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clock11th October 2020

An absolute drenching at the Keswick Lakeland Trails did nothing to dampen our spirits. After lockdown and everything 2020 has thrown at us, to be able to run a covid-adapted event was just what we needed. As many blog posts here have said, my love of trail running was fuelled by Lakeland Trails. It was […]   Keep reading »

Lakeland Trails Helvellyn brings amazing surprise

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clock31st December 2019

The Helvellyn race by Lakeland Trails threw up the most beautiful and unexpected surprise for me when on the return path to Glenridding.   Running for enjoyment rather than racing. A total chance meeting with an old friend. This was a special day indeed 🙂   This post has been some time coming. The past […]   Keep reading »

Coniston Trail marathon – breaking my duck

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clock10th June 2019

A late night watching and celebrating a Champions League final win, followed by a 05:05 wake up to arrive in Coniston for 8am is ideal prep for a trail marathon isn’t it? Oh and the fact my longest run was the 18k Staveley trail event in May!   Hardly textbook preparation, though for me this […]   Keep reading »

Returning to Staveley 18k Lakeland Trails

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clock6th May 2019

All part of the build towards Lakeland 50, this run was to get miles in the legs in the Lakes. Build up had been a little erratic due to another chest infection which had meant 2 weeks without running in 8-21 April. At that time I’d started doing some 16-17k runs locally at conversation pace […]   Keep reading »

2019 Running and looking Forward

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clock8th February 2019

Ready to hit 50 in April is something I’ve taken to be looking forward to with real anticipation. I’m also trying to learn to be much more focused in my planning of the year ahead, in order to ensure I can build in appropriate training and rest. Below is what I want to achieve and […]   Keep reading »

Scorching trails in Staveley

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clock9th May 2018

What a glorious day at Lakeland Trails Staveley! For this event, when the sun is out, you can simply lap up the festival atmosphere of a trail running event 🙂 I’d arrived around 08:30 so as not to rush and risk missing the registration cut off time as I had done at Hawkshead! It was […]   Keep reading »

Remembering why you run

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clock23rd April 2018

Hawkshead Lakeland Trails event offered the perfect opportunity to remind me why I love to run. And why trail running is a particular favourite.   The #Run1000Miles community, set up by ex Trail Magazine editor Claire Maxted in 2017,  continues to thrive in 2018. There are almost 4,500 members now from all parts of the […]   Keep reading »

Dirty Double weekend at Helvellyn & Ullswater

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clock27th October 2017

Shattered and smiling. Sweating buckets as I struggled to effortlessly ran over the top of the climb between Silver Crag and Birk Fell. My son well and truly disappeared into the distance. And I was loving it!!! This is the ‘Dirty Double’ weekend of Helvellyn and Ullswater Lakeland Trail runs. First time I’d done it for 5 […]   Keep reading »

5 Ways Running Improves Your Health

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clock6th October 2017

Guest author: Joana Teixeira   So, how does running improve your health? There are the obvious fitness benefits and also some others that you may not have thought of. For example, if you want to know how to lower cholesterol with exercise, running can play a big part in that. From strengthening your muscles, improving […]   Keep reading »

Scorpion Stings family in the Lakes

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clock9th May 2017

It’s rare an entire family will be stung by a scorpion. At Staveley, all four of the McCarthy’s endured the “Sting in the Tail”. And what a day it was! All four of us taking part in a Lakeland Trails event for the first time. The kids have really got into running as a previous […]   Keep reading »


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