Heavy rain during the night cleared to low-lying mist and persistent light rain. It was the forecast for the whole of day-2 of the Great Lakeland 3 Day ™
Departing day-1 camp, runners had a starting window of 0700 – 0900. This staggered start providing an opportunity for slower participants to get on the trail and covering ground while faster competitors gained a little extra sleep or a second breakfast.
It was a classic day on the Lakeland fells and mountains. The four courses, Elite, A, B and C allowed each and every participant to gain a flavor of a true Lakeland experience. Kentmere, Troutbeck, Ambleside, Rydal Water and peaks at Loughrigg Fell, Great Rigg, Red Screes, High Peak, Lingmoor Fell Seargent Man and a climb up to Stickle Tarn to finish off the day.
Of course, not all participants covered all the peaks… each course had its highlights and challenges. Elite runners tackled 3,264m of vertical gain and 50.9k, A Couse, 2,704m and 45.7k, B course 2,129m and 34.9km and finally the C course 748m and 22.4k. At the finish, the verdict was unanimous, a very tough but an extremely challenging day in sometimes difficult conditions; particularly when navigating due to very low mist and poor visibility.
In camp, after a long day, the free ale and cider flowed as each and every runner told stories of a day on the fells and mountains of the English Lakes. One thing is for sure; with 1-day still to go, the GL3D has been an incredible success.
Results Overall after day-2:
Jim Mann 12:13:59
Tim Laney 12:34:03
David Spence 13:43:06
1st lady – Kerstin Rosenqvist 16:08:04
Simon Harper 13:51:33
Jim Trueman 13:56:47
Matt Poxon 14:35:27
1st lady – Sally Ann Spencer 15:04:15
Eddy Charlton-Weedy 8:09:48
Alexander Beaven 9:34:13
David Neill 9:27:15
1st lady – Christine Waller 12:27:05
Stephen Burt 7:47:44
Jaqueline Cooper 9:07:40
Martin & Nicola Kirkman 9:09:54
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