31 Mar

Ultra Jamboree In May

Marcus Scotney

Wannabe ultra runners and current practitioners are invited to a one day programme of talks, runs and equipment trial at the George Hotel in Hathersage in Derbyshire. The 18 May date will feature talks from Marcus Scotney (pictured), England international and last year's Ultra Tour of the Peak District winner; Mark Barnes, veteran of the West Highland Way race, Highland Fling, Hardmoors 110, Ultra Tour de Mont Blanc, Petite Trot a Leon, Tor des Geants and the Ultra Trail South West; and experienced fell runner David Taylor who now runs his own fell running guiding and navigation company.

A limited number of places are available for the Hathersage event - a programme of enlightening and informative talks on ultra running and the Dig Deep Races. There will also be an opportunity to join one of the classes/ultra recce's later in the day (so please bring your kit). Footwear and apparel from the Dig Deep race sponsors will also be available and there will be an opportunity to buy discounted running kit from the Hathersage Outside store.

The one-day event is free but you need to sign up at the Dig Deep website; you don't need to have entered a Dig Deep race to attend but If the day is full then preference will be given to those already booked for events. The runs/training will be at a steady pace so a moderate level of fitness is required.

Go to race organisers eightpointtwo's website to book for the 18 May Ultra event.