Hardmoors 60

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02/08/2012 at 21:41

Is anybody else toying with the idea of doing this one?

02/08/2012 at 21:52

I might be interested
Do you have any elevation info - couldn't find any on the website?

Edited: 02/08/2012 at 22:06
03/08/2012 at 01:17

I entered on Monday 

03/08/2012 at 13:19

Yes - Not quite sent the form in but do plan to do it. Recce'd the first half of the course a few weeks ago accompanied by Tim and Ray. Tim has written a recce report which can be found here:

http://blog.trailrunner.org.uk/2012/07/hardmoors-60-reconnaissance-first-half.html

We are planning a second half recce Saturday September 8th.

03/08/2012 at 13:54

Fair bit going on in the Hardmoors FB group relevant to the race and recce's also:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/117213388305594/

03/08/2012 at 16:00

There seems to be a bit of momentum building up behind this event!

03/08/2012 at 19:47

THink I will be doing the 55 in March!

13/09/2012 at 22:36
*Frodo* wrote (see)

I might be interested
Do you have any elevation info - couldn't find any on the website?

Hi Frodo - Not sure of this either, not an accurate stat out there I've seen, but HM110 is claimed 6000m, HM55 is 2700m (about right in my experiance), there will be some difference as 60 and 55 don't quite finish in same place, but I reckon 3000m asc (and probably slightly more descent) seems a safeish bet. I prefer these figures in feet though - 10000ft therabouts. A local on facebook site reckons only about 6000, but I don't believe that. It doesn't go as high as HM55, but lots of coastal undulations, dips up and down into bays to sea-level and back-up again, so its probably as tough or tougher than 55 I reckon. Will be a stunning route though

13/09/2012 at 22:40

Or 166ft up and down per mile, less than Lakeland 50 and 100, but still a damn tough challenge and I can't wait!

14/09/2012 at 11:08

See you there DE on T!

14/09/2012 at 12:47

Here is part 2 of my Hardmoors 60 recce

http://blog.trailrunner.org.uk/2012/09/hardmoors-60-reconnaissance-part-2.html

Looking forward to this one

14/09/2012 at 12:55

Not doing it this year as doing the Ladybower 50 the day after.Been thinking about doing the grand slam next year

14/09/2012 at 13:44
Tim Bateson wrote (see)

Here is part 2 of my Hardmoors 60 recce

http://blog.trailrunner.org.uk/2012/09/hardmoors-60-reconnaissance-part-2.html

Looking forward to this one

Named and shamed as a DNS, harsh Timbo!

15/09/2012 at 15:14

As Daytrekker alludes, loads of ultra choice right now. I've recently missed Bullock Smithy and High Peak 40, former due to TDS (one of UTMB events) and latter as don't feel sufficiently recovered from former. Only two weeks to this now, so will be my next long trail and then maybe onto the - from what I'm told very different - Round Rotherham 50 (if body allows).

Will have a good read of recce report as though I visit this coastline fairly often I've only ever run from a few miles north of RHB to a few miles north of Scarborough (supporting a HM110'er). Fair bit of undulation in that bit but enjoyable and nice running surface mostly.

3000ft up and down covered in 17 Wolds miles today and comfortable enough over what is a similar elevation profile (smaller hills and undulations) I reckon. So 3.5x the distance, spaced that out over 12+ hours I'm feeling pretty positive about this

 

16/09/2012 at 20:38

Anybody doing the Filey 10k Beach Race the following morning?

17/09/2012 at 10:15

Hi BD, not I, few on the facebook group are I think, 60m is enough for me and will no doubt have DIY, shopping, tidying duties on the Sunday

Edited: 17/09/2012 at 10:16
19/09/2012 at 10:44
Maria has decided to do this at the last minute. So I will be popping up along the route with our Greg to support throughout the day.

Then on Sunday I get to do the 10k while Maria recovers/supports.

Look forward to seeing you all there in just over a week now!
23/09/2012 at 18:49

Two more taper runs and that is me

Really looking forward to this one. How many people are sleeping in the school hall after the run?

23/09/2012 at 19:37

I definitely plan to sleep in the school hall. 

30/09/2012 at 18:34

Just finished the Hardmoors 60.  It is easily the hardest event under 100 miles that I have ever done.  It has about 3300m of ascent/descent, and if you thought that theNorth Downs Wayhad a lot of man made steps, you haven’t seen anything yet.  The 16 hour time limit makes it a tough to complete event, especially given that your pace slows to a crawl after it gets dark. 

 

Despite the name, it is essentially a coastal race.  The Hardmoors 55 is the portion of the Hardmoors 110 that crosses the moors, while the 60 is the portion that follows theYorkshirecoast.  The route takes in a lot of interesting features, and many of the coastal views are spectacular.  Navigation is easy for the most part, but there are a couple of tricky sections where the route leaves the coastline. 

 

The race director bent over backwards to get me a place on the coach to the start line, after I left it to the last minute to ask him, and the marshals put on a great show.  The checkpoints are pretty well stocked, but the distance between them is quite far. 

 

Perhaps you are wondering whether the Hardmoors 55 or Hardmoors 60 is the harder race?  On paper the 60 is slightly longer and has more ascent/descent, but the opinion of the people I located who had done both, was that the 55 is harder because the terrain is less runable. 

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