Experience the thrill of trail running in the stunning Yorkshire Dales with Running Adventures! Join us for an unforgettable weekend as we take on the legendary Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, starting from Horton in Ribblesdale, a charming village nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
We will be staying in the lovely '3 Peaks Bunkroom' in Horton on Ribblesdale, which has plenty of parking, kitchen and rooms of no more than 6 people. The accommodation sits right on the route, making it the perfect place to start and finish our adventure on the trails.
On Saturday, we will be running the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, a 24 mile (38.6km) round trip route, featuring a total ascent of 1585m (5200ft). This trail running adventure will lead us to the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent (694m), Whernside (736m), and Ingleborough (723m). While hikers aim to complete the challenge within 12 hours, our approach will involve a steady pace, combining hiking the hills with running the flats and descents.
On Sunday, for those with a bit of extra energy, we will run a steady 10km (885ft/269m elevation) loop from the bunkhouse, taking in Hull Pot and some of the Pennine Way, before saying our goodbyes.
Throughout the weekend, there will be plenty of opportunities to question your host, Matt Buck, about all things trail running. Matt will give you trail running technique guidance, help with fuelling, pacing and so much more. This is your chance to learn everything there is to know about running trails.
IMPORTANT:This weekend includes rugged terrain, lots of elevation and takes place in an unforgiving environment, we want everyone to be safe. Therefore, to join this challenge, I recommend that you have completed a marathon or ultra distance run within 6 months of the event, you don't need to be a trail running expert, but you must have a good level of fitness and be able to run for prolonged periods at 10 min/mile (6:15 min/km) pace (on the flats and downs).
If you are unsure and would like to discuss before registering, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
REGISTER BEFORE 31 NOVEMBER 2023: £190 PER PERSON - discount deducted from registration fee REGISTER AFTER 31 NOVEMBER 2023: £220 PER PERSON
Nonrefundabledepositof£100requireduponregistration (deducted from balance).
Friday Arrive in Horton in Ribblesdale from 3pm onwards, a picturesque village nestled amidst the stunning Yorkshire Dales. Check into our cozy accommodation, where you'll have the chance to settle in and meet your fellow adventurers. Enjoy a welcome dinner in a local pub.
Saturday After an early breakfast, we will set off on our Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge. Tackling Pen-y-Ghent first, before working our way up to Whernside, and finishing with Ingleborough, before dropping back down to the village for a celebratory drink. After some time to freshen up, we will once again head to the pub for a well earned celebratory meal.
Sunday Early breakfast followed by a 10km run up to Hull Pot along the Pennine Way for those who still have energy to burn after the 3 Peaks Challenge.
Allrunsareguidedbyme, a qualified trail running guide, mountain leader, trail running coach and Salomon ambassador. Wewillrunatasocialpaceandwalkthehillsifwehaveto.
This is not a race! We will stay as a group so if you are a faster runner, please expect to run slower than you would normally. Previous trail running experience is not necessary. The terrain will be hilly and varied. The views will be incredible.
FREE BEER: Running Adventures have partnered with the wonderful Days Brewing Company, one of the most delicious alcohol free beers around. You can expect to receive some lush beer over the weekend.
Included Bunkhouse accommodation in single sex room. Welcomedrink. Guidedtrailrunsbyfullyqualifiedrunningcoach. Coachingadviceandguidancethroughouttheweekend. Complimentary training plan. Videoandphotos.
Not Included All meals, drinks and snacks. Transporttoandfromthe weekend.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
"I’ve been on four (and counting) of Matt’s Trail Running weekends and would recommend anyone looking into them to sign up and go - no need to hesitate, look elsewhere or second guess. These trips are always highlights of my year."