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

Entrie for the 2018 La Sportiva Dales Trail Series GRAND SLAM will open on October 1st 2017. Make a note in your diary to avoid disapointment, this year entry to the DT20 sold out on the first morning!

The series will take runners on a journey through some of the most challenging and 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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4 weeks ago

Dales Trail Series shared their photo.

INVITES TO THE DT40 FOR POTENTIAL GRAND SLAMMERS EXPIRE TOMORROW.

If you received an invite to enter the DT40 because you completed the DT20 & DT30 please enter today as your invite will expire tomorrow.
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The DT40 is all that stands between 13 (unlucky?) people and a La Sportiva Dales Trail Series GRAND SLAM medal. To be exact it's 42.195 km (a full marathon) of really muddy, hard, rocky, boggy, hilly...

INVITES TO THE DT40 FOR POTENTIAL GRAND SLAMMERS EXPIRE TOMORROW.

If you received an invite to enter the DT40 because you completed the DT20 & DT30 please enter today as your invite will expire tomorrow.

4 weeks ago

Dales Trail Series shared Foxgrove Photography's album.

The LAST batch of photo's from last weeks La Sportiva Dales Trail Series DT30.

Next stop Lake Semerwater and the long road to attrition that is the DT40. See you there on 23rd September for an exciting end to the 2017 Dales Trail Series.

Thanks again Foxgrove Photography can' thank you enought for all these superb photos :)
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The last of the photos!! Can't believe this was over a week ago already. As always it was an honour and a privilege to photography all you folk having the best of times on the DT30, hope to see most o...

The LAST batch of photos from last weeks La Sportiva Dales Trail Series DT30. 

Next stop Lake Semerwater and the long road to attrition that is the DT40. See you there on 23rd September for an exciting end to the 2017 Dales Trail Series.

Thanks again Foxgrove Photography can thank you enought for all these superb photos :)

4 weeks ago

Dales Trail Series shared Foxgrove Photography's album.

More pictures of you beautiful people enjoying the hills of Upper Swaledale on last weeks DT30.

Thanks again Paul Taylor of Foxgrove Photography.

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The last batches of photos coming through tonight! :) La Sportivae Dales Trail Series

More pictures of you beautiful people enjoying the hills of Upper Swaledale on last weeks DT30. 

Thanks again Paul Taylor of  Foxgrove Photography.

La Sportiva

4 weeks ago

Dales Trail Series shared Foxgrove Photography's album.

MUD, SWEAT & SMILES.

Another superb batch of photo's by Foxgrove Photography from last weeks La Sportiva DT30 in Muker.

Swinner Gill is about as gnarly, rocky and steep as it gets here in the Dales and all you do is smile. Great to see some real character coming through on the photo's.

You are what makes this series so special.

Thank you!
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Slowly starting to work through them, only a couple more hundred selected images to go! Dales Trail Series La Sportiva

MUD, SWEAT & SMILES.

Another superb batch of photos by Foxgrove Photography from last weeks La Sportiva DT30 in Muker.

Swinner Gill is about as gnarly, rocky and steep as it gets here in the Dales and all you do is smile. Great to see some real character coming through on the photos.

You are what makes this series so special.

Thank you!

1 month ago

The DT40 is all that stands between 13 (unlucky?) people and a La Sportiva Dales Trail Series GRAND SLAM medal.

To be exact it's 42.195 km (a full marathon) of really muddy, hard, rocky, boggy, hilly trails. 'The unlucky 13' have qualified for the GRAND SLAM by completing the DT20 & DT30.

INVITES have been sent so check your INBOX.

All potential GRAND SLAMMERS have now been included in the GS results noted as (PGS). It does have an impact on the standings, so the DT40 is where it's all going to be decided!

At the moment there are no other places available, we are up to our entry limits.

www.dalestrailseries.uk/race-results/2017-race-results/grand-slam-2017/
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The DT40 is all that stands between 13 (unlucky?) people and a La Sportiva Dales Trail Series GRAND SLAM medal.

To be exact its 42.195 km (a full marathon) of really muddy, hard, rocky, boggy, hilly trails. The unlucky 13 have qualified for the GRAND SLAM by completing the DT20 & DT30. 

INVITES have been sent so check your INBOX.

All potential GRAND SLAMMERS have now been included in the GS results noted as (PGS). It does have an impact on the standings, so the DT40 is where its all going to be decided!

At the moment there are no other places available, we are up to our entry limits.

http://www.dalestrailseries.uk/race-results/2017-race-results/grand-slam-2017/

1 month ago

Dales Trail Series shared Foxgrove Photography's album.

More superb photos of Saturdays La Sportiva Dales Trails Series DT30.

We're loving these photo's. BIG UP to Foxgrove Photography :)

Feel free to TAG & SHARE.
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A few more photos from Saturdays DT30, still lots more to come yet, busy editing away on an evening so please bare with me and I'll get them published ASAP :) Hope everyones legs have recovered and th...

More superb photos of Saturdays La Sportiva Dales Trails Series DT30.

Were loving these photos. BIG UP to Foxgrove Photography :)

Feel free to TAG & SHARE.

1 month ago

Just a few of the La Sportiva Dales Trail Series DT30 winners from Last weekend.

The GRAND SLAM is looking interesting now. We've added 14 potential* 'Slammers' into the mix, it's made things more competitive at the top for both male & female competitions!

More on that soon...

* Runners that have completed the DT20 & DT30
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Just a few of the La Sportiva Dales Trail Series DT30 winners from Last weekend. 

The GRAND SLAM is looking interesting now. Weve added 14 potential* Slammers into the mix, its made things more competitive at the top for both male & female competitions!

More on that soon...

* Runners that have completed the DT20 & DT30

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Dales Trail Series shared Foxgrove Photography's album.

Thanks to our friends Foxgrove Photography for getting the first batch of brilliant La Sportiva Dales Trails Series - DT30 photo's published so quickly!

Feel free to TAG & SHARE.
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The first batch of photos from yesterdays La SportivaDT30! I have hundreds more to go through and I'll try and get everything uploaded over the next week or so. As usual please feel free to tag, copy ...

Thanks to our friends Foxgrove Photography for getting the first batch of  brilliant La Sportiva Dales Trails Series - DT30 photos published so quickly!

Feel free to TAG & SHARE.

1 month ago

Dales Trail Series shared Foxgrove Photography's post.

The photos are coming.....
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What a fantastic day at the #lasportiva #dalestrailseries DT30! I have hundreds of images to go through and edit over the next few days so please do bear with me 😀 It was great to see so many smili...

The photos are coming.....

1 month ago

DT30 weekend is here. This is the BIG WEEKEND of the Dales Trail Series! We are looking forward to seeing you all again.

The La Sportiva DT30 is an epic race, in the most stunning surroundings. You're going to love it.....maybe not at the time, definately NOT while climbing out of Swinner Gill @ 20km, but you'll look back in years to come when you've forgotten how much it hurt you'll only remember the good things (finishing & recovery brew).

Everything is in place at this end, we're just waiting for you to arrive. We hope training went well and you're all fit and ready to give it everything you've got.

Please take a minute to read RACE DAY INFO so you know where to go and what to do in the morning.

www.dalestrailseries.uk/dt30/dt30-race-day-info/

See you tomorrow and GOOD LUCK.

Rich & Ros and all 40 + legendary marshals and helpers :)
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DT30 weekend is here. This is the BIG WEEKEND of the Dales Trail Series! We are looking forward to seeing you all again.

The La Sportiva DT30 is an epic race, in the most stunning surroundings. Youre going to love it.....maybe not at the time, definately NOT while climbing out of Swinner Gill @ 20km, but youll look back in years to come when youve forgotten how much it hurt youll only remember the good things (finishing & recovery brew).

Everything is in place at this end, were just waiting for you to arrive. We hope training went well and youre all fit and ready to give it everything youve got.

Please take a minute to read RACE DAY INFO so you know where to go and what to do in the morning.

http://www.dalestrailseries.uk/dt30/dt30-race-day-info/

See you tomorrow and GOOD LUCK.

Rich & Ros and all 40 + legendary marshals and helpers :)

1 month ago

Can you believe the DT30 is tomorrow!

Don't forget to bring some pennies, we'll be taking donations for our legendary 'Dales Trails Recovery Ale' in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance

See you all nice and early in the morning!
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Can you believe the DT30 is tomorrow!

Dont forget to bring some pennies, well be taking donations for our legendary Dales Trails Recovery Ale in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance

See you all nice and early in the morning!

1 month ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Dales Trail Series shared Foxgrove Photography's album.

So.....the La Sportiva Dales Trail Series is now totally full for 2017.

We have increased numbers for the DT30 at Usha Gap Campsite so it's going to be an incredible race and weekend. We hope you are looking forward to it as much as we are.

Camping is still available but booking is advised!

Don't panic. We'll release a few additional places for the DT40 for runners who will qualify for the GRAND SLAM (by completing the DT20 & DT30).

PS. Good luck to Joe Faulkner From NAV4 Adventure (Off Grid Catering) who's currently down in Wales doing the monstrous Berghaus Dragon's Back Race for the 4th time (?)! After that catering for 350 hungry runners will be a piece of cake.
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The last few shots from me for the DT30; apart from the photo booth montage which is coming soon, very soon!! I hope to see most of you at the DT40 in September, happy running :) Dales Trail Series, L...

So.....the La Sportiva Dales Trail Series is now totally full for 2017.

We have increased numbers for the DT30 at Usha Gap Campsite so its going to be an incredible race and weekend. We hope you are looking forward to it as much as we are. 

Camping is still available but booking is advised!

Dont panic. Well release a few additional places for the DT40 for runners who will qualify for the GRAND SLAM (by completing the DT20 & DT30).

PS. Good luck to Joe Faulkner From NAV4 Adventure (Off Grid Catering) whos currently down in Wales doing the monstrous Berghaus Dragons Back Race for the 4th time (?)! After that catering for 350 hungry runners will be a piece of cake.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

Dales Trail Series shared Usha Gap Campsite's post.

If you're new to the La Sportiva Dales Trail Series and haven't seen where the DT30 is, here's a few photo's taken around the DT30 race HQ @ Usha Gap, Muker.

It's going to be an amazing weekend. If you haven't booked your camping spot yet we recommend giving Louise a call at Usha Gap ⛺️ (01748 886110) to reserve your space before it fills up!

It's going to be a good one with a superb atmosphere, oh and an epic 30km race! See you there!
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A few photo's Phil has taken over the year while out on his Quad bike. Come and spend a few days at Usha Gap Campsite. Campsite open all year round

If youre new to the La Sportiva Dales Trail Series and havent seen where the DT30 is, heres a few photos taken around the DT30 race HQ @ Usha Gap, Muker.

Its going to be an amazing weekend. If you havent booked your camping spot yet we recommend giving Louise a call at Usha Gap ⛺️ (01748 886110) to reserve your space before it fills up!

Its going to be a good one with a superb atmosphere, oh and an epic 30km race! See you there!

3 months ago

Dales Trail Series shared Foxgrove Photography's album.

Can't thank you enough for the awesome event photos Foxgrove Photography!

More great actions shots Lyon Equipment La Sportiva
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More photos from this years DT20 trail race; and guess what? There are still more to come but we're almost there now! Dales Trail Series #lasportiva #nikonuk

Cant thank you enough for the awesome event photos Foxgrove Photography! 

More great actions shots Lyon Equipment La Sportiva

4 months ago

The La Sportiva DT30 is our summer classic. Ascending over 3,000ft from Swaledale up to the Tan Hill Inn (Great Britain’s highest pub) this route provides an incredible backdrop to a race that will challenge the most accomplished runners.

There are a few places left. If you haven't already signed up, here's the link.

BOOK HERE: www.dalestrailseries.uk/dt30/

Starts/finishes at Muker, Upper Swaledale.

Total ascent: 992m / 3254ft.

The DT30 weekender …

Camping is available at Usha Gap Campsite, just outside Muker (race HQ). It’s a beautiful location so why not bring friends and family and make a weekend of it? There's a superb real Dales pub just down the road The Farmers Arms, Muker for real beer and great food.

Please book camping direct with Usha Gap Campsite. Let them know you are with us so they can put you in the right field.

La Sportiva will be providing great prizes for winners.

Every finisher will receive a Dales Trail Series DT30 tech tee.

Food and hot drinks are included. We have the superb NAV4 Adventure 'Off Grid Catering Team' cooking up a storm, we're hoping it won't be another thunder storm.

Our friends at Foxgrove Photography will be capturing your best side at various locations on route :) so smile no matter how much it hurts.

We're also going to be fully supported by the superb Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team. It's nice to know these guys have our (your) backs but let's do our best to give them a nice quiet day ;)
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The La Sportiva DT30 is our summer classic. Ascending over 3,000ft from Swaledale up to the Tan Hill Inn (Great Britain’s highest pub) this route provides an incredible backdrop to a race that will challenge the most accomplished runners.

There are a few places left. If you havent already signed up, heres the link.

BOOK HERE: http://www.dalestrailseries.uk/dt30/

Starts/finishes at Muker, Upper Swaledale.

Total ascent: 992m / 3254ft.

The DT30 weekender …

Camping is available at Usha Gap Campsite, just outside Muker (race HQ). It’s a beautiful location so why not bring friends and family and make a weekend of it? Theres a superb real Dales pub just down the road The Farmers Arms, Muker for real beer and great food.

Please book camping direct with Usha Gap Campsite. Let them know you are with us so they can put you in the right field.

La Sportiva will be providing great prizes for winners.

Every finisher will receive a Dales Trail Series DT30 tech tee.

Food and hot drinks are included. We have the superb NAV4 Adventure Off Grid Catering Team cooking up a storm, were hoping it wont be another thunder storm.

Our friends at  Foxgrove Photography will be capturing your best side at various locations on route :) so smile no matter how much it hurts.

Were also going to be fully supported by the superb Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team. Its nice to know these guys have our (your) backs but lets do our best to give them a nice quiet day ;)

4 months ago

Dales Trail Series shared Foxgrove Photography's album.

More of your lovely smiling faces!

What is wrong with you people wasn't it hard enough?
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More photos of the DT20; and still loads more to come! Dales Trail Series #lasportiva #yorkshirelife #swaledale #trailrunning #nikonuk

More of your lovely smiling faces! 

What is wrong with you people wasnt it hard enough?