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(Wo)man v Barge

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Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Challenging course

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Are you faster than a canal barge from Marsden to Diggle?

Start Tunnel end Marsden, at the same time as the barge enters the tunnel, finish in diggle before the barge. Follow this very well marked route, running or walking to earn a Chip Butties etc at the Diggle hotel...

Review summary

4.8
11 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Karen S
"A well organised race me and my friend had a great time fast slow it didn’t..."

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Richardson G
"Great race I thoroughly enjoyed it. There was a slight problem where around 15..."

R

Rowan B
"Rain or shine, this is a Pennine run of grit and class. The chip butty at the..."
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(Wo)man v Barge route

Cut off: ​1 hour 45 minutes

The race is from Marsden to Diggle but will you finish in Diggle or?
Single : Marsden  –  Diggle (Timed)

From the finish (Diggle) you then have a short walk to Greenfield for the train home.
​Your route 5 miles ish! up and over Marsden Moor

Back to basics trail racing

What’s Included

Catering

Provided by the Tunnel End Cafe, Free chip buttie for all finishers at the Diggle Hotel

Prizes

1st, 2nd, 3rd male

1st, 2nd 3rd female

Age group prizes

Vet prizes

Spot prizes

Don't worry everyone, no one goes home empty handed!

Raceday Logistics

Collect race numbers from registration no latter than 10:50

Registration 10:00 to 10:45; Start 11:00 (ish)

Age limits: 13 or over for this event.

Kit List

See organiser's kit list for more detail.

FAQs

What's the age limit?

13 or over for this event = pets welcome too

Can I enter on the day?

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(Wo)man v Barge weather forecast

Possible light rain until evening.

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(Wo)man v Barge reviews (11)

4.8 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Challenging course

  • R

    Richardson G

    Did the 5 Mile in 2019

    Great race I thoroughly enjoyed it. There was a slight problem where around 15 of us went the wrong way so perhaps a bigger arrow at the public footpath sign would be good. I have already booked for next year
  • R

    Rowan B

    Did the 5 Mile in 2019

    Rain or shine, this is a Pennine run of grit and class. The chip butty at the end could have been better organised as the wait was long, but overall everything else about the run itself was very enjoyable.
  • E

    Eloise C

    Did the 5 Mile in 2019

    Fun event. Lots of mud, wind and rain on the day we did it but added to the fun! Great chip butty at the end :)
  • H

    Helen B

    Did the 5 Mile in 2018

    A beautiful day with stunning scenery, rounded off with a chip butty and a Lancaster Bomber flyover!
    A 6 mile trail race with obvious climb up the Pennines hard work but done with good humour, then descent into Diggle past reservoirs and moorland.
    Tends to sell out as a popular event!
  • S

    Sid Bailey

    Did the 5 Mile in 2018

    Great race great course excellent organisation great chip but ties and ale at finish don't miss out on this race come and beat the barge
  • D

    Dave B

    Did the 5 Mile in 2018

    A challenging but beautiful route which is almost entirely off tarmac. Obviously, the added hurdle is you are not only competing against other runners but also the barge that sets off at the same time. The beer and Chip butty at the end adds to the unique atmosphere of this event.
    Recommended.
  • M

    Mark w

    Did the 5 Mile in 2018

    Friendly well organised little race over the Pennines. Great views and the free beer and chip buttie was a bonus.
  • G

    Gary J

    Did the 5 Mile in 2018

    Fancy something a bit different? Race a canal boat, only the boat goes direct, and you go over. Great course, a tough and sometimes technical climb, followed by a proper balls out descent, as fast as you dare. Finish with beer and chips, what’s not to like?

    Well organised, with a great friendly atmosphere, it’s a regular on my race calendar.

  • C

    Carl H

    Did the 5 Mile in 2018

    Great race and very well organised. Really looking forward to this event next year. One of the highlights of my running year.
  • Did the 5 Mile in 2018

    A well organised race me and my friend had a great time fast slow it didn’t matter I have entered for this year as my favourite race ever x
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