Dales Trail Series - DT20
The DT20 is an exciting introduction to the Dales Trail Series with testing ascents, spectacular ridge-running and technical descents where efficient movement wins out over pure speed. Factor in stunning Dales spring scenery and a big dollop of Yorkshire hospitality for a race to remember. This is a fully marked route with rarely visited twists and magnificent views of the northern Dales – a favourite with local runners. This isn't your average trail race and it shouldn't be underestimated just because of the modest distance! The DT20 can be entered as a stand alone race, or as the first race in the Dales Trail Series Grand Slam, which incorporates 3 races in total throughout the year, covering 90kms and over 2,550 metres of ascent .
The toughest ascent comes early: a 600ft climb takes runners out of Reeth and up to the top of Fremington Edge limestone scar. The reward is a fast undulating ridge run with spectacular views. A steep, gnarly descent shuns the path in favour of the old mining hushes. Next, a steady climb up from the River Arkle to the summit of the day, Calver Hill. Catch a glimpse here of knockout views over Swaledale and Arkengarthdale before the hell-for-leather drop off the grass hillside to meet the fastest section of the race. Hard-packed track turns into open moor that drops you down to the second road crossing. Head over Arkle Beck onto a clear path through the woods back to Reeth, and down through the meadows for a flying fast finish.
Start time: 11am
|Race date||Saturday 1st April 2017|
|Venue||Fremington, near Reeth, Swaledale, North Yorkshire|
|Facilities||Starts/finishes at Reeth, Swaledale Toilet facilities in Fremington Village Hall. Refreshments provided post race|
|Prizes||Great Prizes from La Sportiva and Swaledale Outdoors for race winners and age category winners. Quality race memento for all runners. Those completing the Grand Slam receive a coveted limited edition medal|
Race details last updated on Tuesday 29th November 2016 a 10:28am.