Lakes Mountain 42
Saturday 8 April 2017
42 miles (67.6 km); 10,387 feet (3,166 m) of ascent (approximate figures)
Starting at Askham the route visited the summits of Loadpot Hill and High Street before passing Angle Tarn on the way to Patterdale. A steady trail up Grisedale led to Grisedale Tarn then a rocky path continued down to a fast track to the Wythburn Church car park. The ascent of Helvellyn took the race past an inevitable swarm of tourists then along to Whiteside before descending to Glenridding and back past Patterdale. Place Fell was the final peak to be tackled before a return to the start via Martindale Church.
First Man: Casper Kaars Sijpesteijn; M; 7:29
First Lady: 12th overall; Karen Nash; FV50; 9:19
Peter Eccleston: 50th; M; 11:32
Steven Jones: 73rd; DPFR; MV50; 12:55
The weather was very hot; too hot to run fast but extremely good visibility giving superb panoramic views. Dark Peak Fell Runners remain in third place after the third race of the series for 2017.