Monday 29 July 2013

Lakeland 50 completed

Team 'Are We Nearly There Yet'

Giles Hodges from Boldon Auction Galleries completed the gruelling Lakeland 50 in 20 hours, 49 minutes and 49 seconds.

He said afterwards that it was the hardest thing he had ever done. 


The Start at Dalemain Estate
From a humid 11.30am start on Saturday morning at Dalemain Estate to torrential rain for the last 13 hours the Team of 4 became 3 at Ambleside after 13 hours when Jason Lloyd had to retire. 

Final Checkpoint Coniston

The remaining 3 members of 'Are we Nearly There Yet?' Giles, Fergus and Peter covered the 50 miles with 3,100 metres ascent passing through 6 checkpoints on their way and pushed on to the finish at Coniston, arriving at 8.22am on Sunday morning.


A huge thank you goes to all the organisers and wonderful volunteer marshalls who were at every checkpoint giving encouragement, food, drinks and medical assistance if necessary.

The Finish at Coniston

Giles, Fergus, Peter and Jason have now raised a brilliant £860 for the Charity Fix The Fells which works to protect the Lakeland fells from erosion by maintaining and repairing the miles of pathways.

Giles is now waiting for his feet to recover whilst planning his next Challenge!!

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