The Leeds and Liverpool Canal Canter 2018

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24th March 2018


Saturday 24th March 2018

Ultra-Marathon – start time 09:30

Marathon – start time 09:30

Half Marathon – start time 9:30

10k – start time 09:30

5K – start time 09:30




Flat, good surface, out and back.


Leeds Postal Association Club,

4 Beecroft Street, Leeds, LS5 3AS


or register online at the link below.

As the name suggests this is an out and back canter on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.  The route will start and finish at Kirkstall about 2.5 miles outside the centre of Leeds.  Whilst this flat route is not particularly technical it’s a great opportunity to improve your own PB.

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is 127.25 miles in length, stretching between the busy cities of Leeds and Liverpool.  It is in fact the longest canal in the north of England and passing through 91 locks.  The construction began in 1770 and was completed in 1816.  For those who are interested the engineers were John Longbottom, James Brindley and Robert Whitworth.

Foulridge tunnel which is part of the Leeds and Liverpool canal has some interesting folklore surrounding it. The story goes that a cow fell into the water at one end of the tunnel, the cow then swam the whole length of the tunnel, (1 mile) before being pulled out at the other end and thankfully being revived with Brandy.

So don’t get any ideas, no brandy will be available to revive any desperate runners.

‘Eeh bah gum, dunt fall int cut, as we waint be cumin after thee’





As is the norm with running events there are no cancellations, refunds or transfers, however if in the event of cancellation of the event due to unforseen circumstances, snow, adverse weather or similar then we'll offer a free transfer to a re-arranged date or the following years event. Please see our "It's Grim up North Running" policy for more information.

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