Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon 2005: Ennerdale

A brief write-up by Chris Upson, re-posted here for posterity.

I joined Crispin as a last minute replacement for Damon Rodwell in the Scafell Class. We failed to match Damon and Crispin’s usual high standard of finishing 2nd, but managed a 3rd place despite a few dithery moments trying to find checkpoints. The 4th team very nearly caught us in a mad dash for the penultimate checkpoint, but we did just enough to hold them off.

The routes started at Gatesgarth farm by Buttermere and crossed the Ennerdale hills for a mid-way camp in Wasdale next to Joss Naylor’s farm at Greendale, before returning back across Ennerdale on Sunday.

SLMM 2005 Day 1
Day 1 route taken (the start was at the top)
SLMM 2005 Day 2
Day 2 route