Billed as the UK’s toughest road marathon the Langdale marathon is hosted in the heart of the Lake District by the Brathay Trust. The runners follow an anti-clockwise course from Great Langdale to Little Langdale and then on to the picturesque hamlets of Skelwith Bridge and Chapel Stile, climbing up to Blea Tarn (twice!) and Foulstep (twice!) the course is most definitely recognised as the toughest road marathon in UK. However, the stunning mountain scenery will surely take the runners minds off the effort. A beautiful, challenging marathon course set in some of England’s most spectacular mountain scenery. The Langdale Marathon has earned it’s reputation as the toughest road marathon in the UK, taking in two laps of the Half Marathon course and reaching gradients of 1:3, this stunning marathon attracts both seasoned runners and a large number people looking for their next challenge which is no doubt why Eccleshill’s Ian Storey and Daniel Jenkins did just that! By his own admission Ian said it was tough but he did himself proud and finished in 4:54:41 and Dan (who ran the first half independently then ran the second half with Ian) finished in a respectable 4:12:04.
Well done Ian, & Dan, fantastic team effort! Big thanks to the ERR support, Angela.