The Montane Lakeland 50 route has been chosen as the course for the British Athletics Ultra Trail Championships.
This is obviously great news not only for the Montane Lakeland 50 but also the runners who will participate.
Without doubt, the 50 and 100 routes are arguably two of the most desirable routes within the UK for trail running. It will be great to see how the race unfolds… will Ben Abdelnoor’s and Tracy Dean’s records fall?
An interesting point will come in regard to the course route. The UTLD100/50 have always been noted as ‘navigation’ events with no route marking. Of course, pretty much everyone who races (or plans to race) recces the route in advance of racing to ensure they are able to run fast (or as fast as possible) come race day… the inclusion of the event in the BAUTC does beg the question; will the course be marked to provide all runners a level playing field?
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