Race Report: Dales Trails Series Race 2: DT30
By Jim perkins
32km over the hills of Swaledale with near 800m climbing in the baking sun last 16th July 2016
Legs started cramping at about 23km and didn’t stop until Sunday morning.
Thanks to Gareth Cavill for the shout of encouragement at about 31km.
The DT30 is a future classic. Ascending almost 3,000ft from Swaledale up to the Tan Hill Inn (Great Britain’s highest pub), it’s never going to be easy. This race route takes you on the C2C to the tiny hamlet of Ravenseat before heading up and across some of the country’s most remote expanses of moorland to reach the Tan Hill Inn. A section of the Pennine Way takes you back down to Swaledale then a stiff ascent of the spectacular Swinner Gill follows. Its then a fast flying descent on moorland tracks to finish through the iconic Swaledale flower meadows at Muker.