Silva Great Lakeland 3Day completed and absolutely the hardest PHYSICAL challenge I’ve ever faced, and the first time I’ve ever thought I’d like to quit!! So glad I didn’t! I’ve run a lot in the Lake District but not even that prepared me for how tough this self navigation 3 day running event would be. Unrunable ups and unrunable downs - think hands and knees scrambling and rock climbing! Vertical climbs and downs! Fell over several times, got stuck in a bog, horribly sunburnt, sunstroked, mashed up toes, screaming quads, dehydration, getting lost, hardly any sleep, unable to eat, bramble scratches, insect bites, dodgy tan lines, refilling water bottles from mountain streams - if a mountain stream could be found...! But I’ve learnt so much too, more than anything just how strong I really am!
Total miles covered: 48.9
Total elevation: 12,618 feet
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