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ROUTE CANAL

DAN STINTONATTEMPTS TO BEAT THE BOAT AT THE (WO)MAN V BARGE 5-MILER

(WO)MAN V BARGE

I’m going to say something I never thought I’d be able to say, certainly not in print. I’m here to defend my title. During some heavy training last year I randomly entered a race I saw on Facebook. And, despite being a middle-of-the-pack runner, somehow I won it.

The race in question was (Wo)Man V Barge, a five-mile jaunt over a hill from Marsden to Diggle in West Yorkshire. To spice things up, you race against a canal barge chugging through Standedge tunnel, the longest canal tunnel in the UK. If one hill isn’t enough for you, also on offer is the option of doing the double or treble for those tough enough.

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The November issue of Men’s Running is all about training smart: whether that’s tailoring your sessions to suit your body type, learning to make the most of your urban environment or discovering the most cost-effective events, this issue is packed with content to help you reach your full potential. Elsewhere, we’ve got some stunning, run-envy inducing destination races. Run-reporter Arko Hojholt travels to the pristine Swiss Alps for the Inferno Half: a half marathon with a sting in its tail. Damian Hall, meanwhile, has been kept busy: first, trying his hand (or feet) at the quad-wrecking discipling of skyrunning, before troubling the crème de la crème of ultrarunning at the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB), the world’s premier trail race. Of course, we’ve also got exclusive kit reviews, tech roundups and inspiring interviews to maintain motivation this winter.
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