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Legendary Fell Runner to include The Britannia Inn en route!

By Andrew Parker, 10 June 2018 – 0 comment

As you may have heard legendary fell runner Joss Naylor MBE is walking/running from Wasdale to Brathay, to fundraise for Brathay Trust. 

Joss Naylor is one of England's most celebrated fell runners. The Cumbrian sheep farmer broke the Lake District 24 hour fell record three times in the 1970s - his 1975 record of 72 peaks, covering 100 miles and around 38,000 feet of ascent in 23hrs 11mins, stood for 13 years.

At age 50, he completed the 214 peaks of the Wainwrights in seven days, one hour and 25 minutes, a feat not bettered until 2014. At 60, he bagged 60 Lakeland fell tops - at 70 he ran 70 of them, amassing more than 50 miles in the process. In 2016 the 'King of the Fells' celebrated his 80th birthday by running over 35 miles from Caldbeck to Wasdale, raising funds to help vulnerable children and young people.

"I've taken a lot from the tranquility of the Lake District - an appreciation of the landscape, wildlife and plants. For me, running has always been more about getting out in the natural environment than it is about exercise or training."

On Sunday 17th June, Joss will be leaving from his childhood home, Middle Row (Wasdale Head), and taking the following route:
Middle Row - Burnmoor Tarn - Woolpack Inn (Eskdale) - Penny Hill - Grassguards - Wallowbarow - Newfield Inn (Seathwaite) - Walna Scar - Coniston Coppermines - Tilberthwaite - Three Shires Inn (Little Langdale) - The Britannia Inn (Elterwater) - Loughrigg Tarn - Loughrigg - Brathay Hall... about 30 miles & 6,000 ft of climbing.

The event schedule can be found on the BrathayChallenges website: 

We wish Joss the best of luck, and look forward to having you at The Britannia Inn! 


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