With all eyes on the Olympic Games and the fight to be the fastest man in the world in the 100m, spare a thought for those preparing for the inaugural New Balance Ultra Tour of the Peak District. At 56.5 miles this race is all about endurance. But with a growing elite field of runners entering the event, speed will certainly be a factor in determining the winner.
The New Balance Ultra Tour of the Peak District is part of the first ever festival of off-road running: The Big Running Weekend, which also features a more modest 12.12 mile race and 10K plus fun run and orienteering events. All the races will start and finish at Whirlow Hall Farm, Sheffield’s own Urban Farm, which will act as race HQ and venue for the Running Expo and Motivational Talks that will form part of the festival. The Big Running Weekend takes place from Saturday 25th August through to Monday 27th August.
With the line-up for the motivational talks now confirmed, all entrants will be able to take inspiration from an elite field of runners prior to standing shoulder to shoulder with them on the start line of the event:
An informal Q&A session will follow the motivational talks and Stuart and Darryl will be joined by:
The talks and Q&A take place on Saturday 25th August at 7pm. Entry is free to those taking part in the Big Running Weekend, or £5 on the door to those who’d like to attend. All proceeds of the Running Talk will be passed to the events official charity and host, the Whirlow Hall Farm Trust.
A Course Recce will be taking place on Sunday 5th August for those who have entered the New Balance Ultra Tour of the Peak District and the 12.12.
If you would like to enter any of the events at the Big Running Weekend then visit www.bigrunningweekend.co.uk Alternatively call into Accelerate Running Store on Attercliffe Road, Sheffield or into Whirlow Hall Trust Farm, Whirlow Lane, Sheffield.
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