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Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival

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This established trail running festival is back for another year and getting bigger and better every time. The event starts and finishes in the grounds of the magnificent Kirkstall Abbey. Kirkstall Abbey is set on the banks of the river Aire and is one of the most complete examples of a medieval cistercian Abbey in Great Britain.

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Grim Up North Running is an established race company that offers multi distance events on both trail and road. With several years of experience we are able to offer a wide variety of races and with a range of distances and levels of difficulty there is something for everyone.

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Ultramarathon
9:30am Sat 16th Nov 2019

Run 31mi

Marathon
9:30am Sat 16th Nov 2019

Run 26.2mi

Half Marathon
11:00am Sat 16th Nov 2019

Run 13.1mi

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4.6
5 reviews
Lynda
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4.3
Did the 8.8 Miles in 2018
Great organisation and friendly atmosphere as usual from Grim Up North Running! I'm not convinced the course deserved the 5 boot 'grimmer than grim' rating as its a fairly straightforward race - largely flat & easy running on road & canal surfaces. the couple of more trail-y sections by the river and across fields also present no major challenges.Lovely setting at the Abbey start/finish. Lots of cake & a cool medal too!… read more
Wendy
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5.0
Did the 8.8 Miles in 2018
Great race with mixed terrain. Lucky we had not had lots of rain this year so pretty dry. … read more
Carole
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5.0
Did the 8.8 Miles in 2018
A Great challenging race, canal part a bit boring but allows to gain some time back. Im always scared of tripping/falling so for me would only race this event in trail shoes. Plenty of water and jelly babies on the 8.8 route. … read more
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Lynda
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4.3
Did the 8.8 Miles in 2018
Great organisation and friendly atmosphere as usual from Grim Up North Running! I'm not convinced the course deserved the 5 boot 'grimmer than grim' rating as its a fairly straightforward race - largely flat & easy running on road & canal surfaces. the couple of more trail-y sections by the river and across fields also present no major challenges.Lovely setting at the Abbey start/finish. Lots of cake & a cool medal too!
Wendy
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5.0
Did the 8.8 Miles in 2018
Great race with mixed terrain. Lucky we had not had lots of rain this year so pretty dry.
Carole
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5.0
Did the 8.8 Miles in 2018
A Great challenging race, canal part a bit boring but allows to gain some time back. Im always scared of tripping/falling so for me would only race this event in trail shoes. Plenty of water and jelly babies on the 8.8 route.
Chris
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4.7
Did the 8.8 Miles in 2018
Great event. There is quite a lot of road in it for a trail race though
carl
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4.0
Did the 8.8 Miles in 2018
First ever race!Really enjoyed it!Very friendly & enthusiastic organisers & marshals.Great course with plenty of variety.Im hooked, cant wait for the next event!
4.6
5 reviews
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68 Abbey Rd, Leeds LS5 3JG, UK

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Ultramarathon
9:30am Sat 16th Nov 2019
Marathon
9:30am Sat 16th Nov 2019
Half Marathon
11:00am Sat 16th Nov 2019
8.8 Miles
11:00am Sat 16th Nov 2019
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