Boost for the Cleveland Way

27th September 2016

Cleveland Way Managers are delighted by the great supporting boost to the National Trail that’s being provided by Hardmoors events.

The North York Moors National Park Authority has entered into a three year agreement with Hardmoors, where a pound of every entry fee to one of the Hardmoors Runs will be donated to support the work of the Cleveland Way, both in promoting and managing the trail.

Hardmoors, operated by Jon and Shirley Steele, were the first to set up a series of ultraruns, mainly using the Cleveland Way National Trail. The events have gone from strength to strength over the last ten years when the inaugural 110 mile run of the full route was first completed.

Today runners have lots of options to choose from 10k runs and up. In celebration of ten years of Hardmoors ultraruns, there will be a special event held this year that combines both the Cleveland Way and the Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trails – a distance of some 190 miles – all the way from Helmsley to Hessle – but the long way round!

Jon Steele says: “It’s fantastic to be able to be involved in events like this. The North York Moors provides a stunning backdrop for the runs and it’s great to be able to give something back to the National Park and its community in this way.”

Malcolm Hodgson, National Trails Officer for the Cleveland Way added: “The contribution from Hardmoors is very valuable to us and we really appreciate their support.  The funding will allow us to continue to provide essential information through our Cleveland Way website as well as supporting work to keep the path in top condition.”

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Malcolm Hodgson & Jon Steele at the start of the Cleveland Way - North York Moors National Park Authority