The Hardmoors Roseberry Topping is a tough event and not recommended for newbies. The marathon is 28.5 miles and boasts a whopping 5000 feet of ascent. The race climbs to the highest part of the North York Moors and stays at this height for several miles. As wind chill and exposure to the elements at this time of year will be very high runners must carry kit which includes a waterproof jacket, hat, gloves and 500ml of water. Fingers crossed the weather is forgiving! If the marathon distances are a little too far there is also a 10k option.