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    Duddon of longs and all round favourite.
    Also Edale before it became a track race.
    Blencathra , grisedale , Langdale of Mids.
    Windgather or kinder trog as training.

    Never done a short.
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    A little known one, but The Swaledale Marathon. Simply stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jez Hellewell View Post
    A little known one, but The Swaledale Marathon. Simply stunning.
    Wensleydale wedge is a good event too. But neither are true fell races surely? Of similar events I like the trog from Kirby Stephen.

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    My three would be:

    Lake District Mountain Trial - I love the navigational events; if mountain marathons counted I would probably put the now extinct Highlander Mountain Marathon and the original RAB MM, but will settle for LDMT instead

    Teenager with Altitude - for me this has the best running in the Lakes

    Shutlingsloe - have always had a great day out there, and such a perfect viewpoint for the race
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    You can't beat the buzz of walking round the start of the LDMT and not knowing where you're going, but knowing it's going to be a big one....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
    Wensleydale wedge is a good event too. But neither are true fell races surely? Of similar events I like the trog from Kirby Stephen.
    Maybe not to be honest, but I’d still like to nominate it if I can!
    I fancy the Wedge some day too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
    Wensleydale wedge ..

    unfortunately anything with an alliterative title is automatically disqualified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy k View Post
    unfortunately anything with an alliterative title is automatically disqualified.
    Shame. That does for another good race near grassington the trollers trot!

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    Other than the defunct Wharmton Dash, Moel Eilio wins for me but closely followed by Buttermere Sailbeck.
    Scafell Pike is probably my favourite short race out there.

    The race I completed and felt the biggest 'wow' factor from however was the Old County Tops, because I'd supported the race a couple of times as a kid and felt overawed by the challenge but completing it was kind of a real bucket-list choice ticked off.
    Trying to plod up hills every day slightly faster than the day before

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
    Shame. That does for another good race near grassington the trollers trot!
    Unfortunately Trollers Trot is not running anymore, and John O'Gaunts Challenge. Blubberhouses 25 is good in this area.

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