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A Bridge Too Far 60K/125K

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Saturday 13th May 2017

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Monday 12th September 2016
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Sunday 30th April 2017
60K – 1100m Climb; 125K – 2700m Climb
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33 Participants
Entry Fees
60K – 1100m Climb   £40.00   
125K – 2700m Climb   £80.00   
Race Director - Ryk Downes

Punk Panther Races are new in the calendar for 2017. There will be a series of 6 Ultra Marathons, each will have trophies for First Male, Female and Veteran Male and Female over 50. Points given each race will count towards an annual trophy in each category. Punk Panther Races all start in Otley, West Yorkshire and finish in Pool-in-Wharfedale, West Yorkshire, with free return transport to the event car park. They are a minimum of 50K and are run over a variety of challenging courses in West and North Yorkshire visiting stunning scenery including Ilkley Moor, The Chevin and the many reservoirs and beauty spots the area has to offer.

Every finisher receives a medal, Welcome Ultra Tech T Shirt and certificate as well as a hot meal at the finish. Refreshments are provided en-route but you are expected to carry basic supplies as per a kit list see Facebook page. 

A Bridge Too Far Ultra.

Distance : up to 60 km (37 Miles) or up to 125 km (78 miles)

Climb:  1100 metres (3400ft) or 2700 metres (9000ft)

Cost : £40  (£1 of each entry will go to St.Gemma's Hospice)

Car Park: Bridge End Auction Site, Otley : Grif Ref SE 20037 45928 : Free Event Car Parking at the start.

Registration: From 7.30am at theStart

Start: 8.30am

Event Closes : 10pm

Maps Required : OS Explorer Maps 297 and 298 The route is covered in the book 'The Six Dales Trail' available for £7.49 including p&p.

Basic Route Details :The Bridge Too Far Ultra takes you from Otley through the dales of Wharfedale, Washburndale, Nidderdale and all the way back to Pool-in-Wharfedale, The shorter route turns around at Pateley Bridge. All the details of the route can be found at

This is an out and back route. Although the finish is an extra 5km (3 miles) from the start. As such you may elect to turn around sooner. There are 4 Checkpoints although you pass through the same ones on the way back! This race is especially challenging as you pass you car with 3 miles to go. Will you be tempted to quit early?

Start : Weston Lane Community Centre (also a checkpoint on the way back)


Checkpoint 1 : Dob Park 4.5 miles/7 km (turnaround for a 13 mile/21 km race)

Checkpoint 2 : Fewston Reservoir 9 miles/14.5 km (turnaround for a 22 mile/35 km race)

Checkpoint 3 : Hayshaw 14 miles/22.5 km (turnaround for a 32 mile/50 km race)

Checkpoint 4 : Pateley Bridge 17 miles/28km (turnaround for a 38 mile/60 km race)


Finish : Pool-in-Wharfedale Methodist Church Hall.


A GPX file of the exact route is available upon request.

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Sat 14 Dec 19 Punk Panther's Christmas Cracker

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