Grim Up North Running

Sir Titus Trot 2018

Another fantastic out and back race along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal. This particular event will focus on the stretch of canal around the Victorian mill town of Saltaire.

Saltaire got its name from Titus Salt, a successful weaver of beautiful fabrics that were used to make expensive dresses for the ladies of England. Titus moved his woollen mill from the centre of Bradford to just outside the city on the River Aire. This location along the river was important because it gave his mill access to what is now known as the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and to the railway. Along with this mill that was built in the mid-nineteenth century, Salt also built a planned, self-contained community especially for the workers in his new mill. This hidden gem situated ...

 

Wuthering Heights Winter Wander 2018

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.

There are several theories about which real building or buildings (if any) may have inspired Wuthering Heights. One common candidate is Top Withens, a ruined farmhouse located in an isolated area near the Haworth Parsonage, although its structure does not match that of the farmhouse described in the novel. Top Withens was first suggested as the model by Ellen Nussey, a friend of Charlotte Brontë, to Edward Morison Wimperis, an artist who was commissioned to illustrate the Brontë sisters' novels in 1872. In the days of yesteryear it was a very serious matter to undertake a journey in Yorkshire (some ...

 

Holme Pierrepont Six Hour Challenge 2018

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.

A six hour challenge, the option to run as far as you like for as long as you like providing it’s within the six hour cut off. All participants that complete at least one loop will qualify for a ...

 

Beautiful Bolton 2018

From Bolton’s old monastic tower. The bells ring loud with gladsome power, the sunshine’s, bright the fields are gay, with people in their best array… William Wordsworth

Come and join us in beautiful Wharfedale, nestled in the Yorkshire Dales. Blow away the winter cobwebs and take a jaunt around the wonderful estate of Bolton Abbey. Come rain, shine or snow Bolton Abbey is a fabulous place to spend a weekend anytime of the year. Bolton Abbey lies in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, near the bustling market town of Skipton. Bolton Abbey is still today managed by the Devonshire family and has been since 1755. The landscape on the estate as inspired artists and poets such as Ruskin, Royle, Turner and Wordsworth. The Abbey itself was ...

 

Slaithwaite Slog 2018

A lovely race with distances from 5k ,10k , half marathon, 20 miles, marathon and ultra. This flat course will be perfect for those wanting a PB. Homemade cakes, a bespoke medal and our Yorkshire goody bag await all finishers.

Slaithwaite, locally Slawit (Old Norse: Timber-fell clearing), is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies in the Colne Valley, lying across the River Colne and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, approximately 5 miles southwest of Huddersfield. Slaithwaite Hall, thought to date from the mid-15th century, is located on a nearby hillside. It is one of a number of cruck framed buildings clustered in this area of West Yorkshire. After many years divided into cottages, the building has been extensively restored and is now a single dwelling. Legend ...

 

The Grim Four by Four 2018

A new exciting event for 'It’s Grim up North Running’, four wonderful days of marathon running around Fewston and Swinsty reservoir.

Exclusive It’s Grim up North Running event. A new exciting event for 'It’s Grim up North Running’, four wonderful days of marathon running around Fewston and Swinsty reservoir. The perimeter of Fewston is one of the best of all the reservoirs in the Leeds and Harrogate Area. the views of the immediate countryside are virtually unobstructed, in contrast the sheltered path of the neighbouring Swinsty is enclosed by walls and will provide a welcome break from the elements. The combination of these trails will be sure to provide four exhilarating days of marathon running. Those building up their stamina may ...

 

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal Canter 2018

Super. High. Way. Super. Wet. Way. Super. Slow. Way. Super. Low. Way. Ian McMillan

As the name suggests this is an out and back canter on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The route will start and finish at Kirkstall about 2.5 miles outside the centre of Leeds. Whilst this flat route is not particularly technical it’s a great opportunity to improve your own PB. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is 127.25 miles in length, stretching between the busy cities of Leeds and Liverpool. It is in fact the longest canal in the north of England and passing through 91 locks. The construction began in 1770 and was completed in 1816. For those who are ...

 

Temple Newsam Daffodil Dash 2018

All glory and praise be given to God; the father, the son and Holy Ghost on high, on earth, goodwill towards men, honour and true allegiance to our gracious King, loving affection among his subjects, health and plenty within this house. 1628 – Lettering around the balustrade at Temple Newsam House

Temple Newsam is a Tudor Jacobean house in Leeds, West Yorkshire with grounds landscaped by Capability Brown. Temple Newsam is in the Doomsday book and was given to the Knights Temple in 1154. Lord Darnley the ill-fated husband of Mary Queen of Scots was born here. Temple Newsam has a chequered history and makes an interesting read. The house and estate are now owned by Leeds City Council and it isopen to the public and well worth a visit. Temple Newsam is believed to have many hauntings and ghosts. Mary Ingram was 14 years old when she fell victim to ...

 

Old Colliery Canter 2018

Rabbit Ings is a country park located on the former colliery yard and spoil heap of the Monkton Colliery and then the Royston Drift Mine, which closed in 1989.

The 64 hectare site, situated near Royston in South Yorkshire, is home to an array of wildlife – including newts, snakes and herons. Over 90 years ago, I was born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, to a working-class family. Poverty was as natural to us as great wealth and power were to the aristocracy of that age. Like his father and grandfather before him, my dad, Albert, eked out a meagre existence as a miner, working hundreds of feet below the surface, smashing the rock face with a pickaxe, searching for coal’ how times have changed… Rabbit Ings is a country park ...

 

Roche Abbey Trail Running Festival 2018

Monastic limestone skeleton Threadbare with simple love of life Speak out your dead language The winds hammer, the suns knife... Ruined Abbeys, Peter Levi

Roche Abbey is definitely a hidden gem, it’s not very well known, and nevertheless it’s very beautiful. Roche Abbey is nestled away in South Yorkshire near the picturesque village of Maltby. The races will start and finish within the grounds of the glorious Roche Abbey and will encompass trail and track running through Lord Scarborough’s land, which originally formed part of Sherwood Forest. Roche Abbey was founded in the 12th century by Cistercian monks; it was once home to 50 monks and 20 lay brothers. It is beautifully set in a valley landscaped by Capability Brown. The ruins of Roche ...

 

Cannon Hall Dash 2018

Beautiful trail race around the grounds of Cannon Hall Gorgeous evening run, lapped route in and around the beautiful grounds of Cannon Hall

Cannon Hall is a stunning Georgian country house museum set in 70 acres of beautiful grounds. The idyllic village of Cawthorne is close by and the two are surrounded by ample fields and trails that provide the perfect setting for an evening race. Cannon Hall was originally owned by Gilbert Canun, sold on in later years to John Spencer, despite significant investments the hall was found almost empty when it was sold to the corporation in 1951, it is to their credit that a passion to reignite the interest and passion for this beautiful historic building has resulted in it ...

 

Canal Canter Summer Extravaganza 2018

Out and Back Race along the Sunny Canal - Super. High. Way. Super. Wet. Way. Super. Slow. Way. Super. Low. Way. - Ian McMillan

As the name suggests this is an out and back canter on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The route will start and finish at Kirkstall about 2.5 miles outside the centre of Leeds. Whilst this flat route is not particularly technical it’s a great opportunity to improve your own PB. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is 127.25 miles in length, stretching between the busy cities of Leeds and Liverpool. It is in fact the longest canal in the north of England and passing through 91 locks. The construction began in 1770 and was completed in 1816. For those who are ...

 

Wortley Wobble 2018

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.

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. The roundhouse is now a Listed building, originally constructed to house a dozen or so steam locomotives. Wortley grew, much like surrounding areas during the industrial revolution. While Wortley was home to some smaller industrial works, its proximity to the industrial centres of Armley and Holbeck encouraged gradual growth. Perhaps Wortley's most notable features ...

 

Glorious Gargrave 2018

Adam was a Yorkshire man, as of course, was Eve. Jesus was born here, and (I’m led to believe), That Moses and Samson were found in the dark On the canal near Gargrave, in the bar of Noahs Ark

Gargrave is a beautiful village nestling in the Yorkshire Dales about 4 miles from the lovely market town of Skipton. It boasts, among many things, a fish and chip shop, a couple of very nice cafes, a couple of even nicer pubs, lots of accommodation and a Co-Op, oh and a Premier Inn for anyone wishing to stay. Gargrave straddles the River Aire, and it has the Leeds and Liverpool Canal running through it. Gargrave is a popular tourist destination and is known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. It is also part of the Pennine Way. The course ...

 

Colliery Canter Evening Series 3/3 2018

Rabbit Ings is a country park located on the former colliery yard and spoil heap of the Monkton Colliery and then the Royston Drift Mine, which closed in 1989. The 64 hectare site, situated near Royston in South Yorkshire, is home to an array of wildlife – including newts, snakes and herons.

‘Over 90 years ago, I was born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, to a working-class family. Poverty was as natural to us as great wealth and power were to the aristocracy of that age. Like his father and grandfather before him, my dad, Albert, eked out a meagre existence as a miner, working hundreds of feet below the surface, smashing the rock face with a pickaxe, searching for coal’ how times have changed… Rabbit Ings is a country park located on the former colliery yard and spoil heap of the Monkton Colliery and then the Royston Drift Mine, which closed in 1989. ...

 

Duncombe Park, Helmsley 2018

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.

With the old English name of Elmeslac, Helmsley predates the Domesday Book. It was first settled in around 3,000 BC and small farming communities lived in the town throughout the Neolithic period, Bronze and Iron Ages and into Roman times. The lands around Helmsley were held by William the Conqueror’s brother. You can still visit the ruins of the Norman castle, and see ancient oak trees in Duncombe Park dating from this time. The oldest surviving house in Helmsley is the medieval Canon’s Garth, the vicarage. The Norman castle, dating back over 900 years, evolved over the centuries, from a ...

 

Hornsea Running Festival 2018

The Trans Pennine Trail, Shining light from East to West, Link from Sea to Sea. Tightrope walk across the North, Bringing you to me.

A lovely scenic, traffic free out and back route, from Hornsea, through to Hull and back along the Transpennine Trail. 'Make mine a ...

 

Bramley 10k 2018

The first mention of Bramley comes in the Domesday Book compiled for William the Conqueror in 1086. The Bram part of the name occurs in several other Yorkshire village names such as Bramhope and Bramham...

The first mention of Bramley comes in the Domesday Book compiled for William the Conqueror in 1086. The Bram part of the name occurs in several other Yorkshire village names such as Bramhope and Bramham. In Old English (the language of the Anglo-Saxons) it signifies the broom plant. Ley means a clearing. It would seem therefore that Bramley started out life as 'a clearing covered with broom'. In recent years the town has been referred to ‘as the village that disappeared’, the demolition of many historic buildings left many of the local residents unhappy, with a feeling of disappointment that ...

 

Blacksheep 3 and 6 Hour Challenge 2018

Silent water slips away to sea,
Kissed by trout and dappled with evening light.
The gilded sun melts in purple shadows
Over the blue powdered hills. There are days here.
Days moving round
The oakleaf stone,
The delta, The forgotten ford...

A six hour challenge, the option to run as far as you like for as long as you like providing it’s within the six hour cut off, all participants completing a minimum of 1 loop will qualify for a medal. Don't argue wi' ...

 

Beeston 10K 2018

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’.

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’. Don't go ta jail. Go directly ta Beeston. Pass finish an' collect tha' ...

 

Hubble Bubble - Leeds Liverpool Canal - Halloween 2018

Witches were a bit like cats. They didn't much like one another's company but they did like to know where all the other witches were, just in case they needed them. And what you might need them for was to tell you, as a friend, that you were beginning to cackle. TERRY PRATCHETT, A Hat Full of Sky

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble. Fillet of a fenny snake, In the caldron boil and bake; Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg and howlet's wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble. Cool it with a baboon's blood, Then the charm is firm and good. (from ...

 

Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival 2018

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

The Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival 2018 This established trail running festival is now in its 3rd year and getting bigger and better every time. The event starts and finishes in the grounds of the magnificent Kirkstall Abbey. Kirkstall Abbey is set on the banks of the river Aire and is one of the most complete examples of a medieval cistercian Abbey in Great Britain. 12 monks from Fountains Abbey, (also in Yorkshire), set up their community in Kirkstall in 1152 and remained until the dissolution in 1539. If anyone saw the live BBC 3 event 2011, Frankenstein’s wedding, that ...

 

Leeds and Liverpool Christmas Cracker 2018

Run Rudolph Run Out of the reindeers you know you are the mastermind. Run Rudolph Run, Randalph aint too far behind. Run, run Rudolph, Santa’s got to make it to town. Santa make him happy; tell him he can’t take the freeway down. Run, run Rudolph, cos I’m reeling like a merry go round. Chuck Berry

The Leeds and Liverpool Christmas Cracker 2018 The Leeds and Liverpool Christmas Cracker will be a jolly good merriment of festive fun. There will be tables laden (scrooge style) with mulled wine, chocolate baubles and Christmas cake, Yum, Yum and there maybe even a plum pudding and bauble designed medal at the end. Interestingly ‘A Christmas Carol’ the famous Scrooge story penned by Charles dickens was believed to be inspired by Dicken’s stay in the Yorkshire town of Malton. Back in the early 19th century a building in Chancery Lane, Malton housed the Smithson families, law practice. As part of ...

 

Elsecar Running Festival and Santa Dash 2018

Jingle bells Jingle bells running all the way, Santa Dash in Elsecar… it’s so much fun they’ll say, Hot mince pie, medal too, you will have a ball Come and do the Santa Dash… The North’s not grim at all!

Elsecar Trail running festival and Santa Dash along the lovely Transpennine trail. Enjoy a fantastic winter weekend of running along the lovely transpennine trail. On Saturday 16th, distances include the marathon and half marathon and on Sunday 17th you can run the 10k or for the second year running the fantastic santa dash (fancy dress ...