ULTRAMARATHON RACES

The Punk Panther Ultra Marathon Races UK have been carefully selected to cover a wide range of terrains to suit both serious runners and novices.
We currently offer 13 Ultra Marathons per year and each has been hand picked and tested for views, scenery, terrain and distance to make your event as special and unique as possible.

(All images on this page are kindly supplied by SportSunday Event Photography at www.sportsunday.co.uk)

Woman running in orange jacket in ultramarathon race across countryside.

October
Nidderdale Way Ultramarathon

Event Date: 23rd October 2021 - THIS EVENT IS NOW COMPLETE- NEXT YEARS DATE IS 22nd October 2022 - See below...

Ultra 28, Ultra 55, Ultra 83, Ultra 110

An ultramarathon for all runners.
Ripley Castle, Brimham Rocks and How Stean Gorge are just three of the iconic Yorkshire locations on this epic ultramarathon trail run along the Nidderdale Way, a 55-mile route set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Perfect for everyone from those looking to complete a first ultra, to seasoned long-distance running veterans, there is a choice of four different distances, from half a loop to the challenging double.

Entries Close: Sunday 10th October 2021

Distances: 28/55/83/110 miles

Climb: 3500/7000/10500/14000 feet

ITRA/UTMB Points: 2/3/5/6

Race Series: N/A

Maximum Entrants: 300

Event Closes: 19:00 Sunday 24th October 2021

Car Park: Nidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5BD

Registration: In the Car Park from 06:00

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.

This will already be switched on. Please place it on the shoulder strap of your pack facing upwards (or as instructed) and if possible, double check it is appearing on the website. The tracker website link will be sent via email a few days before the event. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race).

Start: From the Car Park at 07:00 (for those doing the half loop, if you wish to do the second half to Scar House Reservoir you may start any time after 12 noon - but there are no trophies for this option)

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.
CP1: Birstwith (10 miles) Open 08:15 Close 10:30
CP2: Ripley (14 miles) Open 08:45 Close 12:00
CP3: Brimham Hall (21 miles) Open 09:45 Close 14:00
CP4: Pateley Bridge (28 miles) Open 10:45 Close Sun 19:00
CP5: Bouthwaite (33 miles) Open 11:30 Close 23:00
CP6: Scar House Reservoir (41 miles) Open 12:30 Close 21:00

For those going round for an extra half or full lap the following will be manned
Ripley (69 miles) Open 18:00 Close Sun 07:00
Scar House Reservoir (95 miles) Open 22:00 Close Sun 15:30
Pateley Bridge will remain open during the whole event until Sunday 19:00

Finish: Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt. 

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 GPX tab on this page. 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:
Nidderdale Way 2020 – Results

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

Double Loop: James Ellis 27:45 (2020)
Loop and a Half: Dave Reynier 24:20 (2020)
Loop: Jonathan Young 9:22 (2020)
Half Loop: Max Rusby 4:05 (2020)


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November
A Short Circuit

Event Date: 13th November 2021 - THIS EVENT IS NOW COMPLETE- NEXT YEARS DATE IS 12th NOVEMBER 2022 - See below...


The Punk Panther season finale.
As the days draw in and the season starts to come to a close, the distances get shorter making this Punk Panther-devised route perfect for those either starting their trail running journey, looking to add speed to shorter runs or anyone who just enjoys the camaraderie of a race. The route closely hugs the hills around Otley, Ilkley and Guiseley with runners being challenged by Otley Chevin’s Surprise View, the famed Cow and Calf Rocks in Ilkley and beautiful Lindley Wood Reservoir. Half-marathon to ultramarathon distances.

Entries Close: Sunday 31st October 2021

Distances: 20/35 miles

Climb:  2800/4800 feet

UTMB Points: 1/2

Race Series: 6 of 6

Maximum Entrants: 200 

Event Closes: 20:00

Car Park: Open 06:30. 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 07:00

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. 

This will already be switched on. Please place it on the shoulder strap of your pack facing upwards (or as instructed) and if possible, double check it is appearing on the website. The tracker website link will be sent via email a few days before the event. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race).

Start (From the Car Park): 8am

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.
CP1: Cookridge (5.5 miles) Timing Point only
CP2: Yeadon Tarn (9.5 miles) Open 09:00 Close 10:30
CP3: Menston (16 miles) Open 10:30 Close 12:00
CP4: Cow and Calf Rock (20 miles) Timing Point Only
CP5: Denton (22 miles) Open 11:30 Close 14:00
CP6: Norwood (28 miles) Open 12.30 Close 16:00
Finish: Otley Car Park (35 miles) Open 13.30 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:
(
A Short Circuit Too 2021 Results) Run on same course but not in 2021 Race Series
A Short Circuit 2020 Results
A Short Circuit 2019 Results
A Short Circuit 2018 Results
A Short Circuit 2017 results

FKT: (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Harry Holmes 4:14 (2021)


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December
Christmas Cracker! Catch The Panther Handicap Ultramarathon

Event Date: 11th December 2021


The ultramarathon where anyone can win.
Set on a mystery route that changes every year, Catch thePanther sees the slowest runners start first with subsequent starting positions based on the participants' average pace in other Punk Panther races. The person who usually starts first is series Race Director Ryk Downes – can you catch him before he gets back to Otley?

Entries Close: Sunday 28th November 2021

Distance: TBC (32-36 miles)

Climb:  3400 feet

UTMB Points: 2

Race Series: N/A

Maximum Entrants: 200

Event Closes: 18:00

Car Park: Opens 05:30. Craftsman Tools Car Park (owned by William Sinclair Stationers in Otley – both have kindly allowed us to use it for the race).  It is located at the end of Bremner Street off the A659 Pool Road LS21 1JD.

Registration: From 05:45 in the Car Park

Start: From 06:00 onwards (depending on handicap)

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.

This will already be switched on. Please place it on the shoulder strap of your pack facing upwards (or as instructed) and if possible, double check it is appearing on the website. The tracker website link will be sent via email a few days before the event. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race).

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

TBC when race entries close.

Finish: Otley Car Park: Open 15:00 Close 18:00

Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt. 

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:
2020 Not run due to Coronavirus
2019 Christmas Cracker Handicap

FKT: (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Stephen Kirk 6:09 (2019)



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ULTRAMARATHON RACES 2022

The Punk Panther Ultra Marathon Races UK have been carefully selected to cover a wide range of terrains to suit both serious runners and novices.
We currently offer 13 Ultra Marathons per year and each has been hand picked and tested for views, scenery, terrain and distance to make your event as special and unique as possible.

two women running through parkland in ultramarathon race.

January
North Leeds Greenway Trail Race & Ultramarathon

Event Date : 15th January 2022


The Punk Panther season curtain raiser.
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.

Entries Close: Friday 31st December 2021
Early Bird Deadline: Sunday 17th October 2021

Distance(s): 13/20/33/39 miles 

Climb:  1750/2600/3300/4000 feet

UTMB Points: 1/1/2/2

Race Series: 1 of 6

Maximum Entrants: 200 

Event Closes: 20:00

Car Park: Opens 06:30. 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 07:00

Start (From the Car Park): 08:00

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. 

This will already be switched on. Please place it on the shoulder strap of your pack facing upwards (or as instructed) and if possible, double check it is appearing on the website. The tracker website link will be sent via email a few days before the event. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race).

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 next tab on this page. 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)




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February
Six Dales Trail Race & Ultramarathon

Event Date: 12th February 2022


To Pateley Bridge … and back again.
This challenging trail race (formerly A Bridge Too Far) takes runners from the market town of Otley to the market town of Pateley Bridge along the gorgeous, undulating Six Dales Trail. Passing Swinsty, Fewston and Thruscross Reservoirs, no two views are the same on this race, despite the course being on an ‘out and back’ route. Half marathon to ultramarathon distances

Entries Close: Sunday 30th January 2022

Distances: 13/20/32/38 miles

Climb:  1700/2500/3800/4900 feet

UTMB Points: 1/1/2/3

Race Series: 2 of 6

Maximum Entrants: 300

Event Closes: 20:00

Car Park: Opens 06:30. Craftsman Tools Car Park (owned by William Sinclair Stationers in Otley – both have kindly allowed us to use it for the race).  It is located at the end of Bremner Street off the A659 Pool Road LS21 1JD.

Registration: In the Car Park from 07:00

Start (From Wharfemeadows Park – 10-minute walk from Car Park): 08:00

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. 

This will already be switched on. Please place it on the shoulder strap of your pack facing upwards (or as instructed) and if possible, double check it is appearing on the website. The tracker website link will be sent via email a few days before the event. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race).

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.
CP1: Blubberhouses (11 miles) Open 09:30 Last runner to Heyshaw 11:45
CP2: Heyshaw (16 miles) Open 10:00 Close 13:30
CP3: Pateley Bridge (19 miles) Timing Point Only
CP4: Heyshaw (22 miles) Close 15:30
CP5: Blubberhouses (27 miles) Open 11:30 Close 17:00
CP5: Dob Park Bridge (32 miles) Open 12:15 Close 18:45

Finish: Otley Car Park (38 miles) Open 13:00 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 next tab on this page. 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:
A Bridge Too Far Results – 2021
A Bridge Too Far Results – 2020
A Bridge Too Far Results – 2019
A Bridge Too Far Results – 2018
A Bridge Too Far Results – 2017

FKT: (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Long: Ian Livesey 5:06 (2019)
Short: Sam Tansley 5:16 (2021)


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March
Welcome Way Trail Race & Ultramarathon

Event Date: 5th March 2022


Through moors and wood, by rivers and canals.
This trail race largely follows the Welcome Way, a circular trail through moorland landscapes, alongside rivers, canals and reservoirs, across farmland and through woodland. High points include Otley Chevin and Burley and Baildon moors. For those looking to challenge their limits even further, a seven-mile additional loop can be added around Bingley and Shipley Glen. Half marathon to ultramarathon distances.

Entries Close: Sunday 20th February 2022
Early Bird Deadline Tuesday 30th November 2021

Distances: 13/20/34/42 Miles

Climb:  2200/2400/4300/6000 Feet

ITRA Points: 1/1/2/3

Race Series: Race 3 of 6

Maximum Entrants: 300

Event Closes: 20:00

Car Park: Opens 06:30. Craftsman Tools Car Park (owned by William Sinclair Stationers in Otley – both have kindly allowed us to use it for the race).  It is located at the end of Bremner Street off the A659 Pool Road LS21 1JD.

Registration: In the Car Park from 07:00

Start (From Wharfemeadows Park – 10-minute walk from Car Park): 08:00

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. 

This will already be switched on. Please place it on the shoulder strap of your pack facing upwards (or as instructed) and if possible, double check it is appearing on the website. The tracker website link will be sent via email a few days before the event. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race).

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.
(13/20 mile race checkpoints TBC)

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint will have water, coke, energy bars and crisps.
CP1: Denton (9 miles) Open 08:30 Close 10:30
CP2: Burley (14 miles) Open 09:30 Close 11:30
CP3: Shipley Glen (20/28 miles) Open 11:30 Close 15:30 (If you wish to do the loop you must get to CP3 by 13:00 you will return to this checkpoint after the loop)
CP4:  Esholt (24/32 miles) Open 12:00 Close 17:00
CP5: The Chevin (29/37 miles) Open 12:30 Close 18:00
Finish: Otley Car Park (34/42 miles) Open 13:30 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 tab on this page. 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:
Welcome Ultra 2021 Results
Welcome Ultra 2020 Results
Welcome Ultra 2019 Results
Welcome Ultra 2018 Results
Welcome Ultra 2017 Results


FKT: (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Long: Craig Pritchard 5:47 (2019)
Short: David Stoneman 4:40 (2017)


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April
River Aire Ultramarathon

Event Date: 16th April 2022


From the heart of Leeds to the heart of the Dales
Follow the path of the River Aire from city centre Leeds to its source at Malham Tarn – the highest marl lake in the United Kingdom. As the urban landscapes subside, the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales opens up for runners as they pass through the historic market town of Skipton, the Victorian workers’ village of Saltaire and the picturesque village of Gargrave where it links with the Pennine Way. Not enough? Runners can start the previous evening at Malham and run towards Leeds before joining the 50m race the next morning.

Entries Close: Sunday 3rd April 2022
Early Bird Deadline: Friday 31st December 2021

Distances: 50/100 miles

Climb: 3700/7400 feet

UTMB Points: 3/5

Race Series: N/A

Maximum Entrants: 200

Event Closes: 21:00

Car Park: CitiPark 7 Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS1 4BN. Please note this is a 24 hour pay car park, nearest public toilets are at Leeds Train station (500 yards)

Registration: From 06:00 in the Car Park

Start: 07:00 in the Car Park

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 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.

This will already be switched on. Please place it on the shoulder strap of your pack facing upwards (or as instructed) and if possible, double check it is appearing on the website. The tracker website link will be sent via email a few days before the event. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race).

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.
CP1: Apperley Bridge (8.5 miles) Open 08:00 Close 11:00
CP2: Hirst Wood (15 miles) Open 09:00 Close 12:00
CP3: Thwaites Brow (21.5 miles) Open 09:45 Close 13:00 (NO SUPPORT ALLOWED)
CP4: Kildwick (28 miles) Open 11:00 Close 14:30
CP5: Skipton (35 miles) Open 12:30 to 17:00 (DROP BAG)
CP6: Airton (41.5 miles) Open 13:30 to 19:00 (NO SUPPORT ALLOWED)
Finish: Malham Tarn Car Park (48 miles) Open 14:30 to 21:00

Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt.
 
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 GPX tab on this page. 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:
River Aire Ultra 2021 – Results

FKT: (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Stephen Kirk 7:48 (2021)


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May
Dales High Way Ultramarathon

Event Date: 7th May 2022


Take in the gorgeous Dales vistas from on high.
With around 14,000ft of climb and 90 miles long, this ultramarathon trail race along the Dales High Way long-distance walking path will challenge your limits like no other. Starting in the Victorian workers ’ village of Saltaire and culminating in Appleby-in-Westmorland in Cumbria, the route roughly runs parallel to the Settle and Carlisle Railway and takes in iconic Dales locations such as the Ribblehead Viaduct, Ingleborough (one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks), the market towns of Settle, Dent and Sedbergh, as well as traversing the majestic Howgills. A punishing 14-mile loop with an extra 2,000ft of climb to High Cup Nick (one of the best views in England) can be added for those looking to round up to a 100-plus miler.

Entries Close: Sunday 24th April 2022
Early Bird Deadline: Monday 31st January 2022

Distances: 90/104 miles

Climb:  14600/16600 feet

UTMB Points: 5/6

Race Series: N/A

Maximum Entrants: 200

Event Closes: 19:00 Sunday 8th June 2022

Car Park: TBC

Registration: From 06:00 at TBC

Start: 07:00 from Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire, Shipley, BD18 3JS

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) Must be non-collapsible if you want hot drinks.
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 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.

This will already be switched on. Please place it on the shoulder strap of your pack facing upwards (or as instructed) and if possible, double check it is appearing on the website. The tracker website link will be sent via email a few days before the event. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race).

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.
START: Saltaire (Victoria Hall) Open 06:00 Close 09:00
CP1: Addingham (12.5 miles) Open 08:30 Close 11:00
CP2: Hetton (25 miles) Open 10:00 Close 13:30
CP3: Malham Tarn (30 miles) Open 11:00 Close 15:00
CP4: Feizor (40 miles) Open 13:30 Close 18:30
CP5: Chapel le Dale (50.5 miles) Open 16:00 Close 22:00 (DROP BAG)
CP6: Dent (61 miles) Open 17:30 to Sun 02:00
CP7: Wath (75 miles) Open 21:30 Close Sun 13:00 (DROP BAG)
CP8: Great Asby (83 miles) Open 23:00 to Sun 18:00

Finish 90 Miles: Appleby Moot Hall (Tourist Information Centre) CA16 6XE (90 miles) Open midnight to Sun 19:00

Finish 100 Miles: Appleby Moot Hall CA16 6XE (104 miles) Open midnight to Sun 19:00

Finish: Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt.

For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this 
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GPX files of the route and route description are available from the GPX tab on this page. 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:
Dales High Way 2021 – Results

FKT: (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Long: Daniel Hendrikson 25:28 (2021)
Short: Daniel Hendrickson 20:56 (2021)



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June
Yorkshire Heritage Ultramarathon

Event Date: 11th June 2022

The one with two World Heritage Sites.
Spanning over 46 miles between Bradford to Ripon cathedrals, this trail ultramarathon on the new Yorkshire Heritage Trail takes in parts of the Welcome Way, the Dales High Way and the Nidderdale Way. Runners will cover undulating terrain as the path passes by Yorkshire icons such as Brimham Rocks, as well as two World Heritage Sites, Saltaire and Studley Royal Park, home to the ruins of 12th century Fountains Abbey

Entries Close: Sunday 29th May 2022
Early Bird Deadline: Friday 31st December 2021

Distance: 50 miles

Climb: 5000 feet

UTMB Points: 3

Race Series: N/A

Maximum Entrants: 300 

Event Closes: 23:59

Car Park: N/A – Park in Public Car Parks in Bradford (or bus from Ripon - £15)

Registration: From 06:00

Start: 07:00 at Bradford Cathedral, Stott Hill, Bradford, BD1 4EH

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 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.

This will already be switched on. Please place it on the shoulder strap of your pack facing upwards (or as instructed) and if possible, double check it is appearing on the website. The tracker website link will be sent via email a few days before the event. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race).

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.
CP1: Burley (11 miles) Open 08:30 Close 10:45
CP2: Timble (20 miles) Open 09:45 Close 13:15
CP3: Pateley Bridge (30 miles) Open 11:00 Close 17:00
CP4: Sawley (40 miles) Open 12:30 Close 20:30

Finish: Ripon Cathedral, Minster Road, HG4 1QT (50 miles) Open 13:00 Close 22:30

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 
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GPX files of the route and route description are available from the tabs above. 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: N/A 2022 Is the inaugural running of this race.

FKT: Ryk Downes, Mark Limon, Dom Garvey 15:48 (2021 Recce 😊)


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July
Otley High Views Trail Race & Ultramarathon

Event Date: 2nd July 2022


The best views over Lower Wharfedale
Punk Panther Trail Running is based in the historic market town of Otley and this epic trail race takes in the highest points around the town so runners can enjoy uninterrupted views around Wharfedale. Literal highlights include Otley Chevin, Lindley Moor, Rombalds (Ilkley) Moor and Beamsley Beacon. Half marathon to ultramarathon distances

Entries Close: Sunday 19th June 2022
Early Bird Deadline: Thursday 31st March 2022

Distances: 13/20/32/50 miles

Climb:  2900/3900/4200/6500 feet

UTMB Points: 1/2/2/3

Race Series: 4 of 6

Maximum Entrants: 200

Event Closes: 20:00

Car Park: Opens 06:30. 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 07:00

Start (From the Car Park): 08:00

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. 

This will already be switched on. Please place it on the shoulder strap of your pack facing upwards (or as instructed) and if possible, double check it is appearing on the website. The tracker website link will be sent via email a few days before the event. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race).

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.
CP1: Weecher Reservoir (9 miles) Open 09:15 Close 11:00
CP2: Ilkley Moor (14 miles) Open 09:45 Close 12:30
CP3: Skipton Moor (22 miles) (80km course) BAG DROP: Open 11:00 Close 14:15
CP4: Addingham (17/28 miles) Open 10:15 Close 16:00
CP5: Timble Ings (24/35 miles) BAG DROP Open 11:15 Close 18:15
CP6: Lindley Wood (28 miles) (50km course) Open 11:45 Close 18:00
CP7 Stainburn Forest (42 miles) (80km course) Open 13:30 Close 20:00
Finish: Otley Car Park (32/50 miles) Open 12:30 Close 22:00

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 tabs above. 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:
The High Life 2021 Results
The High Life 2020 Results
The High Life 2019 Results
The High Life 2018 Results
The High Life 2017 Results

FKT: (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Long: Jonathan Young 8:36 (2020)
Short: Michael Harris 5:05 (2020)
20 Miles: Andy Sumner 3:41 (2021)



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August
Dales Way Ultramarathon

Event Date: 13th August 2022


The best of the Dales on one run.
Setting off from the shores of Windermere in the Lake District, this ultramarathon takes place on arguably the most beautiful trail in the country, the iconic Dales Way. The route stays mainly in the Yorkshire Dales National Park once it leaves Cumbria and largely follows the path of the River Wharfe as it winds its way through the Dales. Runners travel over moors, across limestone pavements and through deep valleys, passing Dent, Buckden, Kettlewell, Grassington and Burnsall on the way. Major sights include the The Howgills, the Yorkshire Three Peaks and Ilkley Moor, as well as the beautiful Lune Valley, Dentdale, Camhouses and Bolton Abbey.

Entries Close: Sunday 31st July 2022
Early Bird Deadline: Friday 31st December 2021

Distance: 82 Miles

Climb: 7500 feet

UTMB Points: 4

Race Series: N/A

Maximum Entrants: 300

Event Closes: Sun 20:30

Car Park: Ilkley Tennis and Squash Club, Stourton Road, Ilkley, LS29 0QL

Registration: Bowness-on-Windermere (The Glebe, Glebe Road LA23 3HE) From 07:15 – 08:15 Those coming by bus will be registered on the bus.

Start: Bowness-on-Windermere (Field at top of Brantfell Road) LA23 3AD 08:30

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) Must be non-collapsible if you want hot drinks.
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 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.

This will already be switched on. Please place it on the shoulder strap of your pack facing upwards (or as instructed) and if possible, double check it is appearing on the website. The tracker website link will be sent via email a few days before the event. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race).

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

CP1: Burneside (Roadside) LA9 6QE: (9 miles) Open 09:45 Close 12:45
SNACKS – WATER – SOFT DRINKS

CP2: Beckfoot (Roadside) LA8 0BL (18.5 miles) Opens 11:15 Close 17:00
NO TOILETS – SNACKS – WATER – SOFT DRINKS
*** NO SUPPORT VEHICLES/SPECTATORS PERMITTED ***

CP3: Dent (Memorial Hall) LA10 5QJ (30 miles) Open 12:45 Close 22:00
FREE TOILETS – SNACKS – WATER – SOFT DRINKS – HOT DRINKS – SANDWICHES – Support allowed in public car park opposite

CP4: Gearstones (Cottage) LA6 3AS (40 miles) Open 14:30 Close Sun 07:00
FREE TOILETS – SNACKS – HOT FOOD – WATER – SOFT DRINKS – HOT DRINKS (Drop Bag).
*** NO SUPPORT VEHICLES/SPECTATORS PERMITTED ***

CP5: Buckden (National Park Car Park) BD23 5JA (52 miles)
Open 16:00 Close Sun 11:30
FREE TOILETS – SNACKS – WATER – SOFT DRINKS

CP6: Grassington (National Park Car Park) BD23 5DG (63 miles)
Open 17:30 Close Sun 15:00
20p TOILETS – SNACKS – WATER – SOFT DRINKS

CP7: Bolton Abbey (Gazebo opposite the Cavendish Pavillion) BD23 6AW (73 miles)
Open 20:00 Close Sun 18:00
*** SUPPORT VEHICLES/SPECTATORS ONLY PERMITTED DURING SUNDAY DURING ESTATE OPENING TIMES***
FREE TOILETS – SNACKS – WATER – SOFT DRINKS

Please note Bolton Abbey is closed to vehicles between 9pm and 9am, during these times support vehicles/spectators should go to Bardon Bridge where there is a small roadside car park but no toilets.

CP2, CP6 and CP7 are on the Dales Way, all other CPs will be signed from the Dales Way and you must retrace your steps to re-join the Dales Way

Finish: Ilkley (Marquee on Tennis and Squash Club field). LS29 0QL (80 miles). Open 22:00 Close Sun 20:30.
FREE TOILETS – SNACKS – HOT FOOD – WATER – SOFT DRINKS – HOT DRINKS – SHOWERS (daytime only).

Please note the Dales Way ends about half a mile past the Finish, you must go past the finish to the end and then come back to the finish for your time.

Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt. 

For up-to-date information and chat about all our events please join this 
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GPX files of the route and route description are available from the tabs above. 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:
2021 Dales Way Challenge Results
2020 Not run due to Coronavirus
2019 Dales Way Challenge Results

FKT: (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Keith Wigley 14:35 (2019)


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September
Yorkshire Reservoir Dogs Trail Race & Ultramarathon

Event Date: 24th September 2022


The one that's close to water, perfect for beginners.
On a route devised by the Punk Panther team, Reservoir Dogs takes in beautiful waterside vistas as it passes by seven delightful reservoirs. The route takes in Lindley Wood, Swinsty, Fewston and Thruscross reservoirs, before going on to John O’Gaunt, Beaver Dyke and Scargill reservoirs; Eccup reservoir is added to the longer route, while areas of note on the trail include Stainburn Forest and Almscliffe Crag. Half marathon to ultramarathon distances.

Entries Close: Sunday 11th September 2022
Early Bird Deadline: Tuesday 31st May 2022

Distances: 13/20/32/50 miles

Climb:  1400/1900/3500/4600 feet

UTMB Points: 1/1/2/3

Race Series: 5 of 6

Maximum Entrants: 300

Event Closes: 20:00

Car Park: Opens 06:30. Craftsman Tools Car Park (owned by William Sinclair Stationers in Otley – both have kindly allowed us to use it for the race).  It is located at the end of Bremner Street off the A659 Pool Road LS21 1JD.

Registration: In the Car Park from 07:00

Start (From Wharfemeadows Park – 10-minute walk from Car Park): 08:00

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. 

This will already be switched on. Please place it on the shoulder strap of your pack facing upwards (or as instructed) and if possible, double check it is appearing on the website. The tracker website link will be sent via email a few days before the event. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race).

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

50 mile Course TBC

32 mile Course

CP1: Blubberhouses (9 miles) and CP2 (after loop) (17 miles): Open 09:15 Close 13:00
CP3: Stainburn (16/24 miles) Open 10:00 Close 15:00

20 mile Course
CP1: Swinsty (7.5 miles) Open 09:15 Close 10:45
CP2: Stainburn (13 miles) Open 10:00 Close 15:00
13 mile Course

13 mile Course
CP1: Swinsty (7.5 miles) Open 09:15 Close 10:45

Finish: Otley Car Park Open 11:00 to 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 tabs above. 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:
Reservoir Dogs 2020 Results
Reservoir Dogs 2019 Results
Reservoir Dogs 2018 Results
Reservoir Dogs 2017 Results

FKT: (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Long: Tim Brook 5:06 (2018)
Short: Alistair Murray 3:42 (2018)


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October
Panther Takes The Hindmost (Elimination Ultramarathon)

Event Date: 7th October 2022


The ultramarathon with only one finisher.
Panther Takes the Hindmost follows similar rules to other elimination races. Following a series of qualifying laps around a 10.5km trail, each subsequent lap sees the person finishing last drop out until the final three face off in a battle to be the last runner standing.

Entries Close: Sunday 25th September 2022

Distance: 10km loops

Climb: ?

UTMB Points: From 1 to 6 depending on number of loops

Race Series: N/A

Maximum Entrants: 50

Event Closes: 09:00 Saturday 8th October 2022

Car Park: Hirst Wood Car Park, by Hirst Lock on the Leeds/Liverpool Canal Post Code BD18 4DD.

Registration: At the Car Park from 8.30am

Full Rules
1. Start is from 9.00 am, you may start later if you wish, but you must complete four 10km laps by 2.55pm, when you have finished 4 laps you must rest until the elimination laps start.
2. The route is from Hirst Wood lock car park, Hirst Lane, Saltaire, Shipley, BD18 4DA to Morton Lane, Crossflatts, Bingley, BD20 5RP and back. It is all along the canal towpath. You do have to cross a bridge over the canal en route. But the route is very easy to follow.
3. There will be a book in a plastic bag at the turnaround point, Please rip out the next page and return it to the finish as proof that you went the full distance (during the elimination rounds there will be a marshal there to check).
4. During the ‘qualifying laps’ you must report to the Start/Finish each lap so that a  record of your time when you complete a lap AND when you start a lap (even if you are going straight back out) otherwise that lap will not be recorded!
5. Elimination Laps start at 3.00pm 4.30pm 6.00pm etc.
6. You may retire at anytime; if during a lap you decide that you do not wish to complete it simply turn round and head back to the start.
7. The person who is last to complete each full lap with be taken from the race (those retiring during the lap are not counted).
8. Anyone taking more than 90 minutes to complete a lap will be eliminated.
9. When only 3 runners remain, no further eliminations will be made by unless a runner takes more than 2 hours between completing laps, and each new lap will start 2 hours after the last.
10. The first person to complete 18 laps is the winner, if no one complete 18 laps the person covering the greatest distance will be deemed the winner, in the event of a tie, the first one to complete the same distance will win.
11. All runners competing will get a T-Shirt and a medal. There will be trophies for the first three runners only. There are no age or sex categories.
12. All runners are expected to provide their own supplies for the duration of the race. There is no kit requirement, but those expecting to run into the night should have a head torch.

Kit list: N/A

Trackers: N/A 

Start: From 09:00

Checkpoints: Crossflatts (Bingley) 3 miles (Halfway each lap) No Supplies

Finish: 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 tabs above. 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:
Panther Takes The Hindmost Results 2020
Panther Takes The Hindmost Results 2019

FKT: (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Keith Wigley 10 Laps in 8:52 (2019)


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A wooden moorland signpost which points to the left and reads 'Public Footpath Greenhow Hill Road 1/4ml' It also has a carved stamp which reads Nidderdale area of outstanding beaty.

October
Nidderdale Way Ultramarathon

Event Date: 22nd October 2022


An ultramarathon with distances for all runners
Ripley Castle, Brimham Rocks, Scar House Reservoir and How Stean Gorge are just four of the iconic Yorkshire locations on this epic ultramarathon trail run along the Nidderdale Way, a 55-mile route set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Perfect for everyone from those looking to complete a first ultra, to seasoned long-distance running veterans, there is a choice of four different distances, from half a loop to the challenging double.

Entries Close: Sunday 9th October 2022
Early Bird Deadline: Thursday 30th June 2022

Distances: 28/55/83/110 miles

Climb: 3500/7000/10500/14000 feet

UTMB Points: 2/3/5/6

Race Series: N/A

Maximum Entrants: 300

Event Closes: 19:00 Sunday 23rd October 2022

Car Park: Nidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5BD

Registration: In the Car Park from 06:00

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.

This will already be switched on. Please place it on the shoulder strap of your pack facing upwards (or as instructed) and if possible, double check it is appearing on the website. The tracker website link will be sent via email a few days before the event. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race).

Start: From the Car Park at 07:00

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.
CP1: Birstwith (10 miles) Open 08:15 Close 10:30
CP2: Ripley (14 miles) Open 08:45 Close 12:00
CP3: Brimham Hall (21 miles) Open 09:45 Close 14:00
CP4: Pateley Bridge (28 miles) Open 10:45 Close Sun 19:00
CP5: Bouthwaite (33 miles) Open 11:30 Close 23:00
CP6: Scar House Reservoir (41 miles) Open 12:30 Close 21:00

For those going round for an extra half or full lap the following will be manned
Ripley (69 miles) Open 18:00 Close Sun 07:00
Scar House Reservoir (95 miles) Open 22:00 Close Sun 15:30
Pateley Bridge will remain open during the whole event until Sunday 19:00

Finish: Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt. 

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 GPX tab on this page. 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:
Nidderdale Way – Results


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

Double Loop: James Ellis 27:45 (2020)
Loop and a Half: Cees van Der Land 19:59:23 (2021)
Loop: Casper Kaars Sijpesteijn 8:57 (2021)
Half Loop: Max Rusby 4:05 (2020)


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November
Wharfedale Skyline Trail Race & Ultramarathon

Event Date: 12th November 2022


The Punk Panther season finale
As the days draw in and the Punk Panther Series comes to a close, the distances get shorter making this Punk Panther devised route perfect for those either starting their trail running journey, looking to add speed to shorter runs or anyone who just enjoys the camaraderie of a race. The route closely hugs the hills around Otley, Ilkley and Guiseley with runners being challenged by Otley Chevin’s Surprise View, the famed Cow and Calf Rocks in Ilkley and beautiful Lindley Wood Reservoir. Half marathon to ultramarathon distances

Entries Close: Sunday 30th October 2022
Early Bird Deadline: Sunday 31st July 2022

Distances: 13/20/35 miles

Climb:  1700/2800/4800 feet

UTMB Points: 1/1/2

Race Series: 6 of 6

Maximum Entrants: 200 

Event Closes: 20:00

Car Park: Open 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

Start (From the Car Park): 07:30

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. 

This will already be switched on. Please place it on the shoulder strap of your pack facing upwards (or as instructed) and if possible, double check it is appearing on the website. The tracker website link will be sent via email a few days before the event. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race).

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.
CP1: Cookridge (5.5 miles) Timing Point only
CP2: Yeadon Tarn (9.5 miles) Open 09:00 Close 10:30
CP3: Menston (16 miles) Open 10:30 Close 12:00
CP4: Cow and Calf Rock (20 miles) Timing Point Only
CP5: Denton (22 miles) Open 11:30 Close 14:00
CP6: Norwood (28 miles) Open 12.30 Close 16:00
Finish: Otley Car Park (35 miles) Open 13.30 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:
(
A Short Circuit Too 2021 Results)
A Short Circuit 2020 Results
A Short Circuit 2019 Results
A Short Circuit 2018 Results
A Short Circuit 2017 results

FKT: (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Harry Holmes 4:14 (2021)


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December
Christmas Cracker! Catch The Panther Handicap Ultramarathon

Event Date: 10th December 2022


The ultramarathon where anyone can win
Set on a mystery route that can change every year, Catch the Panther sees the slowest runners start first with subsequent starting positions based on the participants ' average pace in other Punk Panther races. The person who starts first is the person with the slowest average pace – can they be caught before they reach Otley? As well as race prizes there are awards for fancy dress.

Distance: TBC (32-36 miles)

Climb:  3400 feet

UTMB Points: 2

Race Series: N/A

Maximum Entrants: 200

Event Closes: 18:00

Car Park: Opens 05:30. Craftsman Tools Car Park (owned by William Sinclair Stationers in Otley – both have kindly allowed us to use it for the race).  It is located at the end of Bremner Street off the A659 Pool Road LS21 1JD.

Registration: From 05:45 in the Car Park

Start: From 06:00 onwards (depending on handicap)

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.

This will already be switched on. Please place it on the shoulder strap of your pack facing upwards (or as instructed) and if possible, double check it is appearing on the website. The tracker website link will be sent via email a few days before the event. Please note there is a big button on the front of your tracker, if you need emergency help, provided the tracker is in range press it and remain where you are, this ends your race).

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint has water, coke, energy bars & crisps.
TBC when race entries close.

Finish: Otley Car Park: Open 15:00 Close 17:00

Every finisher receives a medal and an event T-Shirt. 

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:
2020 Not run due to Coronavirus
2019 Christmas Cracker Handicap

FKT: (Please note that courses may vary in route and distance each year)
Stephen Kirk 6:09 (2019)


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