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Triathlon & Trail Club

The Endurance Store Trail Team have a day our at the Lakeland 50 & 100

The Montane Lakeland 50 & 100 is our bucket list event, especially as we organise it! This year the trail team descended on Coniston, determined to do themselves justice and not knock themselves out on low hanging branches. Richard Bardon reports: It is always a good feeling to arrive in Coniston on the weekend of the Lakeland 50 and 100. There is a mix of fear, trepidation and excitement. Virtually every conversation involves missed training, the fact that everyone is coming down with a cold and all the injuries are making themselves known. All of which is forgotten about once...

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EPIC Man Race Report 2017

Last year the EPIC team had a meeting and the conversation turned towards middle distance races. EPIC have been organising events in the NW now for 11 years and we thought that a really tough, challenging and great middle distance race in the NW could be a great additional to the regional calendar. The dream of EPIC man was born and we started discussing venues and routes. Having been involved with EPIC since the start, I mentioned that the Lune / Halton Army Camp was a possibility and that I knew a really hard bike ride into the Trough of...

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Dan & Rich Have A Grand Day Out In The Lakes at The Old County Tops

The Old County Tops is one of the UKs classic fell running races. It's 37 miles in length with 10,000 feet of climbing. It starts and finishes in Great Langdale and the route include the summits of Helvellyn, Scafell and Coniston Old Man. Rich has done it before, but it was so long ago, he forgot how much he suffered and roped in Dan to join him for another fun day out. There is no such thing as a bad day in the Lakes, but there are plenty of tough ones. Dan and I should have competed in last year's...

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Slateman Triathlon Report

For the 4th year in a row we found ourselves making the annual pilgrimage to Llanberis for the Always Aim High Slateman Triathlon. It's now a family ritual and a race that we are very fond of due to the scenery, location and overall atmosphere it generates. The weather earlier in the week was forecast a bit miserable, but by race day, it came good and we avoided the rain and hail of 2016. The water temperature is perhaps one of the things most regularly talked about, when the subject of Slateman arises. Each year the organisers draw a random...

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TES Trail Team Tackle Parbold Hill Race

Following their mediocre performances at the Grizedale Trail 26 race, our intrepid trail team continued their North West tour, with the classic Parbold Hill Race, Saturday 11th Feb. They had low expectations and they failed to disappoint. Our correspondent Richard Bardon tells the story in his own words... The Endurance Store Trail Race team were out in numbers at the Parbold Hill Race on Saturday. This is one of the best races locally, just short of 7 miles of hills and plenty of mud. The race had sold out weeks ago and it seems that the majority of the 500...

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