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The Leeds & Liverpool Canal Canter – Day 1

Sat 23rd Mar 2019
Jacobs Court, 70 Sandford Rd, Leeds LS5 3RR, UK

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From the organizer

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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.

Distances in this event

  1. Ultramarathon

    Run 32mi
    Sat 23rd Mar 2019
  2. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    Sat 23rd Mar 2019
    Event passed
  3. 20 miles

    Run 20mi
    Sat 23rd Mar 2019
  4. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    Sat 23rd Mar 2019
    Event passed
  5. 10K

    Run 10km
    Sat 23rd Mar 2019
  6. 5K

    Run 5km
    Sat 23rd Mar 2019
Course Details

Jugged water and squash will be available at all drinks stations, there will also be food on the course. Water will be available approx. every 3 miles and at the start/finish.

Raceday Logistics

There will be a drop at the start finish, any other arrangements are highlighted above. Bags and property left at your own risk, we will keep an eye on it but can’t promise.

Kit List
    Warm, spare clothing
    A charged mobile phone
    Carry a head torch (in winter it will go dark around 4pm)
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Reviews (6)

4.8 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the event in 2019

    I absolutely LOVE IGUN events, the organisers, marshals and runners are all sooo lovely. This was my first race back after injury and it was such a comfortable race to do for it. Mainly flat with a couple of bumps, out and back on fairly pretty canal towpaths. Would defo do again

    Organiser replied:
    Thank you Sophie. Good to see you back running with us. 😀
  • Did the event in 2019

    Another well organised and run event by the ‘Its Grim Up North’ team. These races are really friendly and enjoyable, the organisers and marshalls are very supportive.
    And there is cake at the end - lots of cake!!
    What more could you want - well you got a medal, a bottle of beer (or cider) and large chocolate bar in the goody bag 👍
    Will definetly do more of their events and this one again.
  • Did the event in 2019

    This was my first IGUN event and won’t be my last! Was a really well organised social run that was refreshingly less formal than other races I’ve run. There wasn’t any spectator support but the support from all the fellow runners was all that was needed. The course was well laid out with just a few hiccups with biking groups not allowing access in a couple of areas but other than this it was a great event-would definitely recommend!! :)
  • Did the event in 2019

    I was so impressed by the event & I will definitely be running with IGUN in the future. Everyone was really friendly & the whole event was really well organised...thank you IGUN.
  • Did the event in 2019

    I travelled all the way from Essex to Leeds for this event as I was looking for some canal miles prior to GUCR and I have run the Liverpool to Leeds Canal a few times. I wasn’t dissapointed ! What a great run......it was so friendly fun and well organised. Aid stations were well stocked the organisation was second to none....what stands out more than all that was the friendly fun atmosphere.. what a fantastic surprise to get a great swag bag at the end ! I will be back !!!

    Organiser replied:
    Thank you for traveling so far, your fab feedback means a lot us. Glad you enjoyed and we will see you soon 😀
  • Did the event in 2019

    This was my 1st race with IGUN. I’ve never met such a friendlier group of people. The registration process was easy and the race was well organised. It is a beautiful scenic race along the canal. I really enjoyed it, especially the cake at the end. The medal is lovely too. Well done on a really friendly atmosphere and a well organised race. I look forward to attending your events in the future x

    Organiser replied:
    Thank you for your lovely feedback Caroline 😀

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