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Lakeland 50 2019 and one very proud #LakelandLegend

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clock6th August 2019

I’d heard so much about the Lakeland 50 and Lakeland 100 and it didn’t disappoint. In fact it far exceeded my expectations of a major ultra! I’d read repeatedly about the “Lakeland family”. About people wanting to become a “Lakeland Legend”. I started to get a sense of what this meant via the Lakeland 100 […]   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 »

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 »

Pushing beyond: My very first Ultra experience

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clock26th June 2015

I asked my body the question… and it responded with an emphatic “YES!“… There are so many ways I could describe my first ever Ultra. My experience is shared below. It’s not a race report, it’s about what I learned up to and during the day. The Build Up Friday lunchtime thoughts started wondering to […]   Keep reading »

Coniston cracker! That’s trail marathon day

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clock9th June 2015

This weekend saw a group of us heading up to Coniston for the Lakeland Trails marathon and half marathon.  Rated by Runners World as most scenic marathon in the UK, this course is awesome. I was entered for the half marathon which itself offers awe-inspiring vistas, rapid descents through woodland, camaraderie, and plenty of climbs 🙂 […]   Keep reading »


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