It is extreme. It is gnarly. It is hardcore. It is awesome. The Lakes Sky Ultra is all of these and more. Quite possibly the best race in the UK. The second round of the UK Skyrunner series where I was looking to improve my result.
The first round of the UK Skyrunner Series and a totally new challenge for me. The Vegan Welsh 3000s covers 35 miles and over 4000m of climbing through Snowdonia and features some technical exposed ridge lines such as Crib Goch.
“I want to do the 110 under 20 hours” I told Jayson Cavill when we were discussing my 2017 plans at the beginning of the year. “You have a lot of work to do” came the reply “I know” and with that came the start of a 12 week training plan with one simple goal …
The 10 Peaks Lake District was my last big race before the UTMB to see where I was at both mentally and physically. Taking in the 10 highest peaks the Lake District has to offer this was the perfect test for Chamonix.