50-year-old wins Montane Lakeland 100

Ullswater RESIZED
Known for being one of the UK’s toughest long distance trails, this year’s Montane Lakeland 100 race was won by 50-year-old Stuart Mills – and he finished the course in less than 23 hours.

Mills managed to beat second and third place runners Charlie Sharpe and Ed Batty by more than 45 minutes, with an impressive race time of 22hrs, 17mins and 50 secs, despite being older than the combined ages of both runners.

Montane sponsored Mills explained: “I ran one of my most satisfying races for quite a while, hitting the lead during leg two, and managed to hold on right to the end, going through some challenging moments along the 105-mile journey.”

Conditions on the fells this year were tough, with high humidity and heavy rain making the weekend-long event especially gruelling for the several hundred competitors who took part. Starting in Coniston and taking in all of the Lakeland fells, the clockwise course includes more than 6000m of ascent as it winds through valleys and over fells, taking in Dunnerdale, Buttermere, Keswick and Ullswater along the way.


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