The Pennine Bridleway PB137 Trail Challenge. Trail running through big-sky scenery on well defined National Trail with runnable surfaces. Generous timings making this an achievable challenge for walk-jog participants. Great indoor venues and on course safety team. But the clock is always ticking, so you need to manage your race pace and strategy to complete all 137km within 50 hours.
The route is a mixture of fast trails, technical and challenging ascents, taking in West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire moors, finishing in Cumbria. Total ascent is 3321 metres.
The course is run over established trails and rights of way. On some sections of the Pennine Bridleway, we will use defined walkers’ alternatives which avoid using roads. For environmental consideration, we don’t add any additional signage, but route finding for the majority of the course is very straightforward and well waymarked. We email GPX files to all entries in advance and during the build up to the race as well as a comprehensive race briefing document. All facilities will be provided by the race organisation, as described, to participants. Shops and cafes on-route are also included. Hence, each participant has access to the same level of support, which is fair to all.
Bunkroom accommodation on pre-race registration evening
Indoor midway checkpoint with hot meals, showers, sleeping space
Access to your own drop bag at the midway checkpoint and the finish
Quality hostel finish venue with beds, showers, relaxation space, refreshments, home cooked celebratory meal
Safety Team support at HQ and at regular intervals on-course with water
Eco finishers medals
Cider House Oak winners trophies
Race Brief & course notes
GPX (sent to entries only)
Wednesday 19 April 2023
1900 to 2200 RACE REGISTRATION:
Hebden Hey Scout Centre near Hebden Bridge.
Thursday 20 April 2023
Please note: No registrations or kit check on Thursday morning
0800 RACE START: Hebden Hey
Friday 21 April 2023
0900 Cut off for runners to exit midway checkpoint (25 hours elapsed)
Saturday 22 April 2023
1000 RACE FINISH: Kirkby Stephen Hostel
(50 hour cut-off)