Lakes 100 & 50July 30, 2012
We had two members taking part in this, Mark Liptrot in the 100 (100 mile race with 20,000ft of climbing) and Adrian Hope in the 50 (50 miles with 10,000 ft of climbing). Write up to follow.
Mark Liptrot: 34 hours 8mins finishing 74th out of 260 starters
Adrian Hope: 12 hours 10mins finishing 128th out of over 600 starters
Picture courtesy of SportSunday
Jul 30, 2012 19:48
Well done Hopey – next year the hundred. Makes the Rydal Round look like a stroll in the park.
Well done Mark – dont know wot you can step up to next year – 2 laps?
Jul 30, 2012 21:21
Mark & Adrian you are the Ironmen of fell runners! Amazing feats and not for the faint-hearted, well done.
Jul 30, 2012 23:13
Fantastic performances from both of you – congratulations on a great achievement.
Aug 1, 2012 21:37
It’s a long day out that’s for sure.
The 50 next year for me as well I think!
Aug 2, 2012 10:51
“34 hours to do 105 miles. That’s 3 miles an hour – that’s not even a brisk walk. That’s 20 minute miles. That’s an 8hr 44 marathon. Pathetic! How hard can it be?”
How hard? 40 to 60% of the field routinely abandon – and it’s not through boredom.
Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough.
Entries open 1st September.
At less than a pound a mile the entry fee is a bargain, unlike some other high profile events I could mention.
Aug 2, 2012 11:08
Oh I was faster than you ha ha, I managed 4.16 miles per hour, but you did do 10,000ft more climbing and an extra 50miles more than me, with me just doing a mere 10,000ft of climbing ha ha
The two nights that you had to run through won’t have helped, neither will the terrain.
30% of people didn’t finish the 50miler.
Anyone marathon runners out there wanting to try a longer event then these are great events, but don’t just double your road marathon time to work out your predicted finishing time, I would times it by at least 4 times for the 50 and around 10 times for the 100!
Aug 2, 2012 12:12
I wonder what percentage of the thirty odd thousand participants in the London marathon DNF?
Aug 2, 2012 12:14
1.42% in 2009
Aug 2, 2012 12:54
I’ve done the Old County Tops a couple of times (a measly 37 miles) and walked the Lakes 3000s in a day a long time ago (only 45 miles). I’d like to step it up next year and am considering the Fellsman or the L50, maybe both. Having seen a guy from work still shuffling round the office in pain today (Thursday) I’m not even tempted by the L100, plus I don’t really have the time to commit to the training required.
Aug 2, 2012 15:17
Shuffling round the office? Obviously not a Hoka man.
I was out doing the track session on Tuesday night; just ask Ray Vose.
I’m off out tonight as well.
The Fellsman is a classic and definitely a good one to go for next spring.
Aug 2, 2012 16:12
Total respect for both of you,very well done.
Aug 2, 2012 16:14
Cheers Mike, a good couple of weeks for the club for tough events.
I hope you’re recovering.
Aug 3, 2012 7:00
Are you writing a blog Mark? I’ve never run for more than 23 hours before and that was ages ago (a flat LDWA 100), and although I look at the names of some towards the top of the field and think that we have surely been amongst them in shorter races I’m not sure I would have kept going on this one. How did you phase the run? What did you get down by way of food on the way?
Aug 3, 2012 8:05
I’ve scribbled something, but I’m going to update it.
I did the same analysis on last year’s L100 results. Of the top 25 sub 30 hour finishers, I’ve raced against 5 of them in shorter races a few times and beaten them all. So I thought I might be in with a shout of a sub 30. But after last year’s DNF the main aim was to get round. And to get round I needed to be able to eat. And to eat I need to run at a bit lower intensity. I managed that and was scoffing pies, pasties, pasta, sausages etc all the way round and didn’t have an energy problem. I now just need to learn how hard I can run before the stomach problems start. 100 mile events are a bit hard to experiment with.
As for phasing, I set off VERY slowly. By the time I approached the top of Walna Scar I was determined that I was going to be last through checkpoint 1. I think that was overdoing it a bit – when I got to the top and looked down there was no one in sight – and you can see a long way!
I ran the rest of the course on the heart rate monitor and went steadily through the field – but I had probably left myself too much to do, as they say.
Still, it was good experience and I’ve learned heck of a lot.
I still might see you at the Bullock Smithy if you’re still doing it.
Aug 3, 2012 19:45
Congratulations to you both. Awesome.
Aug 3, 2012 21:57
An Absolutely Fantastic effort by both of you, a feat that I would never have even dreamed about never mind consider.
Aug 5, 2012 2:55
You were getting down pies !!! I can just about cope with jelly after 50 miles.
Looking at the times you seem to have been on your own towards the end – no one in sight in front, no one behind, and therefore no one to pull you along during the bad patches.
Kevin Perry will be the one to watch in the Runfurher championship. You beat him at Osmotherley but he did a stonking time in the 100 and he’s not done the long ones in the championship yet. He has to run the High Peak 40 to qualify though.
Aug 6, 2012 20:02
A nice spot, Chris.
Definitely the man to stalk if he turns up at the HP40.
And if he doesn’t – game on!