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Ladybower 50

Proud to be supporting SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity

Please note – the 20 miler is sold out

22nd Sept 2019

50 miler, 35 miler and 20 mile route

This is the friendliest and most beautiful Ultra marathon in the North of England. This will be our 4th year running this event and it has become one of the most talked about ultras of the year

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Event details and schedule

The route

The route is one of the best runs in the area. It is extremely popular with runners, cyclists and walkers alike. The route a looped circuit of the Ladybower and Derwent reservoirs. 1 x 5 mile and 3 x 15 mile. This will be marshalled and signed. The rest is a mixture of trail, track and a small section of country road (hardly used). Although the elevation of the route is mainly flat, there are undulations. The route is easy to follow and will be clearly marked out on the day.

Please note: The actual distance of the route is 50.9 miles and 20.7 miles respectively.

Cut off timings

For safety reasons there will be a cut off time for this event of 12 hours. More details will become available closer to the date, but each aid station will have a cut off time. If you don’t reach the station within the cut off, you will be withdrawn from the race. This is purely from a safety point of view

Kit list

The run is on a mix of trail track and small sections of country road. Whilst we recommend a trail shoe, road shoes should be fine. There is the potential for mud in areas, so please don’t expect them to be clean when you finish. We will have an aid stations at miles 5, 20 and 35. We recommend the use of water bottles or hydration back packs and the carriage of food also. At the aid stations, there will be an area for each individual to store their own nutrition, clothing, special drinks. Please ensure you are self sufficient. The weather in the Peak District can change in a second. With this, it would be a good idea to bring waterproof jackets/ warm kit etc. Some of the runners will be running in the dark, so a head torch or similar is required. This can be stored for you with additional nutrition etc. Please pack some extra warm kit for the end of the race.


In addition to the aid stations, if you are lucky enough to have someone to support you, then please use them. The only rule we have is that no pace runners are to help until the last 10 miles of the race. Also, we ask that support crews ensure they keep out of the way of the other athletes on the tighter section of the tracks.

Aid stations

We will stock these with water, bananas, savoury snacks, and choccy bars. As stated before, you are expected to be as self sufficient as possible. We unfortunately cannot stock enough variety of nutrition to cater for everyone’s needs.


There will be prizes for first male and first female as well as spot prizes on the day.


On the morning of the race you will be required to check in and receive your race number. Please ensure you get to registration bright and early.

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Dig Deep 2019 – Results

Dig Deep is over for this year, and we want to say thank you to everyone who ran, marshalled and supported the event …

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