Peaks tackled in ultra runs

Wooler Running Club

On Midsummer’s Day, Wooler athletes travelled down to the Peak District in Derbyshire to take part in the Dig Deep Ultra race series.

Henrietta Bolton Carter and Pam Brown ran the Ultra distance of 60 miles and completed the scenic but challenging route, covering much of the Dark Peak area of the Peaks, in just under 15 hours, while Alison Wright, who runs Gear for Girls in Wooler, ran the 30-mile Ultra in just over eight hours. Henrietta and Pam ran the 60 miles together, coming over the finish line at 11pm, exhausted but elated.

A tough course in perfect conditions over some famous landmarks such as Swanage Edge, the Derwent Valley and Hathersage.