Sunday, 22 June 2008

Great Lakes run

Looking across the Great Moss with Cam Spout to the left.
The Great Lakes run was held this weekend in appalling conditions, high winds and heavy rain were encountered as 64 hardy fell runners completed the race. It stretches 13 miles over the central fells of the Lake District with a total ascent of 7,000 feet. The terrain encountered was often through bog and scree, with some tricky route finding in many craggy sections. This race started and finished at Stool End farm Great Langdale and took in Bowfell, Esk Pike, Great End, Scafell Pike, Scafell, Slight side and Pike O Blisco. This is the first time this particular race has been run and the route was set by "Martin Bagness" of Lakes fell runner/climber Ambleside.
The winner was lakelander Simon Booth and he completed it in a staggering 2 hours 46 Minuit's. Well done all you hardy runners!

Miserable conditions on the summit of Slight side.

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