These are the FINAL DETAILS for recce weekend 4, which covers the course from Dalemain to Ambleside May 25th & 26th. The specific times and details are as follows:
We have a social evening Saturday 26th at Ambleside Parish Centre, starting at 7pm. This is free to attend, there will be tea, coffee and biscuits, feel free to bring your own beers. There will be 2 speakers on the evening:
1. Race organiser Marc Laithwaite will talk about the event weekend and what to expect.
2. Sports Psychologist and 7 time Lakeland 100 finisher Dr Ian Boardley will talk about his experiences and the best way to approach the Lakeland and similar ultra events.
The coaches will pick up from Compston Rd, opposite Zeffirellis Restaurant. To see the location GO HERE. The coaches will leave at 7:30am, please be there 7:15am at latest. The coaches will drop off at Pooley Bridge as opposed to Dalemain which shortens the course for the day slightly by missing a flat section across fields. If for any reason you intend to go direct to Pooley Bridge, please meet close to public toilets in centre of village, coach will arrive approximately 8:15am. You will need to locate Terry and add your name to the list of those running.
There are 4 checkpoints on this section during race day, only 3 of these will be manned for the recce:
1. Howtown (not manned)
2. Mardale (manned)
3. Kentmere (manned)
4. Ambleside (finish) – THE CHECKPOINT IS PARISH HALL
*Based on the above, we suggest that you do not descend the hill to Howtown checkpoint but continue to Mardale (On race day to reach Howtown you have to descend a steep hill for 800m, then retrace your steps back to the route).
We will have a list of all runners and walkers on the course and you must ensure that the person at Mardale and Kentmere checkpoints knows you have passed through. Basic refreshments will be available (water/biscuits or similar) but please carry anything specific you wish to eat and drink.
At the finish (Ambleside Parish Hall) you are required to ‘sign in’. PLEASE ENSURE YOU VISIT THIS CHECKPOINT and don’t return direct to your car.
Other things to consider
Bring map, roadbook and GPS if available, it is your responsibility to do the preparation beforehand and be ready to go. We will not have maps, roadbooks or any GPS assistance on the day. You must also bring full kit, the recce provides the perfect opportunity to test any equipment.