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The High Life Ultra  Saturday 3rd July 2021

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Distance: 50/80/105/130km (31/50/65/80 miles)

Climb:  1300/2000/2400/3000 metres (4200/6500/8000/9500 ft)

ITRA POINTS: 2/3/4/5  mini_member5

Maximum Entrants: 200

Cost: 50km =£50, 80km = £65, 105km = £75, 130km = £80 until 30/4/21 then 50km =£65, 80km = £80, 105km = £90, 130km = £95

Car Park: Station Top, Otley off East Chevin Road


Start: 6am to 9am at Station Top, Otley

Event Closes: 4.30am

Maps Recommended: OS Explorer Maps OL2, 288 and 297. The 50km route will also be taped.

Basic Route Details: The High Life is just that, starting from Otley it takes you to the highest points surrounding Otley for the best views around. Top the moors of Baildon Moor, (Skipton Moor), Askwith Moor, Lindley  Moor, The Chevin, Rombalds Moor and others.

Checkpoints: Each checkpoint will have water, coke, jelly babies, peanuts, Jaffa cakes, marshmallows and flapjacks. CP5 onwards will also have pork pies and cheese as well as hot drinks.

Opening Times 50km 80km 105km 130km
CP0 START 8.15am-10.00am n/a n/a n/a 26km
CP1 Baildon 9.15am-11.00am 10km 10km 10km 36km
CP2 Ilkley Moor 10.15am-12.30pm 21km 21km 21km 47km
CP3 Skipton 11.30am-2.45pm n/a 35km 35km 61km
CP4 Addingham 10.45am-4.30pm 27km 46km 46km 71km
CP5 Timble 12noon-7.30pm 40km 60km 60km 86km
CP6 FINISH 2pm-2.30am 50km 80km 80km 105km
CP7 FINISH 2pm-2.30am 105km 130km

Finish: Pool-in-Wharfedale Methodist Church, Main Street, Pool-in-Wharfedale, LS21 1LH – There is NO parking at the Finish (please ask friends and family to park sensibly in the village)

Competitor Instruction Sheet: Final competitor Instruction sheet for The High Life 2019

Route Description: The-High-Life-route-Description-2019

Kit List for The High Life: Kit List 2019 HL

GPX Files for The High Life: High Life Ultra

Here is the revised route description for the 2020 routes:  The-High-Life-route-Description-2020

The revised GPX files can be found in a zip file: The High Life CV2020 GPX Routes.

All other revised information has been sent to all runners and marshals. You can find a copy of it here: Final competitor Instruction sheet for The High Life 2020.

Previous Years Results:

The High Life 2020 Results

The High Life 2019 Results

The High Life 2018 Results

The High Life 2017 results

Every finisher receives a medal, A ‘High Life’ Tech T-shirt as well as a hot meal at the finish. Event finishing positions are done in order of distance completed then time completed.

Bryn Evans video of The High Life 2019