Hardmoors 110

General

Race Permit : ARC 20/022

 

The Hardmoors 110 Ultramarathon follows the dramatic Cleveland Way National Trail encircling the North York Moors and the Cleveland Heritage coastline.

Commencing in Filey, competitors will have a time limit of 36 hours to complete the 110 mile single stage trail race, following the stunning Cleveland Heritage coastline visiting the seaside resort of Scarborough, the old smuggling town of Robin Hood’s Bay, Dracula’s Whitby, Staithes, Runswick Bay and Saltburn, before passing through the beautiful Cleveland Hills and the North York Moors  before finishing in the market town of Helmsley.

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

The Hardmoors 110 2020 holds 4 old points / 6 new points to UTMB qualification.

The 13th edition of the Hardmoors 110 will be held on Saturday 23rd May and Sunday 24th May 2020 

 

Route & Maps

Hardmoors 110 Route Description

 

 

Route Checkpoints

The Hardmoors 110 Ultamarathon follows the dramatic Cleveland Way National Trail encircling the North Yorkshire Moors and the Cleveland Heritage coastline. Starting from Filey, it finishes at Helmsley after 110 miles and 6,000 metres of cumulated elevation gain.

Checkpoint 1 Osgodby (Cayton Bay) 067 846 Postcode YO11 3HN - 5miles
Checkpoint 2 Scarborough Holbeck Hill Carpark* 049 867 Postcode YO11 2XD - 7.7miles
Checkpoint 3 Ravenscar Village Hall 981 010 Postcode YO13 0LZ - 22miles
Checkpoint 4 Sandsend Carpark 860 128 Postcode Y21 3TG - 36miles
Checkpoint 5 Runswick Bay (upper carpark) 807 161 Postcode TS13 5HU - 41miles
Checkpoint 6 Saltburn Carpark 667 216 Postcode TS12 1HQ - 53miles
Checkpoint 7 Roseberry Topping 578 126 - 63miles
Checkpoint 8 Kildale Village Hall 605 093 Postcode YO21 2RG - 68miles
Checkpoint 9 Clay Bank 571 034 - 79miles
Checkpoint 10 Osmotherley Square Corner 479 959 Postcode DL6 3QB - 91miles
Checkpoint 11 White Horse (Sutton Bank) OS 518 812 Postcode - 102 miles
Finish Helmsley Sports Club 610 843 Postcode YO62 5BH - 112miles

* https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?oe=UTF8&client=gmail&ie=UTF8&msa=0&...

OS Maps OL26/OL27 (Western and Eastern North York Moors) and OS301 (Scarborough/Filey) contains all the route,
Lightest and cheapest option would be - Harveys Cleveland Way Map http://dash4it.co.uk/cleveland-way-national-trail.html

The Hardmoors 110 Sat 23rd May 2020

All competitors must have completed a single stage race/challenge event of a minimum of 40 trail miles or if road a minimum of 50 miles to be able to enter the Hardmoors 110. Information provided will be checked up on.

The 2020 race will start at 0800 hrs on Saturday 23th May 2020

Registration for the Hardmoors110 will open from 0600hrs until 0745hrs at Filey Seacadets

Unsupported runners

After much consideration, it has been decided to open the Hardmoors 110 to unsupported runners, who will have to meet certain criteria. In particular, they must have completed a minimum of one of the following:

  1. UTMB
  2. Sparthatlon
  3. GUCR
  4. Lakeland 100
  5. WHW
  6. Western States
  7. Other similar events (100 miles plus) might be acceptable - please email for confirmation.

Unsupported runners will have a longer list of compulsory items to carry for their own safety, bag checks will be made at the start and at various other checkpoints along the way

.Race Presentation

Race presentation will be held at Helmsley Sports Club (race finish) on Sunday 24th May at 2030

UTMB qualification points

The 2020 Hardmoors 110 race provides 6 new UTMB qualification points.

Hardmoors 110 and 160 Risk Assessment

 

 

REGISTRATION

Registration for the 2020 Hardmoors 110 will open from 0600hrs - 0745hrs Saturday 23rd May at Filey Sea Cadets

The Race Start for the Hardmoors 110 will be situated at West Avenue Filey 

 

The 2020 race will start at 0800 hours

 

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

SUPPORTED RUNNERS: MANDATORY KIT

Hat and Gloves
Waterproof Jacket with taped seams
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)

Mobile phone with Race Directors number stored in phone (07758 137931)
Emergency food supply (chocolate/energy bar)

SUPPORT RUNNERS

You may have a support runner from Saltburn check point to the finish. The old race used to be run through two nights, so a support runner was allowed from the start so that you weren't on your own at night. Because the race now starts in the morning, the race only goes through one night. Part of the reason for changing the rules is also because the race is much busier now and if you took this to the extreme and everyone had a support runner the whole way, the route would be much more congested. So please can you take note and pass this info on to your support crew.

SUPPORTED RUNNERS: 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 (500ml fluid, food/gels). During the night phase(s) of the race you must carry full compulsory kit. The Race Director/Marshall's word is final on this.

UNSUPPORTED RUNNERS: 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
Emergency food supply (chocolate/energy bar)
Full leg cover (carried or worn) eg windproof bottoms/ Tights/Tracksters etc
100 weight fleece or similar, e.g Polartec/merino wool base layer etc
Mobile phone with Race Directors number stored in phone (07758 137931)

UNSUPPORTED RUNNERS

DROP BAGS (unsupported runners only)

Drop bag 1: RAVENSCAR VILLAGE HALL (22 miles)
Drop bag 2: KILDALE VILLAGE HALL (68miles)
Drop bag 3: OSMOTHERLEY SQUARE CORNER (90 miles)

The organisers will distribute 3 drop-bags prepared by the runner and pre-labelled with your name, Hardmoors 110 and no 1 Ravenscar, for first drop-bag destination and no 2 Kildale for second drop-bag destination and no 3 Square Corner for the third drop-bag

PLEASE KEEP THESE DROP BAGS TO A MINIMUM SIZE AS WE ONLY HAVE A SMALL AMOUNT OF SPACE.

Drop bags are NON RETURNABLE

We have space for any items which may have been brought with you, i.e. warm wear, change of clothes etc (no valuables, car keys/wallets though please).Please place all these in a labelled bag and these will be taken to the race finish at Helmsley. Please also note that that sticking a sticker to the outside of a drop bag usually results in the sticker falling off. Tape the sticker on, or mark the bag with a pen, these bags will be transported in the back of a transit van with dozens of other drop bags finish bags and supplies over miles of roads, so please use common sense

DROP BAG SIZE

Every year we see huge drop bags with masses of food and drink etc left untouched after the event. I suggest to think about what you may need, I'm sure you don't need enough to feed a small island in each drop bag: be sensible!

If you are an unsupported runner, and time out or decide to end your race through injury etc, you must contact your nearest checkpoint asap (if you are at the back, you will be picked up by the Sweeper). You will then either be picked up from the checkpoint, or taken from the checkpoint when the checkpoint closes to the finish, or the next main checkpoint where you will then be taken to the finish. At remote checkpoints, such as Blowarth Crossing and Roseberry Topping with no vehicle access, you are expected to continue on to the nearest checkpoint i.e. last CP or next, with the sweeper unless you are injured and cannot continue. Be prepared that you may have a long wait before you can be returned back to Filey. If you decide to pull out and need transport back then I suggest if you can aim for Ravenscar or Kildale (each of these are indoor checkpoints)

COACH

COACH = £20   For those that book the coach from Helmsley - Filey on Saturday 23rd May. The coach will leave at 0530. So you need to be out waiting for it at 0520 as 0530 will be the time it will leave. Any later and you will miss it, if you miss it we cant pick you up.
It will goto Helmsley Sports Club (Race finish) carpark for 0520-0525. Arriving at Filey Sea Cadets for 0630-0645.

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)

For Shire category please mention at registration that you are interested in entering this category.
First male and female finishers win one of  the Hardmoors Swords (for a year)

Checkpoints

W = WATER F = FOOD HD = HOT DRINKS DB = DROP BAGS

Checkpoint 1 Osgodby (Cayton Bay) 067 846 Postcode YO11 3HN - 5miles
Checkpoint 2 Scarborough Holbeck Hill Carpark* 049 867 Postcode YO11 2XD - 7.7miles W/F
Checkpoint 3 Ravenscar Village Hall 981 010 Postcode YO13 0LZ - 22miles W/F/HD/DB
Checkpoint 4 Sandsend Carpark 860 128 Postcode Y21 3TG - 36miles W/F
Checkpoint 5 Runswick Bay (upper carpark) 807 161 Postcode TS13 5HU - 41miles W/F
Checkpoint 6 Saltburn Carpark 667 216 Postcode TS12 1HQ - 53miles W/F
Checkpoint 7 Roseberry Topping 578 126 - 63miles
Checkpoint 8 Kildale Village Hall 605 093 Postcode YO21 2RG - 68miles W/F/HD/DB
Checkpoint 9 Clay Bank 571 034 - 79miles W/F
Checkpoint 10 Osmotherley Square Corner 479 959 Postcode DL6 3QB - 90miles W/F/DB
Checkpoint 11 White Horse Car Park(Sutton Bank) 518 812 102miles W/F
Finish Helmsley Sports Club 610 843 Postcode YO62 5BH 112 miles

 

CUT OFFS

Please note in previous years I have been quite slack with cut offs. This year you must have passed through these checkpoints before the cut off time. If not you will be timed out

RAVENSCAR VILLAGE HALL (22miles) - 1400hrs (time given - 6hrs)
SALTBURN CARPARK (53miles) - 0000hrs (time given - 16 hrs)
KILDALE VILLAGE HALL (68miles) - 0500hrs (time given - 21hrs)
OSMOTHERLEY SQUARE CORNER (90miles) - 1300hrs (time given - 29hrs)
HELMSLEY SPORTS CLUB (112miles) - 2000hrs (time given -36hrs)

TIME PENALTIES

Checkpoints if missed, will incur a time penalty or a disqualification. The time penalties have now been logged for various checkpoints (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). 

SUGGESTED AND COMPULSORY

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

COMPULSORY

NO SUPPORT CREWS ARE ALLOWED AT RAVENSCAR (unless in an emergency)
RUNSWICK BAY UPPER CARPARK - TS13 5HU OS 807 161
SALTBURN CARPARK - TS12 1HQ OS 667 216
NO SUPPORT CREWS ARE ALLOWED AT KILDALE (unless in an emergency)
OSMOTHERLEY SQUARE CORNER - DL6 3QB OS 479 959

SUGGESTED

SCARBOROUGH HOLBECK CARPARK OS 049 867 YO11 2XD
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)

SUPPORT/SPECTATORS PLEASE NOTE:

Kildale & Ravenscar

NO SUPPORT CREWS are allowed into Kildale or Ravenscar (any breaking of this rule will lead the supports crews runner to be disqualified)
We have the Kildale Village Hall under this condtion. 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    Copy and paste

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

 

MARSHALLS & 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.

HARDMOORS 160 COMPETITORS

Along the 110 course you may pass or even be passed by Hardmoors 160 competitors, when they get to Scalby and joint he 110 course they will have run close to 50 miles and missed one nights sleep already (my heart bleeds ;o) ) So be supportive to them and give them a few words of encouragement like " only another 100 miles to go" or "I'm glad I'm only missing one nights sleep" etc. No, seriously, a couple of words such as "well done" will go along way for them. Their race number will have obviously 160 on it plus different colouring to your own. Oh yeah they may look a bit more knackered than you do too, well maybe ;o)

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.

Scarborough You must stick to the seafront through Scarborough

Shut all gates

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

Support Runners are allowed from SALTBURN to the FINISH only (It is optional to have a support runner not mandatory). Support runners must not carry any of your gear.

MARSHALL /RACE CONTROL

What ever the Marshall/Race control say 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 110 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. Unsupported runners are expected to carry food as well as use their three drop bags for extra supplies of food. Hot drinks will be available at Ravenscar Village Hall and Kildale Village Hall Also rice pudding, sandwiches, Pizza etc will be available at Kildale and Ravenscar checkpoints.

Please remember unsupported runners are those deemed to be fit and able to look after themselves during and after the race.

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 1700 Hardmoors 160 runners race start (Sutton Bank )

Sat 0600 - Registration

Sat 0530 - Transport leaves Helmsley for Filey (Unsupported runners)

Sat 0745 - Closure of Registration

Sat 0745 - Hardmoors 110 Race brief

Sat 0800 - Race start (110)

Sun 0200 - 0500 First few runners arrive at Finish (110)

Sun 1900 - 2000- Final runners arrive at Finish: (110 and 200)

Sun 2000- Official race finish cut off time

Sun 2000 - Race Prize/finishers ceremony

Rules

  • All competitors must have completed a single stage race/challenge event of a minimum of 40 trail miles or if road a minimum of 50 miles to be able to enter the Hardmoors 110. Information provided will be checked up on.
  • Runners have 36 hours to complete the Hardmoors Ultra Race. Starting at Filey and finishing at Helmsley. 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 unless meet the unsupported catagory requirements.
  • Support Runners are allowed from SALTBURN to the FINISH only (It is optional to have a support runner not mandatory). Support runners must not carry any of your gear.                                                                      

  • 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 and where applicable the support team:

  • Small 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).
  • Whistle.
  • Survival Bag. (not blanket)
  • Emergency food supply (chocolate/energy bar).

Unsupported runners

  • Small 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.
  • Whistle.
  • Survival Bag. (not blanket)
  • Emergency food supply (chocolate/energy bar).
  • full leg cover (carried or worn) e.g windproof bottoms/running tights/Tracksters etc.
  • 100 weight fleece or similar, e.g Polartec/merino wool base layer etc.
  • Mobile phone with Race Directors number stored in phone.

NO SUPPORT CREWS ALLOWED AT RAVENSCAR OR KILDALE (unless in an emergency)

Team relay

Hardmoors 110 Relay Teams must include a maximum of 4 runners and a minimum of 2 runners. Relay Teams must have vehicle back-up, whether 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).

Entry fee to include a £1 donation to Cleveland Way National Trail

 • 150 before January 1st 2020 (includes tracker hire)

• 160 before April 1st 2020 (includes tracker hire)

• 170 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
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone with Race Directors/Team members numbers stored in phone

Only one RELAY TEAM MEMBER needs to be at Race Registration.

How to enter

Date: 23/05 - 24/05 2020
Entry Limit: 150
Fee:

  • £140 attached (UK athletics) BEFORE December 1st 2019
  • £142 unattached  BEFORE December 1st 2019
  • £150 attached (UK athletics) AFTER December 1st 2019
  • £152 unattached  AFTER December 1st 2019
  • £170 attached (UK athletics) AFTER April 1st 2020
  • £172 unattached AFTER April 1st 2020
  • £20 - COACH (Helmsley to Filey Saturday morning )
  • All prices to include compulsory tracker

Entry Fee now includes Compulsory tracker

Online Individual entry opens 19:00  Saturday 21st September 2019 

Individual entry (Click on following link)  https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=6042

£1.00 of the Entry Fee is donated to the Cleveland Way National Trail

NB We do not offer transfers to other races or other runners. Up to 4 weeks before the race you can have a refund of 80%. From 4 weeks to 2 weeks before the race you can have 50% refund. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS AFTER ENTRIES CLOSE ON 11th MAY 2020

 

Entry List

(Click on following link) https://www.sientries.co.uk/list.php?event_id=6042

 

Results

Hardmoors 110

Hardmoors 110 2019 Results

Hardmoors 110 2018 Results

Hardmoors 110 2017 Results

Hardmoors 110 2016 Results with splits - Copy

Hardmoors 110 2016 Results with splits

Hardmoors 110 2016 Results

Hardmoors 110 2015 Results

Hardmoors 110 2014 Results

Hardmoors 110 2013 Results

Hardmoors 110 2012 Results with splits

Hardmoors 110 2011 Results with splits

Hardmoors 110 2010 Results with splits

Hardmoors 110 2010 Results

Hardmoors 110 2009 Results

Hardmoors 110 2008 Results