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Review summary

4.6
5 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Lynda P
"Great organisation and friendly atmosphere as usual from Grim Up North Running!..."

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Wendy M
"Great race with mixed terrain. Lucky we had not had lots of rain this year so..."

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Carole c
"A Great challenging race, canal part a bit boring but allows to gain some time..."
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Distances in this event

  1. Ultramarathon

    Run 31mi
    £39–£41
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  2. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    £33.50–£35.50
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  3. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £23–£25
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  4. 8.8 Miles

    Run 8.8mi
    £19–£21
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Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival routes

Event details

  • Trails
  • Undulating
  • 300 participants

From the organizer

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#94

It’s Grim up North Running are ranked #94 in the UK out of 508 organizers

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.

Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

9°C
Predicted highs
5°C
Predicted lows
IconModerate breeze possible, up to 10mph

Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival reviews (5)

4.6 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Did the 8.8 Miles in 2018

    Great event. There is quite a lot of road in it for a trail race though
  • 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!

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