Club Runs

“Surely there is no other place in this whole wonderful world quite like Lakeland ...... no other so exquisitely lovely, no other so charming, no other that calls so insistently across the distance. All who truly love Lakeland are exiles when away from it” A.W.

We meet every Tuesday at 6.30pm for a club run on the beautiful Western fells (even after only a few days of work one can feel like an exile). Our usual haunts include the fells surrounding Buttermere (Grasmoor, High Stile, Melbreak) and the Western fells around Ennerdale and Cold Fell. If the weather is bad we may stay low on the tracks and trails.

If you are visiting the area or thinking of joining the club feel free to pop along and join us.

We usually run for between 1 and 2 hours at a comfortable pace with frequent regrouping with some runners incorporating hill reps. Sometimes a fast group will decide to go further or a slow group to stay lower: it varies each week with the terrain and the turnout.

If the schedule is quite short it means we are in the process of deciding where to run next. Please keep checking the website for updated runs. Members may also post other runs at other times e.g. weekend runs, or recces of upcoming races.

PLEASE NOTE: These runs are weather dependent and whilst we like to think we are a hardy bunch sometimes the weather does get the better of us. Please check the website for any last minute route changes.

Date Location Details
23rd Jan Sale Fell

Short grass, hill sprints, and a pub afterwards - for the members meeting. What's not to like. The moon will be 380,561.24 km away. Not sure where it will be away from though, seems an unlikely degree of accuracy for Sale fell.

30th Jan Kirkstile

Melbreak. Well known to all, because of the navigational challenges at the far end.

Not quite a full moon....waxing gibbous at 98%. Hopefully someone will google this phrase and be able to explain it.

However, more importantly, its pie night. You need to let Andy Bradley know of your requirement, andyandmel@btinternet.com.
Options are large pie or small pie. Those not wanting to stand out from the crowd will order large. Details on Facebook as well.

Even if you see this on Monday 29th, let me know and I will sort you a pie.

6th Feb Nannycatch

Flat fell and dent. Up the infamous chimneys. The route will be dry. No wet feet.
Moon, sadly, waning gibbous. Sadly, no-one has yet understood the gibbous bit.

13th Feb Fangs Brow

Burnbank, Blake, High Nook tarn and the coffin road back. Or the other way round. Going to be dark.

20th Feb Darling Howe

Following the pre Christmas run this is the other half of the Aitkin Skyline. Graystones, Broom, Lords Seat. Hopefully this time we will find the path down- rather depends if someone called Tim turns up. It will be dry, there will be no mud, nor bog.

27th Feb Buttermere

Knott, Ard Crags and back down the valley.
Off to the Fish Inn to talk about the stunning views and light from the nearly full moon. Not many opportunities left this winter for this much fun.