Cumbria Way Ultra
Saturday 15 September 2018
73 miles (117.5 km); 10,000 feet (3,048 m) of ascent
Starting in Ulverston the course follows the Cumbria Way through the middle of the Lake District past Coniston Water; along the Langdale valley; up to Stake Pass; through Keswick; past Skiddaw House via the Latrigg Car Park; to the summit of High Pike; down to Caldbeck; through Dalston and finally to the finish inside Carlisle Castle. The race starts in darkness and all but the fastest runners finish in the dark too. Along with solo runners there were relay teams of either two or five per team for those wishing to spread the journey between several runners. The results below represent just the solo runners.
First Man: Jacob Snochowski; Ambleside AC; 12:15:00
First Lady: Sabrina Verjee; 3rd overall; 13:45:50
Steven Jones: 61st; Dark Peak Fell Runners; 21:29:56
There was also a 30 mile version of the event starting in Keswick and finishing inside Carlisle Castle. There were 37 starters and finishers with no DNF's. The results for that are:
First Man: James Chapman; Northern Fells Running Club; 4:39:34
First Lady: 2nd overall; Louise Stubbings; 4:56:20
The weather was mild and no rain giving good conditions for running.
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