This week has been fairly busy for different events that we have been helping out at. First Offerton 10k and then this. The Dig Deep Ultra Weekend, with a 60, 30, 12.12 and 6 mile races organised by EightPointTwo.
The days were gloriously sunny (though the runners may prefer to say it was stiflingly hot), and we were set up, alongside Outside, in the event centre, a barn on the site of Whirlow Hall Farm, which was the venue for the event.
Saturday was the day for the long events – the 60 and 30 milers. Conditions were tough out there, and we provided some much needed post race massage for some of the support staff, and early finishers.
Sunday was a lot busier, with a lot of those who had finished the Ultras during the night coming for a post race massage, and a good number of those involved in the 12.12 and the 6 mile for both pre and post race massage.
We had a fantastic weekend, massaging, educating and generally chewing the fat with like-minded people. A fair amount of Rocktape was used, and I was glad that I wasn’t running in the heat. (Though I did get out for a sneaky run on the Sunday morning, before we got busy).
We collected donations from any runner who wished to donate to Whirlow Hall Farm Trust, and will be presenting them with the proceeds. If you were one of those donators, thank you very much.