A great weekend. A family gathering of fit grandparents and son, age was not a problem and our fitness and relaxed attitude to competition made the physical demands easily achievable. Ben with his huge mountain experience, all the necessary kit including a spacious tent and cooking gear made for a comfortable camp every night, Stephanie particularly appreciated having us set up the camp before she finished each day and packed away after she departed each morning. Nobody else on the GL3D got service like that! The general organisation was superb, challenging routes could easily be shortened if navigation,weather or weariness troubled us. The help of those whose navigational skills were better than ours was much appreciated and the friendliness of everyone was lovely. Many thanks.
Mike, Stephanie and Ben Warrick
I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend, and plan to return for more next year.
We knew it was going to be a tough weekend and that was before the clag made navigation somewhat interesting!!! First time I have tried an event of this format; a true test of mind and body. Will be back for another dose next year.
Thanks for a great weekend. I really enjoyed it.
Just to say thanks again for a fab weekend - an excellent first mountain marathon experience!
I really enjoyed the event, despite the weather!
Thanks for a terrific weekend.
After the 2012 event we carried out a detailed and anonymous online survey of the competitors and were delighted to discover that:
- The event was rated as ‘Perfect’ by 19%, ‘Excellent’ by 74% and ‘Good’ by the remaining 7% (we are working on that!)
- 97% of competitors said they would recommend the event to their friends
Below we have collated some of the feedback from competitors at the 2012 event:
The GL3D is an excellent challenge which is really well run by the organisers, and presents an interesting mix of decisions: Which kit, which food, which route, how many clothes, how fast to run etc. It visits some really wild parts of the Lakes, which you might never find on your own. And, the sheer amount of climbing on the route makes it a no-nonsense mountain marathon, which will make you very proud when you finish each section.
Thanks to you and the team for a fantastic weekend. The weather certainly helped but everything went very smoothly from my point of view. Can't fault anything really: everyone very friendly and supportive. 3 hard days was going to be a test for many of us but the flexibility of start times and non-competitiveness of the event meant that we could concentrate on ourselves and getting round the course safely. Major pluses: Plastic map, water boiler always on, not elitist. A fantastic event, exactly what is says on the tin. Three days in the Lakes and it was, well, great!
Thanks to all the competitors and marshals for a brilliant weekend. The weather was much much better than expected, which always helps. Photos, results, report etc for the website early next week.
Great Lakeland 3Day
Thanks for a great weekend, really enjoyed it (i think). I'm currently enjoying my recovery :))
Thanks for putting on such a great event - far too soon to say I enjoyed it!
Definitely a recovery week required after that! Thanks for putting on a great event, it was worth the trip down. The weather didn't disappoint either!
Thanks to Shane & Charlie and everyone else for a great weekend, good to meet up with competitors from previous years and see a lot of new faces.
Top weekend, well organised, like-minded souls, beer un mountains.
Got to agree with the above comments - fantastic weekend, controls/route planning, organisation, beer, and as yet an undrunk bottle of cidre - cheers Shane, cheers Charlie