The High Life Ultra

4 July 2020
Otley, West Yorkshire, UK (England)
YOUR RATING:
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trail race
130 KM
1 day
200 Runners
ALTERNATE DISTANCES: 105KM / 80KM / 50KM
Difficulty:    Expert
ENTRY FEE:    40 GBP

The High Life is just that, starting from Otley it takes you to the highest points surrounding Otley for the best views around. Top the moors of Baildon Moor, (Skipton Moor), Askwith Moor, Lindley  Moor, The Chevin, Rombalds Moor and others. Please note this is our toughest event and as such is not recommended as a first Ultra Marathon due to the amount of climb and time on the moors. If you wold like to enter you will be required to show evidence of previous ultra running experience. For the Short course this may be any other ultra, for the longer courses you will need to meet an entry requirement of ITRA points (or equivalent 2017 Punk Panther Races). If you are unsure please drop us a quick email and will can check with you.

Distance: 50/80/105/125km (31/50/65/77 miles)

Climb:  1300/2000/2400/2900 metres (4200/6500/8000/9200 ft)

ITRA POINTS: 3/4/4/5

Maximum Entrants: 200

Cost: £40/£50/£75/£75 (£1 of each entry will go to St.Gemma’s Hospice): Early Bird £35/£45/£70/£70 for entries by 1/6/18

Car Park: Station Top, Otley off East Chevin Road

Registration: From 7.30am at the Yorkshire Runner Shop, 38 Bondgate, Otley, LS21 1AD (5 mins walk from the car park) 01943 666750 – Get your last minute running equipment from Tim who organises the race numbers for us.

Start: 8.30am at Station Top, Otley (6am from Pool Methodist Church for the 125k)

Event Closes: 2am

Maps Recommended: OS Explorer Maps OL2, 288 and 297. The 50km route will also be taped.

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint will have water, coke, jelly babies, peanuts, Jaffa cakes, marshmallows and flapjacks. CP5 onwards will also have pork pies and cheese as well as hot drinks.

  • Checkpoint 1: Baildon 10km (6 miles): Open 9.15am to 10.30am
  • Checkpoint 2: Ilkley Moor 20km (13 miles): Open 10.15am to 12noon
  • Checkpoint 3: Skipton Moor 34km (21 miles) (Not on 50km course) BAG DROP: Open 11.30am to 2.15pm
  • Checkpoint 4: Addingham 27/47km (17/29 miles): Open 10.45am to 4pm
  • Checkpoint 5: Timble 41/61km (25/38 miles): BAG DROP: Open 12.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Checkpoint 6: North Rigton 74km (46 miles): (Not on 50km course): Open 5pm to 8.30pm
  • Checkpoint 7: Golden Acre Park 88km (54 miles) (Only on 105/125km course): Open 6pm to 10.45pm
  • Checkpoint 8: Bayton Lane 99/(61 miles) (Only on 105/125km course): Open 7.30pm to 12.30am

(For 125km race add 10km/6 miles to all checkpoint distances – first checkpoint is the start after 10km/6 miles)

Finish: Pool-in-Wharfedale Methodist Church, Main 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 ‘High Life’ 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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