Leeds Adventure Racers was founded last year too.
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There have been some technical issues with race booking for the Yorkshire Ultra in Roesdale so the early bird discount has been extended by 10 days. 13 - 30 and 40 mile routes to enter http://www.yorkshireultra.co.uk
Update for the Yorkshire Ultra in Rosedale 13-30--40 Mile options
Just a quick update on progress for the race in Rosedale on the 19th November. Entries are looking really good, we have hit the 80 mark already, despite some online booking difficulties. I know that plenty of you tried to book online but couldn't sorry for that. The IT guy's tried to fix the bug but resorted to re-building the whole site instead. The new Race Adventure site is now live and hopefully without the bugs...The site content is still being added to but includes videos, a learning centre, blog/news section as well as race bookings.
Night Trail Series Update
As the nights draw in we thought that we would introduce a series of night trail races to keep your motivation and drive right up there. The first of these races is on the 1st of October in East Yorkshire just outside of Pocklington over the Yorkshire Wolds. There are 10 and 20 mile options available. Night Trail racing is a very different aspect of trail running, exciting and great fun. For more information go to Night Trail
Just a quick heads up on the Rosedale Ultra to remind everyone of the Rosedale Rumble this coming weekend. 13, 30 and 40 mile distances. There are 125 competitors registered for this inaugural race, so the event is looking to be well attended. Race starts at 07:30 on Saturday at the Hutton Le Hole village hall in North Yorkshire.
Rosedale Ultra Marathon Race
At 7.30am on Saturday the 19th November in a damp and misty Hutton Le Hole, 120 competitors took on the challenge of completing the first Rosedale Ultra race nicknamed the Rosedale Rumble.
Competitors raced over a distance of their choice, a half marathon, 30 mile ultra marathon or an epic 40 mile ultra marathon, none of which can be described as a race for the faint hearted.
Anxious and ready competitors waited for the countdown, when zero struck they raced off into the mist and into the distance, over the moors and up through the gathering clouds floating upon the hillside.
Morning came and passed as the sun rose higher and soon the athletes found themselves gazing from the top of the moor onto the fresh British countryside and the clouds they had recently ascended through.
But soon the athletes found themselves digging deep, blood pumping and muscles cramping, the competitors fought through, after all, an ultra marathon is no walk in the park. Bodies suffered and egos flagged, but earning your stripes as an ultra marathon runner requires perseverance and gut determination, qualities which all runners displayed in due course.
Commenting on the race, Nigel Dixon one of the competitors said “The course around the area of Rosedale took us through every type of terrain, through the beautiful Cropton Forest, over several moors and circled the magnificent Rosedale valley, the views were absolutely stunning”.
But the race was not over yet, saved for the last 3 miles of the race was the hardest challenge yet, competitors found themselves climbing the steepest hill in England, ‘The Rosedale Chimney’, a gruelling ascent which took the competitors total ascent well over that of Ben Nevis.
Triumphant, the runners emerged from their battle with the slope and crossed the finishing line to be met by the race administrators and marshals with warm soup and fresh bread rolls in order to look after the body after the extreme challenge it completed.
The race administration base was situated at the fabulously accomodating Hutton Le Hole village hall, commenting on the race, race organiser Trevor Parker commented “the people of Hutton Le Hole made us particularly welcome. Local facilities included ample parking, several café’s and a superb pub which serves excellent food”
Congratulations to the winners
Sally Foxon in 02:02
Alec Yale in 01:48
Will Ficklen in 01:48
Michael Brigham in 01:48
Tracey Apperley in 06:16
Peter Wilkie in 05:34
Lucy Colquhoun in 06:26
Jez Hellewell in 06:16
First time Ultra marathon runner Andrew Langdale commented after the race “this was my first attempt at an Ultra marathon race, as you can imagine I was a little worried about joining people who ran these type of distances regularly, I need not have worried. I was made very welcome by the race organisers and my fellow competitors alike. Camaraderie within the ultra running community is renouned and I am delighted to have experienced that today, I will definitely be taking part in more Ultra distance races”.
As well as local Yorkshire competitors, racers came from the US, Cornwall, Scotland, London, the Lake District and the Midlands.
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