Runners in this popular race are invited to ‘take on trails and go for that PB or simply enjoy getting around the route’. AKA The Adidas Terrex 10k is part of the Keswick Mountain Festival. Entrants this year were helping to support the crucial voluntary work of the Kendal Search and Mountain Rescue Team. Taking part in this rip-roaring trail run involves visiting the local landmarks used by the local running community. The route is pure trail running, strewn with natural obstacles (no haybales, no mud-baths, no obstacles required) just lots of great ascents, jaw dropping vistas, some hard packed and grassy trails and a great town centre finish.
Eccleshill’s David Goodyear is a regular visitor to the annual adidas TERREX Kendal Mountain Festival 10K Trail Run. The race starts on closed roads climbing out of the town centre up Beast Banks. Its steep start utilising the same roads that the Tour of Britain cycle race finishes up. After 3km the route starts weaving along the limestone escarpment of Scout Scar with amazing views across Morecambe Bay and the Lyth Valley. The run along the escarpment is punctuated by crossing Underbarrow Road, the run continues towards Cunswick Scar before turning back across Kendal golf course and descending the steep streets and ginnels back into the centre of Kendal. David Finished the 6.74K race in 1:24:05 Well done David!