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Pennine Bridleway 57km Ultra (Peaks, Vales, Moors & Trails Series)

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Saturday 4th April 2020

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Entries Open
Friday 26th April 2019
Entries Close
Monday 16th March 2020
Entries so Far
6 Participants
Entry Fees

£53 affiliated 
£55 unaffiliated

Contact
Event Organiser - Stu Westfield
Phone
07890 620274

Please note race changes due to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The PB57 is a low-key race in the usual style of Ranger Ultras’ events. A self-navigating race, but route finding is straightforward with official Pennine Bridleway finger posts to help you along the way. We will also have our Ranger Ultras’ Safety Team support at HQ, road head and on-course locations.

Snacks and drink refreshments on-course and awaiting all runners arriving back at Hayfield. 

Finishers medals and winners and age cat trophies.

SPECIAL OFFER: The PB57 is a Ranger Ultras' 2020 Grand Slam Series race. Enter the whole series before 29 March 2020 and get £16 discount off the cost off the combined race series price. If you've already entered a race in the series, enter the others before 29 March 2020 and you'll still receive the discount. Grand Slam Series: PB57km, Yorkshire 3 Peaks 100km, Peak District South & North 93km (both stages).

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update & Actions

(Written 14/3/2020) We've been closely monitoring the developing situation regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) over the past few weeks. Naturally, we are concerned for the welfare of runners and team members attending our events as well as your wider family and community. We are mindful of reasonable precautions, actions and social responsibility and social distancing at this time. In response to the Coronavirus situation, and given the relative small nature of this event, we have made proportional changes to the forthcoming PB57 Ultra race, which we shall detail as follows. We shall continue to review the situation in the coming weeks before the race.

ITINERARY

Saturday 4th April

Main change to the PB57 Ultra. This will no longer be a mass start at Middleton top. Also to take social distancing precautions, there will not be a coach journey to the race start. 

Instead, the PB57 Ultra will be a TIME TRIAL format on a revised course. 

New GPX files will be sent to all entries.

  1. Race start is at Hayfield HQ
  2. The new course is 27.5km out and 27.5km back on the Pennine Bridleway (strictly speaking making this the PB55TT)
  3. The course turn is at car park (Grid ref SK 1120 7248) and will race signed on the approach
  4. for a valid race time, runers must report their race number to the marshal at the course turn
  5. Race finish is at Hayfield HQ
  6. The new route is still wholly on the Pennine Bridleway (with the exception of 100 metres at the race-turn to car park marshal) and of the same magnitude bar a couple of kms. It also embodies all the characteristics of a great day's trail running.
  7. This race will still count towards the 2020 Ranger Ultras Grand Slam Series

Here's how this will work...

  1. Runners will report to Race HQ at any time between 08:30 and 10:00 in the morning
  2. On the day, you choose what time to report to Race HQ
  3. On the day, you choose your approx start time between 09:00 and 10:30
  4. Kit check (all compulory items to be carried) and race number issue
  5. You will then report to the race start timekeeper at Race HQ
  6. Your individual start time will be recorded and you may proceed onto the course
  7. You may, if you wish, start with friends so you can run together
  8. There will be an aid station at Rushup Edge (10km out & 45km return) and the half way turn (27.5km)
  9. On finishing back at Hayfield Race HQ the timekeeper will record your finishing time
  10. Cut off time for all PB57(PB55TT) runners to be back at Race HQ is 21:30 (for early starters this allows some extra time, however, in last year's 2019 race, all participants of varying abilities were back in plenty of time before the race cut-off)
  11. Finishers medals will be presented at Race HQ

ADDITIONAL NOTES

BEFORE THE RACE

  • As you would with regular flu, or other illness, but even more so with the Coronavirus situation. If you care feeling unwell, have a fever or new cough, please remain at home. Do not try and race.
  • There is currently a national shortage of alcohol hand sanitiser, if you have you have your own personal hand sanitiser, we recommend you bring it with you
  • Plan to be as self-sufficient as possible for the event
  • Plan to limit your time inside race HQ. eg arrive in your running clothes and getting changed in your car

AT RACE HQ

  • Race HQ will be open from 08:00
  • Please try to time your arrival to within 30 minues of your intended start time
  • There will be our usual friendly greeting and warm welcome, but no hand shakes for this event
  • There will be soap and hot water for handwashing available
  • No access to the kitchen for runners
  • Pre-packed snacks and food will be available
  • There will be space to get changed and leave a bag
  • As ususal, please leave muddy shoes outside
  • Put all tissue and discarded items straight in the bins provided

ON COURSE

  • There will be water and pre-packaged snacks at aid stations (see above for locations)
  • Please place any rubbish or waste into the black bags provided

AFTERWARDS / RESULTS

  • With the TT staggered start format, until the last participant is back at the finish, the race winner will not be certain.
  • Finishers medals will be presented at Race HQ
  • Full verified results and winners will be emailed to all participants and published online within 5 days of race completion to Ranger Ultras Website and Ranger Ultras Facebook page
  • Hot drinks and pre-packed snacks will be available at Race HQ for finishers
  • You may, if you wish, 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

With these proportionate changes in place, we're confident that the spirit, integrity and enjoyment of the PB57(PB55TT) is retained.

WHAT'S INCLUDED? 

  • Ranger Safety Team Support at HQ, Road head and on-course locations.
  • Navigation notes
  • ON COURSE: Snacks, fruit, soft drinks and soup
  • HQ: Tea/Coffee/ Soft drinks
  • Finishers Medals
  • Trophies for 1st Male and 1st Female
  • Trophies for Age Cat 20-24, 25-49, 50+

THE KIT

  • Backpack
  • Waterproof jacket with hood and waterproof over trousers Insulating Hat and Gloves/Mitts.
  • Warm mid-layer(s) appropriate for the weather conditions.
  • Appropriate footwear for trail running.
  • Hard copy Ordinance Survey type maps covering the Race Distance (e.g.: OS Explorer, Harveys Maps). Colour print outs are acceptable.
  • Navigation Compass (a mobile phone app or watch compass is not acceptable).
  • Head torch and spare batteries.
  • Hi viz reflective strip and/or back light to be attached to rear of rucksack.
  • 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: GPS
  • OPTIONAL: Unbreakable Mug (for soup or hot drink at checkpoints, 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.

More race details on: http://rangerultras.co.uk/


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