Archive for May, 2016

Montane Lakeland 50 & 100 2016 Checkpoint Cut Off Times

Cut off times for the 50 & 100 event have always been in place, but until this year they were only in force at checkpoints 4, 8, 10 & 12. In previous years runners who should have been pulled from the event much earlier, were allowed to continue, despite it being clear that they were not going to make the cut off times in force at checkpoints 4, 8, 10 & 12.

For 2016 we have introduced cut off times at all checkpoints except Seathwaite, Boot & Tilberthwaite. We want to make it clear that you must have LEFT each checkpoint by its cut off time. Any runner arriving at the checkpoint or still remaining in the checkpoint, after the cut off time, will be regarded as timed out and will be retired from the event at that stage. It is important to clarify that the overall completion time and the pace required to finish within the 40 hour time limit, has not been altered. The checkpoint cut off or ‘closing’ times are the same for both the 50 and 100 event.

You can view the individual checkpoint cut off / closing times by CLICKING HERE.

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What’s on the menu for 2016?

The table below shows you foods which can be accessed at each of the checkpoints, on the Lakeland 100 and 50 course. You should note the following:

1. Anything else you require should be carried from the start. It’s not possible to have personal food delivered to checkpoints.
2. The one exception to this rule is for Lakeland 100 competitors only, who can leave personal food in their drop bag to be collected at Dalemain.
3. Taking food from supporters or spectators is considered to be ‘outside the spirit of the event’, this is your personal challenge. Carry it or get it from the checkpoints.
4. Stashing food on the course beforehand is strictly against the rules and may result in DQ, drinking stream water and eating wild animals is allowed.
5. Upon reaching Ambleside, public houses, off licenses and the fish and chip shop are strictly out of bounds.
6. The event rules are very simple and fair for everyone: carry it from the start or take it from a checkpoint.
7. Dropping any litter on the course will not be tolerated, this will result in an immediate DQ.
8. It is impossible for us to enforce these rules, we rely on your good will to support and adhere to them.

You can see a list of checkpoints and food supplied below, THIS LIST IS NOT EXTENSIVE, IT IS THE MINIMUM YOU WILL FIND AT THE SPECIFIED CHECKPOINTS. Water is available at every checkpoint on the course.

CP Location Food Water Juice Cola Tea / Coffee
1 Seathwaite cake, biscuits Y Y Y N
2 Boot flapjack, biscuits Y Y Y Y
3 Wasdale soup, sandwiches, salt, crisps Y Y Y Y
4 Buttermere Soup, bread, biscuits, salt, crisps Y Y Y Y
5 Braithwaite pasta meal, rice pudding, biscuits, salt, jelly babies Y Y Y Y
6 Blencathra cake, biscuits jelly babies Y Y Y Y
7 Dockray soup, sandwiches, biscuits, salt, crisps Y Y Y Y
8 Dalemain meat stew and veg stew, bread, pudding & custard, salt, jelly babies Y Y Y Y
9 Howtown flapjack, biscuits, jelly babies Y Y Y Y
10 Mardale soup, sandwiches, salt, crisps Y Y Y Y
11 Kentmere pasta meal, salt, biscuits, jelly babies Y Y Y Y
12 Ambleside soup, sandwiches, cake, salt, crisps Y Y Y Y
13 Langdale meat stew and veg stew, bread, salt, biscuits, jelly babies Y Y Y Y
14 Tilberthwaite Sandwiches, biscuits, flapjack, jelly babies Y Y Y Y

*Sandwiches will be ham, cheese, jam and peanut butter (not all together, but any suitable combination should be expected).

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