Category: The Lake District

10Peaks The Lakes 2017 – Ecological Briefing Notes

  Ourea Events’ races are located in Britain’s greatest upland areas that often contain features of outstanding biodiversity value and importance. Occasionally, the features that provide this interest can be vulnerable to the wear and tear that may result from more »

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10 Peaks – The Return by Simon Franklin

It had been 3 years since I ran the 10 Peaks Long race for the first time. A 24 hour challenge taking in the 10 highest mountains in the Lakes, it was the biggest thing I’d done up to that more »

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Grom and the 10 Peaks – Part 3

An emotional farewell from Jessy. “You can do this thing!” were the words, accompanied with some tears and a nice big hug. I leave Torquay for Keswick, driving in my green diesel VW polo. Although its a bit  messier, much more »

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Clif Bar 10 Peaks The Lakes Race Report

A light breeze, clear visibility and 20 degrees was the forecast enticing the 260 entrants to leave work on Friday evening and travel to Keswick, ready for the early morning start of the Clif Bar 10 Peaks race in the more »

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10 Peaks Xtreme – Wasdale

The enclosed map shows the location of the new check point at Wasdale. This is located near to the National Trust car park and is available for all Xtreme and Long Course competitors opting to take the Alternative Route.

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Steve Smedley and Samantha McGrady take on the Satmap 10 Peaks

Steve Smedley and Samantha McGrady (both finishing together within the 24 hour time limit, Sam being the 7th woman home) write about their experience on the day, give a few hints and tips for future 10 Peakers, and generally enthuse more »

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2011 Attempt by Gromit Harbor

4:00am, Saturday 2nd July, over 100 of us gathered in the Swirls Car Park by Thirlmere lake for the 2011 10 Peaks Challenge. After last year when no-one managed 10 peaks, the numbers had now doubled and there was a more »

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10 Peaks marshals go the extra mile

It’s not just the competitors that go the extra mile in aid of charity. The 10 Peaks Challenge attracts extreme marshals too! Aqua Consultants were not content with setting up a check point on top of the highest mountain in more »

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10 Peaks 2011 Race Report

Saturday July 2nd was a very long day for all 102 people who made it to the start line of the 2nd 10 Peaks Challenge. At 3.20am two coaches picked up competitors from Keswick for the 20 minute ride to more »

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10 Peaks 2011 – Gallery 1

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