The Urban Legend Ultra

6 June 2020
Otley, West Yorkshire, UK (England)
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trail race
66 KM
1 day
200 Runners
ALTERNATE DISTANCES: 57KM / 50KM
Difficulty:    Beginner
ENTRY FEE:    50 GBP

The Urban Legend Ultra is substantially offroad, but takes you right near to the heart of Leeds visiting many of the public greenspaces during the course. It is based on the North West Leeds Greenway. Starting in Otley climbing sharply over the Chevin via Suprise View to Guiseley, Yeadon, Rawdon, Horsforth, Hawksworth Wood, Kirkstall, Burley Park, Headingley, Hyde Park then along the Meanwood Valley Trail through Adel Woods to Eccup Reservoir, Golden Acre Park, Paul’s Pond, Cookridge, Bramhope back into Otley, before finishing in Pool-in-Wharfedale.

Distance: 50/57/66km (31/36/41 miles)

Climb: 1000/1300 metres (3300/4300ft)

ITRA Points: 2/3/3

Climb:  1000/1300 metres (3300/4300ft)

Cost: £40 (£1 of each entry will go to St.Gemma’s Hospice): Early Bird £35 for entries by 1/7/18

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

Event Closes: 8.30pm

Map Recommended: OS Explorer Maps 288, 289 & 297 : However a full route description will be provided and the 50 and 57km routes will be taped.

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint will have water, coke, jelly babies, peanuts, Jaffa Cakes, marshmallows and flapjacks. CP5 & CP6 will also have pork pies and cheese.

  • Checkpoint 1: New Scarborough 8km (5 miles): Open 8.40am to 9am
  • Checkpoint 2: Knott Lane 18km (11 miles): Open 9.15am to 10.15am
  • Checkpoint 3: Beckett Park 30km (18 miles): Open 10.15am to 12 noon
  • Checkpoint 4: Meanwood Gate 41km (25 miles) or 32km (20 miles) on 50km course: Open 12.30pm to 3pm
  • Checkpoint 5: Eccup 46km (29 miles) or 38km (23 miles) on 50km course: Open 1.15pm to 4pm
  • Checkpoint 6: Staircase Lane 55km (34 miles) or 47km (29 miles) on 50km course: Open 2.15pm to 5.30pm

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, An Urban Legend Tech T-Shirt and certificate as well as a hot meal at the finish. Event finishing positions are in order of distance completed then time taken.

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

Event Organiser

Ryk Downes

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