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- 10 April 2015 00:00
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The Dig Deep Suffolk running festival will take place on 5th and 6th September.
Adventure challenge event specialists, Eight Point Two, ran the inaugural event last year, the first of its kind in the area, featuring trail running over a variety of distances including the 5.5 mile Rendlesham Dash Trail Race, a 20k Trail Race, a 28 mile ‘Intro Ultra’ Trail marathon and the 50 mile Ultra Tour of Suffolk.
The event will once again be in the hands of Eight Point Two, so the whole weekend at Wantisden Hall promises to be one not to be missed.
Ian Loombe, Eight Point Two’s Managing Director said: "The feedback from last year’s event was fantastic and the competitors were wowed by the quality of the courses.”
Ian Bliss, Co-race director, has spent many years running the local trails. "It’s a beautiful and diverse area” he said, "The coastline is stunning and the routes all go through the beautiful Rendlesham Forest and other undulating areas of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB area. The trails show off the best of Suffolk”.
"The Ultra Tour of Suffolk, the blue ribbon race of the event, is a tough race but it’s probably accessible to all runners with the ambition of running 50 miles. If you’re looking to do your first Ultra marathon then the Suffolk Trail Intro Ultra (at 28 miles) would be perfect! That’s the beauty of this route and event, it should appeal to everyone. The shorter races (Rendlesham 20km Trail race and Rendlesham Dash 5.5 mile race) are a great way for those taking their first steps into trail running to appreciate the difference from running on roads”.
More information and entry details are available at www.digdeepraces.co.uk