Eight Point Two

Dig Deep Races – Peak District – getting closer!

It’s now February and there are only 5 months to go now until the Dig Deep Races – Peak District are upon us! Not only have we had to contend with the wettest January in recorded weather history there doesn’t seem to be any sign of stopping…However this is good news I promise you!  Think of all the extra work your muscles are doing wading through all that mud on Parkin Clough, it doesn’t matter if you now resemble a swamp monster – you’ll soon be racing fit for June.   We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who is sharing their training experiences with us – it’s great to hear how training is coming along, it’s also a a bit of a motivational push to read about other runner’s experiences.

If you have entered into either the Ultra Tour of the Peak District ultra marathon or the Intro Ultra marathon there is a RECCE DAY coming up – on the 16th March! Put it in the diary! It costs £5  and for your fiver you will be guided around  certain sections of the route dependent on which event you have entered.  There will be expert athletes on the route taking you round the trails of the Peak District, who will be able to help you with any questions/queries you might have, this is a brilliant opportunity to come and meet some of the Dig Deep Peak District Team, chat to other runners (camaraderie is huge part of Ultra running!), and learn about the course.  We will be meeting at Outside Shop in Hathersage at  9:45am.

Book onto the RECCE DAY HERE 😉

We’ve been busy  filming the winners of our competition – Matty Brennan, Amy Freeman and Sally Fawcett, three very talented and determined ultra marathon runners.    I am  excited to see how their training comes along over the next couple of months.  The first Dig Deep Peak District training diary film will be out at the end of this month.  If you have any questions for these lovely people then why not drop us an email or Facebook message?

To keep you ticking over and to give you a reminder of the course we have just released our updated Dig Deep Peak District Navigation film featuring the super knowledgable Dave Taylor from Fell Running guide.   This episode he is taking you over Parkin Clough, Win Hill & Ringing Roger.  The climb up Parkin Clough & Win Hill is definitely one of the highlights of the Ultra Tour of the Peak District and the Intro Ultra (it’s one of the steepest climbs in the area but the view from the top is spectacular! – fingers crossed for a clear day!).

If you are taking part in the fun and games on Sunday 22nd June – don’t forget the 10km & 12.12 Dig Deep races 12.12 and 10km routecourse are featured in our film of last year’s event – my personal highlight of this route has to be climbing up Higger Tor, taking in the view over Burbage then scrambling down the otherside.


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