Beeston is first mentioned in the Domesday Book as Bestone, which comes from the Old English, ‘Bent Grass’. In the medieval period Beeston was associated with sheep farming and the monks of Kirkstall Abbey grazed 240 sheep there. Beeston is of course home to Elland Road and was formley the home of the Waddington family, the board and card manufacturer ‘monopoly’.
Starting in the lovely town of Slaithwaite enjoy an autumnal out and back run along the narrow Huddersfield Canal. With a reduced price and a choice of 5K, 10K, half marathon,marathon or ultra there is a distance for every ability. On completing the chosen distance receive one of the medals designed for its Grim Up North Running and updated with a Northern Jumble Ribbon.
We’ll play amongst the ruins of a creepy haunted place, where thorns on brambles grab us in a witch’s cold embrace. Tendrils, try to catch us, so we crawl by on our knees. Then run towards the Abbots cell, just by the conker trees. The black of rooks and ravens, are they witches in disguise, they watch us very closely with their beady shiny eyes... Diana Leighton
Nottingham Forrest and the famous folk story of Robin Hood is the first thing that comes to mind. For most people when the city of Nottingham is mentioned however the city holds far more then this Including the fabulous Holme PierrePont country park. Well known for acres of countryside and fantastic activities this creates the perfect setting for Grim Up North Running to ‘go on tour’ and hold another six-hour challenge.
Settle is a beautiful market town in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, it is serviced with a nearby Railway Station in Giggleswick. Settle is a vibrant and bustling town, with lots of bars, restaurants, shops, galleries and of course accommodation. If any of you have ever walked or ran the Yorkshire 3 peaks then you will probably be familiar with Settle as all the 3 peaks are within a few miles of Settle so wonderful walking country.
Pateley Bridge is a small market town that nestles within Nidderdale on the River Nidd, its is surrounded by beautiful countryside and glorious scenery. Pateley has the oldest sweetshop in England, the shop was established in 1827 and the name of the shop is surprisingly ‘The Oldest Sweet Shop in England’ so bring your penny jar.
Join us for our second event in Beautiful Haworth. Enjoy a run in the spring air, the beauty of the rolling Yorkshire Moors and the picturesque offerings of Haworth. This charming Yorkshire village will make you feel like you have stepped back in to another era, the perfect venue for another special event and memory from Its Grim Up North Running.
Wortley is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire and is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book as Wirtleie. Wortley grew up as a settlement where the Sheffield to Halifax road crossed the Cheshire to Rotherham route. In 1250, a Sunday market was briefly established, but this was quickly suppressed by the monks who owned the right to hold markets in Barnsley.
Duncombe Park is a hidden gem, situated in the heart of the Yorkshire town of Helmsley it provides a magnificent setting to clock up the miles and experience another event from Its Grim Up North Running. The vast park land is both beautiful and challenging, with a distance to suit all abilites this new race captures the essence of our events 'Beautiful Races in Beautiful Places.