Lake District 100km challenge

On Saturday 8 June, two members took part in a unique challenge termed as the Lake District Ultra Challenge.  This saw runners start at Kendal, before continuing on an astonishing 100km anticlockwise loop taking in a couple of tough hills, the Garburn Pass, historic Ambleside, a half way point by Lake Windermere, forests & nature reserves – with some stunning views en-route, before a huge welcome & celebration back at basecamp after a momentous journey. It also include an ascent of in excess of 2,500 metres. Ste Dunn and James Cooper completed the event in an excellent time of 17 hours, 27 minutes and 46 seconds.  This was made even more remarkable with one of our members suffering with a knee injury from 40km and suffering ankle ligament damage from 79k and having to strap it up just to keep going.  Amazing determination by both of them to keep each other going to complete the challenge.

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