KIT

MANDATORY KIT LIST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE LAP is a low-level route around Lake Windermere and as such is the bad weather option.

 

 

A kit check could be carried out at any time around the route at any of the aid stations or the finish. All items listed below must be present at all times to qualify for a result.

Waterproof Jacket 

With a hood and taped seams

Waterproof Trousers 

With taped seams.

Warm layer 

A long sleeve technical tee, fleece or lightweight synthetic/duvet jacket. We'll leave it to you to decide which is most appropriate for you but please consider how long you will be out and how quickly you will be moving, there are no prizes for who can get the coldest. Summer will be over and the nights will be getting much colder.

Hat/Buff & Gloves 

We will accept a buff or similar as a hat. Gloves must be full finger. 

Suitable Footwear 

Trail shoes recommended. 

Water Carrying Ability

At least 1l capacity in a bladder, bottle or flasks.

There will be no cups available at any aid stations.

Food 

To include at least 500kcal (e.g. 2 CLIF bars) emergency ration remaining at the finish. 

Emergency Foil Bag

Not a foil blanket.

Headtorch

Fully charged and proven to work and set of spare batteries or a spare torch.

Whistle

And know how to use it. Click here if you're not sure.

Mobile Phone

Fully charged for emergencies with the race organiser's number saved. Not to be used for navigation as this will quickly kill battery. Use a separate device if using for navigation. 

Money

Cash, not just a card, we recommend £20. If you plan on stopping at one of the many pubs or cafe's en route, bring more.

Map

Supplied with the route marked and the locations of the water/feed/aid stations. The map will be printed on waterproof paper.

 

Compass 

THE LAP is fully waymarked but is an excellent opportunity to practice navigation and get used to properly using a compass. It is not unknown for signage to be removed from an event and having some basic navigational skills could just save the day. In most likelihood you will not need it but we'd rather you carried one all the same!

 

GPS Tracker

This is a small box, about the size of a matchbox, which we will attach to your rucksack/vest strap (the tracker needs to be able to detect a GPS signal). The trackers allow us, and your followers online, to see your progress around THE LAP. The tracker needs to be external to your pack to ensure a consistent signal. They are only to be attached or removed by race officials.

Bag/Vest 

To carry it all. This must be on your person at all times, while running. 

By and large our events are run on good faith. Of course you could cheat and be really clever (we've seen it all; Action Man waterproofs [complete with taped seams!] toy compasses, a jelly bean as an emergency ration...) but, honestly, why bother? We want to have a good time as much as you and following the kit list is one way of ensuring we stay happy and you stay safe. 

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Phone OO44 (0) 7748 945 355

Email:  info@thelap.co.uk

Lakeside YMCA, Lakeside,

Newby Bridge, Cumbria

LA12 8BD

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