DATE : Sunday 1st October 2017
A 6.5 Mile (approx.) ‘Fell’ v ‘Trail’ Race on Ilkley Moor
ONLINE ENTRY PRICE: £7 affiliated/£9 unaffiliated
Abbey Runners and North Leeds Fell Runners are proud to jointly present the race for both trail runners and fell runners. When you enter you can choose to race the fell route or the trail route. If you want bog, tussocks and a bit of the hard stuff then try the fell. If you want a scenic race over Ilkley Moor on more amenable paths then do the trail. Either way, you pit yourself against your fellow runners and the Moor!
Minimum age: 18 years old on race day
Getting There & Car Parking
Race HQ will be located in the car park on Wells Road, Ilkley. GR SE117472 (see map below). If you want to enter a postcode into your SatNav, LS29 9JE is the nearest. For late entries, and for any queries on the day, look for the big red & white Abbey Runners tent beside the car park. Please park in this car park; once it is full, use Wells Road and adjoining streets (but show consideration for local residents: we don’t want to antagonise them!)
These will be basic! There are no changing or showering facilities available, toilets will be at White Wells about 200m from the start.
The Route (See Map)
Both the Fell Race and Trail race will start and finish on Keighley Road, about half a mile from Race HQ. Both routes are ‘undulating’ (total climbing about 230m ) and multi-terrain for the Trail race. Trail shoes would be ideal, fell shoes would be fine although there is a tarmac section of just over a mile. Providing it is reasonably dry, road shoes should do but trail shoes are preferable. The Fell race is over some very boggy ground and some quite rocky paths so properly studded fell or trail shoes would be best. Please note that common to both routes there is a short section, about ¼ mile, through the forest that never seems to dry out and was pretty boggy last time it was run and probably will be so on the race. The forest section is interesting and adds nice variety but if sunny the sudden change in light levels in the forest, which is pretty dim, means it will take a bit for your eyes to adjust so take care as there are, not un-naturally, tree roots. Note the new clearance on the second section of forest, this path can be a bit tricky with old tree roots.
Prize giving & Results
There will be prizes for the first 3 men and ladies for both routes, plus prizes in the MV40, MV50, MV60, FV35, FV45 & FV55 categories (number of prizes per category will depend on the number of entries). Only 1 prize per runner. The prize giving will be at about 12.00pm, at The Station Hotel on Station Road, opposite the Station… naturally).
We hope that that this leaflet provides you with all the information that you might need. Latest race information (including some more readable maps) will be available on our web site. However, if you have any problems or questions, please do not hesitate to contact: Mark Hetherington on 07753 614624, or firstname.lastname@example.org