(wo)man - v - barge
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...
The race is from Marsden to Diggle but will you finish in Diggle or?
Single : Marsden - Diggle (Timed)
Return : Marsden - Diggle - Marden*
Triple : Marsden - Diggle - Marsden - Diggle*
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
Collect race numbers from registration no latter than 10:50
Spot prizes etc...etc...
*We only time the event from. Marsden to Diggle but, if you let us have your times from the 'return' or 'triple' we would love to add them to the results!
Hit the big button to enter, complete your entry form, pay your entry fee, you should then receive a confirmation email. News letters & race day information will start arriving 1 or 2 weeks prior to Man V Barge for up to date news follow the event on Facebook, Twitter & Google+
Marsden to Diggle is the timed section of the event.
Registration: Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre, Waters Road (off Reddisher Road), Marsden,Huddersfield, HD7 6NQ
Catering: Go Go Gagia possibly the best coffee people in the country, Free chip buttie for all finishers and the Diggle Hotel
Nearest Railway Station: Marsden
Parking: The Old Goods Yard (next to Marsden train station) Station Road, Marsden, HD7 6AX approximately 2k from the start but perfect for the train back from the finish.
Spectator information: "Here"
Times: Registration 10:00 to 10:45; Start 11:00 (ish)
1st 50 tickets = £7.00 per person Super Early Bird
next 50 tickets = £10.00 per person Early Bird
next 50 tickets = £12.00 per person Standard Entry
next 50 tickets = £15.00 per person Late Entry
Maximum 200 participants.
Closing Date: when full (entry limit 200)
1st male - 1st female
Don't worry everyone, no one goes home empty handed. (Bottle of beer for you all)
Results: CLICK 'HERE'
A fabulous race?
Don't take our word for it, these are a few moments form the 2016 competitors::
I personally thought it was fab, bit tough at the start waiting in line for getting over the fences, but really was fab!! Was a bit of a mission gettin to the train station after though it was 2 n a half miles!! So we got another beer.... Haha 😀 fab event guys defo see you next year an maybe I'll even beat the barge 😂 Kim McGrath
It was a fab event. The narrow paths in the first km meant that passing those who were walking was difficult, but I'll know better for next year. Serves me right for being the last across the start line, thinking I was going to have a fun-run I guess. Robert Gudgeon
I was one of the 6 who went the wrong way early doors. I love the event though. Absolutely gorgeous scenery and the beer and food very welcome. Will do the 2 lapper next year. Paul Ebrey
Since I started running 2 yrs ago this race has been on my list! It didn't disappoint!!! I had an awesome day! Hard but great run, thanks team OA xx here I am finishing 19 miles lol Angela Buckley
Thanks for today from Tameside huskies, we all enjoyed it, was very well sign posted and already looking forward to next year 😀 this is our mini gang, some are on holiday so couldn't come! Kim McGrath
Fantastic events for my first trail run, but yes I agree about the start waiting in line having to wait/ walk whilst I wanting to run but not being able to take over difficult time get going after, defintely going to aim to do more than one next year! Emily Schofield
exact route will be well signed on the day
* Return journey from greenfield to marsden £5.60 ( 16/12/2013)