La Sportiva Lake District Mountain Trial 2017

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The Lake District Mountain Trial is excellent preparation for the OMM.

Classic mountain navigation event over challenging terrain in the Lake District. Interval starts with course disclosure beyond start line - ie. as in orienteering.  
Entries are now open for this year’s trial to be held on September 10th at Gatesgarth Farm at the head of Buttermere.
Entry is via:   http://www.ldmta.org.uk/entry.html
Or via:   https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=3569

Classic Trial: around 18 miles and 7500ft climb (29 km and 2300m). Estimated winning time = 4.5hrs. Minimum age for entry: 18yrs
Medium Trial: around 13 miles and 5000ft climb (21 km and 1500m). Estimated winning time = 3.5hrs. Minimum age for entry: 18yrs
Short Trial: around 9 miles and 3500ft climb (15 km and 1100m). Estimated winning time = 3hrs. Minimum age for entry for single runners: 18yrs.

The distances shown above are as the crow flies. Actual distances covered may be up to 50% further.
There is a Pairs category in the Short Trial in 2017. This presents a good opportunity to hone mountain navigational skills with a partner. Over 14's may compete as part of a pair if the other runner is their parent or legal guardian.

More Information about the Trial is available at:   http://www.ldmta.org.uk/homepage.html

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La Sportiva Mountain Trial 2017 - info

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29th Jun 17  by George Crawford-Smith