The Lakeland recce days have been created to help competitors familiarise themselves with the course prior to the event. They are extremely popular and provide a great way to meet fellow runners whilst learning the route. Each recce includes your coach transport to the start & basic refreshments at recce checkpoints along the way. Full details about each recce will be emailed out to participants 1 week prior to each recce date.
IMPORTANT, due to the popularity of the recce days & the limited number of places available, only Lakeland 100 & Lakeland 50 competitors entered into the upcoming 2023 event may take part. Please do not sign up if you are not entered into the 2023 race.
The route map, gpx files & the road book for each section can be downloaded from the event website and official route maps can be purchased from The Endurance Store whilst stocks last.
Recce 1 - November 13th 2022
This is part of the 100 course only (not the 50 course) and is 26 miles in total from Coniston to Buttermere. It's challenging terrain with Black Sail Pass and Scarth Gap, slower runners will finish in the dark. Full kit is required as per event website.
Recce 2 - January 21st 2023
This is the "night" run from Ambleside to Coniston and is part of the 50 and 100 course. It's 16 miles in total and it is run in the evening as most runners will be doing this section in the dark on the main race weekend. Full kit is required as per event website.
Recce 3 - March 19th 2023
This is part of the 100 course only (not the 50 course) and is 26 miles in total from Buttermere to Dalemain, via Braithwaite, Blencathra & Dockray. Full kit is required as per event website.
Recce 4 - June 18th 2023
This is part of the 50 and 100 course and is 26 miles in total from Pooley Bridge to Ambleside. It is the first "half" of the Lakeland 50 route, taking in the climbs to Mardale Head & Kentmere before heading to Ambleside. Full kit is required as per event website.