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A Day In The Lakes

Could you take on the Lakes In A Day?

Sometimes a race day experience is so good that you just want it to last exactly that - a whole day! And at this Cumbrian ultra event your wish is granted!

Taking place on 8 October this year, Lakes In A Day is 50 miles of stunning Lake District scenery with a total ascent of 4000m. Runners will go on a journey from the very top of the Lake District at Caldbeck to the very bottom, at Cartmel, via the stunning Helvellyn Ridge and the western shoreline of Lake Windermere. It might not be the easiest traverse but it will be the most spectacular!

To make your race day run as smooth as possible camping is available on Friday night at Cartmel and Saturday for those who finish late or have a long journey home after the race. Event organiser's, Durty Events, do these events properly and will also make sure you are well taken care of on the course. A spokesperson commented: "If you are going to cover 50 miles on foot in the Lakes, then you’ll need to fuel up on a bit more than a few jelly babies.

"All feed stations will have hot drinks available as well as a range of savoury and sweet treats to power you up the next climb. (Any surplus perishable foods are donated to local food banks and Manna House in Kendal – so we don’t shy from putting out a bit too much!)."

For the competitive among you it is worth noting that £500 cash will be on offer to the first lady and first man to set a new course record. If this is not claimed it is rolled over to the following year. This prize pool is separate for male/female runners and currently stands at £1000 for ladies and £500 for the men! Current record holders are Ricky Lightfoot who completed the race in 8:47:07 in 2019 and Katie Kaars Sijpesteijn who achieved 10:45 back in 2018.

This is a race that ticks a lot of boxes for ultra runners, don't take our word for it though… a previous entrant recently commented on Facebook: "As someone who ran it last year, it's an awesome run. There's a bit of everything - steep climbs, technical descents, quiet lanes and beautiful open running on the Helvellyn ridge. It's an amazing route and a phenomenal long day out!"

If you'd like to know more head to the Durty Events website.

Image: Durty Events

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