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Three challenging races — DT20, DT30 and DT40 — come together to make the Dales Trail Series.

Now in its third year, the La Sportiva Dales Trail Series returns for 2017 to take runners through some of the most breathtaking scenery that Yorkshire has to offer. Conceived as three exciting, stand-alone routes that combine into one great Grand Slam competition – it’s up to you to decide how many races you want to do.

To qualify as a Grand Slammer and claim your coveted limited-edition Grand Slam medal, you have to complete all three races, covering a total of 94 kilometres and over 2,550 metres of ascent. Grand Slam results are then calculated on finishing positions in the three races to find the overall winners.

2017 Dates: DT20 – 1st April, DT30 – 15th July, DT40 – 23rd September

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The Dales Trail Series has been designed to help build trail-running skills and fitness over the season as race distances increase – but don’t worry, there’s enough time between races to recover and prepare for the next, longer, harder race.

 The 2017 Dales Trail Series will be sponsored by La Sportiva.

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1 week ago

Dales Trail Series shared a post.

There has been some discussion on suitable shoes for the DT20 (after a muddy, slippery recce last weekend) on the Dales Trail Series 'fb group page'.

Follow the post below to join the group and find out what people are saying....
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As we are discussing shoes, here's a sneaky peak at La Sportiva's latest shoe the 'Akyra'. I've not had the chance to try a pair myself (yet) but I have seen them and they have a very aggressive, de...

There has been some discussion on suitable shoes for the DT20 (after a muddy, slippery recce last weekend) on the  Dales Trail Series fb group page. 

Follow the post below to join the group and find out what people are saying....

3 weeks ago

2016 was incredible. Great races, great runners, great marshals and a tough competition. 2017 is going to be even better. We look forward to catching up with friends again, meeting lots of new people and seeing how the competition unfolds. Whatever happens, we look forward to the DT20 on April 1st and seeing you all for the start of a new series. Good luck to you all, may your 2017 season be everything you want it to be. HAPPY NEW YEAR! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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3 months ago

Entries are OPEN. 74 people signed up today already! Great to see so many familiar names returning for another year of DT fun.

Ha ha, there's more than a few names signed up today that said 'never again' as they crossed the finish line (broken) last year ;)

Obviously you have short memories so I thought I'd post a photo of the highest point on the DT20. See you in April!

Note: Only the GRAND SLAM is open.
Entry to individual races opens end of February.

Useful links below.

Entry is via SiEntries:
www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=3130

Full details including route descriptions, maps, T&C's, race day info etc are available on our website:
www.dalestrailseries.uk/grand-slam/
www.dalestrailseries.uk/dt20/
www.dalestrailseries.uk/dt30/
www.dalestrailseries.uk/dt40/
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Entries are OPEN. 74 people signed up today already! Great to see so many familiar names returning for another year of DT fun.

Ha ha, theres more than a few names signed up today that said never again as they crossed the finish line (broken) last year ;) 

Obviously you have short memories so I thought Id post a photo of the highest point on the DT20. See you in April!

Note: Only the GRAND SLAM is open. 
Entry to individual races opens end of February.

Useful links below.

Entry is via SiEntries:
https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=3130

Full details including route descriptions, maps, T&Cs, race day info etc are available on our website:
http://www.dalestrailseries.uk/grand-slam/
http://www.dalestrailseries.uk/dt20/
http://www.dalestrailseries.uk/dt30/
http://www.dalestrailseries.uk/dt40/

3 months ago

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3 months ago

Dales Trail Series shared their photo.

The DT30 is a future classic. The route follows the C2C to the tiny hamlet of Ravenseat before heading up and crossing some of the country’s most remote expanses of moorland to reach the Tan Hill Inn, Britains highest pub...push on past dont DNF here.

A section of the Pennine Way takes you back down to Swaledale but don’t get complacent; a stiff ascent of the spectacular Swinner Gill follows. Its then a fast flying descent on moorland tracks to finish through the iconic Swaledale flower meadows at Muker, making this a race not to be missed.

With over 3000ft of ascent this is one tough route.

Just sayin'
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The DT30 is a future classic. The route follows the C2C to the tiny hamlet of Ravenseat before heading up and crossing some of the country’s most remote expanses of moorland to reach the Tan Hill Inn, Britains highest pub...push on past dont DNF here. 

A section of the Pennine Way takes you back down to Swaledale but don’t get complacent; a stiff ascent of the spectacular Swinner Gill follows. Its then a fast flying descent on moorland tracks to finish through the iconic Swaledale flower meadows at Muker, making this a race not to be missed. 

With over 3000ft of ascent this is one tough route.

Just sayin

3 months ago

Dales Trail Series shared their photo.

All links are now active ready for GRAND SLAM entries opening on Sunday.

Entry is via SiEntries:
www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=3130

Full details including route descriptions, maps, T&C's, race day info etc are available on our website:
www.dalestrailseries.uk/grand-slam/
www.dalestrailseries.uk/dt20/
www.dalestrailseries.uk/dt30/
www.dalestrailseries.uk/dt40/
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All links are now active ready for GRAND SLAM entries opening on Sunday.

Entry is via SiEntries:
https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=3130

Full details including route descriptions, maps, T&Cs, race day info etc are available on our website:
http://www.dalestrailseries.uk/grand-slam/
http://www.dalestrailseries.uk/dt20/
http://www.dalestrailseries.uk/dt30/
http://www.dalestrailseries.uk/dt40/

3 months ago

Dales Trail Series shared their photo.

The DT20 is an exciting introduction to the La Sportiva Dales Trail Series with testing ascents, spectacular ridge-running and fast technical descents.

This is a fully marked route with rarely visited twists and magnificent views. This isn’t your average trail race and it shouldn’t be underestimated just because of the modest distance.

Entry to the GRAND SLAM opens Sunday 30th Oct 9am.
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The DT20 is an exciting introduction to the La Sportiva Dales Trail Series with testing ascents, spectacular ridge-running and fast technical descents. 

This is a fully marked route with rarely visited twists and magnificent views. This isn’t your average trail race and it shouldn’t be underestimated just because of the modest distance.

Entry to the GRAND SLAM opens Sunday 30th Oct 9am.

3 months ago

Dales Trail Series shared their event.

Entries for the Grand Slam 2017 open next Sunday!
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DT Grand Slam

Apr 1, 11:00am

Yorkshire Dales National Park

The Grand Slam is the DT20, DT30 and DT40 – Three tough routes (distances in Km) taking in some of Yorkshire’s most breathtaking scenery. The differing distances and terrain combine with stunning ...

DT Grand Slam

3 months ago

Dales Trail Series added an event. ... See MoreSee Less

DT Grand Slam

Apr 1, 11:00am

Yorkshire Dales National Park

The Grand Slam is the DT20, DT30 and DT40 – Three tough routes (distances in Km) taking in some of Yorkshire’s most breathtaking scenery. The differing distances and terrain combine with stunning ...

DT Grand Slam

4 months ago

We should have some dates for the DTS 2017 by the end of this week! I know how keen you all are to get the dates in your diaries so you can start planning your training for the DT20 in April.

Watch this space.
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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Dales Trail Series shared Foxgrove Photography's album.

Huge thanks to Paul from Foxgrove Photography for these great photos of the DT40.

Paul has been our Grand Slam photographer for 2016. He's taken some really exceptional photos and captured the atmosphere and emotion of the events and locations perfectly.

THANK YOU PAUL!

Please like Paul's page Foxgrove Photography .

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The first batch of photos from yesterdays DT40, lots more to come over the next few days so watch this space :) Dales Trail Series, Swaledale Outdoors Shop - Reeth, La Sportiva

Huge thanks to Paul from Foxgrove Photography for these great photos of the DT40. 

Paul has been our Grand Slam photographer for 2016. Hes taken some really exceptional photos and captured the atmosphere and emotion of the events and locations perfectly.

THANK YOU PAUL!

Please like Pauls page Foxgrove Photography .

Feel free to SHARE & TAG