TRAINING.

Any one who is sincere about doing the B.G.R. has to be serious about the training to be undertaken. I know everyone is different, some can get away with little training, while others have to put in a great deal What you need is time out on your feet if you do not want to suffer too much. Plus the climbing in your legs.

Most runners have quite a few years running background, and would start their training app' 12 months before their attempt. Long fell races are good for building strength in your legs E.G. Ennerdale. Wasdale. Old County Tops. Mountain Trail. Welsh 1,000 Peris Horseshoe. Hill-reps are another way to strenghthen your legs, I've known some people to do step - ups on chairs, or run up and down a flight of stairs.Some say that you need to climb 10,000 ft a week.

Additional training can be Swimming, Weight-training, Cycling, etc Next you need time out on your feet, there are some longer events like the High Peak, the Fellsman, plus some of the L.D.W.A. events or you can run over the moorlands or in the Lakes if possible, the longer you are out the better. ( you get out, what you put in )

Here is a example of my training for the 42 peaks and 50 peaks B.G.R. ( training in 1988/9 was app' 5 times a week with some short road races midweek, and at week ends long runs up to 6 hours or a fell race. )

 

1988 - 89 MILES app' TIME 1998 - 99 MILES app' TIME
RACES     RACES    
High Peak 40 13 hrs Ennerdale 23 7 hrs
Edale Skyline 20 4 hrs R-Dockray Helvelyn 21 3.5 hrs
1/2 Mar/Road/Race     Wasdale 21 5.5 hrs
Kentmere 12   Borrowdale 17 4 hrs
3 Peaks 23 3.hrs 42 mins Sedbergh 14 3 hrs
Road Race 10   10 Reservoirs 22 4 hrs
Buttermere 9   1999 MILES app'TIME
Road Race 20 2 hrs 12mins Two Cross 25 4hrs 45 mins
Fairfield 9   Wadsworth Trog 20 4.5 hrs
Duddon 20 3 hrs 42 mins White Holme 15 2.5 hrs
Stoke Marathon 26 3hrs 06 mins High Peak 30 10 hrs
S.L.M.M. 30 14 hrs Edale 20 4 hrs
3 Shires 13   3 Peaks 24 4.5 hrs
Tour of Pendle 17 3 hrs L.D.W.A. Lakes 28 6 hrs
3 Tower's 20 2 hrs 37 mins Old Country Tops 35 9.5 hrs
Karrimor 50 klm   Welsh 1,000 21 5 hrs
1989 MILES app' TIME TRAINING RUNS MILES app'TIME
Chew Valley 12   LAKES    
Howarth Hobble 33 5 hrs 32 mins 3 - days B.G.R. 70 8 hrs per day
3 days Lake - Training 60 9 hrs per day Lakes - Walking   3 hrs
3 Peaks 23 3 hrs 43 mins Lakes - Walking   4 hrs
Fellsman Hike 60 13 hrs B.G. Leg 3 & 4 30 9 hrs
JUNE 89 B.G.R.   22 hrs 11 mins Lakes 28 10 hrs
      Lakes 20 8 hrs
      Lakes - Walking   4 hrs
      Lakes Leg 3 -2   8 hrs
      Lakes leg 5   4.5 hrs
      Lakes leg 3   8 hrs
      First Attp' 50 Peaks June 45 15 hrs
      Paddy Buckley Round Leg 5   5 hrs
      Lakes leg 1   4 hrs
      Second 50 Peaks B.G.R.July 76 23 hrs 38 mins

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