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Punk Panther's North Leeds Greenway Trail Race & Ultramarathon

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Saturday 15th January 2022

Entries Open
Friday 3rd September 2021
Entries Close
Friday 31st December 2021
Ultra 39 Miles; Ultra 33 Miles; 20 Miles; Half Marathon
Entries so Far
13 Participants
Entry Fees
Ultra 39 Miles   £65.00   
Ultra 33 Miles   £65.00   
20 Miles   £35.00   
Half Marathon   £30.00   
Race Director - Ryk Downes

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With a number of distances from half-marathon to ultras, this trail race (formerly the Urban Legend) sets itself apart thanks to its city-centre setting. The North Leeds Greenway is a little-known trail that unites the parks and public green spaces around Leeds. Despite taking runners close to the heart of this Northern Powerhouse, the race remains substantially off-road – much of the return route is along the Meanwood Valley Trail – making it easy to forget one is so close to this bustling city.

Distance(s): 13/20/33/39 miles 

Climb:  1750/2600/3300/4000 feet

UTMB Points: -/-/2/2

Race Series: 1 of 6

Maximum Entrants: 200 

Event Closes: 20:00

Car Park: Opens 06:00. Station Top Car Park Entrance is signed off East Chevin Road, Otley. If you are heading out of Otley it is on the Right just after the Auction Mart (which is on the left), but before you get to Birdcage Walk. This is not a public car park and cars are left at owner’s risk. Nearest postcode is LS21 3HF.

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.

  • 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
  • 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 the Car Park)

Ultramarathons: 08:00

20 Miles: 08:15

Half Marathon: 08:30

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

CP1: Knott Lane (11 miles) Open 10:30 Close 12:00

CP2: Beckett Park (18 miles) Open 11:45 Close 14:00

CP3: Buslingthorpe Lane (21 miles) Timing Point Only

CP4: Meanwood Gate (20/25 miles) Open 12:45 Close 15:00

CP5: Eccup (23/29 miles) Open 13:15 Close 16:00

CP6: Staircase Lane (28/34 miles) Open 14:15 Close 17:30

Finish: Otley Car Park (33/39 miles) Open 15:15 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:

Not Run in 2021

Not Run in 2020

Urban Legend 2019 Results

Urban Legend 2018 Results

Urban Legend 2017 Results


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

Long: Stephen Kirk 6:01 (2019)

Short: Kevin Longmate 5:44 (2019)

Covered by Refund Protect

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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Sat 11 Dec 21 Punk Panther's Christmas Cracker
Sat 12 Feb 22 Six Dales Trail Race & Ultramarathon
Sat 5 Mar 22 Welcome Way Trail Race & Ultramarathon
Sat 16 Apr 22 River Aire Ultramarathon
Sat 7 May 22 Dales High Way Ultramarathon
Sat 11 Jun 22 Yorkshire Heritage Ultramarathon
Sat 2 Jul 22 Otley High Views Trail Race & Ultra
Sat 13 Aug 22 Dales Way Ultramarathon
Sat 24 Sep 22 Yorkshire Reservoir Dogs Trail & Ultra
Fri 7 Oct 22 Panther Takes The Hindmost
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