In the 8th year for the Lakeland Trails event at Hawkshead, taking place on Saturday 27th April, Over 1200 competitors will be tackling the infamous, mile long, killer climb of the “Coffin Trail”…
The record field will include runners from all over the UK, along with overseas visitors from Australia, USA, Holland, Germany, Belgium, France and Ireland.
The event moves to a new venue for 2013 at Hawkshead Recreation Ground, after last year’s wet summer has left the previous show ground venue waterlogged and unusable this year.
The day starts with the 10km Hawkshead Trail Run, setting off at 11.00am, with the longer distance 17km Hawkshead Trail competitors setting off in two waves at 13.00pm and 14.00pm. All take in the infamous “Coffin Trail” on Claife Heights with just over 3km to go before the finish. Everyone finishing with earn a finisher’s technical T shirt memento along with a Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding.
The Lakeland Trails are family friendly sporting festivals, taking place on environmentally sustainable bridleways. The fabulous Boom Dang samba drumming band and singer/songwriter Pete Lashley will be preforming live throughout the day, and there are trade & retail stands, food and drink stalls, children’s fun runs and a live commentary with MC.
Last year’s winner, GB International Gary Priestley (Horwich RMI), will return to defend his title in the 17km race. Oldest competitor will be 80 year old Malcolm Ball from Norfolk. Dave Wise, from national running website TrekandRun.com will be running the event with a video camera attached to his head and making a short film of the event for Trail Running Magazine.
The event is supporting the Fix The Fells charity, along with other regional and national charities and thousands of pounds will be raised for these charities from the event.
Event sponsors and partners included running brand ASICS, Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Company, Pete Bland Sports, Mountain Trauma Rescue Services, Bowland Communications, James Kirby Photography, Trailrunning.co.uk; TrekandRun.com; Sleepmonsters.com, Kendal Mountain Rescue and Hawkshead Recreation Ground.
More information and full start lists are available from the event website
08.45am : Registration opens on Hawkshead Recreation Ground
11.00am : Start – 10km Hawkshead Trail Run (Event FULL)
11.30am : First finisher expected back from the 10km
12.30pm : Start – Children’s Fun Trails – entry on the day
13.00pm : Start – 17km Hawkshead Trail Challenge (Event FULL)
14.00pm : Start – 17km Hawkshead Trail Race (Event FULL)
14.20pm : First finisher expected back from the 17km Challenge
15.10pm : First finisher expected back from the 17km Race
15.30pm : Singer/songwriter Pete Lashley
16.30pm : Prize Giving