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INTERVIEW: Katie Mackay - 1st Woman to Complete a sub-24hr Lake District Classic Rock Challenge

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 UKC Articles 06 Jun 2022

Katie Mackay, partnered with Arthur Jones, recently completed the Lake District Classic Rock Challenge, becoming the first woman to finish in under 24 hours. Katie led every pitch and recorded a total time of 23:28:46. The challenge combines 34 miles of running between 15 multipitch Classic Rock routes, involving 70 pitches of climbing from VDiff to VS, and 4300m of ascent. In short: it's really, really tough. But just how tough? We found out...

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 BelleVedere 06 Jun 2022
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Great stuff!  

 Fellover 06 Jun 2022
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Nice one!

 TheGeneralist 06 Jun 2022
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> 6x tailwind saches 

> 8x Gu and High5 Gels

> 2x cheese on a brioche bun

> 1x bag of haribo tangfastics

That's insane. I couldnt survive a day sitting watching telly on that amount of food. Doing that much exercise on that little is mind blowing.

 blackcat 06 Jun 2022
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Awesome effort.

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Inspiring stuff; she comes over as such an Everywoman, although clearly she isn’t. And what a great picture of Scafell.

jcm

 Myfyr Tomos 07 Jun 2022
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Well done, great effort. North Wales awaits you.

In reply to johncoxmysteriously:

She's a proper star with no ego and a genuine old school love of climbing. Well done Katie, its a long road since that first time we did Little Cham together.

 Myr 09 Jun 2022
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> Doing that much exercise on that little is mind blowing.

And after so little sleep - they started the 24hr challenge at 10.20pm, having presumably already been awake for an entire day.


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