The hugely popular Lowther Lakeland Trail Run is celebrating its 30th anniversary at this year’s Lowther Show in Cumbria. Taking place on Sunday 14 August, the route covers 13 miles of picturesque scenery across Askham Fell and the Lowther Valley.
The race begins at 12 noon from the field beside Lowther Castle and will see around 100 entrants climb through Askham Village onto the fell to Heughscar Hill. The course then descends to the Cockpit, onwards to Butterwick and a steep climb onto Knipe Scar. It’s then onto the home straight – across the grasslands of Lowther Park to Whale and back to Lowther Castle.
Event organiser, Martin Stone said: “The Lowther Lakeland Trail Run has taken place for 30 years and it’s an important part of the fabric and tradition of the Lowther Show. It is a wonderfully scenic route where runners cross miles of open, unspoilt fells and the views westwards towards the high mountains of the Lake District are spectacular. Runners will get their feet wet as they ford the River Lowther near Butterwick but it provides a refreshing and invigorating interlude half way through the run.”
As with all outdoor events in the UK, runners are advised to be prepared for all weathers including a waterproof raintop. Runners are allowed to bring their dog along as long as it is kept on a lead at all times and does not disturb livestock along the way or other competitors.
SPORTident Timing will be used so each competitor will carry an SI-Card which can be hired and collected on the day. The winner will receive an engraved Lowther Show glass provided by Countryman Fairs.
Online entries cost £10 and close at 8pm on Saturday 13 August however you can also enter on the day for £12.50. The entry fee also includes a ticket for the Lowther Show.
To register click here.