I think it featured in the Vasque ultra running series at one point ... early Sept if I'm correct? Organised by the scouts (as were many of the original ultra races) and eminently suitable for ultra runners ... can't remember if it's an individual race or for teams but it definitely has a website. I know I've wanted to do it in past but timings meant it's not be possible for various reasons.
In fact, just rechecked website - lots of pictures of people in trail shoes etc, and some blogs on there too. Definitely doable.
Oooooh Bullock Smithy Hike! It is indeed suitable for ultra runners and there is keen competition every year between the Stockport and Macc Harriers.
In fact it is back in the RunFurther champs for this year. It will make September a tough month for anyone going for the Grand Slam with an Itinerery like this:
1 Sept Bullock Smithy
15 Sept High Peak 40
29 Sept Hardmoors 60
Personally I will probably be doing just the High Peak 40, although I do love that bit of Yorkshire coast that the Hardmoors goes along......
Damn it Roger, I would love to do all those races!
Being realistic, I will probably drop the High Peak 40, since it is in the middle and I have done it before anyway.
BD- I am one of the said Stockport runners (Morticia mentioned) who now hold the current course record.
Team and indivdual
I cannot speak highly enough of this event, it's simply brilliant, I've ran it for the last 6 years but unfortunatly can't do it this year due to my nephew getting married on the same day.
As a group we have recced it to death there isn't a short cut we don't know but there is a few sections where some of us have still took a wrong turn
If you want any info about this event I'll gladly help out.
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