The Pudsey and Tong 5km is a road run around the edge of Post Hill Woods.
This run has a cadence to it that keeps you on your toes. Expect a couple of hill climbs through some gorgeous countryside in Pudsey and Tong.
Wanting to find your way to the start of the route? Here is a link for a Google Maps Directions page.
This route has a distance of 5.16km and an elevation gain of 137m.
The largest non-stop incline begins in the first third of of the route, and has a distance of 418m and an elevation gain of 52m. You can see this on the above elevation chart in red.
The largest continual decline is 740m long with an elevation drop of 46m which starts in the second third of the route. This is shown on the chart as green.
One of the biggest highlights of running the Pudsey and Tong 5km is the ability to extend the run into the wood of Post Hill. A designated nature trail that has also become very popular with runners. If you like a challenge this ones got arguably the steepest hill in Leeds.
Best Time To Run
The road running of the Pudsey and Tong 5km means this route is good to go all year round. If you want to finish or extend this run with a visit to Post Hill we recommend going in summer.
Start on Kent Road. Turn left onto Valley Road and coast downhill. This road will turn into Troydale Lane. At the Troydale Bowls club you will begin the ascent for the next half a mile.
At the Beulah restaurant turn left onto Tong Road. Turning left again onto Gamble Lane. Take a left onto Wood Lane as you reach the centre of Farnley.
Once you make it to Pudsey Road you’re on the second ascent of the route. Follow this straight until you meet Hillside Grove. Run through the ginnel and left back onto Kent Road. You’re back at the start!
Stay on the path when running alongside those busy A roads. If you have to leave the path make sure you don’t do this on a blind bend – there’s a few of these on this route!
Pudsey is a market town in the west of Leeds. It’s the halfway point between Leeds and Bradford. Post Hill marks a natural spot of beauty. This hidden gem sits on a hillside splitting Pudsey and Farnley.
Tong is a historic village and large ward area in the Bradford district.
There are bins scattered on this route. The nearest toilet is at JD Wetherspoon The Crossed Shuttle. This is a 10-minute walk from the start and finish of the run on Kent Road.
Park for free at the start of the run on Kent Road, postcode: LS28 9DP (Google Map Directions)
Food and Drink
The Wetherby Whaler is half a mile away from the route finish. Treat yourself and nip by to grab a fish supper – you’ve earnt it!