Future Longer Races


Date Race  Description Website
13 Jan Hedgehope Fell                    1/2 Marathon This is one for the tough runner only. The route takes a direct path up to the summit of the magnificent Hedgehope, the second highest summit in the Cheviot. Details
16 Feb Silverdale 20M Flat (and hence fast ?) 20 mile walk or run event in the lakes Starting at minthorpe Looks quite challenging despite its claimed flatness Details
17 Feb. Harewood House 1/2 Marathon This extremely hilly route offers a challenging trail run with miles of muddy tracks, steep forest inclines and tree-lined fields, all set within the grounds of  Harewood House. Details
23 Feb. Glentress  1\2 Marathon 21K Part of a week-end of trail running this distance is on Saturday and entry opens on Oct 8th.  there’s also a 10K race Trail description and entry details
23 Feb  The Duergar Nightcrawl Nr Rothbury A unique challenge of running the Simonside hills at night. Night run events are about having fun, being social and exploring the outdoors. Whether you’re a first-time runner or an experienced trail runner this event will have something for you. Details
24 Feb  Glentress  Trail Marathon 42K Sunday is day 2 of the Trail running week-end Course details etc and entry
2 March Chester Ultra Sold out 50 Mile Ultra-Marathon with Live Online GPS Tracking & 6 Checkpoints en route. Well-Marked race fuses trails on the River Dee with the North Cheshire Way & the Sandstone Trail taking in Helsby Hill, Frodsham & Delamere Forest. Sold out
3 March Haweswater 1/2 Marathon The Haweswater Half follows an out and back course from Bampton Village (9 miles S of Penrith, 4 miles W of Shap) and passes along the shores of Haweswater Details
16 Mar.  Cartmel Trail 18K Cartmel Trail Run, 18km Cartmel Trail Challenge & 18km Cartmel Trail Race mainly along waymarked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways. Underfoot conditions are variable with a bit of everything. Good fast sections and wet Muddy sections Details
17 Mar. Thirsk 10 mile

The 10 mile race starts on Newsham Road, taking in Sandhutton, Busby Stoop and Carlton Miniott before finishing back at the racecourse. Map of course on club website, and here mile markers around the course.

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17 Mar. Run Northumberland 1/2 Marathon & big 20 miler (Ponteland) 1/2 marathon starts at Kirkley Hall and follows rural country roads through Ogle, Walton back to Kirkley Details
25 Mar. Buttermere 10mile Organised by Kong and High Terrain events the 10 mile trail route is around the shores of Buttermere & Crummock Water. Please note This is the provisional date. Details
6 April Kielder Ultra’s 32K 50K and 100K Choice of 3 distances set in the vast expanse of Kielder Water & Forest Park. The Park spans 600 square kilometres & is home to the largest forest in England & the largest man-made lake in northern Europe. Details
7 April 3 Village 10 (Carlisle) A 10 mile undulating course starting at Wetheral  and continues through Scolby then back to Wetheral via Cumwhinton. small friendly race limited to 300 Details
7 April Edinburgh Kilomathon (13.6K) Kilomathon is run on Edinburgh’s cycle path network. before a finish in front of the West Stand at BT Murrayfield Stadium. Details
13 April Burnsall (N. Yorks) trail 1/2 Marathon The first of 3 Due north races,  Start/Finish is at the Riverside Car Park Field The terrain is reported as mixed and ideal for all abilities including beginners Details
13 April Hawkshead 17K Trail Starting and finishing at Hawkshead, the 17km Hawkshead Trail Race and 17K Challenge.  The Route includes the near vertical Coffin Trail, this ones a tough Details
14 April Swainby Sweep Circular 7 & 16-mile (approx.) trail races in the North York Moors National Park, from Swainby Village Hall, taking in stunning views of the Moors including Cod Beck & Oak Dale Reservoirs, Scarth Wood & Whorlton Moors, and Black Hambleton. Details Page
22 April

Ackworth 1/2 marathon (Pontefract)

Road closures will be in effect to cover the first 3 miles from the start and in other sections. Mostly the route follows quiet country roads through villages Details
27 April

Derwentwater Dawdle

The Derwentwater Dawdle is a challenging 23 mile(ish) route that takes in three tough ascents totalling 4300ft as you complete a full circuit of Derwentwater. Details
28 April

Sea to summit-The Offas Dyke 1/2 and full Marathon

The route Starts at Prestatyn seafront and takes you along Offas Dyke Pathpath.  The half Marathon finishes at the summit of Moel Y Parc, above Bodfari, and The Marathon finishes at Moel Gyw summit above the Clwyd Gate Pass. This is not an easy race Details
4 May Staveley 18K Trail Trail Race and 18km Kentmere Trail Challenge courses follow well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways. The trail climbs out from Staveley above the Kentmere valley, before returning along the valley itself through ancient woodland, climbing Reston Scar before the descent back into Staveley village. Details
11 May Brecon Beacons Ultra, Marathon and 1/2 Marathon The marathon and ultra go towards the mountains and hills as they cross Pen Y Fan and the neighbouring peaks to make this a hard trail running challenge. Details
12 May Leeds 1/2 Marathon The route starts in The Headrow alongside Victoria Gardens, heads out of the city centre, takes in a section of the Ring Road and returns via Abbey Road and Kirkstall Road before finishing in Cookridge Street alongside Millennium Square. Details
12 May Sunderland 1/2 Marathon Mostly flat course around Sunderland, with plenty going on for non runners Details
12 May Durham Trail 10 mile The 10 mile route starts in Durham City then heads down along the rivers Wear Dale Way, through the local woods of Shincliffe and Croxdale, It then return to the City via along trails and finishing with a climb up to the top of Whinney Hill.  Medal and T-shirt for all finishers Details
12 May  Ripon 10 (miles) The race starts and finishes on Hell Wath Nature Reserve, it’s a hilly but picturesque course that leads the runners from Hell Wath around the Studley Royal Estate Details
19 May 
Ravenscar Half Marathon Starting from Ravenscar Village Hall the route then gently descends the beautiful coastal path along the dramatic sea cliffs, with panoramic views down the coast line towards Scarborough. Details & Entry
19 May Windermere Marathon Venue is Brathay Hall.” “The anti-clockwise circuit of Windermere takes you through the village of Hawkshead, towards Newby Bridge at the Southern end of Windermere. You then head back to Brathay Hall passing through  Bowness and Waterhead. ending back at  Brathay Hall, Entry
 19 May  Adidas Terrex Trail Ultra (Keswick) The 50K course is a mixture of wide open trails, single track (fast & technical), big long ascents & fast technical descents, open valley running and very remote trails around the back of the Buttermere, Crummock Water and Newlands Valley’s. Details
26 May  Liverpool Marathon and 1/2 Marathon Part of the Rock N Roll series The start line is at Albert Dock, on the Liverpool Waterfront. From there runners will be directed through Liverpool city centre, passing many of the city’s iconic sites such as The Cavern Club, where the Beatles once played, and Goodison Park. Other interesting locations are Stanley Park, Anfield The Liver Buildings and Chinatownand ends at the Waterfront promenade.  Live music along the route. Register/Enter
 26 May   Edinburgh Marathon and 1/2 Marathon  Fast & flat, the Edinburgh Marathon is perhaps one of the easier Marathons.  The Half Marathon follows the marathon course which was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World, ideal if it’s your first half marathon or you are looking for a PB. Details
28 May  Stirling Marathon and 1/2 Marathon Whether you’re taking on the marathon or the half marathon distance, this event combines a stunning, scenic course with the convenience of a city centre start and finish. The challenging closed road route takes in the local countryside, imposing castles and historic towns. Further Details
2 June Coniston Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Starting and finishing at Coniston Hall Landing Point, on the shores of Coniston Water, the Lakeland Trails Marathon takes in a complete circuit of Coniston Water along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways. Details
9 June  Starthearn Marathon This marathon will fill up fast.  it takes place in Perthshire for the route go to  http://www.strathearnharriers.org.uk/racing/club-races/strathearn-marathon/route-map Details etc
15 June lakeland 5 Passes Ultra 33 mile ultra with 10,000 feet climb the cut off time is 14 hours so you require an average of just 2.5mph but still not an easy task Details/Entry
22 June Gibside Marathon This is an evening event it’s a multi lap race around the undulating grounds of Gibside, starting at 5pm. You must have a head torch if you plan to be out after 10pm. The route is tarmac, hardcore and trail. There is also a 12hr and 24hr events on the same time and date  See route map. Details
23 June Penshaw 1/2 Marathon Starts at the foot of Penshaw Hill. The route takes in trails along the North and South side of the River Wear, before the finish on Penshaw Monument itself. Details
29 June  55K and 100K Starting and finishing in Ambleside, the 100K and 55KUltimate Trails Challenges take in a complete circuit of the central Lake District, along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways.There’s also a 23K for those wanting a 1/2 Marathon distance and even a 14K but a hard distance to call an Ultra Details
30 June Hollybank Eccup 10M (Leeds) Takes in the rural closed roads in and around Eccup that make this Leeds most popular 10 mile road race! Organised by Abbey Runners club and is very good value for money Details
30 June Humber Bridge 1/2 Marathon Run over a testing course which includes both an outward and return run across the world famous Humber Bridge.” “Tarmac road, mildly undulating apart from a hill at four miles and a steep hill after nine miles. Details/entry

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8 July Scafell Pike Trail Marathon 

A trail marathon which includes England’s highest peak. Starting at Keswick the route follows lakeshore trails, wooded valleys and up high mountain trails. This sounds like one for the hardier runner although the organisers say its suitable for all abilities.

13 July Skirfare (Kettlewell) Trail 1/2 Marathon This is a challenging race where the route takes runners over 3 tough, steep climbs and each descent thrilling enough to give you the adrenaline rush ready to take on the next climb Details
14 July Hexham 1/2 Marathon The course is an all road course. It runs from Hexham, through Acomb and onto the outskirts of Corbridge then back to Hexham. Details
15 July ilkley 1/2 marathon 2019 will be the first run of this event along closed roads.  More details will become available in December. In the meantime what details there are can be found via the details link Details
 27 July   Mull Half Marathon  Might seem a long way off but entry is already open so if you fancy a Scottish Break in a lovely part of Scotland and a run to boot Register in plenty of time. Entry Page
4 Aug. South Shields 10  The  popular South Shields 10 is a  challenge on multi terrain, including trails, grass and coastal paths. All finishers will receive a South Shields 10 Mile Race 2019 medal. Details
31 Aug Skipton                      1/2 Marathon Trail The race starts with a climb over Sharphaw before dropping down to the picturesque village of Hetton.  On the return it climbs Sharphaw again then a 1 mile down hill run to the finish line. Entry
1 Sept.  Hornsea Running Festival Marathon, 1/2 marathon, 10 miles & 20 miles These races fill up quickly so if you fancy one of these you better enter now. Its a lovely scenic, traffic free out and back route, from Hornsea, through to Hull and back along the Transpennine Trail Entry Page
16 Nov. Brecon Marathon and Ultra Starting and ending at Talybont on Usk this is and excellently organised and marked route.  The Ultra consists of 2 laps whereas the Marathon is 1 ultra loop but deviate to take in the two highest mountains in S. Wales before rejoining the Ultra route. Make no mistake the Marathon is tough hence the 9 hr cut off Details
29 Sept Hart Village Half marathon The route starts and finishes in Hart Village taking in Castle Eden Dene, Durham Coast, Crimdon Dene and the Hart to Haswell Walkway.  


29 Sept. Pontefract half Marathon The start is at the Cornmarket, Pontefract Town Centre.  The course takes you out of Pontefract and into countryside through Ackworth, Wentbridge and Carlton before heading back towards the town, there’s a final lap of the centre before you finish Details
29 Sept. Redcar 1/2 marathon The race follows a  coastal route along the Yorkshire sea front. The course starts and finishes on Majuba Road. along two out and back stretches, turning at 3.5 and 10 miles. Details
6 Oct. Great Cumbria run Starting at The Sheepmount Athletics Stadium in Carlisle the race will again take competitors out through the city centre towards Wetherall before turning back and returning through Scotby Village, Rickerby Park before a grandstand finish back at the Sheepmount Details
19 Oct Pen Y Gent Ultra (Hawes)  50K Start and finish is at the Hawes Market House and follows in the footsteps of Roman Legions over the Cam Road to Horton-In-Ribblesdale, then summiting Pen-y-Ghent, before returning along the Cam Road. Total distance 50 Km. Details
19 Oct. Langdale Marathon and half Marathon Claimed to be the toughest road marathon in the UK.  The Marathon is 2 laps of the 1/2 Marathon and has a total ascent of 3,400ft. Details
2 Nov White Rose Ultra Huddersfield There are four options 30 miles, 60 miles 100 miles and for the insane runners there’s the 150 mile. The route takes in sections of the Kirklees Way (Ultra Kirklees Way, Pennine Way and many other local tracks and trails.  Entry open now Details and Entry options