Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Lake District Mountain Trial 2011

Sunday (11th September) saw the 58th running of the Lake District Mountain Trial and on the way to Mungrisdale some early sunshine suggested the weather might be better than forecast.

20110911-ldmta-1The first, and last, of Sunday’s sunshine

With severe weather forecast for later in the day all the courses were shortened, to their respective “bad weather” route which involves not visiting one of the furthest checkpoints. Anticipating, correctly, that the weather would be too bad for photographs for much of the day I took some of the early starters.

20110911-ldmta-6Sarah, a Bowland club mate, on the line for her first Trial

20110911-ldmta-7Joss and David P-T getting ready for the start

20110911-ldmta-9Albert (blue top & hatless) almost ready for his first Trial

20110911-ldmta-11Other early starters and, in the car, Edwin Coope making all the announcements

Thereafter the weather deteriorated and my camera stayed wrapped in its waterproof sack. By the middle of the afternoon the weather was pretty awful – not unlike my own performance. Out over 7 hours with only one other finisher behind me. Hey ho, there is always next year. Results are here.


  1. Like the sunburst.

    The course looked good this year shame about the weather.

    Well done for getting round and finding all the controls, on such a grim day.
    At least you avoided a dreaded missed control or dnf.

  2. Thanks Steve, my result was pretty poor but it could have been worse.

  3. from looking at the results everyone found it though going! i think you're due some good weather running soon ;)

  4. Thanks Kate, well it won't be this weekend. Forecasts are pretty poor, maybe next weekend :)

  5. Fantastic photographs and a fantastic blog. Keep it up!.