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.
A short note to congratulate two outstanding runs this last weekend:
Steve Coates completed the 66 mile circuit of 42 of the highest peaks in the Lake District within 24 hours to join the exclusive Bob Graham 24 Hour Club. ( google it!)
Matty Hayes won the Saltburn Marathon on Sunday by “minutes”, reported Alison, on facebook on Sunday. I hope the race report will be a little more telling!
Well done guys, hope there’s an article or two for the club magazine.