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Eccleshill’s Sarah Myers took on this long distance 50k ultra marathon challenge this weekend and braved the heat, not to mention the biting flying ants. The hot weather made going very tough and the soggy peat bogs meant runners had to be mindful of where they were placing their feet. This fantastic event takes you through the heart of the two picturesque Colne & Holme Valleys in the borough of Kirklees, just on the edge of the Peak District National Park. 
Both valleys renowned over the last few decades as the setting for some iconic TV and film productions, and the route which is approx 90% off road allows you to experience a mixed terrain with beautiful trails, open moorland and wonderful vistas.
 This years event was set to be a memorable journey on foot of 50k, taking in the highest peak in West Yorkshire at 582 metres above sea level and a total elevation gain of just over 1000 metres. This is a circular course where competitors pass through various checkpoints in order to complete the full route. The route is way-marked, taped or flagged across the full course. This event is inclusive and open to all including hikers & LDWA and those not wishing to compete, there was an option to commence at 7am if requested, it truly is an inclusive event. All participants do though, have to be aged 18 or over at the point of entry. The HUT race is run under UKA/TRA rules. Sarah did herself and our club extremely proud posting a fabulous time of 10:47:45. A brilliant effort in those conditions, great running. Well done!