Wadsworth Trog 2020

Wadsworth Trog The beast creator, Bernard Pierce sadly passed away in 2017. Here’s a link to Ben Mounsey’s 2016 attempt to tame the Beast.  


A local classic and an excellent long route to start the season. Navigational skill required.

BL – 19 miles (31km) / 3650ft (1110m)
Saturday 1st February 2020, 10:00am

If you are doing any running over the route please be aware that there are shoots on a Saturday and it would be advisable if you could run the route on a Sunday. Many Thanks.

Where? Old Town Cricket Club, Hebden Bridge.HX7 8SW (GR SD 998285)
Very limited parking. Please car share.
How much? £10.00 Pre entry via SiEntries by the 27th Jan 2020
Age limit? Over 18
Race Organiser Jake Ackroyd, Email: jakeackroyd@hotmail.co.uk
Requirements: This is a non-GPS race. You are allowed to use a GPS device to record your route and display your distance traveled during the race. However electronic devices cannot be used to aid navigation except In case of emergency. If you choose to use any GPS functions to navigate to safety you must declare yourself as a non-competitive participant at the finish.         

The race is licensed by the FRA under UKA rules. FRA mandatory minimum kit is compulsory including waterproof full body cover (with taped seams & integrated attached hood) + hat ( not a buff) + gloves + map + compass (not out of a Christmas cracker) + whistle + emergency food. Kit check prior to race number allocation on the day.

Checkpoints The Check Points are as follows:   (Please note this race uses sportident chip timing at every check point).     

CP1 High Brown Knoll Trig Point SE009304
CP2 Dean Head Dam SE020306 (unmanned, self dib)
CP3 Footbridge at end of Catchwater SE026321
CP4 Cock Hill A6033 SE011327
CP5 Haworth Old Road/Barn SD994319 (cut-off time 11:45)
CP6 Harbour Lodge track SD998354 (unmanned, self dib)
CP7 Withins Ruin SD981354
CP8 Walshaw SD974313
CP9 Shackleton Knoll SD984314 (unmanned, self dib)
CP10 Road Crossing SD999310 (cut-off time 13:45)
CP11 High Brown Knoll Trig Point SE009304
CP12 Sheepstones Trig Point SE014278
CP13 Wood End – bridge SD998277 (unmanned, self dib)
Finish Old Town Cricket Club SD998285

Records New route from 2015:
Male – 2:27:24 – Karl Gray, CVFR (2015)
Female – 2:51:26 – Nichola Jackson, Preston Harriers (2017)
Results 2019 – Splits |2018 |2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 cancelled | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 |
Photos 2019a (Woodentops Set 1)
2019b (Woodentops Set 1)
2018 (Woodentops Set 2)
2017a (Woodentops Set 1)
2017b (Woodentops Set 2)
2017c (Ana De La Fuente Herrero)
2017d (James Kirby)
2016 | 2012 (Geoff/Tom) 2012 (Pete Hartley) | 2012 (Woodentops)

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