Lakeland 50/100

Anyone doing either of these?

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17/07/2012 at 09:52

Conditions depending I think the winner will be in about 22 hours. Plenty of guys that are entered are capable of running sub 24, even on that course. Terry showed last year how fast it can be done.

Story telling... I think seeing me try and walk after the race will be enough to make anyone laugh!

18/07/2012 at 23:50

Hi.. just over a week to go so i'd best start thinking about my drop bag. Ive never done an event like this before. Can anyone advise me what to put in the drop bag? Also does anyone know if i can put items in it when collecting halfway round?

19/07/2012 at 13:39

What to put in? Some people do top ups on gels/food, new batteries for torch, new trainers, new kit... it's all really up to you. Yes you can stow stuff as well.

19/07/2012 at 22:17

A drop bag is something you can use to safeguard against everything going a over t.  It might contain:

Spare clothes (in case they get wet, or you pick the wrong ones)

Spare shoes (in case you pick the wrong ones)

Spare food (you don't have to carry it, so it can be the kind of treat that would otherwise be beyond your dreams)

Massage stick (if you have one)

23/07/2012 at 21:48

Thanks for the replies but i found out that i wont be needing one as im doing the Lakeland50 which doesnt have a halfway drop bag/pick up point

24/07/2012 at 08:09

Haven't been on here a while, good luck al thoses doing the either race.

25/07/2012 at 14:57

(Adding this here as well as the SNOD thread)

Just in case no-one is reading the latest blog ("Essential things you need to know"), there is at least one thing to note that I wouldn't have necessarily considered before going to the event:

Photo ID is required for registration

25/07/2012 at 16:21

Has there been a problem with people registering under a different name in the past?

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25/07/2012 at 17:48

hi all

done the 50 the last 2 years but the olympics has stopped me this year..............

hope you all have a brilliant is really well organised and tough...........the weather was hot last year and for the first race ever i found i couldn't eat or drink much till 3 am in the morning ..a shock as i usually treat these ultras as one long picnic.......

so take care in the weather and remember salt tablets or electrlyte drinks......

hope you all are successful

25/07/2012 at 18:29

Ben - 15 Joss Naylor's turned up last year haha

Off for my last run before we set off on Friday... kind of like a last meal I guess.

30/07/2012 at 07:34

Did I see you get equal second at the weekend!?  Nice work....finishing dip or arm-in-arm (bless)? 

30/07/2012 at 08:15
That wasn't WiB as far as I can see from the limited results online
30/07/2012 at 10:31

Ah, you're right, I got Paul's mixed up.

I see he pulled out at Braithwaite despite going well (12th) for 7-8hrs.  Hope the fella is ok.

30/07/2012 at 12:34

Loula noticed she had pulled out and we have been awaiting news.

30/07/2012 at 14:20

He was feeling really ill and had to pull out.

30/07/2012 at 14:29

Oh  That is a shame after all that training.

30/07/2012 at 17:10

he will be ok im sure and at NDW in a few days time 

30/07/2012 at 18:57

Having finished the Lakeland 100, I can categorically tell you that it deserves its reputation for being a brutal event!

30/07/2012 at 23:31


That race is pure evil.  Lakeland runners are a separate species. 

I showed my Lakeland 100 map book, to my auntie who went to school in Coniston.  She told me that when she was 14, everybody in her school had to take part in a race up and down Coniston Old Man!  Essentially the first stage of the Lakeland 100. 

I ran The Wall (70 miles) in 14.55, but it took me 38.50 to run the Lakeland 100!  That shale just destroys your feet.  The local runners had to give me on the job training in terms of running over it!

It was an awesome event, with some fantastic people behind it.  When I went into the school at the finish, and everybody clapped , I had to choke back tears!

30/07/2012 at 23:45

FWIW Ben, I think I was only faster this year by virtue of being more able to cope with the terrain, second time around; it was only on the quarry descent that I bottled it. Compared with last year, I practically skipped along Gatescarth and Garburn 

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