Ranger ultras - Peak District south and north - Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st November 2021

A two day run: 32 miles / 3,400’ on Day 1 and 27 miles / 5,100’ day two. This was a ‘roll over’ race
from 2020, and I managed to finish 5th on Day 1 and 9th on Day 2 (9th overall across the two  days). Day 1 was a perfect beginner ultra, with an old railway track (the Tissington Trail) gently climbing for perhaps two thirds of the route. Starting in Ashbourne, on the southern edge of the Peak District, it ended up at Edale (in the middle).
Day 2 was much more interesting, starting at Marsden, on the northern edge, and heading back to Edale again. The weather on Day 2 was gorgeous sunny and cold (some nasty ice in places) and there were a few miles of very enjoyable single ‘track’ with ups, downs, lefts n rights with peat and rocks thrown in (and the odd bog crossing) so it was a grand day out / happy days.
Many miles were ‘paved’ to prevent erosion across the moors – practical, but much less fun. 
Given that the end of November weather is usually pretty dire (!) this was a great way to check out the Peak District.