Montane Lakeland 100/50 July 2010 Race Report

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This year's race took place between the 23rd and 25th July with 504 entrants from the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, USA, Ireland and Israel. The fell running legend Joss Naylor started the 100 race and made a presentation at the briefing - "I ran the length of Hadrian's Wall, 73 miles, in under nine and a half hours... you'll be fine".

Walna Scar, Montane Lakeland 100, 136 kb
Walna Scar, Montane Lakeland 100
© Mark Gillet

The 100 race began in Coniston at 5:30pm on Friday evening in perfect sunny conditions. Race leader Stuart Mills swept through the 80.7 mile Kentmere checkpoint pausing only to sip a cup of water before pushing on for the final 19.3 miles. Stuart won the race with a time of 24:11, followed later by Andy Mouncey (25:37) and Duncan Harris (25:56). Britta Sendlhofer was the first woman to finish this year's 100 with a majestic time of 32:19.

The Montane Lakeland 50 began in style on Saturday morning at 12am on the Dalemain Estate. From the off Andrew James and Jon Morgan fought their way down the trail. Sticking close together they swept through checkpoint after checkpoint in a gladiatorial dual to the finish. Race Director Marc Laithwaite summed up the finish:

"it was an incredible battle, after the Tilberthwaite checkpoint Andrew managed to dig deep and pull away putting 7 minutes into Jon, finishing with a time of 7:46!" Both competitors have set an incredible record breaking time, one that will be very difficult to beat.

100 START copywright Montane Lakeland 100 and 50 Mark Gillet
© Montane Lakeland 100 Mark Gillet

AMBLESIDE copywright Montane Lakeland 100 and 50 Mark Gillet
© Montane Lakeland 100 Mark Gillet
Montane Lakeland 100, 115 kb

More info and next year's race:

With 15 checkpoints manned by 32 marshals and 40 physiotherapists, the race logistics and organisation are a monumental challenge. Marshals enthusiastically feed, care for and re-motivate (where needed!) competitors and send them onwards.

Paul Cosgrove of Montane manned the Kentmere checkpoint; "our team served 421 bowls of pasta, 348 bowls of rice pudding and we made over 100 litres of fruit smoothie!"

Set to be a classic ultra race not only in Europe but the world, registration for 2011 opens 1st September 2010. Marshals and competitors alike have already started training....

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