First done way back in 1932 by Bob Graham, hotelier of Keswick, Cumberland, at the age of 42, the 42 Peak Round has become a testing ground for the supremely fit. Each summer around 100 of the most highly tuned ultra-distance fell runners will attempt the 27,000 ft of ascent within the allotted 24 hours. Only one in three will return to the Keswick Moot Hall before the clock runs down. Most of the rest will be back again …!
The Lakeland 100 ‘Ultra Tour of the Lake District’ is a 105 mile ultra-marathon which claims to be the most spectacular long distance trail race which has ever taken place within the UK. The circular route encompasses the whole of the lakeland fells, includes in the region of 6300m of ascent and consists almost entirely of public bridleways and footpaths. The route starts in Coniston and heads South before completing a clockwise loop which takes in the Dunnerdale fells, Eskdale, Wasdale and Buttermere before arriving in Keswick. From here the route heads to Matterdale and continues over to Haweswater before returning via Kentmere, Ambleside and Elterwater to the finish at Coniston.
** Race STARTS AT 10:00am – register early **
LOCATION: Lockington is approximately 5 miles north of Beverley, and about 6 miles south of Driffield, situated between two main roads the A164 Beverley to Driffield road and the B1248 Beverley to Malton road. Postcode is YO25 9SH
CAR PARKING: There is a designated field, and a separate Farm yard. Please use these – it is an approximately 10 minute walk to the Village Hall where registration will take place. The start is outside the Post Office, opposite the Village Hall. Please DO NOT park on Front Street as the race starts and finishes here and you will potentially endanger yourselves, other runners and road users in general. Also, PLEASE do not stop in the area close to the Village Hall and Start even if only to “drop off” passengers.
These measures are being taken to make the staging of the race as smooth as possible for the residents of the village.
REGISTRATION: When you register you will be given a number – please wear this on the front only. Do not alter or fold the number. The registration desk is in the Village Hall opposite the Post Office on Front Street (the main street) in Lockington. *** All Runners MUST register and you will also be given a voucher for £1 toward the cost of refreshments, which cannot be redeemed for cash ***
EARPHONES/Personal Music Players: On no account will the wearing of ear-phones be allowed in the race. Marshals will be requested to report any runners not complying and these runners are liable for disqualification from the race and will not be eligible for any prizes. This measure has been taken for safety reasons.
REFRESHMENTS: are available in the Village Hall, where hot (free refill) and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the sale of refreshments are in aid of Lockington Village Hall.
MEMENTOES and PRIZES: Each runner will receive a technical T-shirt. Different sizes are available (up to a point!) and must be collected from the Village Hall after the race. Your number may have an indicator with your stated T-Shirt size, if you selected this on the online system or paper entry form.
Various prizes are being awarded with the assistance of our race sponsor Humber Runner. The Prize Presentation will take place between 12pm and 12:30pm (as soon as possible) in the Village Hall.
MEDICAL COVER: will be provided by St John Ambulance Service. Please contact a member of St John or one of the numbers below if you see a runner who is in need of assistance.
CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS: (reasonable times only please)
- Richard (Race Director) : 07595 015841
- Angela : 07941 210198
These numbers will also be in operation on race day but like many rural locations the reception can be variable.
SUPPORTERS: Supporters are very welcome but many of the roads on the course are small and narrow. If spectators stay in the Village, they can see you at 2 miles (if they are quick) and approx. 10.5 miles and can still walk back to the finish in time to see you cross the line. Driving to other points on the course would cause problems for your fellow runners so it is not encouraged.
RESULTS: Results will appear on the club website shortly after the event www.easthullharriers.com and on the Facebook page East Hull Harriers
SPONSORS: Prizes and prize vouchers are being sponsored by Humber Runner and DeSigns who will be present for your running needs and advice and also operate an efficient mail order service through their website www.humberrunner.co.uk.
Additional sponsorship has been kindly provided by design. Visit their website to understand how DESigns can benefit your business.