race Series: Yes

Maximum Entrants: 200

Event Closes: 22:00

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: From 06:30 to 07:45 at Otley Cricket Club, Cross Green, Otley. LS21 1HE

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.

  • Drinking Cup (we do not provide plastic cups at checkpoints)
  • 500 ml water/energy drink
  • Energy Bar/Nutrition
  • Hat/Buff
  • Head Torch
  • Whistle
  • Waterproof jacket with taped seams
  • Extra base layer
  • Emergency blanket
  • Gloves
  • Hard copy of the Map/Route description (see website for details)
  • Mobile phone (with the race director’s numbers – 07950 008005 & 07702 021156 stored in it in case of emergencies). Your phone should be left 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.

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)

  • 08:00 Ultramarathon
  • 08:15 20 Miles
  • 08:30 Half Marathon

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.

(Ultramarathons – 13/20 Checkpoints TBC)

CP1: Denton (9 miles) Open 08:30 Close 10:30

CP2: Burley (14 miles) Open 09:30 Close 11:30

CP3: Shipley Glen (20/28 miles) Open 11:30 Close 15:30 (If you wish to do the loop you must get to CP3 by 13:00 you will return to this checkpoint after the loop)

CP4:  Esholt (24/32 miles) Open 12:00 Close 17:00

CP5: The Chevin (29/37 miles) Open 12:30 Close 18:00

Finish: Otley Car Park (34/42 miles) Open 13:30 Close 22:00

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, along with a final .gpx of the route.

Previous Years Results:

Welcome Ultra Previous Results

FKT: (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)

Long: Craig Pritchard 5:47 (2019)

Short: David Stoneman 4:40 (2017)

20 Miles: Stuart Sharp 3:10 (2022)

Half Marathon: Stephen Radcliffe 2:17 (2022)

Administered by Booking Protect

This event offers the option to purchase Booking Protect, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Sat 24 Sep 22 Punk Panther Reservoir Dogs Trail+Ultra
Fri 7 Oct 22 Punk Panther Takes the Hindmost
Sat 22 Oct 22 Punk Panther Nidderdale Dark Skies Trail
Sat 22 Oct 22 Punk Panther Nidderdale Way Ultra
Sat 12 Nov 22 Punk Panther Wharfedale Skyline Trail
Sat 10 Dec 22 Punk Panther Christmas Cracker Handicap
Sun 1 Jan 23 Punk Panther North Leeds Greenway
Sat 11 Feb 23 Punk Panther Harrogate Hustle
Sat 15 Apr 23 Punk Panther Skipton Skedaddle
Sat 13 May 23 Punk Panther Dales High Way Ultra
Sat 10 Jun 23 Punk Panther Ripon Stinger
Sat 8 Jul 23 Punk Panther Otley High Views Trail
Sat 5 Aug 23 Punk Panther 6 Dales Trail+Ultra
Sat 9 Sep 23 Punk Panther Reservoir Dogs Trail+Ultra
Sat 30 Sep 23 Punk Panther Takes the Hindmost
Sat 21 Oct 23 Nidderdale Festival Dark Skies
Sat 21 Oct 23 Nidderdale Weekend Festival Saturday
Sun 22 Oct 23 Nidderdale Weekend Festival Sunday
Sat 18 Nov 23 Punk Panther Wharfedale Skyline Trail
Sat 9 Dec 23 Punk Panther Christmas Cracker Handicap

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