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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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