Running during 2020 Coronavirus Restrictions

Updated 13/5/20

Please note that until further notice the following changes to our races will be in place so that they are compliant with Government regulations.

Maximum competitors per race = 60

There will be no registration on the day. No indoor locations will be used

All runners should respect social distancing at all times

There will be no mass start. Instead each runner will start 2 minutes apart. No more than two runners may run together.

You are responsible for carrying your own kit

All runners will be supplied with a  tracker, which will display your current location on a webpage. You should run with a mobile phone that is switched on so that if we notice you going off course we can contact you and put you back on course.

Courses will be modified to start and finish at the car park.

Courses will NOT be tapped

There will be no race numbers, we can identify you via the trackers.

Do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your start time. When you do please collect your tracker from the event car a black Mitsubishi Outlander with the Punk Panther logo on, and leave you drop bag (no bigger than a carrier bag)

Number of Checkpoints will be reduced and will be stocked with 2 x 500ml bottles of water per runner. Packs or crisps, mini cheddars, Nakd bars,  Trek Bars and Brunch Bars etc will be supplied wrapped for hygiene, and there will be hand sanitiser available. Most races will also have the opportunity for you to supply a drop bag to restock your personal supplies at or after half way.

Upon finishing, please return your tracker, collect your race bag (containing medal & T Shirt) and drop bag (if it has been returned from the checkpoint) and then leave. There is no food at the finish, you should either bring your own, or Otley town centre is less than a 5 minute walk.

Anyone who has already entered a race and is not happy with the above changes may transfer their entry to another race or another runner or have an 80% refund, as long as they do so before entries close.

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Welcome Ultra 2020 – Dan Durrant

The Welcome Ultra was the first Punk Panther event I’ve entered and I was blown away by the support and enthusiasm from everyone involved in it’s organisation. It was an awesome race with some stunning scenery. I cannot recommend enough and really look forward to entering many more Punk Panther events in the future.

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Welcome Ultra 2020 – David Coulthard

It was great to catch up, sorry that should say meet old faces; didn’t do much catching up. Once again great event well organised and with great marshals and support. Now to clean kit down ready for next outing and catching up with others at least at the start

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Welcome Ultra 2020 – Jade Angela

Thank you to all the team who put together this ultra. Brilliant support, great atmosphere and navigation was spot on. 10/10 would run again.
And well done everyone who took on this challenge. 👏

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Welcome Ultra 2020 – Andy Pickering

Another fantastic PP yesterday, keeping up my 100% Welcome completion although only my first as a ‘looper’ 😂.
Adding my thanks to everyone involved in making the day so successful and enjoyable, and nurse Bev for cleaning me up after my ‘killer bramble’ attack.
I haven’t been involved in as many PP events as I’d have liked previously with other races in the calendar, but glad I’m already signed up to a lot more this year, and looking forward to the River Aire next 😀

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Welcome Ultra 2020 – Kirsty Breaks-Holdsworth

Thank you all for a great event! Marshalls were awesome! We had some muddy fun 😊😊 Didn’t enjoy my tumbles but thank you Bev Downes for plastering me up. Think it might be a few days before my knee goes down 😬😬

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Welcome Ultra 2020 – Stuart Ogden

A great big thanks from this Punk Panther virgin. Marshal’s did a fine job (shot of bourbon was a treat). Great checkpoints and managed to eat more at this ultra than any other.
Great training for the Fling (runner no. 122, hope to bump into you there).
I’ll be singing your praises when I’m back home.

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Welcome Ultra 2020 – Mark Limon

Another excellent and challenging PP Event did not get the time I was looking for but made sure I pushed and was happy to be in the top five for the first five seconds 😂 Big bonus , I was only called Kev twice !! To that person who said ” you look in pain” nah I wasn’t , that was my patent pending “old man shuffle” run , not pretty but it gets me along 😁 There was a few new faces on the checkpoints , all brilliant especially those at the last checkpoint as the wind was getting up .Top tip ,once I have been through you know its getting to the last of the field . . Ryk Downes and Bev Downes brilliant RDs , well done to you both 👍👍

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Welcome Ultra 2020 – Ned Kelly

My first ultra, completed with a silly shirt and a smile throughout.

Thoroughly enjoyed the day, and really impressed …

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Welcome Ultra 2020 – James (Fozzy) Forster

Last week I came 3rd in a 5k.

Yesterday it was my first ultra post surgery! Back in my spiritual home. 😊

A big big thank you to Ryk, Bev & everyone who volunteered!! You were all amazing at the checkpoints and the finish.

My word was it muddy!! Up to my knees at times and very hard going!

As some of you may or may not know, I suffer from Crohn’s disease and last year I had to have surgery for the 5th time meaning I was unable to do any of the races last year.

Despite this, I still managed recover and train to do Chicago and New York marathon in my pursuit of the six star medal. This year, I’ve taken a charity place for Berlin for Crohn’s & Colitis UK to help those who are unable to do what I do. I am so lucky so spend the day with you all on these adventures, not everyone with Crohns is.

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fozzyrunsberlin

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