All Hardmoors 26.2 series races will be taped and signed to help with navigation but in some situations signage and tape can go missing on the day of the event (whether it be accidental or deliberate) So competitors will be provided with a downloadable race route description and downloadable maps of the course which are to be used if tape and signs are not apparent. It is the competitors responsibility to navigate themselves throughout the course.
The Hardmoors and the Trail Marathon Series 26.2 are organised by Jon and Shirley Steele
For more information regarding the Hardmoors Race Series or for any other enquiries please email Jon or Shirley
Hardmoors Race Director Jon Steele is an ultrarunner who regularly competes in ultra events such as the West Highland Way Race, Ultratrail du Mont-Blanc, Lakeland 100, Glenmore 24, Highland Fling, Lyke Wake Race, Viking Way, Sandstone Way 200k, C2C, Fellsman to name a few as well as completing the Hardmoors 110, 55 and 30 several times.
Jon works as a Personal Trainer based in the York region.
In 2012 Jon Steele ran 53 Ultras in 52 weeks
In December of 2013 Jon Steele won and was the only finisher of ‘The Hill’ a 160 mile race up and down ‘Shining Tor’ in the Peak District for 47 plus hours.
Hardmoors Race Administrator Shirley Steele became a member of the 100 marathon club in 2013, more than half of her races being ultras. She was the first lady to ever complete the Hardmoors 110 and although her favourite distance is 50 miles, she has completed the West Highland Way race 3 times, UTMB and the Lakeland 100.
There are 7 Trail Marathons/Half-Marathons/10k’s in the Race Series throughout the year.
The Hardmoors 15 is a 15 miles-ish loop, including Robin Hoods Bay and Ravenscar.
The Hardmoors 30 is a 30 miles-ish loop around Whitby, including Robin Hoods Bay, Ravenscar, and Cloughton.
The Hardmoors 55 is a 55 mile Ultramarathon running from Guisborough to Helmsley. The 55 mile race will take competitors through the North York Moors and the Cleveland Hills in quite possibly winter conditions. Do not underestimate this race!! There will be options for supported and unsupported runners. The race contains over 2000metres of ascent and has a time limit of 16 hours.
In 2020 the Hardmoors 55 will be ran Guisborough to Helmsley
The Hardmoors 55 holds 3 new points to UTMB qualification.
The Hardmoors 60 is a 60 miles race on the coast from Guisborough to Filey. The route of the 60 mile race follows the second half of the Hardmoors 110, along the beautiful Cleveland Coast, through Saltburn, Runswick Bay, Staithes, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, Ravenscar, Scarborough and into the finish location, the seaside resort of Filey. Competitors will have 18 hours to complete the course.
The Hardmoors 60 holds 4 new points to UTMB qualification.
The Hardmoors 110 Ultramarathon follows the dramatic Cleveland Way National Trail encircling the North York Moors and the Cleveland Heritage coastline.
Commencing in the North Yorkshire Market town of Helmsley competitors will have a time limit of 36 hours to complete the 110 mile single stage trail race, passing through the North York Moors and the beautiful Cleveland Hills before following the stunning Cleveland Heritage coastline visiting Saltburn, Runswick Bay, Staithes, Dracula’s Whitby, The old smuggling town of Robin Hoods Bay, Ravenscar and the seaside resort of Scarborough before finishing in Filey.
In 2020 the Hardmoors 110 will be ran Filey to Helmsley
The Hardmoors 110 holds 6 new points to UTMB qualification.
The Hardmoors 160 ‘The Ring Of Steele’ Ultramarathon will start at Sutton Bank and head east across the moors on the Tabular Hills Route to Scarborough to pick up the Hardmoors 110 route and follow the full 100 miles of the route to the race finish at Helmsley. The Hardmoors 160 as the name suggests will be a 160 mile single stage Ultra with over 7000 metres of ascent. Competitors will have 50hrs to complete the race.
In 2020 the Hardmoors 160 will be ran Sutton Bank-Helmsley-Scarborough to Helmsley
The Hardmoors 160 holds 6 new points to UTMB qualification.
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