Dig Deep Trail Weekend
Friday 28th – Sunday 30th August 2020.
On the outskirts of the City of Sheffield and the Peak District lies Whirlow Hall Farm. Home to the DIG Deep Trail weekend.
With great facilities, over night camping and on site parking, plus a great cafe, Whirlow has it all.
So what better place to base yourself for a weekend of running some of the most iconic trails in the Peak District. Four great races from a 10km trail race through to the challenge of the Peak District’s toughest ultra at 60 miles and over 10,500 feet of climbing.
10am – 4:30pm, with home made hot food being served up until 3:30pm. We can definitely recommend the coffee and the cakes!!
Race HQ will be located in the barn at the top of the lane, on the left. This is where the Running Talks will take place too.
Food will be available from Friday afternoon and Stomping Ground Coffee will be on hand all weekend. They have a small van and serve big coffee – just what we need!
So here’s what’s happening…
Friday 28th August – Let’s Talk Trail Running.
Our guest speakers will take you on a journey they have followed in discovering their love of trail and ultra running. Informative, packed with knowledge and experience and no doubt the odd funny tale. The evening will prove to be both entertaining and informative.
Further updates… keep your eyes peeled here and over on our Facebook page
Saturday 29th August
The racing gets underway in earnest…
6am – The DIG Deep Trail Ultra 60 gets under way
60 miles and 10,500 feet of ascent, plus a little bit!
If you are looking for the ultimate, classic journey through the Dark Peak then this should be on your bucket list. It’s tough yet the route will keep you inspired as you move towards the finish with some of the best trails and views in the whole of the Peak District. This event is worth 4 UTMB points.
First runners expected back from around 4pm.
Last years winner 9 hours 18 minutes for the men and 12 hours 02 minutes for the women.
8am – Next up it’s the DIG Deep Trail Ultra 30
30 miles and 4554 feet of ascent.
An ideal entry into your world of ultra running, often praised for being an ideal ‘first ultra’. That said for the more seasoned looking for a faster race, then this could be ideal.
First runners expected back from around 12:10pm.
Last years winner 4 hours 34 minutes for the men and 5 hours 04 minutes for the ladies.
Sunday 30th August
9am – It’s the turn of the iconic DIG Deep 12.12 Trail Race.
12.12 miles, plus a little bit and 2077 feet of ascent.
New to trail racing, looking for a faster run? Either way the iconic 12.12 has much to offer runners at every level. Great trails, runnable climbs and swooping downhills. Run through some iconic Peak District country side. It’s becoming a classic and very likely to fill out early.
First runners expected back from around 11:20am.
10am – The DIG Deep Trail 10k is back by popular demand! A scenic climb up the Limb Valley followed by a loop of Lady Cannings Plantation, then back down the hill to Whirlow Hall Farm (with a little sting in the tail to finish). A fun and challenging 10k suitable for all abilities.
Event Sponsors – where would we be without their continued support? Each will be contributing to the prize pool and also the spot prizes.
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