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    Re: Scafell Pike

    Quote Originally Posted by Marvin View Post
    ...the record was reduced to 49:50 by Lloyd Taggart who knocked 1min 22secs off the previous record. A terriffic achievement...
    Impressive!

    Is this a relatively new race? (Or a new route?) No disrepect to Ben Bardsley (the previous record holder), an excellent athlete himself, but I was surprised the record wasn't held by Kenny Stuart, Billy Bland or the like.

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    Re: Scafell Pike

    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffB View Post
    Is this a relatively new race?
    The race first appeared in the FRA calendar in 1986 and the winner that year was Colin Valentine. Ian Holmes held the record from 1990 to 1999 with times of 53:45 in 1990 and 51:43 in 1993.

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    Scafell Pike

    Anyone done this? Quite fancy this one but won't get a chance to recce it. Is it mainly path or is there a route through the crags suitable for the also rans?

    Cheers, Helen

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    Re: Scafell Pike

    Have now found route map for this, quiet day in the office

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    Re: Scafell Pike

    Very gradual climb through fields at the start, then a very steep climb up Scafell for about 1/2 a mile. Once over this section it's less steep with the last bit over very rocky ground. Round the monument and then back the same way. About 4miles.

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    Re: Scafell Pike

    You go straight up the nose of lingmell which when viewed from Wasdale Head looks (and is) massive (in a gradient sense).

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    Re: Scafell Pike

    Quote Originally Posted by Tea & cake View Post
    Anyone done this? Quite fancy this one but won't get a chance to recce it. Is it mainly path or is there a route through the crags suitable for the also rans?

    Cheers, Helen
    As Ady said quite a climb up the end of lingmell(and decent)but ok from then on, will do it again this year if only for the dust bin of flapjack at the end

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    Re: Scafell Pike

    Thanks for the info. Only just realised this is pre entry & have missed the deadline. Have emailed the organisers as would really like to have a go at this. Think it was the bucket of flapjack that clinched it

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    Re: Scafell Pike

    Entry on the day was available last year - make sure you take full kit.

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    Re: Scafell Pike

    Quote Originally Posted by Ady In Accy View Post
    Entry on the day was available last year - make sure you take full kit.
    Thanks Ady, will do

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