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Hardmoors 160 'The Ring Of Steele'

25-May-2018 Scarborough, UK (England)

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Trail Race Race Terrain
257KM / 160Miles
3 Days

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Brutal  

THIS RACE WILL RETURN IN 2020

This 160-mile ultra marathon starts in Scarborough crossing the moors on the Tabular Hills route and the Cleveland Way and finishes at Filey. The cut-off is 48 hours and strict partial cut-off times will be applied at all six cut-off checkpoints.

All participants will receive a tracker and the mandatory kit will be checked before the race number is issued. Carrying a map is compulsory.

Runners must be supported by at least one driver in one vehicle for the duration of the race. Sharing support is allowed.

Previous race completion of at least 60 miles is required for registration.

There are 22 checkpoints along the route which cater a variety of snacks, hot drinks and water. The route is fully marshalled.

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Shirley Steele

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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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Johnny Hall

08:36 04-05-16

What a race. Most of it was great, the scenery, the crew, the checkpoints. However with it being over 2 nights it's definitely a mental challenge and the hardest ultra I've done so far. Guess that's the point. If you are thinking about it, do it.

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Shelli

11:04 29-05-15

Fantastic race with lots of support and great checkpoints.
Ran 2014/2015

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