We’re getting closer to the big Lakeland weekend so we thought we’d let you know what’s in store at Coniston HQ. Last year as many will already know, the school was closed due to construction work, so we had to erect a very large marquee for briefings, catering, registration, coffee shop and just about everything else.
This year we have the school back, but unfortunately for us, competitors liked the marquee and wanted to keep it for 2018. So, we’re going to have both. The marquee will be used for registration as per last year. Matt and ‘The Farmers Wife’ team will be back again to do all our event catering and post-event meals. Rinaldo of the famous Rin’s Coffee will be back with his coffee shop and this year we’ll be adding a bar to the proceedings so you can have a few bottles or glasses the night before you race. We’ll have live music on Friday night and will be expanding our entertainment which was received so warmly last year.
If you’re running the 50, make sure you join us for Friday evening and soak up the atmosphere. You’ll want to be there before the start of the 100 event as it’s an amazing spectacle. Bring your family and children to take part in the FREE Lakeland 1 event, which follows the 100 start.
We’ll be using the school hall for all event briefings and it will also be used for the presentation post-event. For those who haven’t been before, the school hall is 100m from the marquee, so not far to hobble!
Timings for the weekend:
1. Race HQ opens Friday 27th at 9am
2. Lakeland 100 briefing in school hall, Friday 27th at 4:30pm
3. Lakeland 100 start, Friday 27th 6pm
4. Lakeland 1 Family Fun Run start, Friday 27th 6:30pm
5. Lakeland 50 briefing in school hall, Saturday 28th at 8:30am
6. Lakeland 50 start, Saturday 28th at 11:30am from Dalemain Estate
7. Lakeland presentation, Sunday 29th at 12 noon in school hall
Camping at Coniston School is available free of charge. There are portable toilets and showers on site for all competitors, there is also water access. We have secured a second field for camping (which we used last year) and have improved the field access point. This means that we will have plenty of car parking and camping space, so shouldn’t need to limit competitors and their families. If you are bringing a camper van or caravan you will be directed to the bottom field (there is no electricity hook up). If you are camping, you will be on the school field, once the school field is full, you will be directed to the bottom field.
In previous years when we had limited parking and camping, we insisted on one car and one tent (no bigger than a car) per competitors. This is not the case for 2018 as we have much more room, but please not that closer to the event if we have any issues such as heavy rain / flooding, we may change the camping regulations to limit space.
Dogs are allowed on the school / camping field, but must be kept on a lead at all times. They are not allowed in the school at any time but are allowed in the marquee so long as they are on a lead. There are no fires allowed and camping is only available from Friday 9am through to Sunday 4pm.
This year is going to be our biggest ever party and you’r all invited.
Lakeland 50 & 100 Team