Lakeland Trails Runner

Hit the Ground Running

If you fancy an autumn date with the Lake District, then you better be quick…

You can't say we're not good to you here at runABC! Our daily race news keeps you bang up to date with the world of running in your neck of the woods and today's item is no exception. Consider this as a friendly reminder that there are just days left to get your entry in for September's Lakeland Trails in Keswick.

If the image above doesn't inspire you to take to the trails on 3 September, then I'm not sure what will. With the fells resplendent in purple hues of heather, Lakeland Trails in Keswick is the perfect way to start the Autumn Series.

Starting and finishing at Fitz Park, in Keswick, the 5K Derwentwater Sport Trail, 10K Derwentwater Trail Run, 15K Derwentwater Trail Race and 15K Derwentwater Trail Challenge are circuits along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of Derwentwater, the surrounding peaks of Skiddaw and Blencathra and the northern fells.

Underfoot conditions are generally good for those used to trail running, but expect a bit of everything! The course has no stiles, so there is nothing but the hills and the infamous Bottomless Bogs of the Glenderaterra Valley to break up your rhythm.

A carnival atmosphere is guaranteed for both spectators and competitors, with live music, race commentary, food and drink all available at the start and finish. So, whether you're new to trail running, an experienced athlete, or simply looking for an unforgettable day out in the Lake District, a family-friendly, festival atmosphere and some amazing trail running awaits.

There are still some places left but all entry closes this Sunday (14 August), so you better be quick if you want to be part of the action. For more details, visit the website here.

Image: Lakeland Trails

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