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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 »

Show Your Love for the Lakes

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clock13th December 2015

Storm Desmond has wreaked havoc on the Lakes. Yet the response has been overwhelmingly positive – which comes as no surprise given the strength of community there.   No sooner had the trail of destruction begun, there was everybody sharing the events and calling for people to help by showing their love – as this image from […]   Keep reading »

Social Running on a Helvellyn Mountain Trail

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clock14th November 2015

Helvellyn 15k was a trail challenge fantastic for myself, Ben, Dan, Simon. For the first time I was being regarded as a #trailrunning veteran – what with Ben having done Hawkshead only – and it being virgin territory for Dan and Simon. By coincidence, Helvellyn had been my first ever trail run and had got me […]   Keep reading »

I Run, Therefore I Am

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clock4th October 2015

Recently I’ve been contemplating why I  run and what it gives me. Why? Well when you miss something you appreciate it all the more. Having missed out on the last two Lakeland Trails events (Keswick and Coniston), I felt very frustrated at my ongoing struggle with #LymeDisease and the inevitable ups and downs my body goes through. In […]   Keep reading »

Race Director Interview: Graham Patten

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clock14th September 2015

In our latest interview, we meet Graham Patten: Race Director, BGR member, all-round trail lover! Graham, you’re probably best known for the Lakeland Trails. What is the ethos behind these? I started the Lakeland Trails in 2004 out of sheer frustration – I’d been moaning for years that our area of the world (the Lake District) didn’t […]   Keep reading »