The Great Lakes Race 19/06/2010
Now in its 3rd year and fast becoming a classic! This year we have superb Mens and Womens Winners Trophies made from rare coppermines slate by local Sculptress Linda Inman. These will be awarded at the prize giving at 3:30pm.
Party after the race with Camping and Barn Dance at the farm all for £10 all proceeds to North west Air Ambulance (last year we raised £375, lets try and make it a grand this year!) There will be a Bar and BBQ on in the evening.
For those of you who haven’t done it, details below.
The route is packed with variety and includes much ground new to fell racing. After an eyeballs-out ascent of The Band to Bowfell, the route makes a high-level summit-hopping circuit of Upper Eskdale, including the two highest peaks in the Lakes: Scafell Pike and Scafell. There follows a mini-wilderness challenge from Slight Side to Blisco fast running over the trackless reaches south of Great Moss. The final descent from Blisco is notably steep if you choose to take it head-on.
13miles / 21km 7000feet / 2000m
Venue: Stool End Farm, Great Langdale 276057
START: 50M W of Stool End Farm
Entries on the day £5
Usual category A safety requirements
Race Map: NOW AVAILABLE Purchase on www.northernrunner.com or in the Northern Runner shop.
1 BOWFELL 244064
2 ESK PIKE 237074
3 GREAT END 225084
4 SCAFELL PIKE 215072
5 FOOT OF GULLY TO FOXES TARN 210065
FLAGGED SECTION AVOIDING FOXES TARN
6 SCAFELL 207064
7 SLIGHT SIDE 209050
8 PIKE OF BLISCO 271041
FINISH: As Start