Two days of races on the trails around Kirkstall Abbey. Whether you take on the challenge of the 31 mile ultra, or opt for the marathon or half marathon, or a combination, the choice is yours. You can run on Friday or Saturday, or both. Three undulating multi-terrain lapped races consisting almost entirely of trails, with short road sections.
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The Leeds and Liverpool Christmas Cracker will be a jolly good merriment of festive fun. There will be tables laden (scrooge style) with mulled wine, chocolate baubles, and Christmas cake, Yum, Yum and there may be even a plum pudding and bauble designed medal at the end.
Interestingly A Christmas Carol the famous Scrooge story penned by Charles Dickens was believed to be inspired by Dickens stay in the Yorkshire town of Malton. Back in the early 19th century a building in Chancery Lane, Malton housed the Smithson families, law practice. As part of his training, Charles Smithson spent his time in London and met and formed a relationship with Charles Dickens. Dickens spent a lot of time with the Smithson family in Malton. and it is believed that he modeled Scrooges counting-house on the Chancery Lane premises.
Starting from the beautiful village of Langsett, this new and exciting race will twist and wind you through some of the most scenic forest trails in the Peak District National park.
From there you will hit a single track that changes in elevation several times, from the top of this climb you will be greeted to a spectacular technical decent which will land you right into the heart of the Derwent valley.
With gentle rolling tracks along the Derwent water, you will eventually be hit head-on with some tough gritty climbs onto the outer edges of the Derwent valley.
This will lead you to the final climb onto the last ridge before you descend back to the finish for a well-earned cuppa!!!!
Navigation skills essential, lower parts of the course will be marked. A GPX file will be available to download and map of the route will be available on the website to print also the map will be handed out at registration.
Elsecar Trail running festival and Santa Dash along the lovely Transpennine trail. Enjoy a fantastic winter weekend of running along the lovely transpennine trail. On Saturday 16th, distances include the marathon and half marathon and on Sunday 17th you can run the 10k or for the second year running the fantastic santa dash (fancy dress encouraged).
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