Just in case you haven't seen the results of the Lakeland 100 race last weekend Lakeland 100 results here is a quick update. The race was an absolutely awesome event. It was a great course, extremely well organised, and with a fantastic atmosphere the entire weekend, one couldn't ask for more.
Having recced the course I knew it was going to be tough, but with loads of recent rain, it made it even harder. Luckily the rain held off during the race until I reached around Ambleside, so only around 16 miles to go. I adopted my usual fast start and managed to stay in the lead the entire way to win in 24 hours and 10 minutes. Second place was Andy Mouncey in 25 hours and 37 minutes, closely followed by Duncan Harris, 25:56. First women was Britta Sendlhofer in 32:19.
I am now enjoying a relaxing holiday with my family in the Lakes District for a few days, so I hope to put a few words together for a Lakeland 100 race report maybe this weekend. Although with the race distance being 103 miles I have a funny feeling the race report may well be an equally tough ultra duration!
If you are looking for an ultra race to do next year, I would strongly recommend the Lakeland 100 or Lakeland 50 (won in record time by Andrew James, 7:46, from Jon Morgan 7:53 and Marcus Scotney 8:26. first women was Sarah Rowell in 9:58).
All the best with your running as I take a few well earned days rest.