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Slaithwaite Slog

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Slaithwaite, locally Slawit (Old Norse: Timber-fell clearing), is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies in the Colne Valley, lying across the River Colne and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, approximately 5 miles southwest of Huddersfield. Slaithwaite Hall, thought to date from the mid-15th century, is located on a nearby hillside. It is one of a number of cruck framed buildings clustered in this area of West Yorkshire. After many years divided into cottages, the building has been extensively restored and is now a single dwelling. Legend has it that local smugglers caught by the excise men tried to explain their nocturnal activities as 'raking the moon from the canal' and definitely not as 'fishing out smuggled brandy'. A "Moonraker" is now the official nickname for a native of the village. In February, on alternate years, Slaithwaite celebrates an 18th-century legend of Moonraking with the Slaithwaite Moonraking Festival, with a week of lantern making and a programme of storytelling. The week-long celebration, which always takes place during the school half term week, ends with a parade of lanterns around the village, and a festival finale by the canal in the centre of the village.

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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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Tickets available until Fri Feb 22 2019

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Ultramarathon
12:00am Sat 23rd Feb 2019

Run 32mi

5k
12:00am Sat 23rd Feb 2019

Run 5km

Marathon
12:00am Sat 23rd Feb 2019

Run 26.2mi

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4.4
13 reviews
youssef
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4.3
Did the Marathon in 2019
Cracking little race company. They let me defer from a previous race to this one due to injury with no fuss at all. Well organised on the day, lovely friendly group of people. The course wasnt my kind of run, basically 4 10k repeats but it was a pretty, quiet section of tow path with some mud and incline which was great. Probably wouldn't do that run again but i'd defo do another 'grim up north' race.… read more
Hayley
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Had a great time as always, love these races always great people, and the best runs, iv done quite a few and have booked lots throughout the year, and love the cakes at the end lol… read more
Jason
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
The course was quite flat and now my PB trail HM time is quicker than my road!! Parking near the race start was a bit of a struggle just a minor niggle that won't stop me from attending next time … read more
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youssef
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4.3
Did the Marathon in 2019
Cracking little race company. They let me defer from a previous race to this one due to injury with no fuss at all. Well organised on the day, lovely friendly group of people. The course wasnt my kind of run, basically 4 10k repeats but it was a pretty, quiet section of tow path with some mud and incline which was great. Probably wouldn't do that run again but i'd defo do another 'grim up north' race.
Hayley
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Had a great time as always, love these races always great people, and the best runs, iv done quite a few and have booked lots throughout the year, and love the cakes at the end lol
Jason
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
The course was quite flat and now my PB trail HM time is quicker than my road!! Parking near the race start was a bit of a struggle just a minor niggle that won't stop me from attending next time
Tammy
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4.7
Did the 20mi in 2018
Excellent race, I didn't necessarily like the loop but that's my personal preference, the race itself was well organised. There was enough stations although I would prefer crisps to jelly babies, again just my personal preference. Would definitely recommend.
Steven
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Lots of positives, only negative is that it was advertised as flat.....it wasnt flat!
Chris
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
The third Grim up North run ive done and it was well organised and communicated to runners in advance with kit advice from course checks by the organisers in the week before the race. Great cakes at the end and a friendly atmosphere all through the day. Consider where you place yourself at the start carefully, its right for the first few hundred meters when everyones setting off, I was too far back and had to stop a few times in first 500m or so while the field thinned out.
Philip
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4.0
Did the Marathon in 2018
Lovely day, I went with trail shoes but having had good weather, the course was probably better suited to roadies.
Ailie
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3.0
Did the 20mi in 2018
I had a fab race, thank you for being so friendly. Fab trophy and race goodie bag.Perhaps knowing the course route beforehand would have been helpful as I reached a point and wasnt sure where I was supposed to go! Or having distance markers.
Mandie
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2018
Wouldnt change anything, just go and enjoy.
Jason
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4.3
Did the 10k in 2018
Great atmosphere at the start/finish line, and though sections of the canal path were a little narrow which made the out-and-back nature a challenge at times, overall it was a cracking event!
Howard
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Lovey little run up and down the canal, surprisingly not as flat as youd think on a canal, nice little challenge up and down gradient with all the locks.
Kate
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
I loved the race, I'd maybe advise trail shoes for future runners as the terrain is very mixed.
Sheena
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
I really enjoyed the race and was pleased with my time. The homemade cakes afterwards was a lovely touch. The only small bit of criticism I would give is that I thought it was quite a difficult course with some of the hills and on the website it said that it was flat and great for PBs. Whilst I did enjoy it, I wouldnt really agree with that description. Overall a wonderful event though and one I would definitely do again - thank you for organising!!
4.4
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2 Varley Rd, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5HL, UK

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Ultramarathon
12:00am Sat 23rd Feb 2019
5k
12:00am Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Marathon
12:00am Sat 23rd Feb 2019
20mi
12:00am Sat 23rd Feb 2019
10k
12:00am Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Half Marathon
12:00am Sat 23rd Feb 2019
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