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Sun, 25 Feb


North Yorkshire

Lilla's Revenge MMXXIV

This is a 10-mile trail running event on the beautiful North York Moors National Park, along part of the iconic Lykewake long-distance FP visiting Lilla Howe which is home to Lilla Cross which dates back to the 7th century and is believed to be one of the oldest extant crosses on the Moors.

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Lilla's Revenge MMXXIV
Lilla's Revenge MMXXIV

Time & Location

25 Feb 2024, 10:00 – 26 Feb 2024, 14:00

North Yorkshire, Jugger Howe Beck, United Kingdom

About the event

Lilla's Revenge is back for another outing... on the beautiful North York Moors presented by SilverBackTrails

Lilla’s Revenge……

This is a 10-mile trail running event along part of the iconic Lykewake Walk long-distance FP visiting Lilla Howe which is home to the oldest cross on the Moors, Lilla Cross. Dating back to the 7th century it commemorates the death of Lilla a thane to Edwin King of Northumbria,  who sacrificed himself to save his Lord from an assassin.

You will also visit Louvern Howe which is believed to be a Neolithic/Bronze Age long barrow burial site.

Then it’s a long gentle run back down to Jugger Beck before the climb up onto Jugger Moor once again. Throughout the route, you will be blessed with views stretching out to the coast at Whitby onto Ravenscar, Scarborough Castle and the Wolds all the way around towards Blakey Ridge right to the coast off of East Cleveland.

But beware as Lilla will get his revenge.....and there is always a forfeit to pay for revenge.

A sting in the trail will have to be overcome before the finish line.

Each finisher will receive a bespoke medal which has been specially commissioned to celebrate their achievement.

There will be a time limit of 3 hours.

All competitors are to carry as a minimum

  • Waterproof Jacket with taped seams unless Paramo.
  • Hat and gloves
  • Spare thermal top or jacket for emergency only.
  • Emergency bivvy bag.
  • 500 mils of fluid
  • At least 60 grams of food (about a handful of jelly babies etc)
  • Fully Charged Mobile phone.
  • It is advised that you have What3words and OS Locate or OS Maps loaded onto it.
  • Working compass. (no bubbles and settles pointing towards magnetic north when you hold it flat in the palm of your hand)
  • OL 27 OS Map or Harvey’s Map of the North Yorkshire Moors.

This is the minimum that should be carried, February can still be challenging weather-wise.....

There will be some flags and marshals to aid navigation but participants are expected to navigate themselves around the course. The route will be marked on a master map at registration.

There will be water, coke and Haribo-type sweets at the end however during the event participants need to be self-sufficient for circa 10 miles and 3 hours.

The event start will be at the Lay-by on the A171 above Jugger Howe where the Lykewake Walk FP crosses the road. Area of grid reference NZ 945002

Entry is limited to 50 participants

There is ample parking at the start on the old road /Lay-by at the start. A charge of £1 per car will be collected on the day and donated to the National Park.

All participants must be at least 18 years of age.

All entries will be via SiEntries with strictly no entries on the day.

Lilla will get his revenge at 11 am on Sunday the 25th of February with registration for number collection and a map marking from 10 am.

All persons taking part in the event do so at their own risk. Please do not attend the event if you are presenting symptoms of Covid or associated variants.

Canine running partners are welcome as long as they are kept on a short lead or harness as there is likely to be sheep grazing in the area. To aid with safety dog powered owners will start five minutes after the rest of the field, your 3 hours time limit will be adjusted accordingly.....

Please do not be put off by the navigation element of the event getting lost is not allowed….??

Event organised by SilverBack Trails  Contact Adrian Martin

Click on the RSVP button to be taken to Si Entries.

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