Dress rehearsal run for Lakeland 100

I arrived home safely yesterday afternoon. I reckon the journey took me as long as the Lakeland 100 will take me over the weekend! I went to bed at 9.30pm and slept soundly until about 5am so I think I’ll be fine sleep wise.

My plan for this week before the big race on Friday is two runs, today and Wednesday. Today I wanted to do a full dress rehearsal with all my kit for the race. So I drove up to Robertson’s Car Park on the Braes and ran part of my large loop.  It was almost 7 miles but very easy. I stopped for a few photos and took my time. I met a local fell runner Dave so we stopped for a chat.

One of the things about the Lakeland 100 is there is a set amount of compulsory kit you have to carry. It always amuses me how difficult some people seem to find this but it’s pretty straight forward really.  Every year there are posts about what kit is acceptable etc. Here is my compulsory kit.

L100 kit 1

I’m not going to carry too much else but I have a few extra things including my energy drinks, camera and re-charger for my Suunto.L100 kit 2

The race organisers allow you to have a drop bag at Dalemain so here is what I plan to put in that. I may add one or two things before Friday!L100 kit 3

I don’t plan to change shorts but I’ve put them in as a back up. I will probably change my top and socks. Not sure about shoes. I’ll see how my feet feel. I may add my Hoka Stinsons in case I feel I need the extra support for the second half of the race.

I’ll be wearing my tried and tested kit. If it looks like it is going to be a warm night I will wear a short sleeved top.L100 kit 4

I really like the North Face Enduro pack as once it is on it doesn’t catch my arms as I run. It weights 2.5kg without water.L100 kit 5

I try and prepare the best I can but the one thing we can’t control is the weather. It is looking quite promising a few days out.

weather ambleside

I have 52 guesses for my ‘Guess My Time’ competition. If you want to enter you have until 6pm on Wednesday evening to send me you guess.

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2 Responses to Dress rehearsal run for Lakeland 100

  1. Welcome back, looking at the photo’s and video it looks like you had an epic break 🙂

    I guess I need to provide an time estimate even if the idea of winning a pair of HOKA makes me wince! 28hr’s 35 minutes is a time I’d be chuffed with, so I’ll give it to you and hope you bring it home 🙂

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