Starting and finishing at Hawkshead, the 16K Hawkshead Trail Race, 16K Hawkshead Trail Challenge and 10K Hawkshead Trail Run follow circuits along fully marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in the stunning panoramic views of Windermere and the surrounding peaks of the Coniston Hills, the Langdales and most of the Lakeland fells. All of the routes take in the infamous, mile long, near vertical, killer climb of the “Coffin Trail”! Underfoot conditions are generally good, particularly for those used to off-road running. David Goodyear donned his trail shoes and his blue and whites to represent Eccleshill Road Runners in this fabulous event. The recent wet weather made going challenging.
Lakeland Trails are some of the most inspiring trail running and walking events in the UK, all held within the spectacular landscape of the Lake District National Park. Designed for all ages and abilities, the trail courses are fully marshalled and fully way-marked. David not one to miss out on something a little different and having completed this race in the past, posted a very respectable time after completing the 16K challenge in 2:18:19 (unofficial) Great running and well done!