Imagine two back to back marathons with 4,000 metres of ascent thrown in. Add to that the rough terrain of the Lake District and that is the setting for this race. It runs from Caldbeck in the north of the Lakes, near Blencathra and finishes at Cartmel in the south. That is a total of 50 miles and it includes Blencathra, Helvellyn and Fairfield to name but three of the hills en route. Not only that, but Saturday was not the most brilliant weather in which to be out running. Gary Bradley completed the run in 14:49:14 and finished 64th male. There were 214 finishers and numerous others who retired.