Starting and finishing at Jenkins Field on the shores of Ullswater in Glenridding, the 5K Helvellyn Sport Trail, 10K Helvellyn Trail Run, 15K Helvellyn Trail Challenge and 15K Helvellyn Trail Race follow circuits along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways that take you into the foothills of Helvellyn, with elevated panoramic views of Ullswater, and dramatic vistas of Helvellyn and the surrounding peaks. Underfoot conditions are generally good for those used to off road running, but can be tricky in places.
Starting from the Ullswater Pier at Glenridding your journey starts with a beautiful half hour cruise aboard the Ullswater Steamer “Raven”, which takes you to the start in the hamlet of Howtown, whilst being serenaded by singer/songwriter Pete Lashley. The 10K Ullswater Trail Run, 14K Ullswater Trail Challenge and 14K Ullswater Trail Race follow well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways along the lake shore, giving panoramic views of Helvellyn and the surrounding peaks, finishing in Jenkins Field, next to the Ullswater Pier. Much of the course passes through ancient woodland, which will be at its autumnal best. Underfoot conditions can be tricky at times, especially if wet.
Phillip Whettlock took on the 15k Helvellyn Trail Race on the Saturday and the 14k Ulswater Trail Race on the Sunday nicknamed the ‘dirty double’.
Phillip had an awesome weekend, which reading the website does sound good fun (club trip??)
Phillip finish Saturdays race in 1:23:50 in 141st position and Sunday’s race in 1:30:27 in 101st place, well done Philip great stuff.