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.
With a hood and taped seams.
With taped seams.
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.
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.
To include at least 500kcal (e.g. 2 CLIF bars) emergency ration remaining at the finish.
Emergency Foil Bag
Not a foil blanket.
Fully charged and proven to work and set of spare batteries or a spare torch.
And know how to use it. Click here if you're not sure.
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.
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.
Supplied with the route marked and the locations of the water/feed/aid stations. The map will be printed on waterproof paper.
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!
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.
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.