Just a very quick update on the Montane Lakeland 100 as I am still pretty shattered! Once again it was a fantastic event. The overall atmosphere all weekend was great. Firstly thanks to the organisers, the marshals, the supporters and the fellow competitors.
If you haven't heard already the race was won for the second year in a row by Terry Conway in a new course record of 19 hours and 50 minutes, shattering his own course record from 2011 by over two hours. First women was Rachel Hill in a time of 28 hours 47 minutes. I finished in 5th place overall in a time of 23 hours 45 minutes, improving on my winning time from 2010 by 25 minutes, in similar underfoot conditions. It was pleasing to improve my time, but I really struggled from after checkpoint 12 at Ambleside, and had to really battle hard on the last leg to keep ahead of the fast finishing Gancho Slavov. Click the link HERE to access the full results.
Thanks to everyone who wished me best wishes for the race. And to everyone I met over the weekend, it was really good to chat. Full report in hopefully a few days.
Photo taken at checkpoint 10, Mardale Head, by the Delamare Spartans support crew. Thanks.