Andrew Slattery

A Year with Mountain Fuel

Last year was my 48th on this planet but my best year ever on the fells and the stats prove it – 1654 miles run, 406,000ft climbed, 37 races with 36 PBs, longest race 106 miles. I know I’ll never be the fastest runner out there but like everybody else who lines up at the…

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Lakeland 100

Written by Andrew Slattery When you start on this ultra distance madness it is a natural progression to want to run a 100 and we have one of the best on our doorstep in the Lake District. My preparation had gone perfectly up until about month before and I’d got into what was for me…

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Racing Without Gels

Yesterday was Keswick AC’s 15mile 6,100ft Helvellyn and The Dodds Race from Threlkeld which attracted a field of 167 on a cold breezy day which was absolutely freezing on the tops. As there is no water anywhere on the route I took 500ml of Mountain Fuel and a couple of emergency gels. The first climb…

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Fellsman Race Report

For the last four months I’ve been preparing for this 61mile 11,000ft ultra distance fell race. Now in its 53rd year the race is a classic test of endurance and navigation following a route from Ingleton over the highest terrain of the Yorkshire Dales to Threshfield. I’d run 13hrs 57mins previously and wanted to beat…

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