Overground Trail Race
Presented by the Ingleton Overground Underground Festival
Sunday 26th May at 11am will see a mass start trail run from the Centre of Ingleton Village over approx. 12 miles. The race will be over a scenic route that will take in some breathtaking views of Chapel-le-Dale, Ribblehead and Ingleborough.
The route will be fully way-marked so you won't need navigational skills and is suitable for all levels. The course is on multi-terrain types so a good pair of trail shoes is highly recommended. The race will have an accurate timing system (sportident), so you can see how you went on post-race.
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Sunday 26th May 2013
Run start: 11.00am
Run entry fee: £15 or £18 Entries on the Day
Online entries close: Thursday 23rd May
Distance: 12 miles
Registration: Ingleton Community Centre LA6 3HG
The majority of the uphill section will be at the beginning of the race, taking you clockwise from the centre of the Ingleton onto Scales Moor. This is a fantastic limestone area that affords splendid views of Ingleborough to the right and Whernside in front of you, both these rise to over 700m. Don't worry you're not running up them! The rewards are high after the initial climb, as the path crosses the moor it is pretty flat for next few miles, and you'll enjoy your first views of Ribblehead Viaduct.
Once over the moor, you join a bridleway that takes you to the foot of Whernside where you take good asphalted farm track. Here you will descend for a short way where the landscape is green and rolling. Further down the track Philpin Farm Cafe will be running a complimentary feed station (bananas / flapjacks / water / squash). Go check them out if you are over that way for a walk, run or bike ride. Once you have managed to get past the cafe you'll soon cross the road and start the gentle climb on to the Ingleborough side.
Here you take a path that soon joins a bridleway, past some impressive pot holes. You'll then start the homeward leg, running under the shadow of Ingleborough and to your right see where you have already run. As you progress past the impressive limestone pavement the views over to Morecambe Bay and the Lake District Mountains will spur you on before the final descent back into the village.
You can download a GPX file of the route here
Ingleton - Scales Moor - Chapel-le-Dale - White Scars - Ingleton