Eight Point Two

Matty Brennan training blog & updates

Here is an update from Matty Brennan – our Dig Deep Peak District competition winner.   The next you will be seeing of Matty will be in the next trail running training film and we will be talking about his nutrition – hopefully with three very different athletes we should get a good cross section of knowledge and experience when it comes to nutrition.

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Suffolk trail races and ultra marathons 2014. Peak district trail races and ultra marathons 2014

“The last few weeks havebeen a bit of a mixed bag – had a fantastic result from the Grizedale Trail 26, coming 2nd in 3:37, but then caught a dose of man-flu, which hasn’t been helpful to my training at all!
The week ending with the Grizedale race was my biggest so far, covering 54 miles, with the last 2 weeks both at around 20, with approximately 2 or 3 runs per week, with my pace massively off.

Feeling much better now however, with a big trail running weekend this weekend – running around Shropshire and the Long Mynd tomorrow (Saturday 15th March) with the Torq Performance Trail Team, and then another long one Sunday at the UTPD recce day.

My first “tester” trail race is a week on Saturday, the Hardmoors 55. I’m rested, recovered and ready for it”


Matty Brennan, training diary for UTPD

Matty Brennan, training diary for UTPD

Thank you to everybody who joined us on the Dig Deep Recce day – it was a fantastic event, even if the weather wasn’t as kind as the week before.  The event was led by Dave Taylor of Fell Running Guide and Ian Loombe our Race Director.  Outside were fantastic hosts and we will be meeting there for the next one!

If you missed the March Recce Day don’t worry, our next one is on 13th April – follow this link to book your place: April Recce Day


If you need to scrub up on your navigation then it’s worth having a gander at the Navigation course, which are run by Dave Taylor of Fell Running guide – the next course is on the 12th of April: Book Here

In other news have you seen us in the latest edition of Trail Running Magazine?  Make sure you pick up your copy quick to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic bag from our sponsors Mammut – and the chance to win freeentry to any of our Dig Deep Peak District races!

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Trail races and ultra marathons in Suffolk

Check out our latest addition to the Dig Deep Race Series: Dig Deep Suffolk, 6th&7th September 2014.

Featuring 4 fantastic trail races through Suffolk:

5.5 mile Rendlesham Dash Suffolk Trail Race starts at 10:30am on Sunday 7th September £13.00

20KM Rendlesham Suffolk Trail race starts at 10:15am on Sunday 7th September £17.00

28 mile Suffolk Trail ‘Intro Ultra’ starts at 10am on Saturday 6th September £40.00

50 mile: ULTRA Tour of Suffolk (Suffolk trail ultra marathon) starts at 8am on Saturday 6th September £55.00



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