La Sportiva Lake District Mountain Trial

race_tape-e1371633698511La Sportiva Lake District Mountain Trial 2018

Classic mountain navigation event over challenging terrain in the Lake District. Interval starts with course disclosure beyond start line. The Trial is excellent preparation for the OMM.

Entries are now open for this year’s trial to be held on September 9th, starting and finishing at Grasmere. Entries close on 27th August.

Entry is via: http://www.ldmta.org.uk/entry.html

Or via: https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?beid=Y&event_id=4568

Classic Trial: around 18 miles and 7500ft climb (29 km and 2300m). Estimated winning time = 4.5hrs. Minimum age for entry: 18yrs

Medium Trial: around 13 miles and 5000ft climb (21 km and 1500m). Estimated winning time = 3.5hrs. Minimum age for entry: 18yrs

Short Trial: around 9 miles and 3500ft climb (15 km and 1100m). Estimated winning time = 3hrs. Minimum age for entry for single runners: 18yrs.

The distances shown above are as the crow flies. Actual distances covered may be up to 50% further.

There is a Pairs category in the Short Trial. This presents a good opportunity to hone navigational skills with a partner. Over 14’s may compete as part of a pair if the other runner is their parent or legal guardian.

More Information about the Trial is available at: http://www.ldmta.org.uk/info.html

Windy Gyle Fell Race

Many thanks for the support from the club with the turn out today. Many thanks to Thomas and Matthew Green, Jules and Alan Langford for registration / time keeping and John Tollitt for sweeping the race.

We made £210 quid for North of Tyne MRT today who were kindly present on the route.

Find attached provisional results, any corrections to me directly not via egroup.

Phil G