Recce Weekend March 19th 2023, Buttermere to Dalemain

The third recce covers the ground from Buttermere to Dalemain and is relevant for 100 mile runners (not on the 50 course). It covers miles 26 to 59 of the 100 course, making it a 33 mile section. 

Sunday March 19th

Arrive no later than 7:30am for the 8:00am Coach pick up at Dalemain Estate. Parking is free at Dalemain car park (we pay your £4 fee). Please log into your resultsbase account and ensure your mobile number is the one you’ll be bringing on the day and your emergency contact is correct. 

Coach will drop off at Buttermere / bottom of Newlands Pass, close to the event day checkpoint at 9:00-9:15am and you will start running from there. 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. There will be a guide leading each ‘pace group’ and there will also be a rear sweeper. 

If you do not require transport and you are heading straight to Buttermere, then you must ensure that you check in at the start (check in 9:00am).  All other competitors will check in as they board the bus at Dalemain. 

What Do I Need To Bring?

  • First aid kit
  • Full waterproof body cover, top and bottom
  • Spare base layers
  • Head torch
  • Mobile phone
  • Whistle and compass
  • Hat and gloves
  • Emergency foil blanket or bivi bag
  • Emergency food
  • The road book/map – BUY HERE
  • Cup – To cut down our use of single use plastic, you must bring your own cup for water from each checkpoint.

Please make sure your head torches are fully charged as some people may finish in the dark. You will also need map and  / or road book to help you navigate. Paper versions and other route details are available HERE or you can purchase waterproof map and road book HERE

General Information

You must make sure you sign in at all the checkpoints on the recce route, there are also cut offs in place for each checkpoint:

Braithwaite – Cut off 2.5 hours from start
Blencathra – Cut off 5 hours from start
Dockray – Cut off 8 hours from start

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 water & snacks supplied at checkpoints. Disposing of litter on the route not be tolerated. Please dispose of gel wrappers etc in the rubbish bags provided at checkpoints.  

Emergency contacts

If you experience any major injury that prevents you from carrying on then you must contact 999 and then the organisers. If you are unsure of your location, then contact the organiser first as they will be able to help the paramedics pinpoint your location. The emergency phone number is 07494 029628 – PLEASE SAVE THIS NUMBERS TO YOUR PHONE.

Montane Lakeland 50 & 100 Team

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