Matt’s On The Edge

Race Reports

Classified by Skyrunning UK as a “Sky Extra” race in 2018 and part of the continued Skyrunning UK series 2019, the Lakes Sky Ultra is officially the most extreme mountain running event in England.

60km+ of Lake District paths, trails and rock with 5,000m ascent tests runners endurance to the limit. Runners definitely need a good head for heights and nerves of steel as they traverse three of the most amazing ridge-lines in the Lake District: Beda Fell; remote and sublime, the bone shaking and very wild ridge of Long Stile Edge and the very alpine and rocky scramble of Swirral Edge.

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We’re talking serious ascent with some distance thrown in and previous race/mountain experience is a must… Sounds perfect for Matt Capsey!
Matt finished 42nd in an excellent 13:44:28, on such a tough challenging course. Well done Matt. Andy Berry who often trains with the club finished 3rd on the day. Great going guys!