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.

The 4th edition of the Hardmoors 160 will  be NOW held on Friday 21st  -Sunday 23rd August  2020 due to COVID-19. 

PLEASE NOTE – There will be NO indoor checkpoints and no indoor start or finish 

 

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 - Station Road (nr Raven Hall Hotel) Postcode YO13 0ET- 70 miles  W/F
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 Gribdale Gate- (Captain Cooks Carpark)  Postcode TS9 6HU 113miles W/F
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 Outdoor Swimming Pool 610 843 Postcode YO62 5BH - 160miles

 

 

 

 AUGUST 21st  2020

Hardmoors COVID Risk-Assessment

Race Limit: 50 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 have a staggered start between 1700 - 1800 hrs Friday 21st August 2020
Registration for the Hardmoors 160 will open from 1500hrs until 1630hrs Friday 21st August 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

Sadly there will be no presention due to COVID-19. Trophies will be posted out to winners

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  - 70 miles - 1500hrs (Sat) - (time given 21hrs)
SALTBURN - 101 miles - 0000hrs - (time given 31hrs)
GRIBDALE GATE - 113 miles - 0500hrs (Sun) - (time given 36hrs)
OSMOTHERLEY SQUARE CORNER - 139 miles 1200 (Sun) - (time given 43hrs)
HELMSLEY SWIMMING POOL  -160 miles 1900 hrs (Sun) - (time given 50h

 

 

 

Hardmoors 160 2015 Results

Hardmoors 160 2016 Results

 

The Hardmoors 160 FRI 21st August 2020 COVID EDITION

PLEASE NOTE NEW CHANGES TO CHECKPOINTS, RACE START AND FINISH PLUS NEW REGULATIONS IN PLACE THAT AFFECT CHECKPOINTS, RACE FINISH etc

Competitors Information

Race Limit: 50
 
The Hardmoors 160 will start at 1700 hours on Friday 21st  August  2020


Registration

Registration for the 2020 Hardmoors 160 will open from  1640hrs 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...

Depending on your start time, (this will be given to you before the race day) then you will need to arrive  20  minutes before your race start time to pick up a tracker. No registration, kit check or race brief will take place. You will then be walked to the start in your group of 6 (group size may increase depending on Government regulations) 

If you arrive much earlier then 20 mins before your start time please wait in or near your vehicle so we can all  follow social distancing requirements.  

There are no changing facilities here but there are toilets and a cafe but do not rely on these due to COVID-19 precautions

Due to COVID-19 There will be no kit check. You will be trusted to carry the following:

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 RUNSWICK BAY 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). It will be attached to your race vest for you. (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

PLEASE NOTE ALL CHECKPOINTS, INCLUDING THE START AND FINISH WILL BE LOCATED OUTSIDE DUE TO COVID 19 REGULATIONS

 

Race categories

1st MALE
2nd MALE
3rd MALE
1st FEMALE
2nd FEMALE
3rd FEMALE

1st V50 MALE
1st V50 FEMALE
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 

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 
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 Gribdale Gate
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 Outdoor Swimming pool 610 843 Postcode YO62 5BH - 160miles

Cut-off times

50 HOURS TO COMPLETE THE 160

DEPENDING ON START TIMES, OBVIOUSLY IF YOU START AT 1750 THEN YOUR CUT OFF TIME WILL BE 50 MINS LATER THEN THE BELOW CUT OFF

HELMSLEY TOWN SQUARE - 10 miles - 1930hrs (Fri) - (time given 2.5hrs)
RAVENSCAR - 70 miles - 1500hrs (Sat) - (time given 21hrs)
SALTBURN - 101 miles - 0000hrs - (time given 31hrs)
GRIBDALE - 113 miles - 0500hrs (Sun) - (time given 36hrs)
OSMOTHERLEY SQUARE CORNER - 139 miles 1200 (Sun) - (time given 43hrs)
HELMSLEY SWIMMING POOL -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

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)

 If you want to see your runner then meet them at the CARPARK BOTTOM OF COCKSHAW HILL OS 592 110

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 packaged version of flapjacks and possibly haribo jelly babies etc to complement your own stores.   Nearer the time a checkpoint food list will be available here

Unlike in previous years we cannot provide our usual checkpoint banquets and can only provide very basic snacks, bottles of water and possibly the odd hot drinks at checkpoint which we have camper vans. No Pizza I'm afraid :o(

Also at race finish we will not be providing food as in previous years. As well as we won't have access to a kitchen or an indoor venue/hall, we are very limited to what we can provide by COVID -19 Government rules and regulations. 

 

RACE FINISH

Race finish will be located on the Helmsley Sports and recreation field, timekeepers will be situated in a gazebo,  located at the finish. There will be no indoor finish or access to  indoor facilities this year due to COVID - 19 Government Guidelines. Once you have finished you will pick up your race t-shirt and medal which will be bagged up ready for you to collect from a table situated in a secondary gazebo. After you have done so please then head for your support vehicle, car, accommodation etc  (COVID - 19 Regulations) 

SUPPORT TEAMS will be able to pick their runner up from the race finish using the Helmsley Sports Club Carpark, but must not be longer than 20 minutes in the carpark as we only have 2 places for support crew vehicles at any one time.

https://www.google.com/maps/@54.2508887,-1.0639852,62m/data=!3m1!1e3

FROM THE END OF THE CLEVELAND WAY TO THE RACE FINISH, THE ROUTE WILL BE SIGNED/TAPED

 

RACE MEDICS

Julian Hall and medical team will be on hand throughout the course of the weekend. 

Presentation

NO PRESENTATION, Trophies etc will be posted out after the event

Timetable


Fri 1630 Hardmoors 160 registration OPENS
Fri 1700 - 1800  Hardmoors 160 runners race start
Sat 0800-0900  - Race start at Filey (110)
Sun 0200 - 0500 First few runners arrive at Finish (110 and possibly 160)
Sun 1930- 2030 Final runners arrive at Finish: (160)
Sun 2000-2100 Official race finish cut off time (160)
Sun 2000- 2100 Official race finish cut off time (110)

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 21st August 2020

How to enter

Date: 21st August 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