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       This coming Saturday 20/04/2024 

SilverBackTrails Goathland V Trigs Ultra   Challenge. Circa 37 miles around the North York Moors. Enter as a pair or run or walk the route as a solo entrant.  You will be well looked after with ample refreshments at 3 checkpoints  and hot food at the end, however, you will not be m0llycoddled, you will navigate between the checkpoints using public footpaths and bridleways. There will be a mystery checkpoint which you will not be given the grid reference for until you are immersed in the event. At registration there will be a master map with a suggested route for you to mark onto your maps. Do not be put off by the navigational element of the event, we will not be asking you to look for a flag in the middle of nowhere...

So come and join us, fling that comfort blanket aside and enjoy  a day of hills, stunning views, and miles in the legs on the North York Moors. See this beautiful part of the country as spring begins to bring it back to life after the hiatus of the winter months.

Entries are via Si Entries, see the events page on this site.



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Let us help you...

SilverBackTrails came into being in the middle of 2020 with one aim to get people out running and walking over the North Yorkshire Moors and beyond. we started off with our Wednesday Wanders, meeting at a different location for a run of about 6 miles. As much as the running Wednesdays are about the history of the moors, and "runsploring" all its nooks and crannies. And of course, having a natter and a brew of some sort at the end...

Over two years on we are still wandering and finding new stuff to look at.

  As well as Wandering we decided we wanted to build on this with some no-nonsense back-to-basic events and training.

Having completed many events of various distances from 10k to 450 miles, including UTMB, The Tunnel 200, HM 200  the inaugural National 3 Peaks Ultra, circa 450 miles, Cymru Lon las 253 and Line 300 I  wanted to get back to basics and let people enjoy their running with easy-to-enter events without all the bells and whistles... Hopefully, this is being achieved with our Revenge Series and Goathland V Trigs.

We also offer basic map sessions that should appeal to complete beginners and those who have forgotten previous learning.

New for this year, we will be providing personal mentoring and coaching for trail runners and ultra-distance runners.

If you live within easy reach of the North Yorkshire Moors then this may be for you.

Get in touch with us via the website to have a no-obligation discussion about your training needs and running aspirations.

From beginners to leathery campaigners and anyone else in between...

Hills, hard work and sweat are guaranteed...

Adrian, SilverBackTrails.

Finish of the tunnel 200 Ultra.
Start of the Tunnel 200 mile Ultra
Receiving my National 3 Peaks 450 mile Ultra finishers medal
Start of the Cockbain Lon Las Cymru Ultra 253 miles ...
Start of the Cockbain National Three Peaks Ultra circa 450 miles...
Receiving my Lon Las Cymru Ultra finishers medal.

 One of the checkpoints on the Goathland V Trigs Ultra Challenge
A quick bottle refill and snack grab before heading across the moor to the next one...

  Last year the Goathland V Trigs Ultra challenge took place on Saturday the 8th of April.

Clear skies and a light breeze greeted competitors, after a night of heavy rain. The course was slightly longer at 37 miles and there was a surprise checkpoint that participants only found out about whilst out on the ground. They also had to bring an item back from this bonus checkpoint, mind you they did get a little chocolate egg there as a little pick-me-up. In the picture above is Pete " Samosa" Goodwin, dishing out the goodies in the shades, with front runners Stephen Kirk, Anthony Gerundini, Neil Ridsdale, Matt Machouki and Ed Taylor Garrett.

In the picture below Louise Venables triumphntly reaching the finish at Goathland Village Hall.

There is a full report and further pictures on our Blog page.

SilverBackTrails running and walking across the North Yorkshire Moors.

Guided trail runs and challenge events for runners & walkers.

To find out what we are doing and get advanced notice of forthcoming events, enter an event or join us for a run go to our FB page SilverBackTrails or e-mail  Adrian via


Alternatively via messenger or the SilverBackTrails Strava Club.

Also, keep an eye on our website blog page which will detail all our events.

All our events can be entered via Si Entries so keep an eye on the events list for SilverBackTrails.

Keep a regular check on the website where there will be route descriptions, race reports, training tips, and more.....

Solo finisher of the V trigs Ultra 2023

Upcoming Events

  • Lamplighter 30
    Lamplighter 30
    Sat, 15 Jun
    15 Jun 2024, 21:30 – 16 Jun 2024, 06:30
    Goathland, The Common, Goathland, Goathland, Whitby YO22 5JS, UK
    15 Jun 2024, 21:30 – 16 Jun 2024, 06:30
    Goathland, The Common, Goathland, Goathland, Whitby YO22 5JS, UK
    Dusk till Dawn trail run of circa 30 miles in a circular route over the beautiful North York Moors National Park. Starting and finishing in the village of Goathland, where the 60s Police drama Heartbeat and scenes from Harry Potter were filmed.
  • Othnesbery"s Revenge MMXXIV
    Othnesbery"s Revenge MMXXIV
    Sun, 18 Aug
    Newton under Roseberry
    18 Aug 2024, 08:30 – 19 Aug 2024, 08:30
    Newton under Roseberry, Cleveland GB, A173, and, Newton under Roseberry, Redcar TS9, UK
    18 Aug 2024, 08:30 – 19 Aug 2024, 08:30
    Newton under Roseberry, Cleveland GB, A173, and, Newton under Roseberry, Redcar TS9, UK
    Circa ten miles of trail running within the beautiful North York Moors National Park, which in August will be resplendent with a covering of deep purple heather. . Before you reach the finish there will be a sting in the trail, Othnesbery will have its revenge.
  • SilverBackTrails Summits of The North York Moors Ultra
    SilverBackTrails Summits of The North York Moors Ultra
    Sat, 05 Jul
    Goathland Village Hall
    05 Jul 2025, 07:00
    Goathland Village Hall, The Common, Goathland, Goathland, Whitby YO22 5JS, UK
    05 Jul 2025, 07:00
    Goathland Village Hall, The Common, Goathland, Goathland, Whitby YO22 5JS, UK
    Circa 115 miles circular route, starting and finishing in the village of Goathland. Open to pairs and solo runners, taking in the ten highest hills on the North York Moors. You will be running over moorland tracks, drove roads, ancient trods and quiet country lanes. Entry via Si Entry Systems.
Adrian with a guided run out on the North York Moors above Glaisdale

Get in Touch

SilverBackTrails is committed to satisfying your running needs. Including training, nutrition, kit and navigation

 Questions, comments or special requests? We’d love to hear from you, get in touch to find out more about us and most importantly what we can do for you....


Glaisdale, Whitby YO21, UK


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