Lakes Mountain 40

15 April 2023
Askham, Penrith, uk
Lake District, Cumbria, UK (England)
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mountains race
68 KM
1 day
100 Runners
Difficulty:    Advanced
ENTRY FEE:    50 GBP

Forty fell miles with around ten thousand feet of ascent and descent. Under hyped and aimed solely at those with good mountain ultra running and hillskills, this is no tame trail race! A 6am dawn start should set you up for a daylight completion.

This is a tough, unmarked mountain trail route including the summits of Helvellyn and High Street, on a variety of Lake District terrain predominantly using Lakeland mountain paths. Good basic navigational skills will be required; gps devices are permitted, also.

The start will be from Askham at 6.00am. Unlike ‘TdeH’, ‘LM40’ has a mass start to appease those racing snakes amongst you who like to share banter or exchange steely glances with your peers. Springtime in Lakeland means the weather could be doing anything and dusk may come early on a gloomy evening, but we expect the majority of runners to take around between ten to twelve hours, with some racing the sun home on a fifteen or sixteen hour day. (Don’t miss last orders in The Queens!) This is a tough route for mountain runners, and a good early season motivator. Whether you are training for The Fellsman, Lakes 50/100, UTMB, The Spine Race, or a BG this will be a big tick in your training log.

Event Organiser

Joe Faulkner

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