The second recce of the 18/19 season covers the ground from Ambleside to Coniston and is relevant for both 50 and 100 mile runners. This is the final 16 miles of the 50 and 100 miles course. The route leave Ambleside Parish Hall (CP12) and climbs over Loughrigg, before following the main track into Great Langdale to reach CP13 Chapel Stile. From here the route continues to the end of Great Langdale before climbing to Blea Tarn. The next stop is Tilberthwaite (CP14) and the dreaded stair case, before one final descent into Coniston and the finish. This section will be a night run, starting and finishing in darkness.
The location for the Saturday guest talks will be Ambleside Parish Hall, in Ambleside, the exact location is HERE. There is no parking outside the hall so please use public car parks in Ambleside.
Are there places left?
The recce and navigation talk is now fully booked. You are still able to register to come and run, but you will not be able to attend the navigation talk in the morning. If you’d like to register GO HERE
Saturday January 19th
10:00am Arrive at Parish Hall, free tea/coffee
10:30am Navigation skills for trail runners part 1 – General Nav
12:00pm Navigation skills for trail runners part 2 – Night Nav
1:00pm Overview of the recce route (Terry Gilpin)
1:30pm Finish, questions and drive to Coniston
*IF YOU ARE REGISTERED FOR RUN ONLY, YOU DO NOT NEED TO COME TO AMBLESIDE. YOU SIMPLY MEET THE COACHES AT CONISTON, ARRIVE 3PM.
*IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN TRANSPORT AND YOU ARE NOT GOING TO CONISTON, PLEASE COME TO AMBLESIDE HALL 3:00PM TO REGISTER YOURSELF FOR THE RUN.
3:30pm Coach pick up at John Ruskin School, Lake Rd, Coniston
4:00-4:30pm Coach drop off Ambleside and start run to Coniston
There will be ‘guides’ available on the day, to help you navigate but they are not there to ‘follow’. You should be prepared to navigate and learn the route, the guides will support you.
What Do I Need To Bring?
The navigation talk will be part practical. Please bring a compass together with the Ambleside-Coniston section of the roadbook and a map. You can download the roadbook from the event website or purchase a map and roadbook HERE
For the recce you must ensure that you are carrying the full kit you will be required to carry on race day. You can see the full kit list HERE. Please make sure your headtorches are fully charged and you have spare batteries if required.
Due to the recce day being completely full, there will be no room in the hall for extra guests. Please refrain from bringing friends and family to the talk. Dogs are also not allowed in the hall so please, no dogs.
You must make sure you sign in at all the checkpoints on the recce route. These are at Chapel Stile, Tilberthwaite & Coniston. Please make sure you sign in at Coniston before you go home. If the last support runner passes a checkpoint and there is an outstanding runner, we will attempt to contact you via your mobile phone number provided. To avoid unnecessary phone calls please make sure you check in. There will be jelly babies/biscuits/water supplied at Chapel Stile & Tilberthwaite.
Emergencies On The Route
Should you experience a major injury that prevents you from continuing you must contact the organisers who will either send a medic or call 999. If you get lost please contact the organisers so that they can try to establish your location.
The emergency phone numbers will be sent out via email a week before the recce.
See you all on 19th January.