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Sally’s ultra marathon training so far…

Sally has shared her latest training news for the Ultra Tour of the Peak District.  Did you know there are less than 100 days to go now until the Dig Deep Peak District weekend?!

‘Training so far:

In the last month each weekend has been taken up with lots of long runs. I have covered 20 then 26 miles on consecutive days of the West Highland Way, 21 miles of the Edale Skyline then completed the High Peak Marathon – a fantastic night ultra of 44 miles, in a team of 4 over the Derwent Watershed, thank goodness we won’t encounter the knee deep peat bogs in the UTPD! Last weekend I did the Grindleford Gallop 21mile trail race, considering the previous weekends mileage at the HPM I was delighted with 24th overall and 2nd female. Keen to avoid injury I have a low milage couple of weeks coming up before the Edale Skyline 21mile fell race in 2 weeks time.

Sally Fawcett

Sally Fawcett coming off Stanage Edge

So to summerise my training so far:
Average weekly milage: 60-70miles
Average long run: 20 miles
Average runs per week: 6
Favourite run: Hillsborough Hills – a 7 mile run from home which includes 11 hills of varying length, all in about 2 square miles!
Pairs of trainers wrecked since January: 1′

Don’t forget we have the Dig Deep RECCE Day coming up this weekend.  There is still time to book onto it, just click on this link for more info: 16th March RECCE day


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