Hardmoors 160

Hardmoors 160THE 2020 HARDMOORS  160 

ARC Permit: 20/022

The Hardmoors 160 ‘The Ring Of Steele’ Ultramarathon will start at Sutton Bank and head East along the Cleveland Way to Helmsley. Leaving Helmsley the route will continue east across the moors following  the Tabular Hills Route to Scalby and the Clifftops of the Cleveland Way to pick up the  Hardmoors 110 route and follow a further 100 miles of this route to the race finish at Helmsley. The Hardmoors 160 as the name suggests will be a 160 mile single stage Ultra with over 7000 metres of ascent. Competitors will have 48hrs to complete the race.

The 2020 Hardmoors 160 holds 4 old points and 6 new points to UTMB qualification.

PLEASE NOTE – We are now not providing  plastic cups at checkpoints. Please bring your own cup

The 3rd edition of the Hardmoors 160 will be held over the 22nd – 24th May 2020.

 

Route & Maps

160 miles - 7000m Ascent - 50 hours

The 2018 route description is available here Hardmoors 160 route 2018

W = WATER F = FOOD HD = HOT DRINKS

Checkpoint 1 White Horse Carpark 513 811 Postcode YO61 4AL - 1.5miles
Checkpoint 2 Helmsley Town Square 612 838 Postcode YO62 5BL - 10miles W/F
Checkpoint 3 Fadmoor 676 893 Postcode YO62 7HY - 2 0miles W/F
Checkpoint 4 Stape 797 921 Postcode YO18 8JA - 33miles W/F
Checkpoint 5 Hole of Horcum Carpark 852 936 Postcode Y018 7NR - 42miles W/F
Checkpoint 6 Cockmoor Hall 914 868 Postcode YO13 9PR - 50miles W/F
Checkpoint 7 Crookness 025 935 Postcode YO13 0HX - 61miles W/F
Checkpoint 8 Ravenscar Village Hall 981 010 Postcode YO13 0LZ - 70miles W/F/HD
Checkpoint 9 Sandsend Carpark 860 128 Postcode Y21 3TG - 84miles W/F
Checkpoint 10 Runswick Bay (upper carpark) 807 161 Postcode TS13 5HU - 89miles W/F
Checkpoint 11 Saltburn Carpark 667 216 Postcode TS12 1HQ - 101miles W/F
Checkpoint 12 Roseberry Topping 578 126 - 111miles
Checkpoint 13 Kildale Village Hall 605 093 Postcode YO21 2RG - 116miles W/F/HD
Checkpoint 14 Clay Bank 571 034 - 127miles W/F
Checkpoint 15 Osmotherley Square Corner 479 959 Postcode DL6 3QB - 139miles W/F
Checkpoint 16 White Horse Carpark 513 811 Postcode YO61 4AL 152miles W/F
Finish Helmsley Sports Club 610 843 Postcode YO62 5BH - 160miles

 May 22nd  2020

Race Limit: 60 competitors

ALL COMPETITORS IN THE 2020 EDITION MUST BE SUPPORTED* (NO UNSUPPORTED RUNNERS)

The Hardmoors 160 is a single stage 160 mile Ultramarathon linking up the 48 mile Tabular Hills Route with the Cleveland Way. Competitors will have 50hours to complete the 160mile

160 miles - 7000m Ascent - 50 hours

The 2020 race will start at 1700 hrs Friday 22nd May 2020
Registration for the Hardmoors 160 will open from 1500hrs until 1630hrs Friday 22nd May at Sutton Bank Visitor Centre

Trackers

All Hardmoors 160 competitors will receive a Tracker (included in the 160 Race Entry)
Trackers will give out competitors locations at any time online. A huge bonus for safety reasons and handy for race crews to detect where their runners are on the route and when to 'brew up' ready for their arrival.

More info here http://www.opentracking.co.uk/events.cfm

All competitors must have completed a single stage race/challenge event of a minimum of 60 trail miles to be able to enter the Hardmoors 160. Information provided will be checked up on.

* Supported = A minimum of 1 driver plus vehicle to provide car support throughout the full duration of the race. Runners are allowed to share support. (Realistically a support team should be a minimum of 2 or more)

Race Presentation

Race presentation will be held at Helmsley Sports Club (race finish) on Sunday 24th May at 2000

Cut Offs

50 HOURS TO COMPLETE THE 160

 You must have passed through or left the checkpoint before the cut off time. Anyone still at the checkpoint or who hasn't arrived at the checkpoint before the cut off time will be timed out

HELMSLEY TOWN SQUARE - 10 miles - 1930hrs (Fri) - (time given 2.5hrs)
RAVENSCAR VILLAGE HALL - 70 miles - 1500hrs (Sat) - (time given 21hrs)
SALTBURN - 101 miles - 0000hrs - (time given 31hrs)
KILDALE VILLAGE HALL - 116 miles - 0500hrs (Sun) - (time given 36hrs)
OSMOTHERLEY SQUARE CORNER - 139 miles 1200 (Sun) - (time given 43hrs)
HELMSLEY SPORTS HALL -160 miles 1900 hrs (Sun) - (time given 50hrs)

Hardmoors 110 and 160 Risk Assessment

 

 

 

Hardmoors 160 2015 Results

Hardmoors 160 2016 Results

Competitors Information

Race Limit: 60
 
The Hardmoors 160 will start at 1700 hours on Friday May 2020


Registration

Registration for the 2020 Hardmoors 160 will open from 1500hrs - 1630hrs Friday  at the

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre
Sutton Bank
Thirsk YO7 2EH
North York Moors National Park

http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/see-and-do/sutton-bank-nationa...

There are no changing facilities here but there are toilets and a cafe

Providing all items of the mandatory kit list are checked off, you will receive your race number.

Mandatory kit

Hat and Gloves

Waterproof Jacket

Minimum of 1 litre water/sports drink to be carried

Headtorch/Torch

Spare Batteries

Cleveland Way Map or OS Maps
Whistle

Survival Bag (bag, not just blanket)

Emergency food supply (chocolate/energy bar)


if your support is meeting you at every suggested and obviously compulsory checkpoints and the weather is good then during the daylight hours (0500 - 2100) you will be allowed to drop to minimum kit (1 litre fluid, food/gels and some form of electrolyte). During the night phase(s) of the race you must carry full compulsory kit. The Race Director/Marshall's word is final on this.

You may have a support runner from Saltburn check point to the finish. 

 

Trackers

Included in your race entry is a Tracker. A tracker will give out your location at any time online. A huge bonus for safety reasons and also handy for your crew to detect where you are on the route and when to 'brew up' ready for your arrival.

The Trackers will be available for collection at the Hardmoors 160 race registration (your name will be associated to an individual tracker) and you will be shown how to use it (very basic) You must carry the tracker in a waterproof bag ie a small freezer bag. Place it somewhere safe on yourself. (If you lose a tracker you will be charged for a replacement tracker.) A couple of days before the event I will email out a link to the tracker (plus it will be available on the Hardmoors Website) so you can pass the link onto friends/family/ Facebook etc, so people can watch your progress throughout the event.

More info here http://www.opentracking.co.uk/events.cfm

Race categories

1st MALE
2nd MALE
3rd MALE
1st LADY
2nd LADY
3rd LADY
1st V50 MALE
1st V50 LADY
1st V60
1st SHIRE (14 stone plus)

First Finisher wins the Sword (for a year)

For Shire category please mention at registration that you are interested in entering this category.

Checkpoints

W = WATER F = FOOD HD = HOT DRINKS

Checkpoint 1 White Horse Carpark 513 811 Postcode YO61 4AL - 1.5miles
Checkpoint 2 Helmsley Town Square 612 838 Postcode YO62 5BL - 10miles W/F
Checkpoint 3 Fadmoor 676 893 Postcode YO62 7HY - 2 0miles W/F
Checkpoint 4 Stape 797 921 Postcode YO18 8JA - 33miles W/F
Checkpoint 5 Hole of Horcum Carpark 852 936 Postcode Y018 7NR - 42miles W/F
Checkpoint 6 Cockmoor Hall 914 868 Postcode YO13 9PR - 50miles W/F
Checkpoint 7 Crookness 025 935 Postcode YO13 0HX - 61miles W/F
Checkpoint 8 Ravenscar Village Hall 981 010 Postcode YO13 0LZ - 70miles W/F/HD
Checkpoint 9 Sandsend Carpark 860 128 Postcode Y21 3TG - 84miles W/F
Checkpoint 10 Runswick Bay (upper carpark) 807 161 Postcode TS13 5HU - 89miles W/F
Checkpoint 11 Saltburn Carpark 667 216 Postcode TS12 1HQ - 101miles W/F
Checkpoint 12 Roseberry Topping 578 126 - 111miles
Checkpoint 13 Kildale Village Hall 605 093 Postcode YO21 2RG - 116miles W/F/HD
Checkpoint 14 Clay Bank 571 034 - 127miles W/F
Checkpoint 15 Osmotherley Square Corner 479 959 Postcode DL6 3QB - 139miles W/F
Checkpoint 16 White Horse Carpark 513 811 Postcode YO61 4AL - 152miles W/F
Finish Helmsley Sports Club 610 843 Postcode YO62 5BH - 160miles

Cut-off times

50 HOURS TO COMPLETE THE 160

HELMSLEY TOWN SQUARE - 10 miles - 1930hrs (Fri) - (time given 2.5hrs)
RAVENSCAR VILLAGE HALL - 70 miles - 1500hrs (Sat) - (time given 21hrs)
SALTBURN - 101 miles - 0000hrs - (time given 31hrs)
KILDALE VILLAGE HALL - 116 miles - 0500hrs (Sun) - (time given 36hrs)
OSMOTHERLEY SQUARE CORNER - 139 miles 1200 (Sun) - (time given 43hrs)
HELMSLEY SPORTS HALL -160 miles 1900 hrs (Sun) - (time given 50hrs)

Time penalties

(in case a competitor misses a checkpoint and we issue a a time penalty which either the competitor awarded the penalty or other competitors deem unfair, these have been logged so no prejudice could take place). Various checkpoints, if missed, can result in disqualification.

Suggested and compulsory support points

At compulsory checkpoints your support team must book in with the Race marshall/Race control.

Compulsory

FADMOOR - YO62 7HY OS 676 893
HOLE OF HORCUM CARPARK - YO18 7NR OS 852 936
CROOKNESS - YO13 0HX OS 025 935
RUNSWICK BAY UPPER CARPARK - TS13 5HU OS 807 161
SALTBURN CARPARK - TS12 1HQ OS 667 216
NO SUPPORT CREWS ARE ALLOWED AT KILDALE
CLAY BANK OS 571 034
OSMOTHERLEY SQUARE CORNER - DL6 3QB OS 479 959

Suggested

SANDSEND OS 860 129 YO21 3TG
STAITHES OS 783 185

FOX AND HOUNDS PUB, SLAPEWATH OS 643 158
 TS14 6PX
CARPARK BOTTOM OF COCKSHAW HILL OS 592 110
(BETWEEN CAPTAIN COOKS MONUMENT AND GT AYTON MOOR)
COLD KIRBY - OS 530 845

SUPPORT/SPECTATORS PLEASE NOTE:

Kildale

NO SUPPORT CREWS are allowed into Kildale (any breaking of this rule will lead the supports crews runner to be disqualified)
We have the Kildale Village Hall under this condition. If we break this then we lose Kildale Village hall for all future Hardmoors 55's/110's/160's If you want to see your runner then meet them at the CARPARK BOTTOM OF COCKSHAW HILL OS 592 110

Lord Stones

Supporters/spectators are allowed to park in the overflow carpark next to the checkpoint. 
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS ANYBODY ALLOWED TO PARK ON RAISDALE ROAD (THIS IS A REQUEST FROM THE PARISH COUNCIL)

Below is a link to a map where you MUST NOT park

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.4195079,-1.1956307,128m/data=!3m1!1e3

At Lord stones Country Park there is a café plus shop as well as the outside Kiosk.

 

Marshalls and Sweepers

Marshalls and sweepers have given up their time to help out at this event, some marshalls/sweepers their full weekend. Marshalling/sweeping is a long tiring job and marshalling an ultra event is, well, ultra long and tiring but in its way very rewarding, helping you guys achieve your goals. So if you are feeling a bit grumpy, hide it, be pleasant and thank the marshalls. Yes you are still capable of this after 100 miles! Any bad treatment, abusive language etc, given to a Marshall will result in that competitor being disqualified from the race.

Navigation

A map must be carried throughout the race even if you have a GPS. Navigation isn't a major factor on the Hardmoors compared to an OMM or a LAMM but there are one or two areas that can be slightly confusing so please take note.

Rules and regulations

These can be found on this website, but I would like to bring up to your attention the following.

Litter and noise

As ultra runners the majority of us have a great deal of respect for our surroundings. So please live up to our values and do not drop litter and please be quiet while passing through communities at night.

Stick to the race route

As well as the declared checkpoints there will also be several undisclosed checkpoints, if you stick to the route and DO NOT TAKE SHORTCUTS you will stumble across these CPs. If you miss any of these checkpoints then you will be disqualified.

Shut all gates

When you pass through a gate YOU MUST CLOSE IT!!

Marshall / Race control

What ever the Marshall/Race control says is final! If at a checkpoint a marshall or Race Control informs you that you should not continue for whatever reason, THEN YOU DO NOT CONTINUE!! If you arrive at a checkpoint after the checkpoint has closed, then you have timed out and your race is over!

Runswick Bay

In event of the tide being in at Runswick Bay, you MUST wait with (or near to) the checkpoint marshall, until he allows you to proceed. The marshall's word is final, if you continue without the marshall's say, you will be disqualified. The time you have waited for the tide to go out and the path safe to cross, will be recorded and subtracted from your finish time.


Food At Checkpoints and Race Finish

Various Checkpoints along the Hardmoors 160 route will provide basic food (those checkpoints are listed above). Checkpoint food will be flapjacks and jelly babies etc to complement your own stores. Supported runners are expected to be catered for by their support crews. Hot drinks will be available at Ravenscar Village Hall and Kildale Village Hall. Also rice pudding, sandwiches etc will be available at Kildale and Ravenscar checkpoints.

Sports Massages

Karen from Sports Stadium will be providing massages at the race finish for £10 for 15 minutes. Helps you be able to walk the next day, well kind of walk ;o))

Presentation

The finishers presentation will be held at 2000hrs Sunday at the Race Finish. If you are a Class winner etc, and need to leave early we will present you your Trophy/Award early.

Timetable

Fri 1500 Hardmoors 160 registration opens
Fri 1630 Hardmoors 160 registration closes
Fri 1645 Brief
Fri 1700 Hardmoors 160 runners race start
Sat 0800 - Race start at Filey (110)
Sun 0200 - 0500 First few runners arrive at Finish (110 and possibly 160)
Sun 1900 Final runners arrive at Finish: (160)
Sun 1900- Official race finish cut off time (160)
Sun 2000 Official race finish cut off time (110)
Sun 2000 - Race Prize/finishers ceremony

Rules

  • All competitors must have completed a single stage race/challenge event of a minimum of 60 trail miles to be able to enter the Hardmoors 160. Information provided will be checked up on.
  • Runners have 50 hours to complete the Hardmoors 160 Race. You must pass through ALL the checkpoints within the stated time limits.
  • Checks will be made at registration and you will not be permitted to compete without the mandatory items.
  • Any runner who is (in the opinion of the race directors, marshals or medics) unfit to continue will be withdrawn from the race. THEIR DECISION IS FINAL.
  • All runners must have motorised back up.
  • You must log in with the Marshals at each checkpoint.
  • It is the responsibility of your support team to ensure your safety between checkpoints.
  • You must notify a race marshal at the first instance if you decide to retire from the race. Once you retire from the race your race number must be surrendered and you will not be allowed to continue.
  • In event of the tide being in at Runswick Bay, you must wait with the (or near) to the checkpoint marshall, until he allows you to proceed. The Marshalls word is final, if you continue without the Marshalls say, you will be disqualified. The time you have waited for the tide to go out, and the path safe to cross, will be recorded and subtracted from your finish time.
  • In bad weather all runners may have to partner up at any stage at the discretion of the Race Directors.
  • You must carry ALL items marked as mandatory from the equipment list (below).

Equipment and requirements

All items on the following list must be carried by the runner:

  • Rucksack, Bumbag or Both.
  • Hat and Gloves.
  • Waterproof Jacket.
  • Minimum of 1 litre water/sports drink to be carried.
  • Headtorch/Torch.
  • Spare Batteries.
  • Cleveland Way Map or OS Maps (to be carried by support crew also).
  • Hardmoors 160 Route Guide
  • Whistle.
  • Survival Bag. (not blanket)
  • Emergency food supply (chocolate/energy bar).
  • Mobile phone with Race Directors number (07758 137931) stored in phone.

Team Relay

Hardmoors 160 Relay Teams must include a maximum of 6 runners and a minimum of 2 runners. Relay Teams must have vehicle back-up, wether this be a nominated driver or a relay team runner. It is up to the Relay Team to decide how far each team member runs, but each team member must run through at least one of the checkpoints. Relay teams equipment requirements will differ from the standard race entry (see below).

Price per team is :

  • £ 180 before January 1st 2020 (includes tracker hire)
  • £ 190 before April 1st 2020 (includes tracker hire)
  • £ 200 after April 1st 2020 (includes tracker hire)

Mandatory equipment for all relay team members

All the items on the list below must be carried by the runner:

  • Hat and Gloves
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Minimum of 1 litre water/sports drink to be carried
  • Headtorch/Torch
  • Cleveland Way Map or OS Maps
  • Hardmoors 160 Route Guide
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone with Race Directors/Team members numbers stored in phone

Relay Teams will depart Sutton Bank at 1800 on Friday 22nd May 2020

How to enter

Date: 22nd May 2020
Entry Limit: 60
Fee:    (Entry Fee includes Tracker and £1 donation to the Cleveland Way)

Entries open online on Saturday 21st September at 1900

Enter Here - (Click on the following link)  https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=6043

  •  £180 attached (UK athletics) BEFORE December 1st 2019
  •  £182 unattached  BEFORE December 1st 2019
  • £190 attached (UK athletics) AFTER December 1st 2019
  • £192 unattached  AFTER December 1st 2019
  • £200 attached (UK athletics) AFTER April 1st 2020
  • £202 unattached AFTER April 1st 2020

REFUNDS: Up to 4 weeks before the race you can have a 80% refund. From 4 weeks to 2 weeks before the race, you can have a 50 % refund. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS AFTER THE RACE HAS CLOSED. We do not do transfers to other races or between competetors.

Entry List

(Click on the following link).    https://www.sientries.co.uk/list.php?event_id=6043

Results

Hardmoors 160

Hardmoors 160 2018 Results

Hardmoors 160 2016 Results with splits - Copy

Hardmoors 160 2016 Results

Hardmoors 160 2015 Results

Hardmoors 160 2014 Results