Eight Point Two

Suffolk Whole Hog 2014
October 13, 2014, 11:52 am
Filed under: The Whole Hog

For everyone taking part in this Sundays Suffolk Whole Hog!

The following are important race details for the Suffolk Whole Hog taking place this weekend on Sunday the 19th October 2014.
Please read carefully!

Parking is to be arranged in the main area of Wantisden Hall. Please navigate to Wantisden Hall and you will then pick up EVENT PARKING signs once you are close by.

Easily accessible from both North and West via the A14 and A12.

Wantisden Valley
IP12 3PQ

Registration – please ensure you arrive with plenty of time to register!

Individuals Race

Registration: 8.30 – 10.30 am
Briefing: 10.45am
Start: 11.00am

Team Race

Registration: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Briefing: 12.45pm
Start: 1.00pm






Race Merchandise

We have the following Whole Hog merchandise for sale on the day (please note that we can only accept cash).

Whole Hog Hoodies £20
Whole Hog Mugs £5
Whole Hog Tech t’s £5

Race Tips
The race you have entered is a wet and muddy 7 mile obstacle course!  We therefore recommend that you wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting filthy! Off road trail shoes (or fell shoes) are best.

We suggest long sleeved tops and leggings to cover knees. Gloves can also be a good idea (but don’t wear your best leather driving gloves)….
Make sure that you arrive with plenty of time to get organised, register and get to the starting area. The race briefing will be at the registration area.

Toilets will also be available.  Don’t forget to bring a towel and a set of dry clothes (showers won’t be available).

Prize Giving

There will be 2 separate prize giving’s:
1.15pm Individual category prize giving
3.00pm Team prize giving

We look forward to seeing you all there!!!




Suffolk trail races - running weekend

Suffolk trail races – running weekend



Not only is it Friday and the weekend is just round the corner but we also have some exciting news for you running lot!

We have been working away on bringing to you Dig Deep Suffolk.  The Dig Deep Peak District has proved to be such a popular and successful event that we have created another weekend of running down in Suffolk, where we already organise The Whole Hog.

Once again you will be able to choose from two ultra marathon distance and two shorter trail races.  We love to put together races that take in beautiful scenery and Dig Deep Suffolk is no exception – the routes cover forest trails and coastal trails, open countryside and pretty villages.

There will be local beer, BBQs, live music, camping over the whole weekend – what more could you want?!

We are pleased to announce that Sweatshop Ipswich are our retail partners.

2014 really is the year to hit the trails!

Dig Deep Suffolk

Suffolk trail races - running weekend

6th and 7th September 2014

News Update

Eight Point Two are pleased to announce the launch of a new running festival, Dig Deep Suffolk; 6th and 7th September 2014 in Suffolk, England.

Dig Deep Suffolk is believed to be the first event of its kind in the area and will feature trail running over a variety of distances and will comprise of the 5.5 mile Rendlesham Dash Trail Race, a 20k Trail Race a 28 mile ‘Intro Ultra’ Trail marathon and the 50mile Ultra Tour of  Suffolk.

Ultra Tour of Suffolk - trail ultra marathon

Ultra Tour of Suffolk – trail ultra marathon

The event will be based at Wantisden Hall (near Woodbridge) where competitor camping and registration will be located along with talks, demonstrations, films and running retail provided by Sweatshop (Ipswich).  Wantisden is easily reached locally and is only 2 ½ hours from London!

With the event planning for all the races in the hands of Eight Point Two, Adventure Event Organisers, the whole weekend promises to be one not to be missed. Dig Deep Suffolk is a new event following the success of Dig Deep Peak District. Eight Point Two are also the organisers of the ever popular Suffolk Whole Hog.

Ian Loombe, Eight Point Two’s Managing Director said: “The Dig Deep Peak District event is really popular and we knew that Wantisden would be a fantastic spot to host another event. It’s taken a lot of work to get the routes finalised in order to make the best of the fantastic trails in Suffolk. However, the work has paid off and we think that the courses are superb!”.

Ian Bliss, Co-race director, is from Ipswich and has spent many years running the local trails. “It’s a beautiful and diverse area” he said, “The coastline is stunning and the routes all go through the beautiful Rendlesham Forest. The trails show the best of Suffolk”.

“The Ultra Tour of Suffolk, the blue ribbon race of the event, is a tough race but it’s probably accessible to all runners with the ambition of running 50 miles. If you’re looking to do your first ULTRA marathon then the Suffolk Trail Intro Ultra (at 28 miles) would be perfect! That’s the beauty of this route and event, it should appeal to everyone. The shorter races (Rendlesham 20km Trail race and Rendlesham Dash 5.5 mile race) are a great way for those taking their first steps into trail running to appreciate the difference from running on roads”.

It is estimated that the fastest runners taking part in the Ultra Tour of Suffolk will complete the course in around 7 hours, after covering a total of 50 miles 

The Dig Deep Suffolk event will take place on the 6th and 7th of September 2014.

More information and entry details are online at http://www.digdeepraces.co.uk

Suffolk trail races - running weekend

Entry Information

Entry details are online at http://www.digdeepraces.co.uk

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

20KM Rendlesham 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 starts at 8am on Saturday 6th September                         £55.00

Closing Date for entries is Friday 5th September 2014.

Suffolk trail races - running weekend

2010 Hog dates released…
December 16, 2009, 2:51 pm
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After a very successful 2009 series, 2010 promises to be the best ever. Here are the latest confirmed dates for the Whole Hog.

8 May – Marie Curie Scottish Whole Hog
13 June – Hambleden Whole Hog
20 June – Alton Whole Hog
7 Nov – Suffolk Whole Hog

There will be more to come. The dates will be live on our new site which is dute to launch very soon… www.eightpointtwo.co.uk