Lakes Sky Ultra

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If you’re looking for a serious challenge, this is it. Inspired by the great sky races of Europe, Lakes Sky Ultra™ is one of the most technically demanding course-marked race's the Lake District has ever seen. Entries are vetted to ensure that only the most experienced runners will tackle this ultra-distance route, taking in Swirral Edge and other extremely technical terrain, demanding that the runners have superb mountain skills.
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Sat, 13 Jul 2019
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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Where and when
3 Gale Rigg, Ambleside LA22 0BA, UK
Start times
Sat, 13 Jul 2019
Races summary
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Route information
This is 60km+ of relentlessly technical terrain, designed to test your mountain running, strength, endurance, speed, balance and skill to the max. From grassy trods and well-worn mountain paths, to bare rock and scree, bog and open fell, we’ve packed in a bit of everything on this fully marked route.
Underfoot terrain will be mixed. Grassy trods, well worn mountain paths, bare rock, scree, single track trails, hard/technical ascents and bone shaking descents will all feature on this fully marked route. Use of hands will undoubtedly be required.
How to get there
3 Gale Rigg, Ambleside LA22 0BA, UK
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Event day logistics
Friday 12 July
Race registration/kit check: 17:00 - 20:00
Hot meals available at registration (book in advance): 17:00 - 20:00
Compulsory Safety Talk: 20:15 - 21:00
Saturday 14 July
Race start: 06:00 [TBC]
First finishers (estimated): 14:00
Course closes: 21:00 [TBC]
Kit List
Must be worn:
  • Short Sleeve base layer top (NO COTTON)
  • Shorts or tights (3/4 tights acceptable)
  • Mountain/ Trail running shoes with minimum 3mm tread, e. g. Walsh PB, Salomon Fellraiser, La Sportiva C-lite, Inov-8 X-Talon or Mudclaw.
Must be worn or carried:
Waterproof jacket with hood and taped seams (water resistant products are not acceptable)
Waterproof trousers with taped seams (water resistant products are not acceptable)
Spare Long Sleeved Base Layer Top (NO COTTON).
Hat, Buff or similar
Head Torch
Survival Bag (space blankets are not acceptable)
Whistle (to be used in case of distress: 6 long blasts on the minute, every minute)
200 Calories of emergency food (must be unused at the finish unless you had an emergency, or you will be disqualified)
GPS and/or Map & Compass.
First aid kit (minimum contents: bandage, plasters, pain killers but please NO ANTI INFLAMMATORIES [NSAIDS] as these have been known to cause renal failure in race situations)
Race Vest, Race Pack or Bumbag
Safety pins x 4 (or other device for attaching race number)
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