Well yesterday saw the Ultramadness team start the Lakeland 50 and the day started in the super hot Dalemain Estate, continued into late afternoon and once darkness fell it was to take a dramatic turn.

The results are below and there will be further reports on how we got to where we got to and the trials and tribulations along the way:

FINISHER – Chris Chadwick, 50.0miles to Coniston = 15:59.35

RETIRED – Andy Holohan, 34.4 miles to Ambleside = 9:48.53
RETIRED – Glyn Rose, 27.1 miles to Kentmere = 9:38.34
RETIRED – Wayne Singleton, 27.1 miles to Kentmere = 9:38.38

An extra special note in dispatches has to go to Liz, Wayne’s partner, who after a DNF at Howtown in 2011 and unable to compete in 2012 as pregnant with Eleanor had an awesome day and as a determined pair from Ambleside with Chris pushed and pulled each other to the finish line.

FINISHER – Liz Beavis, 50.0 miles to Consiton = 15:59.30

I think given the conditions all round and what seemed like an incredible number of retirements amongst our running buddies this was a gargantuan effort.

Well done everyone, for surviving and making sensible on the hill decisions.

Safety first, fun later!!!!!