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SarahCrunning - 11/07/2018 20:55:56
   
Lakes Sky Ultra
On Saturday, some of the most experienced mountain runners will take part in one of the most technically demanding and extreme UK races. Lakes Sky Ultra is part of the Skyrunning UK national series and classified as a 'Sky Extra' event. This is technical mountain terrain, scrambling and treacherous descents. Competitors will need to have proven ability on this terrain to enter. The race organisers describe the route as 'fell running on additives'.

The race starts and finishes in Ambleside, and includes the slopes of Helvellyn, Birkhouse Moor, Striding Edge, and many more besides. There are also competitive 'super stages' - the climb up to Red Screes and the subsequent 5km descent back to Ambleside.

There is no doubt that this race is tough. Even in July, conditions can be harsh in the Lake District, and a stumble could be highly dangerous. The reviews on our listings page suggest it is well worth it for those with the required skill - all 7 reviewers rated it 5 stars.

The race is 56km with 4500m of ascent and a cut-off of 14 hours. Good luck to everyone!
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SarahCrunning - 14/07/2018 18:36:38
   
RE:Lakes Sky Ultra
The race continues, but the men's podium has been filled, and the first female is home. Rob Sinclair had people on the edge of their seats as he ran close to CR pace. In the end, he was just short of a record, but finished in a phenomenal time of 7:40:27. Tim Campion-Smith beat cramps to finish second. Andy Berry was third. Sophie Amy Grant appears to have been first lady by a long way. We'll keep you updated as runners continue to finish.
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SarahCrunning - 14/07/2018 21:17:20
   
RE:Lakes Sky Ultra
The race is now complete. Congratulations to second lady Kate Simpson and third lady Jenny Yate. Well done to everyone who toughed out the heat. Awaiting official times of the podium finishers.
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SarahCrunning - 15/07/2018 00:40:27
   
RE:Lakes Sky Ultra
We now have the official results. Rob Sinclair was just 10 minutes off a CR. The amazing Sophie Grant was a whopping 2 hours 23 minutes ahead of second lady.

MEN
1. Rob Sinclair - 7:40:27
2. Tim Campion-Smith - 8:01:07
3. Andy Berry - 8:22:52

WOMEN
1. Sophie Grant - 10:14:41
2. Kate Simpson - 12:37:38
3. Jenny Yate - 12:51:35
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SarahCrunning - 16/07/2018 11:57:10
   
RE:Lakes Sky Ultra
Alice Morrison's news from the race: https://www.runultra.co.uk/News/July-2018/Rob-Sinclair-and-Sophie-Grant-triumph-in-Lakes-Sky
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