Wortley (pronounced Wurt-lee) is a district of Leeds, West Yorkshire. It was known as Wirkelay until about 1700. Wortley was a weaving township within the parish of Leeds before it became industrial with coal pits, brickworks, railway yards and engine sheds—including a roundhouse, on Wellington Road.
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.
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
Join us for our first event in Beautiful Haworth. Enjoy a run in the cold winter 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.
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.