Scafell Sky Race (40km) 2023 Results

Race Date: 3rd June 2023

The website describes this race as ‘a thrilling journey across some of the highest ground in the Lake District. It takes in summits including Harrison Stickle, Pavey Ark, High Raise, Green Gable, Great Gable, Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, Esk Pike and Bowfell as you cover the 40km and 2800m of ascent in a horse-shoe loop from The Stickle Barn in Great Langdale. The course sweeps you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the central Lakes via the finest single-track paths in the region.’

Strider, Lee Kenton, decided to take on the sky race whilst on a family holiday to the Lakes. On his return I asked how it had gone – ‘horrible’ was his reply!  This was mainly due to the scree slopes which he found himself slipping and sliding up and down, and left him unable to enjoy those spectacular views.  The Lakes was also experiencing much warmer weather than Sheffield that week.  Other runners might have loved this course but credit to Lee for finishing.

First man was Luke Grenfell-Shaw in 4:45:13 and first lady was Alicia Schwarzenbach in 6:05:11.  There were 164 finishers, 16 of which finished after the 10 hour cut-off and 23 retirees, showing how tough it was.

Link to full results here.

Striders results:

Pos Name Time
123 Lee Kenton 9:25:59


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