"Steamy Surprise"

On Saturday 3rd November Phil Abbott and Vicky Yeomans took part in the 1st Puma Trailfox Ullswater Trail Race, an 8 mile course along the most scenic lakeside trails in the Lake District. This was a unique event, a Steamy Surprise "bonus event" for the Lakeland Trails 2007.

A stunning, beautiful half hour cruise aboard one of the Ullswater Steamers brought the competitors to the start in the hamlet of Howtown. The course along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways followed the lakeshore, giving panoramic views of Halvellyn and the surrounding peaks. Much of the course passed through ancient woodland. The weather conditions were perfect. The route was absolutely stunning and incorporated 1200 feet of climb. Phil completed the course in 1:10:06, whilst Vicky finished in a time of 1:23:00.


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