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The first mention of Bramley comes in the Domesday Book compiled for William the Conqueror in 1086. The Bram part of the name occurs in several other Yorkshire village names such as Bramhope and Bramham. In Old English (the language of the Anglo-Saxons) it signifies the broom plant. Ley means a clearing. It would seem therefore that Bramley started out life as 'a clearing covered with broom'. In recent years the town has been referred to as the village that disappeared, the demolition of many historic buildings left many of the local residents unhappy, with a feeling of disappointment that the true character of the town had been lost forever. Despite the change in the buildings and appearance of the town what has remained is the true gritty character of genuine Yorkshire folk and the friendly feeling. Thas run thee 10K a Sit thissen Dahn

Bramley 10k

Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB
1 race
£10£12
Bramley 10k

A six-hour challenge, the option to run as far as you like for as long as you like providing its within the six-hour cut-off, all participants completing a minimum of 1 loop will qualify for a medal.

Blacksheep 6 hour challenge

Masham, North Yorkshire, GB
2 races
£14£26
Blacksheep 6 hour challenge

The first mention of Bramley comes in the Domesday Book compiled for William the Conqueror in 1086. The Bram part of the name occurs in several other Yorkshire village names such as Bramhope and Bramham.

In Old English (the language of the Anglo-Saxons) it signifies the broom plant. Ley means a clearing. It would seem therefore that Bramley started out life as 'a clearing covered with broom'.

In recent years the town has been referred to as the village that disappeared, the demolition of many historic buildings left many of the local residents unhappy, with a feeling of disappointment that the true character of the town had been lost for ever.

Despite the change in the buildings and appearance of the town what has remained is the true gritty character of genuine Yorkshire folk and the friendly feeling.

Bramley 10k 2018

Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB
Bramley 10k 2018

The Northern Jumble- A great opportunity to build up the bling and take one of the bespoke medals designed for Its Grim Up North Running all for the bargain price of 10.

The lovely village of Slaithwaite provides the perfect setting for another out and back along the canal. The lovely mill town captures the North in every sense, friendly folk, beautiful hillsides and plenty of tea shops, what more could anyone ask for.

"Slaithwaite (pronounced 'slawit' or 'Slaithwaite' by locals) is a true "Yorkshire grit" mill town straddled by the viaduct and bisected by the canal. Slaithwaite retains its essential character, despite being used as the setting for the television series, "Where the Heart is" and for some of "Last of the Summer Wine". A lovely church, the fine 17th Century Dartmouth Estate Manor House, and other buildings dating from the 18th Century combine with large central mills to give quality to this industrial village that was once home to Luddites".

Northern Jumble

Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire, GB
Northern Jumble

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.

Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival

Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB
Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival

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.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal Christmas Cracker

Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB
Leeds & Liverpool Canal Christmas Cracker

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).

Elsecar Running Festival and Santa Dash

Elsecar, South Yorkshire, GB
Elsecar Running Festival and Santa Dash

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