Lake District Mountain Trial
11th September 2016

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Richard Beard 5:45:52

The Lake District Mountain Trial has been in existence since 1952. Each September it tests route choice and navigation in pursuing a course between checkpoints in the Lake District fells. I made a long overdue return this year having previously competed back in 1976 & 1980.

The race, based this year at the Newfield Inn, Seathwaite in the Duddon valley, sent us on a circuit of the Coniston fells. The medium course was advertised as 12.5 miles (direct line) with 1725 metres of climb. I clocked 17.3 miles, taking in the tops of Wetherlam and Swirl How, on my route though the magnificent scenary.