Garburn Trail Race
On Saturday 31st May 2008 two Long Eaton runners made the journey to the Lake District to compete in the Garburn trail race, a 14.9 mile trail race with nearly 3000 feet total ascent.
Starting in Staveley village, the course follows well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of Lake Windermere and most of the Lakeland fells. The trail follows the Kentmere valley, before the gruelling climb to the Garburn Pass. From here, it's downhill for five kilometres before the course returns to Staveley via High Borrans and Reston Scar.
It was a revised route this year due to a pair of nesting buzzards being back in the area, which have a history of attacking people. It was a tough course particularly in the very warm weather conditions but the scenery was breathtaking. Paul Burchell completely the course in 2:28:07, with Vicky Yeomans finishing in 2:38:53.
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