Sun 28 Jan 2024 Pontefract, West Yorkshire, UK

Feckin Frickley Tart n Terrier Trot | Ultra

Six pretty 5-mile loops through a lovely country park (a former colliery) on good paths with challenging hills to earn your bespoke medal and finish line treats.

  • Sun 28 Jan 2024
Frickley Country Park, Pontefract




Age 21 & over

  • 30 miles trail running


If you like beautiful races in beautiful places, like fun, like medals and like goodies then this event is for you. 

You'll enjoy lots of lovely savoury and sweet tarty treats, as well as a bespoke finishers medal or dog neckerchief.

It's Grim Up North

This event is part of the It's Grim Up North calendar of runs, offering a range of distances and levels of difficulty so there is something for everyone.

Famous for its low-key approach, all runners will be greeted with a warm smile and friendly chat.

The aim is to get you out running, help you enjoy the beautiful countryside with great camaraderie and for you to experience the sense of well-being you get when you cross that finish line.

Having completed your race the type of goodies everyone wants will await you!

You'll be shown that the North is anything but Grim.

This event is part of Feckin Frickley Tart n Terrier Trot.

  • All fitness levels
  • Dogs allowed
  • Event village
  • Newcomers

Difficulty rating

3/5 grim


  • 07:45 | Registration opens for 5 mile and Terrier Trot with Human
  • 07:45 | Registration opens for early bird ultra and marathon upon request
  • 07:45 | Registration opens for ultra
  • 08:30 | Registration opens for all other distances

Shoe type

Weather dependant. If wet trail shoes.

  • Bag storage
  • Paid parking
  • Park
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Frickley Country Park
Frickley Lane
South Elmsall
West Yorkshire


Parking is at Frickley Athletic Football Club, WF9 2EQ. There will be a £3 charge.

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Hilly
  • Marshals
  • Multiple laps
  • No headphones
  • Single start
  • Toilets
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

The course is on a mixture of good trail, private roads, field, and trail that could be potentially muddy if it has rained prior to the event.

There is one stretch of road about 150 yards where you will need to run along the right-hand side of the road as it would be riskier to cross the road twice on such a short stretch. Please take extra care and watch out for traffic. This road will be signposted to warn you and other road users. 

Cut off time

6.5 hours.

An early start is available upon request for those who may exceed the cut off time.


The use of headphones is not endorsed for the following safety reasons:

  • Runners cannot always hear the marshals’ instructions
  • Runners may not hear cyclists behind them and stray into their path
  • Bone conduction earphones are allowed

  • Bring your own cup

This is cupless event. All runners are requested to bring their own labelled, reusable cup or bottle. 

  • Cake
  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Map
  • Medal


  • It's Grim Up North running experience
  • Tarts and more tarts
  • Unique medal design
  • Lots of lovely things at the finish line

Optional extra

  • Grim massage - Adam will be available for both pre-race and post-race massage. He his brilliant. You can pay by either cash or card.

  • Age 21 & over
  • Collect race pack
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available

Refer a friend scheme

Its Grim Up North Running are now pleased to be able to offer lovely runners an extra benefit, there's now offer a refer a friend scheme that will earn you monies that can be used on your next race.

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