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Stephen's Lake District trip

Holme Wood, Lake District

Holme Wood, Lake District
Credit: Steve L

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019

Stephen Lysaczenko took the opportunity to orienteer at Loweswater while up north for the Lakeland 5 Passes Ultra and another fell race. On the 5 Passes, he clocked up the 32 miles (3000m climb) in under eight hours, finishing in the top 50 out of 200+ competitors.

Steve, in the confines of a maze

Steve, in the confines of a maze
Credit: Jim Pearson

Results: Lakeland Five Passes Ultra

That was on Saturday 15 June. Then on Wednesday evening, Stephen raced with Borrowdale Fell Runners at Langstrath (?), a mere 7.5km. The next day (Thursday 20), Stephen took in some orienteering. That was the short course (3km!) at Holme Wood (see map pictured), which climbs from the western shores of Loweswater. His 'break' from fell running was courtesy of West Cumberland OC, who are currently running a Thursday night summer series.

Results: Holme Wood

Stephen said "It was a more vertical course then anticipated". Anyone who's ran up there might be able to relate to that! Stephen's previous experience of orienteering in the Lakes was at Askham Fell at last year's Lake 5 Days. Another 'rest day' in between fell races, if the QO Website remembers correctly.

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