Info: New entries for this event closed on Thursday 2nd June 2022.
One of the few ‘mountain course’ events in Yorkshire, which puts this race in the longer end of the AS category.
Start Time: 3pm
Registration: Registration will be on the gala field.
All entry fees are non-refundable, so please ensure you are able to run on that day.
The race leaves the gala field and follows the road through the village towards Bracken Bottom. Turn left over the river bridge after the church to gain the road passing the School. Leave this road at Bracken Bottom (GR 817723) to begin the climb up through limestone pastures. On gaining the ridge, a very steep scramble breaks through the southern crags to the summit of Pen-y-Ghent (GR 838734). The fast descent (note route change in 2017) to the finger post (GR 837742) is followed by a variety of possible routes to Hull Pot (GR 825745). The next objective is the summit of Whitber Hill (GR 819745) which you can approach any way that suits your stamina level at this stage. Hands on knees with tongue dragging on the ground has proved to be a popular technique on previous occasions. The remainder of the course will be flagged through Whitber pasture to the gate on the walled lane (GR812732). Follow the road retracing the start route back to the Gala field entrance.
Please do NOT train on Whitber Pasture. This is private land and is only available on race day. The route is not flagged before Whitber, so anyone with serious ambitions should be doing some homework in case the weather is poor.
Please see the Settle Harriers website for full details.