A Bridge Too Far

13 June 2020
Otley, West Yorkshire, UK (England)
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trail race
60 KM
1 day
200 Runners
ALTERNATE DISTANCES: 50KM
Difficulty:    Intermediate
ENTRY FEE:    40 GBP

The Bridge Too Far Ultra takes you along the Six Dales Trail from Otley through the dales of Wharfedale, Washburndale, Nidderdale; passing by Swinsty, Fewston and Thruscross Reservoirs before heading over to Pateley Bridge and then all the way back to Pool-in-Wharfedale. 

You may elect to turn around sooner. There are 4 Checkpoints although you pass through the same ones on the way back! This race is especially challenging as you pass your car with 4 miles to go. Will you be tempted to quit early?

Distance: 50/60Km (32/37 Miles)
Climb:  1100/1400 metres (3400/4700ft)
ITRA Points: 2/2  
Maximum Entrants: 200

Cost: £40 (£1 of each entry will go to St.Gemma’s Hospice) Early Bird £35 before 31st March 2018

Car Park: Bridge End Auction Site, Billams Hill, Otley, LS21 2AA. The car park is free and is a 10 minute walk to the start (take everything with you – bag transfer to finish)

Registration: From 7.30am at the Start
Start: 8.30am at Weston Lane Community Centre, Otley, St.Martins’ Field, Otley, LS21 2FN
Event Closes: 7.30pm

Maps: OS Explorer Maps 297 and 298 The route is covered in the book ‘The Six Dales Trail’ available for £7.49 including p&p. although the route will be waymarked and a .gpx file is available.
 
Checkpoints: Each checkpoint will have water, coke, jelly babies, peanuts, Jaffa cakes, marshmallows and flapjacks. CP8 will also have pork pies and cheese as well as hot drinks.

  • Start/Checkpoint 8: Weston Lane Community Centre (also a checkpoint on the way back) Open 1.45pm to 6pm
  • Checkpoint 1/7 : Dob Park 4.5 miles/7 km (turnaround for a 13 mile/21 km race) 9.15am to 10am and 1pm to 4.30pm
  • Checkpoint 2/6 : Blubberhouses 9 miles/14.5 km (turnaround for a 22 mile/35 km race) Open 9.45am to 3pm
  • Checkpoint 3/5 : Hayshaw 14 miles/22.5 km (turnaround for a 32 mile/50 km race) Open 10.30am to 1.30pm
  • Checkpoint 4 : Pateley Bridge 17 miles/28km (turnaround for a 37 mile/60 km race) Open 11am to 1pm

Finish: Pool-in-Wharfedale Methodist Church Hall, Mains Street, Pool-in-Wharfedale, LS21 1LH – There is No Parking at the finish (please ask friends and family to park sensibly in the village)

Every finisher receives a medal, A Bridge Too Far Ultra Tech T Shirt and certificate as well as a hot meal at the finish.

Event finishing positions are done in order of distance completed then time completed.

A GPX file of the exact route is available upon request. The file is provisional and will be confirmed as soon as entries close.

Event Organiser

Ryk Downes

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