There’s likely to be evidence that consuming a pie as fuel for running might not be the most nutritious option yet this doesn’t account for its fun factor as Team OA’s unique event, PieAthlon, is set to return to West Yorkshire next month with 300 runners prepared to munch their way to 6k.
Dubbed the ‘The Hungriest Race in Yorkshire,’ competitors are invited to tackle a 6k trail run with pie stations - fruit, meat and vegetable are all available - located throughout the course. Prizes will be on offer for the top three finishers in the male and female fields, the best team name and fancy dress (which is highly encouraged).
The race starts and finishes at Longwood Edge Road (Huddersfield), with a series of climbs over the 6k: the pies are stationed every 2k. The Great Yorkshire Pieathlon comes from organisers Team OA, who are known for their innovative events in and around Yorkshire.
This includes Man v Barge, a challenge that pits runners against a canal barge travelling from Marsden to Diggle; the Chocathlon, a 9k run which has feed stations stocked with chocolates; plus their very own Wineathlon, which is due to take place in September, and the AleAthlon, which has samples of ale across various points.
Further information on the PieAthlon is available here.