Lake District events

recommend please!

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21/11/2011 at 19:21

Looking for something for 2012 to combine with a weekend / night away.

Anything upto a half marathon ideally South Lakes/nearish to Preston where the in-laws reside.

Any help appreciated!

21/11/2011 at 19:37
Ceck out te FRA site they have a list of a load of fell races or ask on the forum... there will be plenty.
21/11/2011 at 19:42
Cheers but I was thinking trail or road tbh. OH might run too if in-laws will look after kids!
21/11/2011 at 20:02

Any of the Lakeland Trail events - just google Lakeland Trails.  Very popular, well organised, slick events.

Coniston 14 road race - April (I think). One of my favourites.

Check out the LDWA challenge events on their website - Grasmere in April, Borrowdale in June or the brilliant 4 passes challenge in October (not that I'm biased!)

Langdale marathon/half marathon

21/11/2011 at 20:03
Lakeland trails do one in Cartmel..... and you get a sticky toffee pudding
24/11/2011 at 19:10

my bf is doing this and we're combining it with a weekend in the lakes sun may 20th
24/11/2011 at 21:42
Coniston 14 is one great run it was my first distance race after only running for 5 months and did 1h 57mins at a light weight of 17stone and all in all done it 8 times pb 1h 42mins so luck to break 1h 40 next year. Its a good one to start your love of running in the lakes as once you've ran up there blackpool and the prom will not be so appealing as you will try and break your pbs on great courses hope to see you there must warn you this will fill quick and get digs sorted. The waterheads hotel is close to the start and is a good place to stay.
25/11/2011 at 10:31
Thanks Alan. That sounds good and I think my f-i-l has mentioned that one.
25/11/2011 at 18:53
If your thinking of doing it get a hilly 14 mile training run and make sure you have a big hill at 10 mile that lasts for just over a mile and you should be ok. The finish is great as people line both sides of the road and its slightly down hill and you give it loads even though you are knackered its great even though you can hardly walk the day after but thats the pain and gain thing.
24/03/2012 at 21:23
I am in for this next Saturday not looking forward to mile ten!
24/03/2012 at 21:37
Dont worrie its mile 11+ that is tough and the ten before it. But respect the terrain and if poss carry fluid with you and take it as early as you can and dont get dragged into setting of to quick or you will pay for it later on good luck see you there.
25/03/2012 at 07:54
Cheers Alan not really done any races of this nature only vlm once and a few halves and a couple of fell races so looking forward to it.
25/03/2012 at 15:52
The Keswick Half Marathon on the May BH weekend is one of best races in the country - if a bit challenging.
25/03/2012 at 19:12
If you're staying in Preston have a look at the rivington half in oct. that's trail and is a top run.

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