Reservoir Dogs. Saturday 28th September 2019
Distance: 45/59 km (28/36 miles)
Climb: 660/880 metres (2100/2900ft)
Maximum Entrants: 200
Car Park: Bridge End Auction Site, Otley, LS21 2AA: The registration and start is a 10 minute walk. NOTE There is no car parking at the Start or Finish, a free lift back to the car park is available from the finish.
Registration: From 7.30am at Weston Lane Community Centre (half a mile from the car park – take everything with you for free bag transfer to the finish)
Event Closes: 8.30pm
Map Recommended: The route is on the OS Explorer Map 297, however a full description will be provided and the course will be taped.
Basic Route Details: Reservoir Dogs is a tour around 7 of the reservoirs that serve the Leeds area, starting with Lindley Wood Reservoir in North Yorkshire, the route then goes to Swinsty and Fewston Reservoir before heading over to John O’Gaunt, Beaver Dyke, Scargill Reservoirs before returning to West Yorkshire via Stainburn Forest and Almscliffe Crag to Eccup Reservoir before finishing in Pool-in-Wharfedale. For the shorter race you return straight back to Pool-in-Wharfedale before Eccup Reservoir. All finishers of both distances will receive a T-Shirt and medal. Those that complete the full distance will be listed before those doing the shorter distance.
*** There is a diversion in place this year due to Yorkshire Water building a new spillway on the North side of Lindley Wood Reservoir. The new gpx file is below. The diversion will be clearly taped.
Checkpoints: Each checkpoint will have water, coke, jelly babies, peanuts, Jaffa cakes, marshmallows and flapjacks. CP5 will also have pork pies and cheese.
Checkpoint 1: Norwood 10km (6 miles): Open 9am to 10am
Checkpoint 2: Blubberhouses 19 km (12 miles): Open 9.45am to 11.15pm
Checkpoint 3: Stainburn 30km (19 miles): Open 10.45am to 1.15pm
Checkpoint 4: Weeton 40km (25 miles): Open 11.45am to 3.15pm
Then the 59km race has an extra checkpoint
Checkpoint 5: Eccup 53km (33 miles): Open 1.15pm to 4.15pm
Finish: Pool-in-Wharfedale Methodist Church, Main Street, Pool-in-Wharfedale, LS21 1LH – There is NO parking at the Finish (please ask friends and relatives to park sensibly in the village)
Competitor Instruction Sheet: Final competitor Instructions for Reservoir Dogs 2019
Route Description: Reservoir Dogs Directions 2019 Diversion
Kit List: Kit List
GPX Files for Reservoir Dogs: ReservoirDogs2019
Previous Years Results:
Every finisher receives a medal, A Reservoir Dogs T-Shirt as well as a hot meal at the finish. Event finishing positions are in order of distance completed then time taken.
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