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Peak District Ultras

04-Sep-2020 Castleton, Derbyshire, UK (England)

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Mountains Race Race Terrain
160KM / 100Miles
2 Days - 150 Runners

Alternate Distances: 160KM/100M 80KM/50M 53KM/33M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Advanced  

Entry From £130 GBP

The Peak District Ultras are three races wrapped into one epic weekend of adventure in our favourite local playground, the Peak District National Park.

The Millstone 100
The Millstone 100 gets its name from the giant millstones which mark the entrances to the national park, symbolising the rich history of the area. The race provides a serious challenge for even the most experienced ultra runners, taking participants on a grand tour of the park, showcasing all aspects of the beautiful and varied landscapes within it.

The Limestone 50
The plateau of limestone, which provides the natural foundation of the 'White Peak' area, is the inspiration behind the name of our 50-miler. The distance and elevation mean it's a serious undertaking, but the generous time limit makes it accessible to a wide range of runners and strong hikers. A wonderful route with something different to see around every corner.

The Peveril 33
The Peveril may be the shortest option, but it's still got plenty of action. It takes in some of the best views in the area, from the high edges that run along the eastern side of the park to the deep dales that plunge, canyon like, through the high farmland in the area. Whether you're a racing snake looking for a podium position, a first time ultra participant, or looking for a grand day out with no time pressure, you'll definitely enjoy it.

All three races start and finish in Castleton, a vibrant village right in the heart of the Peaks, with the high fells and remote moorland of the Dark Park area to the north, and the dramatic dales and historic villages of the White Peak area to the south.

Whatever distance you choose, you can be sure of a fantastic experience with a level of support that would be hard to surpass provided by our 'Blinding Peakers' event team. They've quickly become legendary in these parts: read the comments about them on the race website to find out why.

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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