I have been looking for an alternative place to stage The Hill (hopefully it will return to Shining Tor one day).
For me repeatability and for it to be run-able are the key ingredients (this is an ultra!). Also the venue is important for atmosphere and there must be exposure to the elements.
The Hill will go on tour for December 14-16th 2018 to the Yorkshire Dales.
The Hill will take place at the base of Whernside mountain, the highest of the three peaks. The format and elevation are virtually the same. There will be 43 laps up the base and then one final 44th lap which includes the ascent to Whernside summit and back to reach 160 miles in total. The cut-off time will remain at 48 hours. This edition will have slightly more elevation than Shining Tor.
Again this will be EXTREMELY MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY DIFFICULT in horrendous winter conditions and for HARDENED ULTRA RUNNERS ONLY.
Mark Cockbain RD
Entry will be limited to around 30-40 and will be on a first come first served basis email COCKBAINEVENTS@OUTLOOK.COM to apply for an entry form. A STRICT 100 MILER PRE-REQUISITE IS REQUIRED AND EXPERIENCE WILL GIVE YOU MORE CHANCE OF A SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION (successful applicants will get entry forms in Jan)
Entry fee: £129 (+ £20 VIP package if you would like to purchase your own bunk bed for the duration of your race only 18 bunkbeds available. First come first served.
Venue: The Old Bunkhouse, Chapel-le-Dale, Ingleton. LA63AR (opposite THE OLD HILL pub)
Limited onsite parking (10-15 cars) for runnetrs only. Must car share, drop off or get train. Parking can be found in other areas, cars left at own risk
Start time 7pm
Bunkhouse style HQ with floorspace (limited beds available at extra cost)
Water, hot drinks, soup, basic snacks (energy bars, bread, biscuits etc)
Potentially 48 hours of running.
Rules are the same as The Hill rules (no support, no pacers, no sticks, no getting as far as you can in 48 hours, no stopping for more than 30 mins, no using the pub during the event, no moaning etc)
Kit is as before, winter gear and you must bring a sleeping bag
No use of cars as kit storage/rest/shelter
Bring your own mug
Nearest station is Ribblehead only two miles from start at Chapel=le dale X