- Region: York. Dales
- Category: BM
- Website: www.austwick.org
- Distance: 13km / 8.1m
- Climb: 365m / 1197ft
- Skills & experience: PM, LK
- Minimum age: 18
The senior race starts and finishes in Austwick village centre (GR768684). Parking can be found on the approach roads to the village from the A65 although the centre of the village will be closed to traffic.
The senior race is run over a loop circuit of approximately 8 miles/13 km and covers a total ascent of 1200 ft/370m.
The outward journey over the first 4 miles passes through the beautiful Crummockdale limestone scenery and briefly joins Sulber Nick (which connects the Yorkshire peaks of Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough). The return leg descends slowly back through spectacular scenery to Austwick, and to the start point on the village green.
Junior races: 11:45am U12 (over 8), 2.5km; 12:15pm U14, 3.4km; 12:15pm U16 & U18 (4.2km) Ages at 31st December 2015
This year 2 new junior races (Under 14 and under 18) are being introduced to ensure that we have fuller coverage of junior age-groups.
Please note however that the races are not suitable for Under 8s due to the distance covered.
All junior races start from the village green. NB: Ages are as at 31st December 2015