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Hardcastle 24

10-May-2019 Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, UK (England)

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Hardcastle is an endurance event where runners can choose between running for six, 12 or 24 hours a round a 5km course in the valley of Hardcastle Crags in West Yorkshire.

There are a total of nine daylight running hours on the Saturday, and eight hours of torch-lit running between Saturday evening and sunrise on Sunday morning. Running concludes at 10am.

Participants can run solo or in a team and a camping facility is available.

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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booktrunk

11:44 15-05-15

May 2015

I'm not great at this reviewing lark, butI loved my day at Hardcastle Crags.

The course is a 3m (just over) lap. It has a couple of really easy runs le road stretches, a lovely steep hill with a few steps on that seem fine on the first lap, and become real fun after a few laps :-) my quads rally knew I'd been out for a fun day.

The organisers were fantastic, very helpful and friendly, the other runners were a very happy bunch, we spent as long as we could just doing fun laps, it was chip times, and we each were give. Our own mug to have a drink at the end of each lap, in the evening there was a barbecue and when you wandered through St the end of a lap had a choice of a burger or a lump of chicken in a bun :-) also a lot of encouragement to keep you plodding on.
The couple of hills on the course made it a lot of fun, if you are a slow back of the field plodder like myself it broke the course up in to easy run / walk sections. But, it was still a chsllenging but fun course for the fast guys with the winner powering to over 100m in the 24h.

There is a Restsurant on the course which whilst it's open in the daylight you can make use of if you want. I got an ice cream from it after half a dozen laps and it was a lovely treat :)

The mix of individual runners and teams was fun,cths mean there were always some runners hanging around at the start line for you to say hi to at the beginning of each lap.

I loved it! I'm already looking forward to entry to open again so I can enter next year,cand plod out a few more laps than I managed this year (12 before my calf said no more).

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