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SarahCrunning - 10/10/2018 20:41:35
   
Lakes in a Day 2018
On Saturday, 450 runners, including 19 with Type 1 diabetes, will be aiming to run from Cartmel on the northern edge of the Lake District, to Cartmel in the south - 50 miles and 4000 metres of elevation in one day. The route includes the summits of Blencathra, Helvellyn and Fairfield, and the western shore of Windermere. The terrain is carried and tough, and can be treacherous in bad weather. Runners must be able to navigate and look after themselves in the mountains between checkpoints.

Every year, there is £500 available for anyone who breaks the course record, and this is rolled over if the record remains unbroken. Kim Collinson's record of 9:12 has been unbroken since 2015, so the men's prize money stands at £1500. Katie Kaars Sijpesteijn smashed the female course record last year with a time of 10:46, meaning the women's prize pot is £500.

Good luck to everyone running and enjoy the stunning views.
Sarah Cooke

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SarahCrunning - 13/10/2018 20:13:02
   
RE:Lakes in a Day 2018
Katie Kaars Sijpesteijn has knocked a minute off her own course record despite the horrendous conditions in the Lakes today. What's more, she finished joint 1st overall with Clarens Olsson in 10:45:01. Michael Gregory was third (second male) in 11:09:28. Stephen Marks was third male in 11:12:58. No other women have yet finished, but Carol Morgan is currently in second, and Ursula Moore in third.
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SarahCrunning - 13/10/2018 23:38:31
   
RE:Lakes in a Day 2018
Carol Morgan has finished as second lady in 14;11:17, and Ursula Moore third lady in 14:43:37. It's a really tough day out there, with thigh high river crossings. So far (just before midnight), there have been 122 DNFs.
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