The La Sportiva Lake District Mountain Trial
Nature of the The La Sportiva Lake District Mountain Trial
The Trial is an annual event held at different venues in the Lake District in mid-September. It is considered to be one of the major events in the fell-runner's calendar. All courses will be severe tests of route choice, navigational skill and stamina in difficult mountain country. Competitors on the Classic route will often cover 25 miles with 8000 feet of ascent and descent. The Medium route will be shorter (about three quarters of the Classic distance). Owing to the severity of these courses, applicants are vetted for fell-running experience.
The Short Trial caters principally for novices over 18 years old and veterans over 60. The course will about half the length of the Classic. Applicants must have experience of running or walking in the mountains and good navigational skills. There is a Pairs category on the Short course.
For all courses there is a mimimum age of 18 for single runners. Over 14's may compete as part of a pair on the Short course if the accompanying runner is at least 21.
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