The Leeds & Liverpool Canal Canter

24th Mar 2018 • by It’s Grim up North Running
Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB

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What you need to know

As the name suggests this is an out and back canter on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The route will start and finish at Kirkstall about 2.5 miles outside the centre of Leeds. Whilst this flat route is not particularly technical its a great opportunity to improve your own PB.

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is 127.25 miles in length, stretching between the busy cities of Leeds and Liverpool. It is in fact the longest canal in the north of England and passing through 91 locks. The construction began in 1770 and was completed in 1816. For those who are interested the engineers were John Longbottom, James Brindley and Robert Whitworth.

Foulridge tunnel which is part of the Leeds and Liverpool canal has some interesting folklore surrounding it. The story goes that a cow fell into the water at one end of the tunnel, the cow then swam the whole length of the tunnel, (1 mile) before being pulled out at the other end and thankfully being revived with Brandy.

So dont get any ideas, no brandy will be available to revive any desperate runners.

Distances in this event

  1. Ultramarathon

    Run 32mi
    Sat 24th Mar 2018
    £34–£36
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  2. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    Sat 24th Mar 2018
    £29–£31
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  3. 20 miles

    Run 20mi
    Sat 24th Mar 2018
    £24–£26
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  4. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    Sat 24th Mar 2018
    £19–£21
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  5. 10k

    Run 10km
    Sat 24th Mar 2018
    £16–£18
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  6. 5k

    Run 5km
    Sat 24th Mar 2018
    £8–£10
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