Thursday, 28 July 2011

Lakeland 100 final countdown...

Some great reads about last years event (thanks to Strider on the Lakeland 100 forum)

"At Kentmere, our team served 421 bowls of pasta, 348 bowls of rice pudding and we made over 100 litres of fruit smoothie!" Paul Cosgrove of Montain -

“DNF? No, just a training run for next time” Andy Cole’s wonderful account of the 100.

“UTLD really is a brilliant event. Yesterday I was sure I didn't need or want to do it again. But already, I'm thinking maybe...” Anna Finn’s account of the 100, beautifully told.

“Charlie the dog ran the 50 and ate 1.5 cornish pasties, 10 sticks of flapjack, 2 slices buttered soreen, 2.5 bowls beef stew, a dog treat from kate and gerraint, and x litres of water fresh from the fells”

“Best of all, though, was the man who selflessly offered me his chips!!! Swallowed down with a couple of ibuprofen it was a heady combination and one for which I am eternally grateful - whoever you are, thank you” Lucy Colquhoun ran the 50 very quickly indeed!

"We were a team, the Sunderland Summit Toppers, and we had a vision and a proper division of labour: Chris would navigate (‘cos he’d been on a course), Andy would monitor the written route description (‘cos he could read) and I would manage pace-setting (‘cos I was the slowest)."

Nice photos of a recce event... "If you have entered the ‘50’ or the ‘100’ – good luck! It will be a tough day or two days out. You will be rewarded with stunning terrain, stunning scenery, brilliant organization and an experience to cherish. If it was easy, everyone would do it....."

"The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong."