David Hainsworth took part in the Derwentwater finishing it in 89:27.
He said: “If you tire of the Guy Fawkes 10 this is a very scenic alternative in the Lakes and only persistently undulating rather that full on hilly.
“My usual (or was it the previous night’s Snecklifter) steady start left me struggling with nine minute miles but a short sharp shower as we approached Grange livened me up a bit and then the sight of Andy Wolfenden, of Ilkley Harriers, in the distance as I rounded the last corner on Cat Bells gave me a target; I caught him just after nine miles and we both ducked in under 90 minutes.
The winner was Ricky Lightfoot (Ellensborough) in 53:29 and the first lady was Hannah Horsburgh in 67:05. Full result on this page.
On an earlier trip to the Lakes, David Hainsworth also saw an article on the Wastwater Triathalon: Swim across Wastwater, bike route includes Hardknott and Wrynose passes and the running leg visits the top of Scafell Pike.
“Sound a bit of a beast”, said David. Is he going to be doing it or not?