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Harden Hardun (TBC for 2015)

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The Harden Hardun is a 27 mile event in Yorkshire, starting from The Golden Fleece in Harden. It is a challenging circular course, around 50% of which is open moorland. There is around 1250m (4100ft) of ascent that comes courtesy of valleys crossings.  The route takes in:

  • Doe Park
  • Windfarm on Ovenden Moor
  • Luddenden Dean
  • Brown Knoll
  • Crimsworth Dean
  • Walshaw Dean
  • Oxenhope Stoop
  • Manywells Heights
  • Goit Stock

The speed of the course is heavily dependant on the weather conditions in the previous days and weeks. If there has been a lot of rain then the course can be very boggy; lots of leaping muddy expanses involved! In dry conditions, the dry ground accross the moors is actually “springy” and is a pleasure to run on.
There are 6 checkpoints at miles: 4, 7, 12, 15, 19 , 23. These serve a variety of water, juice, oranges, cakes and biscuits.  The event entry includes a certificate, embroided badge, and a pub-meal at the finish, and friendly staff at all the checkpoints!; excellent value for money.

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+Event Details

Accommodation: n/a

Competitors: 100+

Cost: £8 - £12 GBP

Day Temp: 24C average

Difficulty: 95%+ complete

Distance: 27 miles (43km)

Entry Reqs: none

Format: single stage

GEDownload: HardenHardun.kml

Night Temp: 12C average

Relief: +/- 1250M

Support: 6 aid stations

Terrain: moorland, trail

Time Limit: 11 hours

Website: www.ldwa.org.uk/challenge_events/events_list.php

When: July

Where: Harden, UK


Kitlist: recommended map of the route compass waterproofs mug food and water A route description is provided

  • Harden 1
  • Harden 2
  • Harden 3
  • Harden 4
  • Harden 5
  • Harden Course

Posted: July 16, 2009

Author: admin


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