A message from the Lakeland Trails weekend organiser, Lisa WILLIAMS:
“To all Alnwick Harriers!
Our club trip to the Lakeland Trails is nearly here, this weekend!
The race start lists are up on the Lakeland Trails site as well as very important information re kit. In a nutshell on the Sunday all runners must carry gloves, a hat, waterproof and tights or over trousers. They will be checking runners before boarding the boat and when crossing the finish line.
Please can everyone check that their names are on the start lists of the correct races and email me if there’s any issues. Start lists are here:
There is a slight change of timings as they have put all Alnwick Harriers on the 11 o’clock sailing for the Ullswater race on Sunday. We expect the schedule to look something like this:
Depart Willowburn 07:00
Pick up in Felton 07:15
Race registration 10:30-11:00
Challenge starts 12:00 (14 Harriers)
Race starts 13:00 (21 Harriers)
Prize giving 15:30 (best stick around for this!)
Depart to YHA 16:00-17:00
Meet for drinks 19:00 (optional & venue tba)
Bus departs 09:00 (approx half hour journey to race start)
Race registration 09:30-10:00
Challenge starts & Race Starts 11:00 (37 Harriers – half hour boat ride to start)
Prize giving 14:30 (again, best attend this!)
Depart for home 15:00-16:00
I have only had two requests for room sharing so I have allocated rooms grouping friends as best as I can. On the day if you wish to switch with each other please feel free to do so.
Saturday night dinner
Unfortunately I have not been able to secure a group booking and so suggest that people make their own arrangements. There are many pubs and restaurants to choose from in Keswick and just a short walk from the YHA. Some of which are
*A few of us have booked a table at Casa Bella, the food is fab and the atmosphere is great! Plus the ice cream is to die for
It will be November and most likely cold so my advice is to layer up. Make sure you take something to keep you warm immediately after the race and for the half hour boat crossing on the Sunday morning. Trail shoes are definitely advisable. This will be my first Trail Race so if anyone has any advice they’d like to pass on let me know. The following link may be useful:
Details of the mandatory kit list for the Ullswater race is here http://www.lakelandtrails.org/ullswater/raceday.php
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me or speak to myself or Sue BOLAM at Harriers. This is my mobile number to use if there are any problems on departure day or over the weekend-07787142170.
Many thanks, and look forward to next weekend!