ULTRA Tour of the Peak District - Dig Deep Races

by Ian Loombe Mar/2012
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Trail running

The Ultra Tour of the Peak District is in its 2nd year! Covering some of the most beautiful and challenging scenery in the UK. At around 60 miles the route takes in some of the finest trails and climbs in the Peak District. The route has roughly 2722 metres of ascent and whilst there are no monster climbs the continued hilly nature of the course earmarks this race as a tough one to complete.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ROUTE SHOWN BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND FULL RACE NOTES AND RACE MAP ARE SENT TO EVERY COMPETITOR PRIOR TO THE RACE.

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The Route
The route has been chosen because of its stunning scenery and the tough nature of the route. Whilst most of the route is on good tracks and Public Rights of Way it also crosses some inhospitable terrain where good navigation skills will be needed.

Whilst developing the race we have worked closely with local landowners and the Peak District National Park Authority to ensure that the race is sustainable and avoids sensitive areas. For this reason there are some strict route restrictions in place on some areas of the race. Please follow these wherever indicated.

The route will be marked in some areas but for 95% of the time navigation will be necessary. Sport ident dibbing stations will be in place along the route each of these must be visited (along with aid stations), failure to do so will mean disqualification from the race.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ROUTE SHOWN BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND FULL RACE NOTES AND RACE MAP ARE SENT TO EVERY COMPETITOR PRIOR TO THE RACE.

Each person should be able to navigate, potentially at night, in poor conditions and in hostile weather. Please ensure you are well practiced!

The race will be part of a weekend of races to be held at Whirlow Hall Farm Trust in Sheffield (camping available). As well as the Ultra there will be several other races starting and finishing over the weekend.

Who can take part?
We have a minimum age of 18 but no maximum ages.

What facilities will there be?
We will have food and drinks on site along with toilets and changing facilities. Camping is also available on site please pre book.

Kit List Mandatory requirements
Full body cover (windproof/waterproof)
Compass and full route map
Spare water and food
Head torch
Whistle
Mobile Phone

Support Stations
There will be three support stations along the route at (approximately) 14 (SS 1), 28 (SS 2) and 42 (SS 3) miles. At registration you will be able to drop bags with spare kit/food which will then be transported to the support stations for you. These bags must be clearly marked with your name and support station number i.e. 1, 2 or 3.

Please note that strict cut off times will be in place at each Support Station.

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Detailed description

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SK3058483976 The early part of the Ultra will be signed until way mark 5

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SK2948884626 This section will be signed

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SK2845584149 This section will be signed

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SK2845382906 This section will be signed

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SK2611682915 Checkpoint

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SK2396484301 Checkpoint

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SK2713185982 Checkpoint

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SK2631187455 Checkpoint

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SK2238188537 Checkpoint and feed station

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SK2147987999 Non specific

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SK1931891227 Lost Lad - checkpoint

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SK1841188642 Checkpoint

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SK1977588358 Non specific

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SK2251588359 Checkpoint

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SK2307187594 Non specific

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SK2354484782 Route restriction - please do not descend directly from High Neb - follow route marked instead.

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SK1873385042 Win Hill checkpoint
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SK1432388039 Crookstone Knoll checkpoint

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SK1280887322 Checkpoint - Descend before Ringing Roger. Route restriction - please follow path down.

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SK1352084471 Checkpoint - Hollins Cross - Route restriction - please follow public rights of way signs down.

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SK1351181283 Checkpoint

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SK1756381856 Checkpoint/feedstation - Bradwell Sports Ground.

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SK2025882534 Checkpoint

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SK2334780661 Checkpoint Hathersage

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SK2594581393 Checkpoint - Carl's Wark

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SK2799282036 Non specific

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SK2898383399 Start of final descent

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SK3085082910 Finish

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SK1985984915 Checkpoint and feedstation
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