A Bridge Too Far

ENTRIES OPEN 1st November 2021

A Bridge Too Far Ultra.  Saturday 11th June 2022

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Final Competitor instructions : Final competitor Instruction sheet for A Bridge Too Far 2021

Here is the route description : Bridge too far Directions 2021

Here is a zip file of the GPX : A Bridge Too Far 2021

Here is the Risk Assessment: Risk Assessment A Bridge Too Far 2021

Here is a Weblink to the route on OSMaps

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Distance: 50/60Km (38 Miles)

Climb:  1100/1400 metres (3400/4700ft)

ITRA Points: 2/2  mini_member5

Maximum Entrants: 300

Trackers: All entrants will be supplied with a tracker and a weblink will be provided during the week prior to the race, where runners and friends and family can watch your progress during the race.

Cost: £65

Car Park/Start (and Finish): From 6am to 9am at Craftsman Tools Car Park (owned by William Sinclair Stationers in Otley – both have kindly allowed us to use it for the race).  It is located at the end of Bremner Street off the A659 Pool Road LS21 1JD.

Event Closes: 7.30pm

Basic Route Details: This is an out and back route. The Bridge Too Far Ultra takes you along the Six Dales Trail from Otley through the dales of Wharfedale, Washburndale, Nidderdale; passing by Swinsty, Fewston and Thruscross Reservoirs before heading over to Pateley Bridge and then all the way back to the finish in Otley.

There are 4 Checkpoints although you pass through the same ones on the way back! You can elect not to go all the way to Pateley Bridge and turn around a checkpoint earlier.

Checkpoints: Checkpoints: Each checkpoint will have bottled water, energy bars and crisps.

Checkpoint 1/3 : Blubberhouses 9 miles/14.5 km (turnaround for a 22 mile/35 km race) Open 9.45am to 3pm

Checkpoint 2 : Pateley Bridge 17 miles/28km (turnaround for a 37 mile/60 km race) Open 11am to 1pm

Checkpoint 4 : Dob Park 4.5 miles/7 km (turnaround for a 13 mile/21 km race) 9.15am to 10am and 1pm to 4.30pm


Previous Years Results:

A Bridge Too Far Results – 2021

A Bridge Too Far Results – 2020

A Bridge Too Far Results – 2019

A Bridge Too Far Results – 2018

A Bridge Too Far Results – 2017

Every finisher receives a medal, A Bridge Too Far Ultra 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.