10Peaks The Lakes 2018 – Race Director’s Report

Introduction

Another event, another stonking weekend of weather! We really have had a run of good luck with our events this year (Marmot Dark Mountains™ in January, Silva Great Lakeland 3Day™ and the Cape Wrath Ultra® both in May), and I was delighted that 10Peaks™ The Lakes enjoyed an almost perfect combination of sunshine and cool breezes making for excellent running conditions on the fells.

To be honest it also makes our life as the organising team much easier. Wet tents, soaking clothing and drenched equipment always exacerbates the challenge of delivering an event, not to mention extending the post event clean-dry-sort into weeks after the wettest weekends away.

 

Kit check station at registration

Kit check station at registration

 

Our regular participants will have noticed that we have tinkered with the courses a little. We wanted to move away from a course defined rigidly by the 10 highest peaks, to a course that was defined by 10 excellent peaks, whilst keeping the soul of the established courses. It is a tricky balance. We think this has improved the runablity and the overall experience of the mountain journey, and it also gives us the potential to expand the event concept to other areas more easily (Anyone for the 10 highest peaks in Scotland… in 24-hours? I thought not!). Whilst not scientific the overall sense we got from participants was that they loved the refined courses this year.

 

10Peaks The Lakes

10Peaks The Lakes™ encounters some varied terrain including these rocky sections – all the more enjoyable!

10Peaks The Lakes 2018

“Huge thank you for a fantastic event! I had a wonderful day in the fells.” – 2018 participant
We’re glad to hear it and we enjoyed the event so much, we asked Steve Ashworth if he wouldn’t mind creating a video wrap-up of proceedings – spot anyone you know?
See you at 10Peaks Brecon Beacons™ – 14th July – last few spaces available at www.10peaks.com/brecon-beacons/enter

Posted by 10Peaks on Tuesday, 26 June 2018

 

Thanks to the Event Team

This year every single member of our event team had previously volunteered for us, so we had a really capable and experienced team. This showed, with a smooth delivery of the event from start to finish. I owe them, and the participants owe them, a huge thank you. The Event Team was:

  • Abbi Forsyth
  • Becky Tate
  • Ben Holmes
  • Carmine De Grandis
  • Darren Graham
  • Dave Cumins
  • David Robinette
  • Duncan Kendrick
  • Gareth Swain
  • Geoff Cox
  • Graham Gristwood
  • Helen Samson
  • Ian Cowie
  • Jenni Whittaker
  • Jonni Suckling
  • Keith Montgomery
  • Lawrie Jones
  • Mat Nelson
  • Michelle Creed
  • Rob O’Loughlin
  • Sandra Williams
  • Shane Ohly
  • Steve Ashworth
  • Stuart Smith
  • Sue Dowker
  • Tim Glasby
  • Tom Hecht

 

What a race! Know anyone featured? Please tag them 🙏
This is a selection of photos taken throughout the event on 23rd June thanks to photographer Steve Ashworth.

Posted by 10Peaks on Tuesday, 26 June 2018

 

I am looking forward to sharing our plans for 10Peaks™ 2019 events with you all later this year.

 

Prize Winners – Long Course

 

  • 1st Female: Josie Greenhalgh 16h 7m 47s
  • 1st Male: Galen Reynolds11h 46m

 

 

Prize Winners – Short Course

 

  • 1st Female: Jenny Yate9h 56m 30s
  • 1st Male: Paul Carman and Tom Hollins (joint 1st) – 7h 20m 38s

 

 

Course Statistics

 

Long Course

  • Starters: 84
  • Finishers: 63
  • % Finish Rate: 75%

 

Short Course

  • Starters: 92
  • Finishers: 82
  • % Finish Rate: 89%

 

GPS Tracks

All the participants’ GPS tracks are public and available for download for everyone to view (link is to a zip-file download of all tracks – sorry it’s not compatible with mobile devices)

Live replay here:

Watch the GPS tracking replay now

 

Social Media

Please check out our Facebook page to re-watch highlights of the action from ‘The Lakes’ in both photos and videos – and don’t hesitate to tag all those known to you in photos, share posts and your photos from the event.

 

Don’t forget to have a browse through both our Instagram and Twitter profiles too and follow to keep up to date ahead of 2019!

 

10Peaks Brecon Beacons

We hope you enjoyed 10Peaks The Lakes™, and will consider joining us in South Wales on the 14th July 2018 for 10Peaks Brecon Beacons. The event is based from the beautiful and remote YHA Dan y Wenallt, with two incredible courses traversing the finest mountains of South Wales.  Like our Lakes event, 10Peaks Brecon Beacons includes GPS tracking, so your friends and family will be able to watch your exploits from the comfort of their home/pub/ etc.

 

Feedback

Feedback from anyone who engaged with the 2018 race, from participants through to audiences keeping updated via news/social media/tracking from afar, is very important to us. Whatever you have to say, positive or negative we are keen to hear your thoughts. This is so important for us in refining and improving the event. Certainly, the honest feedback we have received over the years has been instrumental in polishing our other events. So, please don’t be shy and get in touch with your comments.

 

Other Ourea Events races you might like…

1) Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™

52km, 4000m, 4 Munros – Are you ready?

We are delighted to release the details for the 2018 Skyrunning World Championships ULTRA course – got your invite? Map + more details: www.skylinescotland.com/news/2018/05/03/Ben_Nevis_Ultra_2018_Route_Confirmation
#LessCloudMoreSky #SkyWorldChamps18 #SkylineScotland

Posted by Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra on Monday, 14 May 2018

 

2) SILVA Great Lakeland 3Day™

20th Anniversary Great Lakeland 3Day

Here’s a little celebration of a splendid 20th Anniversary edition of the #GL3D. Tag someone you know would like to join us in 2019 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️😀 Did you enjoy your weekend of classic Lakeland journeys, coffee, cake, camping, lake dipping, and making new friends?

Posted by SILVA Great Lakeland 3Day on Tuesday, 8 May 2018

 

 

10Peaks The Lakes 2019 – Provisional Date

Our intention is to return to the Lakes for the same last weekend of June weekend in 2019 (22-23rd June 2019). We will of course confirm this date when we open the entries ASAP:

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